Cotton Line Continues to Roll in 4-1 Win over Vermont
By Ashley Sachdeva
The Boston College men’s hockey team pulled a strong 4-1 win last night against Vermont in Chestnut Hill. The team is now 2-5 overall and with the additional bonus of a Hockey East win, 2-1 in the Hockey East. The Eagles will play Vermont again tonight at Kelley Rink.
BC started off very strong with 3 goals in the 1st period. Julius Mattila started BC off with a goal about 6 minutes in and David Cotton picked up the assist. Cotton was named Hockey East player of the week this past Monday and is the leading goal scorer for BC this season. Freshman forward Jack McBain picked up a turnover assisting senior Christopher Brown for the 2nd goal of the night in the first. The period ended with the talented freshman forward Oliver Wahlstrom scoring his 2nd goal of the season and putting the Eagles up 3-0.
The second period was heavily reliant on defense. As BC was shorthanded towards the end of the period, they killed Vermont’s power play for the 11th power play kill in a row this season. BC’s defensive line is heavily weighted on senior captains Casey Fitzgerald and Michael Kim, and junior Connor Moore. These veterans have showed they know how to be aggressive and keep the puck out of their own end.
The third period rolled around and David Cotton tipped in a goal as a redirect from Jesper Mattila for his 6th point in 2 games. The Cotton-Mattila-Hutsko line has been the strongest line this season for the Eagles and they are a threat to other teams, racking up points and goals, keeping games close and sparking wins the last 2 games. Goalie, Joseph Woll, was 4 minutes away from getting his 5th career shutout when Vermont scored back late in the third period. He still made 29 saves last night and will be expected to start in the net again tonight.
BC hockey is looking forward to hopefully another win tonight against Vermont for their 3rd straight Hockey East win and a big weekend here at Chestnut Hill. This team is in full comeback season and is ready to climb back on top.