|1st||9:35||BC||1-0||EV||Teddy Doherty (2)||Destry Straight/3, Chris Calnan/2|
|1st||11:57||MNE||1-1||SH||Blaine Byron (4)||Cam Brown/6|
|2nd||1:38||BC||2-1||EV GW||Destry Straight (3)||Adam Gilmour/6, Teddy Doherty/8|
|2nd||5:11||BC||3-1||EV||Destry Straight (4)||Adam Gilmour/7, Matthew Gaudreau/1|
|3rd||2:51||BC||4-1||EV||Alex Tuch (4)||-|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston College (7-5-0)||0/2||1/2||0|
|Sean Romeo (L, 1-6-0)||60:00||4||7||6||10||23|
|Boston College Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Thatcher Demko (W, 7-4-0)||60:00||1||4||10||8||22|
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - No. 12 Boston College dictated the tempo all night long in a 4-1 victory over Maine on Saturday night to help the Eagles capture a four-point weekend in Hockey East play.
Senior Destry Straight broke out with a big two-goal, one assist performance while junior blue liner Teddy Doherty offered a goal and an assist, as well. Rookie Alex Tuch added the fourth and final goal to seal the contest at Kelley Rink.
Second-year goaltender Thatcher Demko won his third-consecutive start, steering away 22-of-23 Maine attempts while his counterpart, Sean Romeo, blocked 23 shots. The Eagles out-triggered Maine, 27-23.
Sophomore Adam Gilmour chimed in with a pair of helpers while classmate Chris Calnan has three points in his last two outings, adding an assist tonight following a pair of tallies at UMass on Friday.
"This was the best 60 minute effort I've seen from our team so far this season," head coach Jerry York said. "I thought Destry (Straight) was fabulous; our best player on the ice."
Neither team posed a strong presence early on, but the Eagles first rush in transition resulted in a 1-0 lead.
Straight jumped in front of a Maine attempt from the point and took it upon himself to race it up the other end. Straight dished off to Calnan a few strides ahead and Doherty joined the play down the right side. Calnan bucked his defender with a quick pass to Straight on the crease and as Doherty waited with the wide-open look, Straight connected with him just in time. Doherty stayed the course and tipped in the one-timer at 9:35 of the first frame.
Boston College earned its first extra-man opportunity of the night after Malcolm Hayes went off for boarding at 10:54.
Unfortunately for the Eagles, it was Maine that found the back of the net for its fourth short-handed tally of the season.
Blaine Byron stripped the puck off a Michael Matheson - Doherty exchange in BC's end and quickly relayed it to Cam Brown in the slot. Maine's presence outnumber the Eagles down low and Byron was able to sneak to the far post and zip the one-timer pass from Brown to the back of the net at 11:57 to tie things up.
The Eagles wasted no time reclaiming the lead to start the second stanza.
BC possessed from the opening draw and Doherty offered a slapshot with vengeance towards Romeo atop the right circle. The puck kicked so hard off of Romeo's blocker that Gilmour was able shoot the puck out from behind the net with Maine out of position. Straight was parked on the crease and roofed Gilmour's dish with ease on the far post to make it a 2-1 contest at the 1:38 mark.
The Eagles struck in transition once again after sophomore Matthew Gaudreau cleared out a Maine attempt to Gilmour in the neutral zone.
Gilmour skated the puck into Maine's end with Straight flanking down the right. Straight stayed onsides after accepting Gilmour's feed and used his defenseman as a screen on Romeo, zipping a precise wrister to the back of the net from the top of the right circle to claim a 3-1 edge at 5:11 of the second frame.
Much like the second, Boston College extended its lead quickly the start things off in the third.
Maine was successful on a clear from its own end, but did not get too far past the Eagles' blue line before Tuch wrangled the puck off the wall from a pair of Black Bears and took matters into his own hands.
After the steal, Tuch flew down the right side and accurately picked his spot on Romeo, beating him short side with a quick snap shot from the right dot at 2:51 to put BC up, 4-1, and finalize the count in regulation.
Boston College will stay home for the holidays and host national finalist Minnesota Friday, Nov. 28. The post-Thanksgiving extravaganza will drop at Kelley Rink starting at 6 p.m.
The following night, the Eagles will head south to take on Providence at Schneider Arena. Game time is slotted for 7 p.m.
- Destry Straight potted his first game-winning goal of the season en route to a three-point performance, including two goals and an assist, against Maine on Saturday night. The West Vancouver, B.C., native last tallied three points in a game when he secured a hat trick against Penn State at the Three Rivers Classic at CONSOL Energy Center on Dec. 28, 2013.
- Teddy Doherty's two-point performance (1-1-2) marks his third multi-point outburst of the season. The Hopkinton, Mass., native scored a goal and two assists against RIT on Oct. 18 and a pair of assists against Harvard on Nov. 11.
- Adam Gilmour's two assists marks his third multi-point showing of the season. The Hanover, Mass., native posted a pair of assists against Colorado College on Oct. 24 and followed with two goals and a helper against UMass the next night.
- Matthew Gaudreau has three points in his last four outings. Saturday's helper marks the first-career assists for Gaudreau in his 14th-career game. In all, the Carneys Point, N.J., native has posted three goals and an assist for his career.
- The Eagles scored an unassisted goal in each game this weekend. Cam Spiro scored one at UMass on Friday night before Alex Tuch's solo marker early in the third period tonight against Maine.