Hoffman, Privitera Lead Vermont Past Boston College, 1-0
Junior goaltender Brody Hoffman makes 36 saves for Catamounts

Junior goaltender Brody Hoffman made 36 saves for the Catamounts
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
3rd 2:53  VER1-0 EV GW Jarrid Privitera (6)Alexx Privitera/19
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Vermont  0011
Boston College  0000
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Vermont  105823
Boston College  5181336
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Vermont (22-14-4)  0/4 6/12 0
Boston College (21-13-3)  0/5 6/12 0
Vermont Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Brody Hoffman (W, 13-5-2)60:000 5181336
Boston College Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Thatcher Demko (L, 19-12-3)58:121 105722
Empty Net1:480     

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - No. 9 Boston College was stumped by No. 17 Vermont's Brody Hoffman as the Catamount goaltender stopped all 36 Eagle attempts to backstop UVM to a series-clinching 1-0 shutout on Sunday evening in game three of the Hockey East quarterfinals at Kelley Rink.

The Privitera brothers, Jarrid and Alexx, teamed up for the contest's lone goal at the 2:53 mark of the third period.

The Eagles had several chances down the stretch after head coach Jerry York lifted BC goaltender Thatcher Demko with 1:48 left in regulation, including a couple of rang pipes, but the puck never crossed the goal line and Vermont held on to claim the series.

Both teams were scoreless on the power play as the Eagles could not convert on their five chances. UVM finished 0-for-4 with the extra skater.

The scoreboard was unaffected in the first despite Vermont thinking it had a 1-0 lead at 16:25.

Travis Blanleil's tally was called back after the officiating crew deemed Mike Paliotta did not let Demko make a play on the puck; therefore, overturning the scoring play.

Prior to that play, Demko made a point-blank stop on Nick Luukko around the 11:30 mark of the first period. Luukko took a feed from near Vermont's bench and skated in alone, but Demko jumped the angle to keep the Cats from striking first.

The Vermont penalty kill lived up to its billing and prevented a brief 5-on-3 followed by a lengthy two-man advantage for the Eagles midway through the second stanza. Hoffman crafted an important stop on sophomore Austin Cangelosi on the doorstep to keep the first 40 minutes scoreless.

The Privitera connection finally broke the scoreless standoff 2:53 into the third frame.

A. Privitera sent a home run pass through the neutral zone to brother, J. Privitera, right on the tape at the blue line. J. Privitera had one step on sophomore defensemen Steve Santini and Scott Savage and snuck the disc through Demko to take the 1-0 advantage.

Sophomore Adam Gilmour and rookie Alex Tuch nearly tied it with 10:45 left in regulation, but Tuch's attempt sailed inches above the cross bar. Hoffman stepped up and made a huge save on sophomore Ian McCoshen, who blasted it from within the blue line through traffic. Hoffman snuffed it out through traffic and nabbed the flying puck with the glove.

York called for timeout at 18:12 of the final frame, but Vermont's stingy defense clogged the middle and prevented Boston College's tying bid.

The Eagles will await their fate next Sunday as BC is still heavily in the mix for an NCAA Tournament bid. This year's regional sites are Manchester, N.H., Providence, R.I., South Bend, Ind. and Fargo, N.D.