Eagles erase 2-0 deficit, tie UNH
By Matthew Owens
As the first snow started to blanket the Heights just 14 hours before puck drop, it signaled a new season. For up till now the Eagles might want to forget the first quarter of the season going 3-5. But a different weather season calls for a different mentality. Saying a game is must win against the University of New Hampshire (1-5-2) so early in the year may be a stretch, but is definitely a game you need to win.
First period stats were about the same except for the two teams. New Hampshire was able to get a fluke goal off a rebound by Jackson Pierson midway through the first period. BC was able to create chances and had 17 shots. However, the team only had 10 on goal while UNH capitalized on their chances hitting the net on eight on nine shots. The teams played a relatively even period.
The second period BC had two crucial penalties by Oliver Wahlstrom and Jack McBain. While UNH did not score on those power plays, BC lost four potential minutes on the attack which hurt the Eagles ability to create good opportunities. Just as BC was creating chances, UNH snuck a goal by Joseph Woll on a shot by Ara Nazarian to make the score 2-0 with 2:45 to go in the second.
In the third period the Eagles were determined. They out staked UNH to every puck and were able to get open shots in the slot. BC scored within the first three minutes of the period. The goal was scored by the freshman Jack McBain for his first goal of the season. Fast forward seven minutes and BC tied the game up with a slap shot goal by David Cotton, who after the goal went into the traditional bow and arrow celebration. That made it the 20th and 21st points for the first line of BC. Woll was able to lock down the goal in the third period, as UNH was able to muster up a couple of chances on the offensive. With .4 seconds left the UNH captain Marcus Vela fired a rocket that ended right in the back of Woll’s glove. The game would go to overtime.
In overtime BC had two great scoring chances but did not get any to go into the net. The game ended 2-2
BC hosts Bentley University next Friday at 3:00 p.m at Conte Forum
Shots on goal- BC 35, UNH 31
Penalties- BC 2, UNH 1
Goals-BC 2 (David Cotton, Jack McBain), UNH (Jackson Pierson, Ara Nazarian)