Boston College Hockey Final Score: On Saturday night at Conte Forum/Kelley Rink, the Boston College Eagles men’s hockey team defeated the New Brunswick Reds in an exhibition game, 6-4.
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In the Eagles’ sole tune-up before the start of the 2014-15 regular season, Boston College saw back a spirited challenge from their Canadian visitors.
Boston College Hockey Final: First Period
Boston College got on the board early behind Scott Savage, who potted the first goal of the Eagles’ preseason just over four minutes into the game. Only a few minutes later, the Eagles’ alternate captain, Michael Sit, doubled Boston College’s lead on an even-strength goal that was assisted in part by the goalie, Thatcher Demko.
The home team was served with a bench minor for too many men on the ice, and on their second power play chance, New Brunswick responded with a goal by Matt Petgrave to make it 2-1 following one period.
Late in the first, Ian McCoshen was called for a five-minute major for elbowing during a spat with Cameron Critchlow, the latter of whom received a game misconduct.
Boston College Hockey Final: Second Period
The middle frame was mostly Boston College, and a big new freshman face made his presence known. New Brunswick’s Matt Boudens took a slashing call, and Alex Tuch found the back of the net on the ensuing power play following some sustained offensive pressure.
Danny Linell scored a goal about half-way through the period to stretch the Boston College lead to 4-1, but Tuch would show up again with the game-winner at 13:34, giving the Eagles a commanding 5-1 lead.
The Eagles had a breakdown late in the second as Cameron Brace of New Brunswick was able to create a turnover and score an unassisted short-handed goal to make the score 5-2.
Boston College Hockey Final: Third Period
The Reds attempted to make a game of it in the final period, pulling to within 5-3 after a power play goal by Alex Wall off of Brian Billett; all three Boston College goalies made it into the game.
Yet, it was the Eagles who would persevere, with Chris Calnan scoring the sixth Boston College goal with 8:10 remaining to all but seal the win at 6-3. New Brunswick’s final tally came with over five minutes left, thanks to Adam Robertson.
The Eagles begin their regular season on Friday night in Lowell in a Hockey East matchup.