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Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Sophomore goalie John Muse stopped 25 shots and
senior defenseman Tim Kunes netted the decisive goal in the middle period to
lead Boston College to a 4-1 Hockey East win over Maine before 6,833 fans in
OTHER LINKS: PHOTO GALLERY FROM BC'S HOCKEY EAST 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Boston College celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Hockey East membership
by honoring several of its past league award winners during the first
intermission. Among those attending were 1986-87 Hockey East Player of the
Year and NHL legend Brian Leetch and 2008 USA Hockey College Player of the
Year Nathan Gerbe. BC assistant coach Greg Brown, who twice earned league
player-of-the-year honors (1989 and 1990), was also recognized.
BC led 1-0 after one period and 2-1 after two periods, before securing the
victory with two goals in the final 20 minutes.
Sophomore Joe Whitney opened the scoring at 13:17. Kunes doubled the BC
margin with an unassisted tally just 2:50 into the second period.
Maine got on the board on sophomore Mike Banwell's power-play goal at 9:22.
Freshman Barry Almeida gave BC a 3-1 advantage at 8:27 of the third period,
beating Maine goalie Dave Wilson after receiving a perfect cross-crease pass
from junior Ben Smith.
Senior captain Brock Bradford capped the day's scoring at 17:05.
Muse earned his 11th win of the season. Maine's Wilson finished with 22