Notre Dame Nets Final Three Goals To Surge Past Boston College, 4-3
Freshman defenseman Dennis Gilbert score game-winning goal in final minute for Fighting Irish

Freshman defenseman Dennis Gilbert score game-winning goal for Fighting Irish
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 10:21  NDM1-0 EV Jack Jenkins (1)Bobby Nardella/6, Joe Wegwerth/3
1st 15:04  BC1-1 EV Adam Gilmour (5)Austin Cangelosi/8, Zach Sanford/11
3rd 3:48  BC2-1 EV Austin Cangelosi (6)Teddy Doherty/5, Zach Sanford/12
3rd 7:05  BC3-1 EV Austin Cangelosi (7)Teddy Doherty/6, Zach Sanford/13
3rd 8:33  NDM2-3 EV Jordan Gross (6)Dennis Gilbert/6, Dawson Cook/1
3rd 15:26  NDM3-3 EV Andrew Oglevie (2)Jake Evans/13
3rd 19:38  NDM4-3 EV GW Dennis Gilbert (2)Jordan Gross/8, Anders Bjork/11
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Notre Dame  1034
Boston College  1023
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Notre Dame  1381839
Boston College  771226
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Notre Dame (9-4-4)  0/2 4/8 0
Boston College (13-2-1)  0/2 3/6 0
Notre Dame Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Cal Petersen (W, 9-4-4)60:003 671023
Boston College Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Thatcher Demko (L, 13-2-1)59:544 1281535
Empty Net0:060     

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Freshman defenseman Dennis Gilbert finished off a three-goal rally with a goal in the final minute to send Notre Dame to a 4-3 win against Boston College on Thursday night at Kelley Rink.


Score: No. 18 Notre Dame 4 // No. 3 Boston College 3
Records: Notre Dame (9-4-4, 6-1-2 Hockey East) // No. 3 Boston College (14-1-1, 6-1-1 HEA)
Location: Kelley Rink at Conte Forum // Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Attendance: 4,863
Length of Game: 2:17

BC Starters: Sanford (LW) -Cangelosi (C) - Gilmour (RW) - McCoshen (LD) - C. Fitzgerald (RD) - Demko (G)

Notre Dame Starters: Lucia (LW) - Fogarty (C) - Herr (RW) - Ripley (LD) - Ryan (RD) - Petersen (G)


- Notre Dame's win on Thursday night at Kelley Rink ends Boston College's 13-game unbeaten streak. The Fighting Irish have won four of the last five contests in Chestnut Hill.

- Austin Cangelosi scored his third-career two-goal game with back-to-back tallies in the third period against Notre Dame. The last time the Estero, Fla. Native scored a pair of goals, it was earlier this season in the home opener against Wisconsin on Oct. 16.

- Zach Sanford doled out three assists, helping out on all three Eagle goals on Thursday night. It marks his third-career three-point game and second-career three-assist performance. Sanford notched a playmaker last season out at RIT on Oct. 18, 2014.

- Thatcher Demko stopped a season-high 35 shots in Thursday's loss to Notre Dame.

- Teddy Doherty assisted on both of Cangelosi's tallies, marking his third multi-point performance of the season and first multi-assist game on his senior year.

- Colin White's 10-game point streak was snapped on Thursday night. White recorded six goals and 14 points over the span of Oct. 30 to Dec. 6, 2015.


- Boston College did not experience its first lead of the night until Austin Cangelosi scored at 3:48 of the third period. Cangelosi scored his second goal minutes later, but Notre Dame rattled off three unanswered tallies, including a dagger with 22 seconds left in the game. Dennis Gilbert scored from out deep for the game winner in the waning seconds of regulation.


Notre Dame struck first midway through the first frame on a rebound from Jack Jenkins at 10:21.

Bobby Nardella blasted a slap shot from the blue line after Joe Wegwerth kicked it off the near boards on the circle. Thatcher Demko made the initial kick save but Jenkins was parked on the goalmouth and was able to push the puck back past a sprawled Demko for the 1-0 Irish lead.

The Eagles responded a few exchanges later on a textbook goal in transition at 15:04. Demko paddled a puck to Steve Santini in the corner who quickly relayed it to Zach Sanford on the half wall. Cangelosi accepted Sanford's backhand offer and connected with Adam Gilmour in the flank. Gilmour deke quick at the top of the zone and brought the puck between the circles and smoked a wrist shot past Notre Dame's Cal Petersen to even the score, 1-1.

Colin White coerced Luke Ripley to hook him as he charged towards Notre Dame's net, yielding a penalty shot at 2:07 of the second period, but the attempt was stopped by Petersen. The Fighting Irish penalty-killing efforts kept BC off the board late in the second and protecting Petersen with any good looks as the second period came to a close.

The second period favored the Eagles' chances, but the third period is when BC took its first lead of the game on great passing through the zone, capped off by Austin Cangelosi at 3:48.

Sanford notched his second assist of the night with a feed from the far post to Teddy Doherty on the right circle. Doherty eluded his defender and sent a long pass through the zone to Cangelosi on the doorstep for the redirect and a 2-1 advantage.

Just over three minutes later, that very same connection extended the lead by two after Cangelosi netted his second of the night at 7:05 of the third period.

Sanford sent a cross-ice pass to the top of the left zone where Doherty gathered it and opted for the blast from out deep. The puck sailed just wide, but bounced perfectly off the backboards to Cangelosi on the right post. With Petersen still hugging the other side, Cangelosi dunked it in the open net on the doorstep to give the Eagles a 3-1 advantage.

Notre Dame's Jordan Gross responded 1:28 later with a deep slapper at 8:33 to make it a one-goal game. Dennis Gilbert set Gross up with the one-timer within the blue line and Gross's blast made pinballed its way through traffic in front.

Andrew Oglevie scored immediately off the draw at 15:26 of the third period, popping a quick wrist shot over Demko's left shoulder after Jake Evans cleanly won a draw backwards. Ogelvie gathered it quickly and snapped it top shelf to tie it, 3-3.

The game was seconds from heading to overtime before Dennis Gilbert snatched victory for the Irish with 22 seconds left in regulation. Jordan Gross sent a long pass along the blue line that kicked off the near boards. Gilbert calmly gathered it and took his chance from out deep and beat Demko with a heavy screen to win the game for Notre Dame, 4-3.


Points: Zach Sanford (3 assists)
Goals: Austin Cangelosi (2 goals)
Assists: Zach Sanford (3)
Shots: Austin Cangelosi (6)
Faceoffs Won: Austin Cangelosi (15-of-22)


Points: Jordan Gross (1 goal / 1 assist)
Goals: Jack Jenkins (1) / Jordan Gross (1) / Andrew Oglevie (1) / Dennis Gilbert (1)
Assists: Seven with (1)
Shots: Bobby Nardella (8)
Faceoffs Won: Steven Fogarty (9-of-21)


Boston College: 0-for-2
Notre Dame: 0-for-2


Boston College: 4 penalties - 8 minutes
Notre Dame: 3 penalty - 6 minutes


Boston College will take an 18-day hiatus for the holidays and head south to warmer climates to take on Ohio State and the winner of Providence / Cornell on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 28-29, at the Florida College Classic in Estero, Fla. Germain Arena, home to the Florida Everglades, will host the Eagles' holiday tournament.