|1st||9:53||BC||1-0||EV||Cam Spiro (1)||Michael Sit/2|
|2nd||3:08||CC||1-1||EV||Cody Bradley (3)||Jaccob Slavin/1|
|2nd||5:25||BC||2-1||EV||Quinn Smith (1)||Destry Straight/1, Danny Linell/1|
|2nd||8:29||BC||3-1||PP GW||Ryan Fitzgerald (3)||Zach Sanford/4, Teddy Doherty/4|
|2nd||10:42||BC||4-1||EV||Noah Hanifin (1)||Chris Calnan/1, Alex Tuch/1|
|2nd||19:55||BC||5-1||EV||Chris Calnan (2)||Adam Gilmour/1|
|3rd||5:14||CC||2-5||EV||Alex Roos (2)||Jaccob Slavin/2, Sam Rothstein/3|
|3rd||7:25||BC||6-2||EV||Cam Spiro (2)||Alex Tuch/2, Adam Gilmour/2|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Colorado College (2-3-0)||0/5||7/14||0|
|Boston College (2-1-0)||1/4||8/16||0|
|Colorado College Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Tyler Marble (L, 2-3-0)||60:00||6||12||11||5||28|
|Boston College Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Thatcher Demko (W, 2-1-0)||60:00||2||13||12||8||33|
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - For the second-consecutive outing, the Boston College men's hockey team bundled up six goals in a victorious effort, downing Colorado College, 6-2, in the Eagles' home opener on Friday night at Kelley Rink.
Senior Cam Spiro powered BC with a career performance, netting a pair of goals while sophomore Ryan Fitzgerald's power play tally stood as the game-winning marker midway through the second period. Second-year forward Chris Calnan turned in a two-point performance with a late second-period goal and an assist while classmate Adam Gilmour and rookie Alex Tuch each doled out a pair of assists in the triumph.
Sophomore backstopper Thatcher Demko turned away 33-of-35 Tigers' attempts for his second-consecutive win while his counterpart, Tyler Marble, surrendered six goals on 34 Eagle blasts.
In the last two games combined, BC has come out firing in the second stanza and tallied seven goals. In tonight's victory, BC lit the lamp four times after a three-goal second period at RIT last weekend.
First-year blue liner Noah Hanifin scored his first-career goal as an Eagle while senior assistant captain Quinn Smith got the ball rolling with his first of the season early in the second period.
Boston College attacked first after senior Michael Sit broke up a Tigers' clear deep in Colorado College's end. Sit jumped the outlet pass and the puck bounced off his chest with room.
Sit assessed the situation and connected with a wide-open Spiro at the top of the right circle. Spiro took one stride and zipped if over Marble's mitt with the wrister at 9:53 of the first period to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead.
Both teams played evenly to cap the first frame but Colorado College took advantage of some extra real estate with a 4-on-4 tally at 3:08 of the second period.
Jaccob Slavin quarterbacked the play from behind the net, carrying the puck through the zone behind Demko. Cody Bradley snuck through BC's defense as it stood asunder and put away the one-timer under Demko's pad to tie it up, 1-1.
The Smith - Destry Straight - Danny Linell line worked together to recoup the lead a few minutes later at 5:25 of the second stanza.
Linell battled in the far corner, working the puck out to Straight on the right dot. Straight immediately triggered on Marble as the puck ricocheted out to Smith on the goal mouth. Without hesitation, Smith zipped it top-shelf a few feet out for the 2-1 edge.
Fitzgerald upped the Eagles' advantage on the power play with some clever work in front of the net at 8:29 of the middle session.
Freshman Zach Sanford distributed the disc to Fitzgerald with room in the Tigers' end as Marble quickly got into position. Fitzgerald crept down the left side as Marble came out to cut off the angle. Fitzgerald crafted one quick head fake, bringing Marble to the ice. Fitzgerald maneuvered around CC's netminder and managed to slip the puck to the back of the net as he was positioned behind the left post on the backhand for a 3-1 advantage.
Midway through the second frame, Hanifin lit the lamp with some heavy forechecking and a fortuitous bounce at 10:42.
Hanifin tore out of the Eagles' end and stripped the puck along the far boards after a strong play by Calnan and continued to charge down the right side. As he ran out of room, the rookie flung the puck at the goal mouth and with a screen from Gilmour, the disc made its way to the back of the net for a 4-1 lead.
Second before the second stanza expired, Calnan flashed his offensive flair for BC's fourth marker of the frame.
Colorado College sandwiched Gilmour along the boards on the red line, but Gilmour was able to wiggle the puck free and Calnan slashed through the neutral zone and was off the races by himself. Calnan deked hard right and easily lifted the backhander over Marble's kick-save attempt with 5.2 seconds left for a 5-1 buffer.
Alex Roos got one back for CC at 5:16 of the third period on a tic-tac-toe goal from Slavin and Sam Rothstein.
Rothstein fished the puck off the wall out to Slavin parked in the slot. Roos slipped across the crease and tipped the pass in front past Demko for the Tigers' second tally of the night to make it 5-2.
Spiro netted his second of the night on the ensuring exchange at 7:25 with support from Tuch down the right side to cap the scoring on Friday evening.
Tuch powered through the Tigers' pressure in the neutral zone and created a 2-on-1 situation with Spiro flanking to the left. Tuch perfectly timed his pass and Spiro redirected it at the perfect angle to regain the Eagles' four-goal pad, 6-2.
The Eagles finished 1-for-4 on the power play while the opponent was denied all five opportunities.
Boston College remains within the confines of Conte Forum and resumes Hockey East action when Massachusetts marches into Kelley Rink for a 7 p.m. faceoff tomorrow night.
- The last time Boston College combined for 12 goals in two games was last season when the Eagles defeated Boston University, 6-4, and Maine, 7-2, back-to-back on Jan. 17-18, 2014. Under Jerry York, Boston College has combined for 12 goals over the span of two games all but three times in a season. The only seasons BC has never scored 12 or more goals in back-to-back games was 1994-95 (first season), 2003-04 and 2012-13.
- Cam Spiro scored his first-career two-goal game in his 28th outing as an Eagle. It also marks the senior's second-career two-point game. The last time Spiro notched two points was a one goal, one assist performance against Alabama-Huntsville on Dec. 29, 2012.
- Ryan Fitzgerald has scored three goals in as many games, including a power play game-winner on Friday night. The North Reading, Mass., native has never scored a goal in three-straight outings at BC while his game-winner is the second of his career.
- Rookie Noah Hanifin scored his first-career goal at Boston College while his classmates, Alex Tuch and Zach Sanford, also found the scoring sheet on Friday night. Tuch handed out his first-career assists while Sanford assisted on Fitzgerald's game-winner, upping his total to four in the last two games.
- Teddy Doherty tied a career best with a three-game point streak. The Hopkinton, Mass., native has one goal and four assists through three outings.
- Quinn Smith scored his first goal in 627 days as an Eagle after netting one against Harvard in the Beanpot on Feb. 4, 2013.