Boston College at RIT Final Score: On Saturday night in Rochester, New York, the #7 Boston College Eagles defeated the RIT Tigers, 6-2.
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Boston College earned their first victory of the 2014-15 season in their first-ever game against RIT in Rochester.
Head coach Jerry York, who is now at career victory number 964, is 2-0 all-time against RIT and its head coach, Wayne Wilson, a former player under York at Bowling Green.
After suffering a season-opening loss at UMass-Lowell, Boston College was in search of a rebound to prevent a rare 0-2 start.
Despite leading in shots for much of the first period, the Eagles were unable to break through until captain Michael Matheson got Boston College on the board late in the frame. The score was his first of the season.
Boston College’s second goal of the game was not Ryan Fitzgerald’s first of 2014-15: he had gotten a score against UMass-Lowell last weekend. His goal at 2:34 in the second doubled the Eagles’ lead, but it was followed just 25 seconds later by Teddy Doherty’s first of the season.
Steve Santini would add his first goal a few minutes later, and Boston College ran out to a 4-0 lead. The Eagles dominated shots in the period, 17-10, and looked more competent on both ends of the fact than in their opening game.
The third saw a flurry of activity from RIT, who scored twice, including the game’s first power play goal by Matt Garbowsky. Those sandwiched the first-career goal by Alex Tuch, a first-round NHL draft pick playing in his second Boston College game.
Ian McCoshen got his first of the year late on the power play to make it a 6-2 game. Final shots were 34-27 Boston College.
Boston College at RIT Final: Goal Chart
|Matt Garbowsky (PP)
|Ian McCoshen (PP)
Boston College at RIT Final: Top Performers
Teddy Doherty had a great game with 3 points (1-2), going +4 on the evening to lead all players in the game. Ryan Fitzgerald also had a very good performance like Doherty (1-2-3) as the two helped lead the team offensively.
Goalie Thatcher Demko made 25 saves to earn his first win of the year. On the other end, Mike Rotolo stopped 28 shots while allowing six goals.
Boston College at RIT Final: Bottom Line
This was a good bounce-back win for the hockey team, who had earned the concern of some fans after a flat opening-night performance in Lowell. The Eagles did everything they needed to do and more in what turned out to be a ho-hum victory in front of a packed house on the road.
Boston College at RIT Final: Next Game
The Eagles return home on Friday night to take on Colorado College in their home opener.