|2nd||3:50||BC||1-0||PP||Adam Gilmour (4)||Zach Sanford/8, Noah Hanifin/6|
|2nd||9:59||DAR||1-1||EV||Brett Patterson (2)||Geoff Ferguson/2, Kyle Nickerson/2|
|2nd||16:59||DAR||2-1||PP||Jack Barre (4)||Eric Neiley/6, Corey Kalk/3|
|3rd||1:50||BC||2-2||EV||Chris Calnan (8)||Michael Matheson/12, Quinn Smith/6|
|3rd||16:04||BC||3-2||EV GW||Teddy Doherty (5)||Zach Sanford/9, Michael Sit/5|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston College (11-7-1)||1/2||5/10||0|
|Boston College Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Brad Barone (W, 2-1-0)||60:00||2||9||6||8||23|
|James Kruger (L, 5-5-2)||58:24||3||9||8||10||27|
HANOVER, N.H. - Junior defenseman Teddy Doherty lit the lamp with 3:56 left in regulation to sink tournament host Dartmouth and clinch victory at for the Ledyard Classic trophy on Saturday evening by a 3-2 final at Thompson Arena. Trailing 2-1, heading into the third period, sophomore Chris Calnan notched the game-tying goal 1:50 into the frame and the Eagles capitalized on the momentum for their first tournament championship of 2014-15.
Senior goaltender Brad Barone earned his second-consecutive start, picking up his second-straight win thanks to a career-best 23 saves.
Second-year forward Adam Gilmour continued to flash his prowess on the power play, scoring his second extra man goal in as many games at 3:50 of the second stanza after the first period finished scoreless.
Rookie Zach Sanford also secured a multi-point night, assisting on Gilmour's tally and Doherty's game-winning marker.
The Eagles took advantage of half their power play opportunities, as BC finished 1-for-2, while preventing 4-of-5 power play chances for Dartmouth.
The opening period finished even with both squads lobbing nine shots at one another. Dartmouth clanged a pair of posts in the first period while sophomore Ryan Fitzgerald nearly scored on a breakaway with about 4:30 left in the opening stanza, but Dartmouth goalie James Kruger held his ground.
After the Eagles penalty kill staved off a pair of Big Green power plays in the first, Boston College went to work on the other end and netted a power play goal at 3:50 of the second stanza.
Gilmour capitalized on the far side after Carl Hesler was whistled for holding at 2:44. Rookie blue liner Noah Hanifin quarterbacked the play from within the blue line, deferring to classmate Zach Sanford for the one timer. The puck kicked off of Kruger to the near post where Gilmour was in position with the open real estate to make it 1-0.
Midway through the second, Dartmouth knotted it up on a long wrist shot from Brett Patterson at 9:59. Kyle Nickerson dumped it into the near corner and Patterson retrieved it and skated it back to the top of the right circle. With a bunch of traffic in front of Barone, Patterson whistled it to the back of the net to even the count.
The Big Green took its first lead of the contest after Jack Barre took advantage of a Michael Matheson tripping penalty at 16:59. Eric Neiley blasted a grade-A chance from the slot, but Barone made the official stop. Making the right pad save, the disc trickled out to the far post and Barre gathered it and roofed it over Barone's glove to take the 2-1 advantage.
Right out of the chute to start the third, the Eagles equalized at the 1:50 mark in transition. Senior assistant captain Quinn Smith sent the puck out of BC's end to junior captain Michael Matheson on red line and he scooted into DC's end and triggered from between the circles on Kruger. The initial stop was made, but Kruger could not get a handle on the rebound and Calnan waltzed in and lifted it to the back on the doorstep to tie up, 2-2.
With under four minutes left in regulation, the Eagles swarmed Dartmouth's zone and Doherty put away the game-winning goal at the 16:04 mark. Senior assistant captain Michael Sit chipped the puck into the zone and Sanford made a play on the net from the feed. Once again, the puck was loose in front and Doherty came from behind the net and swatted it underneath Kruger's pads to seal the 3-2 contest.
Dartmouth called for a late timeout and then pulled Kruger for the extra skater with 1:36 left, but the Eagles prevented any rubber form reaching Barone and BC held on to win the tournament.
Boston College returns to league action on Friday night when the Eagles make a cross-town trip to Matthews Arena to take on Northeastern Friday night at 7 p.m. The Eagles and Huskies will run it back on The Heights Saturday afternoon live on NESN. Game time is scheduled for 4 p.m.