|1st||15:02||HAR||1-0||PP||Alexander Kerfoot (2)||Tyler Moy/1, Kyle Criscuolo/4|
|1st||19:31||HAR||2-0||EV||Kyle Criscuolo (1)||-|
|2nd||4:56||BC||1-2||EV||Matthew Gaudreau (1)||Ian McCoshen/2, Cam Spiro/2|
|2nd||14:08||HAR||3-1||EV||Jimmy Vesey (4)||Max Everson/1, Alexander Kerfoot/3|
|2nd||18:16||HAR||4-1||EV GW||Phil Zielonka (1)||Kyle Criscuolo/5, Alexander Kerfoot/4|
|3rd||8:31||HAR||5-1||EV||Alexander Kerfoot (3)||Joseph Caffrey/1, Desmond Bergin/2|
|3rd||12:03||BC||2-5||EV||Destry Straight (2)||Michael Matheson/5, Teddy Doherty/6|
|3rd||13:46||BC||3-5||EV||Alex Tuch (3)||Teddy Doherty/7, Zach Sanford/6|
|3rd||19:32||HAR||6-3||EV EN||Alexander Kerfoot (4)||Jimmy Vesey/2|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston College (4-5-0)||0/7||4/8||0|
|Steve Michalek (W, 2-0-2)||60:00||3||3||10||10||23|
|Boston College Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Brad Barone (L, 0-1-0)||58:43||5||8||7||7||22|
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Despite a late comeback bid in the third period, the No. 8 Boston College men's hockey team lost a 6-3 decision on Tuesday night against cross-town for Harvard at Kelley Rink.
Sophomore Matthew Gaudreau netted his first goal of the season while senior Destry Straight and rookie Alex Tuch each added a tally in the third, but the Crimson's three-goal lead after two periods of play stood tall in the end.
Senior goaltender Brad Barone earned his first start between the pipes on Tuesday night stopping 22 of Harvard's 28 attempts while his counterpart, Steve Michalek, picked up the win with 23 stops to BC's 26 shots.
The Eagles went 0-for-7 on the power play while Harvard attacked on one of its four chances.
Harvard was powered by Alexander Kerfoot's hat trick as the sophomore scored the opening tally, the empty netter and another midway through the third period.
After the Crimson killed off a pair of Jake Horton penalties midway through the first, Kerfoot made the Eagles pay on Harvard's first power play of the night at 15:02.
Junior Teddy Doherty went off for tripping at 14:20 and the Crimson benefitted from a rebound off of Kyle Criscuolo's scrum. The puck rattled around to Tyler Moy at the point. Moy deferred to Kerfoot for the sharp wrister above the right circle for the 1-0 power play rip.
With only 26.5 seconds remaining in the opening frame, Criscuolo added to Harvard's lead on a broken play in Boston College's end. Criscuolo applied the heavy forecheck, came away with puck himself on the Eagles' blue line and snapped it past Barone at 19:31 for the 2-0 lead through 20 minutes of action.
The Eagles got on the board after a Brayden Jaw tripping penalty expired early in the second frame.
Senior Cam Spiro dug the puck out of the corner up to sophomore Ian McCoshen just within the blue line. McCoshen let loose his patented slapshot into traffic where Gaudreau positioned his stick perfectly in between the circles to tip it past Michalek at 4:56 to make it a 2-1 affair.
Harvard reclaimed its two-goal advantage at the 14:08 mark of the second stanza on a tip-on by Jimmy Vesey.
Kerfoot connected with Max Everson on a cross-ice pass up to the point. Everson snapped it towards Barone and Vesey's positioning on the near post was strong enough to yield the redirection tally for the 3-1 lead.
The Crimson extended its lead at the 18:16 mark of the second period after Phil Zielonka batted back a Criscuolo rebound in the crease. Kerfoot generated the scoring play deep in Harvard's end, skating the puck up the right side of the sheet. Kerfoot hooked up with Cirscuolo to get off the initial shot in tight and Zielonka cleaned up the carom before the second period came to a conclusion.
Midway through the third, the official would not condone McCoshen's defensive effort along the boards and whistled him for slashing at 10:50. The situation turned into a 4-on-4 quickly after Criscuolo was cited for hitting from behind at 11:21 to make way for Straight's 4-on-4 tally at 12:03.
Doherty skated the puck hard through the neutral zone around the net over to junior Michael Matheson in the slot. Matheson registered the shot on Michalek but the puck caromed out to Straight for the rebound to make it a 5-2 count.
The Eagles made things interesting after Tuch buried it short side off of rookie Zach Sanford's initial attempt just over a minute and a half later.
Doherty crafted the same play out of the zone and discovered Sanford alone for the attempt. Sanford triggered in tight and Tuch was able to slip to the near post and stuff the put back to make a two-goal game with 5:24 remaining in regulation.
Harvard's defense buckled down and after Barone was lifted at 18:43, Kerfoot capped his hat trick to close the 6-3 final score.
Boston College will take on its first of three Big Ten opponents this Friday, Nov. 14, when the Eagles travel to East Lansing, Mich., to take on Michigan State at Munn Ice Arena. The Eagles and Spartans collide at 7 p.m.
- Tuesday night marked senior Brad Barone's first start in six career games played. Heading into the Harvard contest, the Medfield, Mass., native had recorded 127:02 minutes of play as an Eagle prior to Tuesday.
- The last time Boston College lost four-consecutive games dates back to Feb. 28 to March 11, 2004.
- Harvard snapped a nine-game losing streak to Boston College. The Crimson's last victory over BC occurred on Nov. 7, 2006.