|1st||6:23||BC||1-0||SH||Ryan Fitzgerald (8)||Colin White/10, Steve Santini/3|
|1st||17:40||UNH||1-1||PP||Matt Dawson (3)||Matias Cleland/7, Andrew Poturalski/11|
|2nd||11:30||BC||2-1||PP||Teddy Doherty (5)||Alex Tuch/6, Zach Sanford/6|
|3rd||7:45||BC||3-1||EV||Matthew Gaudreau (2)||Colin White/11|
|3rd||10:04||UNH||2-3||EV||John Furgele (1)||Ara Nazarian/3, Marcus Vela/2|
|3rd||14:31||BC||4-2||EV GW||Teddy Doherty (6)||Miles Wood/9, Steve Santini/4|
|3rd||15:12||BC||5-2||EV||Adam Gilmour (4)||Casey Fitzgerald/7, Alex Tuch/7|
|3rd||18:33||UNH||3-5||EV||Tyler Kelleher (6)||John Furgele/3, Andrew Poturalski/12|
|3rd||19:03||BC||6-3||EV EN||Miles Wood (5)||Ryan Fitzgerald/7, Steve Santini/5|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston College (10-1-0)||1/5||7/14||1|
|New Hampshire (3-5-3)||1/6||6/12||0|
|Boston College Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Thatcher Demko (W, 10-1-0)||59:56||3||8||9||7||24|
|New Hampshire Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Daniel Tirone (L, 1-5-3)||59:37||5||8||8||13||29|
DURHAM, N.H. - John Furgele (Glen Mills, Pa.) recorded a goal and an assist but the University of New Hampshire men's hockey team was defeated 6-3 Saturday night by second-ranked Boston College at the Whittemore Center.
UNH lost for the first time in five Hockey East games to move to 1-1-3 in the league and 3-5-3 overall. BC, which recorded a 35-27 shot advantage, is now 10-1-0 overall and 4-0-0 in Hockey East.
In addition to Furgele, Andrew Poturalski (Williamsville, N.Y.) recorded multiple points with two assists. Matt Dawson (Delta, British Columbia) and Tyler Kelleher (Longmeadow, Mass.) scored UNH's other goals. Danny Tirone (Trumbull, Conn.) made 13 of his 29 saves in the third period.
A total of six Eagles tallied multiple points. Teddy Doherty scored two goals and Steve Santini finished with three assists, while both Ryan Fitzgerald and Miles Wood recorded a goal and an assist, and both Alex Tuch and Colin White had two assists. Thatcher Demko was credited with 24 saves.
New Hampshire returns to action Nov. 24 (7 p.m.) at Rensselaer. The Wildcats' next home game is Nov. 28 (7 p.m.) against Bentley University. Limited tickets are available at the Whittemore Center Box Office, by calling (603) 862-4000 or visiting www.unhwildcats.com.
Both teams scored a special teams goal in the first period with the teams skating to a 1-1 tie through 20 minutes. The Eagles took a 1-0 lead at 6:23 on Fitzgerald's shorthanded tally. White gained possession in the defensive faceoff circle and snapped a headman pass ahead to Fitzgerald at center ice. Fitzgerald accelerated past a defender and blasted a shot from the right point under the crossbar.
UNH almost tied the score in the 15th minute. Poturalski carried the puck behind the goal line on the right side and snapped a diagonal pass to Dan Correale (Prince George, British Columbia), who wristed a shot from the left faceoff dot that Demko snared with his glove.
The Wildcats pulled even, 1-1, on Dawson's power-play goal at 17:40. Poturalski won the battle for the puck on the left half-boards and moved the puck to Matias Cleland (Longmont, Colo.) in the high slot. Cleland swung a pass to the right point and Dawson's screened slap shot sailed into the upper-right corner of the net.
UNH was whistled for goaltender interference at 3:04 and crosschecking at 4:03 to give the Eagles a 5-on-3 skater advantage for 62 seconds. BC cycled the puck before Ian McCoshen ripped a shot from the top of the right circle that Tirone blocked aside. The Wildcats' penalty kill did not allow another shot on goal the rest of the two-skater advantage
Boston College went back on the power paly at 10:22 and capitalized on the skater advantage to net a power-play goal at 11:30. The Eagles worked the puck to the low slot, where Zach Sanford touched the puck to Tuch. Tuch swept a pass to the left side and Doherty lifted a shot into the net to give the visitors a 2-1 lead.
New Hampshire went on its fifth power play at 16:53 when BC committed a kneeing infraction. Moments later, Dawson jammed the puck from scrum in front of the net but Demko made the save.
BC took a 2-1 lead into the second intermission as both teams recorded nine shots for the second consecutive period.
The teams combined to score six goals in the third period. Boston College extended the lead to to 3-1 at 7:45. White's initial shot from the slot was blocked but Matthew Gaudreau corralled the rebound and the left side and deposited a shot into the open near side.
UNH made it a one-goal game once again at 10:04. Marcus Vela (Burnaby, B.C.) skated the puck into the right circle and slipped a pass ahead to Ara Nazarian (Boxford, Mass.) behind the goal line. Nazarian sent the puck to the low slot, where an oncoming Furgele settled the puck before shooting it into the net to make the score 3-2.
BC scored goals 41 seconds apart to regain control of the game. Wood gained possession of a loose puck in the neutral zone and carried the puck into the right circle before snapping a centering pass to the slot, where Doherty deposited a shot into the upper-right corner for a 4-2 lead at 14:31. Adam Gilmour, positioned in the low slot, tipped Fitzgerald's shot under the crossbar to give the Eagles a 5-2 advantage at 15:12.
The Wildcats would not go quietly, however, as Kelleher corralled Furgele's pass low on the left side and lifted the puck into the open near side of the net. Poturalski was also credited with an assist.
UNH pulled Tirone in favor of an extra skater with 80 seconds remaining in regulation and BC called time out 11 seconds later. Santini cleared the puck into the neutral zone, where Fitzgerald skated onto the loose puck and skated to the goalmouth, where he left the puck for Wood to tap into the empty net for a 6-3 lead at 19:03.