Maine Defeats Boston College: The #17 Eagles could not follow up their big win over BU with another victory, as the Maine Black Bears took down Boston College hockey, 4-2 on Sunday afternoon.
The loss ends Boston College’s eight-game unbeaten streak and drops their overall record to 13-8-2.
Maine and the Eagles were scoreless through the first period, but then the Black Bears potted two in the second to take a multi-goal lead into the second intermission. Boston College tried twice to mount comebacks in the third period by scoring goals (Michael Sit and Ryan Fitzgerald), but the Eagles let Maine respond with scores of their own to preserve the two-goal advantage.
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Boston College outshot Maine, 36 to 30. Both teams were ineffective on the power play: the Eagles were 0-for-6 while Maine went 0-for-4.
Thatcher Demko made 26 saves in the defeat while Maine’s Sean Romeo won with 34 saves.
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They were due to lose again eventually, but this is a bad one. Maine is not having a good season at all and this is going to set them back in the PairWise Ranking about as much as they moved forward by beating Boston University, if not more. The Eagles failed across the board as a team, not being able to keep themselves in it defensively and missing chance after chance on the power play.
There is no way to sugarcoat the bad loss; it is what it is, but unfortunately, it is the kind of defeat that could come back to bite them in the NCAA Tournament selection process. Alfond Arena has sometimes in recent years been a house of horrors for the Eagles, regardless of Maine’s record. It was again on Sunday.
Maine Defeats Boston College: Next Up
The Eagles are back home to Conte Forum on Wednesday night as they host the Merrimack Warriors in the first meeting of the two schools this season.