CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Rookie Alex Newhook collected his first career multi-goal game and classmate Spencer Knight posted a 30-save shutout in a convincing 6-0 Hockey East victory for No. 19 Boston College over UConn on Friday night at Kelley Rink.
The Eagles got back to .500 overall (4-4-0) and in the league (2-2-0), while the Huskies dropped their record to 2-4-1 (1-2-0 HEA).
Four players had multi-point efforts in the win, including a career-high three points for senior defenseman Connor Moore (1-2-3). Jack McBain had a goal and an assist, while Graham McPhee handed out a pair of assists.
Knight's shutout was his second in eight starts to begin his NCAA career.
Newhook opened the scoring six minutes into the first period by beating Tomas Vomacka (29 saves) from a weak angle along the left goal line. Moore's power play one-timer was tipped inside the right post by a UConn forward with 2:05 left in the frame.
Newhook added his second of the night on a back door tap-in from classmate Marshall Warren in the second period, seconds after a power play expired. McBain's first of the year gave the Eagles a 4-0 cushion as he cut into the slot for a glove side wrist shot against the grain.
Logan Hutsko and David Cotton capped off the scoring with two more tallies in the third period. Cotton's goal represented his 99th career point.
BC won the faceoff battle 33-23 over the Huskies and went 2-for-2 on the penalty kill.
1st 6:05, BC Goal (1-0) | Mike Hardman's dump-in came off the end boards to the left goal line and Newhook snuck a first-time effort inside the short side post to open the scoring.
1st 17:55, BC Goal (2-0) | McPhee set up Moore for a one-timer at the center point and the puck deflected off Ruslan Iskhakov to beat Vomacka glove side.
2nd 6:44, BC Goal (3-0) | Marshall Warren picked his head up at the left point and his low drive found Newhook at the right post for a back door tip-in.
2nd 9:53, BC Goal (4-0) McBain picked up a chip from McPhee and cut into the slot from the right wing before wristing a shot under Vomacka's left armpit.
3rd 5:05, BC Goal (5-0) | Hutsko created a turnover in the right corner during a 4-on-4 situation and sent a low backhand five-hole for his third of the year.
3rd 10:47, BC Goal (6-0) | Drew Helleson's wrist shot from the right wing deflected off Cotton's body at the edge of the crease and the puck trickled inside the left post.
The teams close their home-and-home series on Saturday (Nov. 9) with a 3:30 p.m. faceoff at the XL Center in Hartford on NESN.