The #5 Boston College Eagles will head back home after an 0-1-1 weekend series against the #1 Minnesota Golden Gophers; on Sunday afternoon, the Eagles lost, 6-1.
With the loss, Boston College falls to 2-2-1 on the season. All five of their games have been against ranked competition.
The Gophers ran out to a 4-0 lead in the first period against junior Eagles netminder Brian Billett, and that was a deficit from which Boston College could not recover.
[MIN] Nate Condon (4:14 1st; Kloos, Cammarata): MIN 1, BC 0
[MIN] Seth Ambroz (5:10 1st; Isackson): MIN 2, BC 0
[MIN] Mike Reilly (10:16 1st; Fasching, Warning): MIN 3, BC 0
[MIN] Brady Skjei (16:20 1st; Serratore, Ambroz): MIN 4, BC 0
[BC] Evan Richardson (6:02 2nd; Smith, MacLeod): MIN 4, BC 1
[MIN] Michael Brodzinski (5:16 3rd; Condon, Kloos): MIN 5, BC 1
[MIN] Jake Bischoff (9:30 3rd; Warning, Rau): MIN 6, BC 1
Evan Richardson’s goal was the first of his collegiate career.
Shots were even for both teams at 32; Brian Billett made 26 saves in the loss, while Adam Wilcox stopped 31 in victory. Each team took six penalties while both teams also went 0-for-6 on the power play.
The Eagles were due to play a rough game, so considering the level of competition they faced and the stage of the season in which we presently reside, it will be easy to write this off and look forward to the next one.
Boston College’s next game, by the way, is the Hockey East home opener against Northeastern on Friday night.