Boston College vs. Colorado College Final: Eagles Coast to 6-2 Home Opener Win


Boston College vs. Colorado College Final Score: On Friday night in the Boston College Eagles’ hockey home opener at Conte Forum, the #6 Eagles defeated the Colorado College Tigers, 6-2.

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With the victory, Boston College has won back-to-back games for the first time this season, improving to 2-1. They have won each of these two games by a 6-2 score.

Boston College vs. Colorado College Final: Synopsis

The Eagles started a bit slowly in the eyes of some, though not terribly. That changed with Cam Spiro’s first goal of the season about half-way through the period to put the Eagles on top. That would be the only goal of the first, though the Eagles and Colorado College both managed 13 shots on-goal each.

In the second period, it was all Boston College following Colorado College’s tying goal early in the frame by Cody Bradley. Quinn Smith answered a few minutes later with his first of the season to give the Eagles the lead for good.

Shortly thereafter, Ryan Fitzgerald made a highlight-reel move to score his third goal of the season, doubling Boston College’s lead. Later, 17-year old freshman Noah Hanifin got his first career goal on a deflection off of a defenseman’s stick to give the Eagles a three-goal lead. Boston College was not done there, with Chris Calnan went to the top shelf with only five seconds left in the period to authoritatively put the Eagles ahead by four.

The third was a much quieter period in terms of scoring. Alex Roos got the second goal for Colorado College, but Cam Spiro scored again for the Eagles, notching his first career multi-goal game. A spat late in the game resulted in four total players taking minor penalties, but not much else came of it as Thatcher Demko stopped every other shot that came at him following the Roos goal.

Boston College vs. Colorado College Final: Goal Chart

BCCam Spiro9:53 1stSitCC 0BC 1
CCCody Bradley3:08 2ndSlavinCC 1BC 1
BCQuinn Smith5:25 2ndStraight, LinellCC 1BC 2
BCRyan Fitzgerald (PP)8:29 2ndMcCoshenCC 1BC 3
BCNoah Hanifin10:42 2ndunassistedCC 1BC 4
BCChris Calnan19:55 2ndGilmourCC 1BC 5
CCAlex Roos5:14 3rdSlavin, RothsteinCC 2BC 5
BCCam Spiro7:25 3rdTuchCC 2BC 6

Boston College vs. Colorado College Final: Bottom Line

Ryan Fitzgerald continues to impress while the Eagles, despite getting outshot 35-34, found a way to win big for the second-straight game. The defense could have afforded to be better, but tonight, it was not a major issue as Demko played well (33 saves) in his second win of the season.

To the defense’s credit, the penalty kill looked fine, going 5-for-5.

The opening night troubles against UMass-Lowell seem far away now as the Eagles have righted the ship for the time being.

Boston College vs. Colorado College Final: Next Game

The Eagles are right back at it on Saturday night as they host the Massachusetts Minutemen. On Friday night, UMass won at Northeastern, 3-2.