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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Senior Andrew Orpik scored the decisive goal late in
the third period to lift Boston College to a 3-2 Hockey East win over
Vermont before 5,675 fans in Kelley Rink.
The game marked the first meeting of the season between the two teams who
last met in the 2008 Hockey East Tournament title game.
Orpik's score, an unassisted goal, gave BC a 3-1 lead at 16:25.
Vermont pulled junior goalie Mike Spillane with 1:37 to play and cut the
margin to 3-2 when junior Brian Roloff scored 48 seconds later.
After a scoreless first period, freshman Paul Carey tallied his first
collegiate goal - on the power play - at 7:39 to give BC a 1-0 lead. Junior
Ben Smith doubled the host's margin less than two minutes later with a
power-play goal at 9:26.
Vermont junior Colin Vock scored a power-play goal at 15:05 to make the
score 2-1 after two periods.
BC sophomore John Muse made 23 stops to earn his third win of the season and
the 28th of his collegiate career.
Spillane made 26 saves in 58:36.
Team Records: Boston College 3-1-0, 1-1-0 Hockey East; Vermont 2-1-1, 0-1-0