|1st||0:46||UMA||1-0||EV||Ray Pigozzi (3)||Steven Iacobellis/7, Ben Gallacher/1|
|1st||15:24||BC||1-1||PP||Chris Calnan (4)||Scott Savage/1, Noah Hanifin/4|
|1st||16:24||BC||2-1||EV||Cam Spiro (3)||-|
|2nd||15:16||BC||3-1||EV||Quinn Smith (4)||Noah Hanifin/5, Austin Cangelosi/4|
|3rd||3:50||UMA||2-3||PP||Troy Power (1)||Ben Gallacher/2, Shane Walsh/4|
|3rd||6:00||BC||4-2||EV GW||Chris Calnan (5)||Adam Gilmour/5|
|3rd||6:32||UMA||3-4||EV||Marc Hetnik (1)||Frank Vatrano/4, Ray Pigozzi/6|
|3rd||8:38||BC||5-3||EV||Noah Hanifin (2)||Brendan Silk/3, Quinn Smith/3|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston College (6-5-0)||1/5||6/12||0|
|Boston College Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Thatcher Demko (W, 6-4-0)||60:00||3||8||7||3||18|
|Henry Dill (L, 3-3-0)||59:00||5||14||3||8||25|
AMHERST, Mass. - UMass hockey and #12 Boston College engaged in a nip and tuck battle on Friday night with BC topping the Minutemen, 5-3 at the Mullins Center. Following the setback, UMass is now 3-6-0 overall 1-5-0 in Hockey East, while the Eagles improve to 6-5-0 overall and 2-3-0 in league action.
Sophomore Ray Pigozzi logged a goal and an assist for his second multi-point game of the season that extended his point-scoring streak to four straight games. Classmate Marc Hetnik scored his first of the season and added a helper for his second consecutive multi-point effort, while redshirt sophomore Frank Vatrano stretched his point streak to five games with an assist. Playing in his 100th career game, redshirt senior captain Troy Power scored his first of the season, his fifth point in the past four games.
UMass was on the board within the first minute of play, taking a 1-0 lead just 46 seconds into the opening period. Hetnik sent an outlet pass to sophomore Steven Iacobellis at center ice, who touched it forward for Pigozzi. Pigozzi then split a pair of BC defenders and beat Thatcher Demko from inside the slot.
The Eagles managed to tie the score, however, on their first power play opportunity of the evening, 15:24 into the stanza. Chris Calnan redirected a shot from the point by Scott Savage, who received the puck from Noah Hanifin at the opposite point.
Exactly one minute later, Boston College pulled in front, 2-1. Cam Spiro picked up the puck along the boards in the UMass zone off a failed clearing attempt and flicked a shot from the left faceoff circle over the shoulder of Henry Dill.
The Eagles expanded their lead to two as Quinn Smith's shot from the wing redirected in off a UMass skate and in at the 15:16 mark of the second period with Hanifin and Austin Cangelosi earning the assists.
Early in the third period, the Minutemen pulled back to within a goal of BC. Power tipped in a shot from juniors Ben Gallacher and Shane Walsh at the points on the power play 3:50 into the frame.
However, Boston College was quick to respond with Calnan's second of the night at the six-minute mark that brought the score to 4-2.
Hetnik tucked a shot from the point underneath the crossbar off a feed from Vatrano and Pigozzi just 32 seconds later that made it a one-goal margin once more.
The Eagles answered, though, with the final tally of the night coming from Hanifin 8:38 into the third.
BC out-shot UMass, 30-21 on the evening, while both teams went 1-for-5 on the power play. Demko finished the night with 18 saves for the Eagles an Dill had 25 stops for the Minutemen.
UMass will be back in action tomorrow night, Nov. 22, playing host to #11/10 Vermont at 7 p.m. in the Mullins Center.