Weekend Review: Hockey Sweeps UNH; Basketball Implodes Against ‘Canes

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Saturday: Hockey beats UNH in overtime, 3-2, to complete weekend sweep

The Eagles continued their winning ways on Saturday night, defeating the New Hampshire Wildcats in a weekend sweep, 3-2 in overtime. Boston College has risen to 16-10-1, putting an end to a down 2-5-1 stretch before this weekend and retying Boston University for the Hockey East lead at 25 points.

Boston College got on the board first in the first period thanks to Barry Almeida, who by all accounts is having a tremendous season. Almeida scored his 15th goal of the year 3:24 into the game to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead (Shea and Arnold assisted).

New Hampshire made their presence known a few minutes later. The Wildcats went on the power play following Michael Sit’s hit from behind penalty, and Brett Kostolansky took advantage: he tied the game, 1-1, at 8:03 in the first period (Sorkin and Goumas assisted).

The Eagles weren’t done in the first, however. One of the team’s leading players, Chris Kreider, gave Boston College a 2-1 lead at 16:08 (Sit assisted).

Only one more goal was scored for the remainder of regulation, coming off of the stick of Mike Borisenok at 18:48 of the second period, tying the game, 2-2 (Agosta assisted).

The game found its way to overtime, and the Eagles bookended with its scoring. UNH’s Kevin Goumas went to the box for tripping, and Barry Almeida, who opened BC’s scoring, ended it by giving the Eagles a 3-2 win at 3:27 (Cross and Kreider assisted).

Parker Milner was again in net for BC, and again, the Eagles were victorious. He faced much more of a New Hampshire offensive assault than on Friday, stopping 31 of 33 UNH shots in his 12th win of the season. Casey DeSmith had a tough weekend, stopping 34 of BC’s 37 shots, but allowing a late game-winning goal on Friday night and losing the game in overtime on Saturday.

The Eagles notched another power play conversion on Saturday, going 1-for-4 on the man advantage. New Hampshire went 1-for-6 against BC’s penalty kill.

Boston College’s next game is on Monday, February 6, against the Northeastern Huskies in the opening round of the 2012 Beanpot Tournament.