Boston College Eagles Hockey Ties UNH Wildcats 4-4


Coming off their loss to Merrimack, the Boston College Men’s Hockey team was looking to strike back with a vengeance against the fourth ranked UNH Wildcats(3rd in Hockey East). But all of those hopes fell when Boston College couldn’t pull out a key win at home against the same team that went 0-1-1 against Providence and Merrimack last weekend.

Boston College was on the board early in the first period with Steven Whitney, assisted by Bill Arnold and Destry Straight, slapping his nineteenth goal of the season past the glove of Casey DeSmith at 8:57.

But in the period of a 1:33 between the first and second periods, UNH’s Eric Knodel and Dan Correale beat Parker Milner to give the Wildcats a 2-1 advantage thirty four seconds into the second period.

The Eagles decided to get their act together in the remainder of the second period pulling to a 3-2 lead by intermission on the sticks of Michael Matheson and Pat Mullane. Both goals were on BC power plays. Overall, the Eagles were 2 for 6 on power plays throughout the match.

And even when the Eagles seem to be in control, their stinging inconsistency that sees Merrimack ahead of them in the Hockey East standings reared its ugly head during the third period, when Grayson Downing and Matt Willows got scores putting UNH ahead by a goal with 12:06 to go.

Thankfully for the Eagles, there was Bill Arnold ready to answer the call seven seconds after Matt Willows, when he knotted it up, with help from Whitney.

The tie game went to overtime where neither team was able to come up with the golden goal.

Boston College(17-8-3) will play next at Merrimack in a prime Hockey East matchup on Sunday.