|1st||7:59||BC||1-0||EV||Alex Tuch (16)||Colin White/23, Ryan Fitzgerald/23|
|1st||18:58||BC||2-0||PP GW||Austin Cangelosi (19)||Miles Wood/25, Casey Fitzgerald/21|
|2nd||1:59||BC||3-0||EV||Alex Tuch (17)||Scott Savage/16|
|2nd||9:50||HAR||1-3||EV||Seb Lloyd (7)||Jake Horton/4, Clay Anderson/12|
|3rd||17:33||BC||4-1||SH EN||Austin Cangelosi (20)||Chris Calnan/7|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston College (27-7-5)||1/1||2/4||1|
|Merrick Madsen (L, 18-7-3)||56:29||3||6||7||8||21|
|Boston College Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Thatcher Demko (W, 26-7-4)||60:00||1||12||11||9||32|
Worcester, Mass. - Sophomore forward Alex Tuch and junior forward Austin Cangelosi scored two goals each to help Boston College skate to a 4-1 win against Harvard on Friday night in the NCAA Northeast Regional at DCU Center.
Score: No. 5 Boston College 4 // No. 9 Harvard 1
Records: Harvard (19-11-4, 12-6-4 ECAC) // Boston College (27-7-5, 15-2-5 HEA)
Location: DCU Center // Worcester, Mass.
Length of Game: 2:25
BC Starters: R. Fitzgerald (LW) - White (C) - Tuch (RW) - McCoshen (LD) - C. Fitzgerald (RD) - Demko (G)
Harvard Starters: Vesey (LW) - Kerfoot (C) - Criscuolo (RW) - Bergin (LD) - Anderson (RD) - Madsen (G)
BC HIGHLIGHTS AND GAME NOTES
- Boston College skated past Harvard, 4-1, to advance to the NCAA Quarterfinal round of the Northeast Regional bracket. Tomorrow evening, the Eagles will take on Minnesota-Duluth for a chance to advance to the Frozen Four in Tampa, Fla. April 7-9. Saturday's game, held at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass., is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. EST and will be televised on ESPNU.
- This was the 124th matchup between the Crimson and Eagles and the first time the two squads faced each other in the NCAA Tournament. BC holds the all-time advantage against Harvard, 74-45-5, and has won 12 of the last 13 matchups between the two schools by a combined score of 56-27.
- The Eagles move to 48-41 all-time in NCAA play while they earned their 35th NCAA victory under coach Jerry York, who has been at the helm of the program since the 1994-95 season. This is the 17th time under York that the team has advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
- Coach York earned his 40th NCAA Tournament victory all-time, after winning five tournament games while the head coach at Bowling Green between 1979-1994, including the 1984 National Championship. His 40 victories are the highest total in NCAA Division I history.
- This weekend marked the 14th NCAA game that the Eagles have played in Worcester dating back to 2001. The Eagles are now 13-1 in NCAA games played at the DCU Center.
- Saturday's matchup with Minnesota-Duluth will be the third time the teams have faced each other in tournament play. The two squads have split their two games, with the Eagles taking the most recent matchup, 4-0, in 2012.
- Tonight's start time was delayed 1 hour, 12 minutes after the Minnesota-Duluth/Providence game extended into double overtime. The puck dropped at 9:12 pm EST.
- Alex Tuch and Austin Cangelosi were the first two BC players to net multi-goal games in the NCAA Tournament since Johnny Goudreau did so in the Eagles 6-2 victory over Denver in the first round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament. This was Tuch's third career multi-goal game of his career while Cangelosi now has four career multi-goal games. Entering the game, neither play had a scored a goal during tournament play
- BC recorded the game's first three goals and used that momentum to carry the Eagles to victory over Harvard on Friday evening in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
HOW IT HAPPENED
After a scuffle in front of the Harvard net, Alex Tuch knocked in the game's first goal at the 7:59 mark to give the Eagles the early 1-0 lead. Colin White was credited with the assist after initially throwing it at the net while Ryan Fitzgerald got the secondary. Tuch's 16th of the season was his first NCAA Tournament goal.
Junior Austin Cangelosi tipped in the Eagles second goal with 1:02 remaining in the first frame to extend BC's lead. On the team's first power play of the evening, Miles Wood began the play by skating the length of the Harvard zone, coming behind the Crimson net, and firing a wrister from the top of the circle. Cangelosi, sitting in the front right of the crease, beat the netminder glove side for the goal.
Tuch found the back of the net a second time, 1:59 into the second period, when he took a pass from Scott Savage near center ice and skated past the Crimson defense. Tuch's shot went top-corner to give the Eagles a 3-0 lead.
Harvard chipped away at the Eagles lead in the second period, bouncing one over the glove of Demko 9:50 into the second period to get on the board. After grabbing the puck in the BC zone, Jake Horton's nifty pass ahead to Seb Lloyd in front of the Eagles net was converted for the Crimson's first goal.
Austin Cangelosi added an empty netter at 17:33 of the third period to finish off the Crimson. Chris Calnan was credited with the assist.
BOSTON COLLEGE LEADERS
Points: Tuch (2-0-2) // Cangelosi (2-0-2)
Goals: Tuch (2) // Cangelosi (2)
Assists: Six players with one assists
Shots: White (8)
Faceoffs Won: Cangelosi (15)
Saves: Demko (32)
Points: Three players with one point
Goals: Lloyd (1)
Assists: Horton (1) // Anderson (1)
Shots: Donato (4) // Jaw (4)
Faceoffs Won: Donato (6)
Saves: Madsen (21)
Boston College: 1-for-1
Boston College: 2 penalties - 4 minutes
Harvard: 1 penalties - 2 minutes
Boston College will play in the NCAA Quarterfinals tomorrow evening at 9 p.m. EST when they take on Minnesota-Duluth at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass. The Bulldogs defeated Providence in Game one of the NCAA first round, 2-1, in double overtime.