Hockey East: Boston College edges UMass

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Johnny Gaudreau’s 10th goal of the season midway through the second period tied it for No. 7 Boston College and Kevin Hayes’s power-play strike a little more than four minutes later propelled the Eagles to a Hockey East victory over Massachusetts Thursday night in Amherst.

Brendan Gracel’s fourth goal of the season gave the Minutemen (3-6-1, 1-3-1) the lead at 18:12 of the first period.

Junior Brian Billet had 28 saves for the Eagles (6-2-1, 3-0) and Mac Haight stopped 31 for UMass.

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