|1st||13:06||BC||1-0||EV||Zach Sanford (2)||Austin Cangelosi/5, Michael Matheson/7|
|2nd||9:01||UNH||1-1||EV||Tyler Kelleher (5)||Michael McNicholas/2, Harry Quast/1|
|2nd||17:14||UNH||2-1||EV||Matt Willows (5)||-|
|3rd||15:15||BC||2-2||EV GT||Austin Cangelosi (1)||Ryan Fitzgerald/2, Michael Matheson/8|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston College (7-7-1)||0/2||2/4||0|
|New Hampshire (4-8-1)||0/2||2/4||0|
|Boston College Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||OT||Saves|
|Thatcher Demko (T, 7-6-1)||65:00||2||11||13||8||5||37|
|New Hampshire Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||OT||Saves|
|Adam Clark (T, 4-8-1)||65:00||2||7||9||7||3||26|
DURHAM, N.H. -- Tyler Kelleher (Longmeadow, Mass.) and Matt Willows (Congers, N.Y.) scored second-period goals to lead the University of New Hampshire to Friday night's 2-2 overtime tie against No. 17 Boston College at the Whittemore Center.
UNH moved to 4-8-1 overall and 1-4-1 in Hockey East. BC is now 7-7-1, 3-4-1.
Wildcats' goaltender Adam Clark (Sherwood Park, Alberta) made 26 saves, including three in the five-minute overtime session. BC goalie Thatcher Demko recorded double-digit saves in both the first (11) and second (13) periods, as well as five in OT, to finish with 37 saves.
Austin Cangelosi, who netted the game-tying goal at 15:15 of the third period, finished with a goal and an assist. Michael Matheson also had multiple points with two assists.
UNH recorded an 11-8 shot advantage in the first period but the Eagles took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission. In the fourth minute, UNH's Casey Thrush (Easton, Md.) was denied by Demko at the doorstep. Kyle Smith (Lumberton, N.J.) corralled the rebound in the low slot and fired a shot wide right of the cage.
BC netted the only goal of the opening stanza at 13:06 when Zach Sanford scored off a redirection in the low slot. Matheson's initial slap shot from the left point ricocheted off Cangelosi in the circle to the low slot, where Sanford corralled the puck and lifted a shot inside the right post.
With 3:30 remaining in the first, Kelleher advanced with speed diagonally through the right circle before snapping a hard wrister that Demko knocked down with his torso.
The 'Cats netted the only two goals of the second stanza on the strength of a 15-9 shot advantage. UNH tied the score at 9:01 on Kelleher's fifth goal of the season; Michael McNicholas (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) and Harry Quast (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) were credited with assists. McNicholas gathered a pass from Quast along the boards and fired it up to Kelleher. The sophomore skated in with the puck and quickly released a shot that beat Demko on the far side after hitting the inside of the post.
With five minutes left in the middle frame, BC's Matthew Gaudreau slipped behind the defense for a rush through the left circle, but Clark made the save and then slid across the crease to deny Brendan Silk at the right doorstep.
New Hampshire took a 2-1 lead at 17:14 on Willows' unassisted goal. The senior captain gathered the loose puck in the neutral zone and advanced into the left circle. His shot was blocked by a BC skater, but Willows regained possession on the end line and lofted a centering pass to the slot that bounced off an Eagle into the cage.
Boston College's Ryan Fitzgerald put the puck in the net off his own rebound on a power play with 1:32 remaining, but the goal was disallowed after video review. The ruling was that Clark was not allowed the ability to play the puck because of a BC player in the crease.
Three minutes into the third period, Willows ripped a shot from the left circle off the crossbar.
BC did tie the game at 15:15 when Cangelosi skated onto the puck in the slot and sniped a shot into the upper-right corner. Fitzgerald, with the pass from the right circle, and Matheson set up the game-tying goal.
Kelleher nearly potted his second goal of the game with 1:30 left in regulation, but his one-timer from the slot caromed off the crossbar.
In the opening 30 seconds of OT, Fitzgerald advanced through the left circle and was stoned by Clark from pointblank range. Clark also denied Sanford off the rebound.
UNH had a couple of dangerous scoring chances with 90 seconds on the clock. Dylan Maller (Parkland, Fla.) blasted a shot from the top of the left circle that Demko snared with his glove. Off the ensuing faceoff, Grayson Downing (Abbottsford, British Columbia) was turned aside in the low slot and then Kelleher was denied at the left doorstep.
New Hampshire and Boston College complete the home-and-home series Saturday, Dec. 6 (7 p.m.) at Conte Forum.