For the first time in sixteen years, the Boston College Eagles hockey team has broken double-digits.
On Sunday afternoon at Kelley Rink, the #8 Eagles annihilated the Army Black Knights, 11-0. Boston College is now on a four-game win streak, improving to 6-2-1 on the season.
The last time the Eagles entered double-digits was on October 11, 1997 against Ottawa. This is the first time the Eagles have scored eleven goals since November 19, 1984 against Holy Cross, very nearly 29 years ago.
[BC] Johnny Gaudreau (4:11 1st; Savage; PP): BC 1, Army 0
[BC] Johnny Gaudreau (8:40 1st; Arnold, Santini): BC 2, Army 0
[BC] Bill Arnold (11:48 1st; Cangelosi, J. Gaudreau): BC 3, Army 0
[BC] Ryan Fitzgerald (13:27 1st; Gilmour, Hayes; PP): BC 4, Army 0
[BC] Evan Richardson (2:38 2nd; Fitzgerald, Hayes): BC 5, Army 0
[BC] Matthew Gaudreau (14:41 2nd; McMullen; Calnan): BC 6, Army 0
[BC] Adam Gilmour (16:37 2nd; McCoshen, Smith): BC 7, Army 0
[BC] Mike Matheson (1:33 3rd; Gilmour): BC 8, Army 0
[BC] Ian McCoshen (2:21 3rd; Cangelosi, Arnold; SH): BC 9, Army 0
[BC] Austin Cangelosi (11:20 3rd; J. Gaudreau, Arnold): BC 10, Army 0
[BC] Kevin Hayes (12:59 3rd; Fitzgerald, MacLeod): BC 11, Army 0
Shots on goal were 49-30 in favor of the Eagles, who chased starting goalie Rob Tadazak in the second period. Brian Billett won for the Eagles; Brad Barone was in-net for Boston College for the majority of the third period.
Aside from the Gaudreaus combining for a hat trick, sixteen different Eagles recorded at least one point during the contest.
The Eagles did what they had to do, though doubtlessly few people are excited over pummeling an overwhelmed Army team. It may have even been easy for some to feel sorry for the Black Knights, who were out of their depth in this one.
Boston College returns to the ice on Thursday in Amherst to face Massachusetts.