UConn And Boston College Skate To 3-3 Tie
Freshman forward Max Letunov scores game-tying goal for Huskies

Freshman forward Max Letunov scored the game-tying goal for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 7:16  CON1-0 EV Jesse Schwartz (3)Derek Pratt/2, Jeff Wight/3
1st 17:05  BC1-1 EV Travis Jeke (2)Chris Calnan/6, Chris Brown/6
2nd 2:30  BC2-1 EV Alex Tuch (10)Zach Sanford/19, Josh Couturier/3
2nd 6:28  CON2-2 EV Patrick Kirtland (6)Evan Richardson/4, Joona Kunnas/2
2nd 16:15  BC3-2 EV EA DP Colin White (14)Josh Couturier/4, Miles Wood/16
3rd 11:04  CON3-3 PP GT Maxim Letunov (11)Tage Thompson/10, Shawn Pauly/11
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Connecticut  11103
Boston College  12003
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Connecticut  11810231
Boston College  1299131
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Connecticut (8-14-3)  1/2 3/6 0
Boston College (16-4-4)  0/3 2/4 0
Connecticut Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Tanner Creel (T, 1-1-1)65:003 1179128
Boston College Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Thatcher Demko (T, 15-4-3)64:493 1079228
Empty Net0:110      

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Freshman forward Max Letunov scored a power-play goal at 11:04 of the third period to lift the UConn Huskies into a 3-3 tie with the Boston College Eagles on Saturday night at Kelley Rink.


Score: Connecticut 3 // No. 4 Boston College 3
Records: Connecticut (8-14-3, 4-8-3 HEA) // No. 4 Boston College (16-4-4, 9-1-4 HEA)
Location: Kelley Rink at Conte Forum // Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Attendance: 6,063
Length of Game: 2:30

Boston College Starters: Wood (LW) - Cangelosi (C) - Gilmour (RW) - Santini (LD) - Savage (RD) - Demko (G)

Connecticut Starters: Naas (LW) - Letunov (C) - Thompson (RW) - Pratt (LD) - Masonius (RD) - Creel (G)


- Boston College has tied in all four games that have gone to overtime this season.

- Travis Jeke scored second goal of the season and first since the UMass contest at Kelley Rink on Nov. 3, 2015.

- Josh Couturier has recorded points in respective games for the first time in his career, assisting in back-to-back contests.

- Alex Tuch joined the double digit club in goals scores, netting his 10th of the season against UConn Saturday night.

- Zach Sanford was BC's only multiple-point scorer on the evening after dishing out a pair of assists. The Manchester, N.H., native hit the 50-point mark for his career with the two helpers on Saturday against UConn.


Connecticut struck first at 7:16 of the first period, beating Thatcher Demko on the near post for the 1-0 lead. Jeff Wight skated it out of BC's end and flung it into the corner where Derek Pratt fished it out to Jesse Schwartz in the crease. Schwartz gathered his own rebound and beat Demko short side.

Boston College turned the tide heading into the second period as Travis Jeke tied it up on the backhand with 2:55 to go in the first frame.

Christopher Brown won a draw to the right of UConn netminder Tanner Creel and rimmed it to the opposite corner where Chris Calnan broke loose and chased down the loose disc. Jeke broke out to the far post and Calnan connected with the pass and Jeke buried the backhander to tie it up, 1-1.

It only took 2:30 into the second period for the Eagles to capitalize on their momentum and take their first lead of the game on an Alex Tuch laser.

Josh Couturier backhanded a Connecticut dump into BC's zone out to Zach Sanford on the red line. Tuch broke free down the ride side, corralled Sanford's dish and zipped it past Creel at 2:30 for the 2-1 advantage.

Patrick Kirtland cinched up the contest at 7:28 of the second period on a broken Eagle play coming up ice. Johnny Austin broke up BC's charge up ice and shifted to the right side of UConn's blue line where Joona Kunnas corralled the puck. Kunnas connected with Evan Richardson in stride and Kirtland joined him in the zone to his left. Richardson relayed it to Kirtland and he snapped it by Demko on the left dot to tie it, 2-2.

Miles Wood drew a hooking call on Austin at 14:21 of the second period and after Demko rushed onto the bench and BC tossed out its extra skater, the Eagles pounced and regained the lead at 16:15.

Wood, who generated the play by drawing the infraction, was the catalyst by getting the puck to the slot whereZach Sanford awaited for the one-timer. Sanford blasted it off the cross bar but Colin White was in position to brush it over the goal line off the carom for the 3-2 lead.

The first half of the third stanza yielded zero goals before UConn crafted the third tie of the game at 11:04, taking advantage of an Austin Cangelosi high-sticking call (10:46)

Shawn Pauly sent the puck from the near boards through the zone to Thompson on the doorstep. Demko stopped the initial attempt from Thompson, but Max Letunov skated in and flung the wrist shot past Demko's blocker to make it 3-3 on the power play.

Ryan Fitzgerald had a late opportunity on Creel with about 48 seconds left, but the UConn netminder stood his ground and forced the game into overtime.

UConn triggered twice on Demko while BC mustered one shot on Creel in the extra session but the game resulted in a 3-3 stalemate.


Points: Zach Sanford (2 assists)
Goals: Travis Jeke (1) / Alex Tuch (1) / Colin White (1)
Assists: Zach Sanford (2)
Shots: Alex Tuch (7)


Points: Nine skaters with one point
Goals: Jesse Schwartz (1) / Patrick Kirtland (1) / Max Letunov (1)
Assists: Six with one assist
Shots: Patrick Kirtland (5)


Connecticut: 1-for-2
Boston College: 0-for-3


Connecticut: 3 penalties - 6 minutes
Boston College: 2 penalties - 4 minutes


Boston College will only have one game next week as BC travels to South Bend to close out the Notre Dame on Friday, Jan. 29, at Notre Dame. Following the trip to Indiana, BC will return to make its quest for the Beanpot trophy starting off with Harvard on Monday, Feb. 5 at 5 p.m. Monday's first round of the Beanpot will be televised live on NESN.