Boston College Tops New Brunswick in Exhibition, 6-4
Sophomore forward Adam Gilmour registers three assists for Eagles

Sophomore forward Adam Gilmour registered three assists for the Eagles
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 4:02  BC1-0 EV Scott SavageDestry Straight, Quinn Smith
1st 6:53  BC2-0 EV Michael SitSteve Santini, Thatcher Demko
1st 12:08  NBR1-2 PP Matt PetgraveCam Braes, Cameron Brace
2nd 4:40  BC3-1 PP Alex TuchAdam Gilmour, Teddy Doherty
2nd 9:46  BC4-1 EV Danny LinellCam Spiro, Noah Hanifin
2nd 13:34  BC5-1 EV GW Alex TuchChris Calnan, Adam Gilmour
2nd 18:36  NBR2-5 SH Cameron Brace -
3rd 4:00  NBR3-5 PP Alex WallPeter Trainor, Matt Petgrave
3rd 11:50  BC6-3 EV Chris CalnanScott Savage, Adam Gilmour
3rd 14:19  NBR4-6 EV Adam RobertsonTaylor MacDougall
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
New Brunswick  1124
Boston College  2316
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
New Brunswick  711624
Boston College  710623
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
New Brunswick  2/6 3/14 1
Boston College  1/2 6/15 0
New Brunswick Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
David Shantz (L)40:005 57012
Chris Carrozzi19:001 0055
Empty Net1:000     
Boston College Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Thatcher Demko20:001 6006
Brad Barone (W)20:001 010010
Brian Billett20:002 0044

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Thirteen different Eagles registered a point, including rookie Alex Tuch's two goals and sophomore Adam Gilmour's three assists, in Boston College's 6-4 triumph over the University of New Brunswick in Saturday's exhibition bout at Kelley Rink.

In addition to Tuch's tallies, seniors Michael Sit and Danny Linell, alongside second-year returners Scott Savage and Chris Calnan, logged their first goals of the early 2014-15 slate.

All three Eagles' netminders staffed the pipes for 20 minutes on Saturday evening. Sophomore Thacher Demko got the start and stopped six-of-seven shots while seniors Brad Barone and Brian Billett stopped 10 and four shots, in that order. Barone let just one slip by while Billett steered away four-of-six UNB attempts. The Varsity Reds' trotted out David Shantz for the first two periods and Chris Carozzi relived in the third session. Shantz stopped 12-of-17 BC blasts while Carozzi stopped five pucks.

The Eagles converted on one of their power play opportunities, as Tuch grinded out a rebound in front of the net for BC's first power play strike of the season.

Boston College's penalty-killing unit prevented four of UNB's six power play chances.

BC's defense started up the scoring early in the first frame on Savage's deep bomb at 4:02.

Senior Quinn Smith corralled the puck from behind the net and worked it to the near boards where classmate Destry Straight utilized a spot with minimal friction at the top of the zone.

Savage accepted Straight's pass with plenty of time and rifled it on net. The original blast clanged off the right pipe, but the puck's momentum shot immediately back off of Shantz's skate over the goal line for the 1-0 lead.

Just under three minutes later, the Eagles scored in quick transition up ice with Sit capping the scoring play at 6:53.

Demko paddled the puck off the back boards to sophomore Steve Santini in the near corner. Sit plowed through the lane and gathered the pass in the neutral zone down the right side of the sheet. Without any pursuit, Sit deferred on the one-time pass and ripped it top-shelf on Shantz for the 2-0 advantage.

Boston College was cited for too many men at 11:45 of the first frame and the Varsity Reds took advantage 23 seconds later on a tic-tac-toe goal at 12:08 to cut the Eagles' lead in half, 2-1.

Cameron Brace linked up with Cam Braes on the near post and Matt Petgrave hustled in from the left side and banged the one-timer past Demko for the power play strike.

As the second period got underway, Barone crafted a huge stop on UNB's Peter Trainor right on the doorstep and the Eagles took advantage of their first power play minutes after.

New Brunswick's Matt Boudens was whistled for slashing at 4:15 and Tuch's persistence in the crease made it a 3-1 game 25 seconds later.

Junior Teddy Doherty connected with Gilmour on the left dot and with Tuch in front, Gilmour threw the disc on goal. Shantz could not handle the puck and Tuch ripped it away and jammed it underneath his pad at 4:40 of the second frame.

The Eagles added to their lead midway through the second in transition, similar to Sit's tally from the first frame.

Rookie Noah Hanifin sent a crisp outlet pass from deep within BC's end to senior Cam Spiro in stride. Spiro wheeled the puck down the ice and timed a perfect connecting dish to Linell on the doorstep. Linell roofed it with ease at 9:46 to give Boston College a 4-1 buffer.

A hard-fought puck battle a top Boston College's own zone yielded the Eagles' fifth goal of the game and Tuch's second of the stanza.

Calnan maneuvered a puck off the far boards a few feet to Gilmour on the blue line. Tuch streaked behind Gilmour and gathered the pass in motion. With a pair of Varsity Reds steps behind, Tuch picked his spot and lit the lamp at 13:34 for a 5-1 Eagles' edge.

Brace picked off a pass and netted a short-handed tally with no one in his sights with only 1:24 left to play in the second to cut into BC's lead, 5-2.

Sophomore Ryan Fitzgerald's high-sticking call to start the third frame yielded UNB's second power play goal of the night.

Fitzgerald took a seat at 3:42 and Alex Wall banged in the backhander at 4:00 to make it a two-goal affair. Wall accepted Brace's dish from the far wall and beat Billett five-hole.

Following heavy pressure in the Varsity Reds' end, the Eagles' pressure gave way and Calnan buried a loose disc on the goalmouth at 11:50. Savage rifled a shot on the same spot he scored from earlier in the first period. Savage's bomb tricked off of Carozzi's mitt and Calnan was in position to sweep it home at 11:50 of the third period to keep the Eagles ahead, 6-3.

New Brunswick's Adrian Robertson added the final marker of the game, flinging the one-timer pass from Taylor MacDougall in between the circles at 14:49 to close out Saturday's count as an Eagles' victory, 6-4.

Boston College officially starts up its 2014-15 campaign next Friday, Oct. 10, at UMass Lowell. Friday's season opener will be broadcast live on the New England Sports Network (NESN) from Tsongas Center.