|1st||18:46||BC||1-0||EV||Michael Matheson (1)||Ryan Fitzgerald/1, Zach Sanford/1|
|2nd||2:34||BC||2-0||EV||Ryan Fitzgerald (2)||Austin Cangelosi/2, Zach Sanford/2|
|2nd||2:59||BC||3-0||EV GW||Teddy Doherty (1)||Cam Spiro/1, Brendan Silk/1|
|2nd||6:32||BC||4-0||EV||Steve Santini (1)||Michael Sit/1, Brendan Silk/2|
|3rd||1:06||RIT||1-4||EV||Todd Skirving (1)||Danny Smith/1, Myles Powell/2|
|3rd||5:55||BC||5-1||EV||Alex Tuch (1)||Teddy Doherty/2|
|3rd||14:21||RIT||2-5||PP||Matt Garbowsky (1)||Brad McGowan/1, Brady Norrish/1|
|3rd||17:26||BC||6-2||PP||Ian McCoshen (1)||Teddy Doherty/3, Zach Sanford/3|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston College (1-1-0)||1/4||5/10||0|
|Boston College Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Thatcher Demko (W, 1-1-0)||59:57||2||4||10||11||25|
|Mike Rotolo (L, 0-1-0)||60:00||6||7||14||7||28|
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - The No. 7 Boston College men's hockey team earned its first win in demonstrative fashion, driving past Rochester Institute of Technology, 6-2, on Saturday night at Blue Cross Arena, quelling a sold out crowd of 10,556.
The Eagles used four goals from their defensemen while 11 different skaters etched their name on the scoring sheet. Third-year blue liner Teddy Doherty turned in a three-point effort with a goal and two helpers while rookie Zach Sanford's first career points came in a bunch, registered a play maker with three assists.
Sophomore Ian McCoshen logged BC's first power play goal of the season with a late blast while junior captain Michael Matheson and second-year Eagle Steve Santini contributed towards the defensive scoring efforts. Sophomore Ryan Fitzgerald scored his second goal in as many games before freshman Alex Tuch notched his first-career tally a few miles from his hometown.
Second-year backstopper Thatcher Demko was impermeable for the first two frames, before surrendering a pair in the second, settling with 25 stops in his first win of the season. RIT goaltender Mike Rotolo coughed up six goals on 34 BC attempts. The Tigers finished with 27 shots and were limited to just four tries in the first stanza.
After killing off its second-consecutive penalty and limiting RIT to just a pair of shots through four minutes of power play, the Eagles charged down the sheet and scored late to claim a 1-0 lead just before the first intermission.
Sanford gathered a loose puck in RIT's end and relayed it up to Fitzgerald on the blue line. Matheson discovered a lane through the neutral zone and charged alongside Fitzgerald to create a three-on-two situation in front of Rotolo.
Fitzgerald headfaked the shot and deferred to Matheson for the one-time blast at 18:46.
The Eagles wasted little time upping their advantage on a Fitzgerald put back at 2:34 of the second period.
Sophomore Austin Cangelosi quarterbacked the play from the right side of the zone, linking up with Sanford in the slot. Sanford regained the puck after a scrum and paddled it off of Rotolo as the puck banked over to Fitzgerald's stick on the near post. Fitzgerald slammed it back under Rotolo's pad to give Boston College the 2-0 lead.
With momentum on its side, BC kept its foot on the gas and scored 25 seconds later in transition at 2:59 of the second stanza.
Junior Brendan Silk busted up a Tigers' play on the far boards and kicked the puck back to a streaking Cam Spiro. Spiro stickhandled down the right side of the sheet, keeping his defenseman more than a stick-length away. With Doherty flanking down the center, Spiro perfectly timed his dish and Doherty zipped it over Rotolo's mitt at 2:59 for a 3-0 edge.
Boston College never let the Tigers back into it with all things clicking for the Eagles and Santini added BC's third marker of the period at 6:32.
Once again, Silk broke the play out of BC's end and doled it out to senior Michael Sit in the neutral zone. Santini rushed in from behind, gathered the disc and roofed it from between the circles to give the Eagles a four-goal pad before the midway point of regulation.
Boston College dominated the duration of the second stanza but could not add to its three-goal frame before RIT's Todd Skirving snuck one by Demko on a long slap shot from the far boards 1:06 into the third.
Danny Smith discovered Skirving with time along the boards and the second-year forward beat Demko to prevent the shutout, 4-1.
Tuch found the back of the net with extra real estate at 5:55 of the final period.
McCoshen (roughing) and Smith (slashing) were ushered to the penalty box at 4:29 and Tuch worked with Doherty to light the lamp off the forecheck to regain a four-goal advantage.
Tuch applied the forecheck, wrangled the puck loose and popped it back to Doherty in the neutral zone. Tuch raced over the blue line to get back onside as Doherty brought it back into RIT's zone. Doherty connected with Tuch on the pass disguised as a shot and Tuch beat Rotolo in front for the 5-1 lead.
RIT's Matt Garbowsky took advantage of a Chris Calnan hooking call late in the third at 14:21 before McCoshen hammered home the Eagles' first power play rip of the season to cap the contest, 6-2, at the 17:26 mark.
Sanford dug the disc out of the corner up to McCoshen on the point. McCoshen provided himself some room with a pass along the blue line to Doherty. Doherty relayed it back to McCoshen for the one-timer and the second-year blue liner bashed it past Rotolo for the power play goal.
Both Boston College and RIT finished with a 1-for-4 effort on the power play on Saturday night.
Boston College welcomes Colorado College on Friday, Oct. 24, for the Eagles' home opener at 7:30 p.m. The following night, BC will resume conference play against Massachusetts on Oct. 25 for a 7 p.m. puck drop.
- Boston College has won all five games following an opening season loss dating back to the 2007-08 season with the 6-2 victory over RIT on Saturday evening.
- Teddy Doherty notched his second-career three-point performance in Rochester, N.Y., on Saturday night. The Hopkinton, Mass., native turned in three assists against UMass Lowell on Oct. 28, 2012, as a freshman.
- Zach Sanford and Alex Tuch notched their first points as Eagles. Sanford handed out three secondary assists while Tuch logged his first goal in the maroon and gold.
- Ryan Fitzgerald has scored a goal in consecutive games. Teddy Doherty and Austin Cangelosi are also riding two-game point streaks.
- Ian McCoshen scored the Eagles first power play goal of the season. BC is 1-for-6 with the extra skater in two games combined.
- Junior Brendan Silk posted his first-career multi-point game with a pair of assists in Saturday's victory. Saturday's contest marked the junior's 75th-career game.
- Senior Cam Spiro turned in his first point since his sophomore season after scoring a goal against Vermont on March 15, 2013.
- Four of BC's six goals in Saturday's win were contributed from the blue line.