Bill Arnold scored twice and the Eagles added an unassisted power play goal in the third period as No. 1 Boston College rolled past UMass, 4-2, last night at Conte Forum.
Boston College (4-1-0, 2-0-0 Hockey East) got on the scoreboard just 78 seconds into the game when Arnold connected with his third goal of the season. Andrew Tegeler pulled the Minutemen even just more than seven minutes later, but Chris Kreider’s power-play goal gave the Eagles the edge at the first intermission.
The Eagles outshot UMass, 14-2, in the second period, but were held to only one goal when Arnold scored his second of the game. Jeff Teglia had 31 saves for UMass, 13 coming in the second period.
Johnny Gaudreau’s unassisted power-play goal midway through the third period put Boston College up, 4-1, but Michael Marcou registered his first goal of the season to put the Minutemen within two.
BC goaltender Parker Milner had 18 saves and improved to 4-1-0.
BC outshot UMass, 35-20, and went 2 for 6 on the power play. UMass, which fell to 1-2-1, was 0 for 7 on the power play.
Minnesota 6, Vermont 0 - Nick Bjugstad scored twice to lift the host Golden Gophers to a nonconference victory over the Catamounts in Vermont’s season opener. Minnesota is unbeaten at 5-0-0 (2-0-0 WCHA) while Vermont fell to 0-1-0.
St. Cloud State 7, UNH 5 - In just their second all-time meeting, the Huskies (2-3-0) used four power play goals and held off a late charge to push past the visiting Wildcats, who remain winless at 0-4-0. UNH got goals from Scott Pavelski, Nic Dowd, Nick Sorkin, Cam Reid and Jarrod Rabey.
BC 5, Quinnipiac 0 - The Eagles got goals from five scorers and went 2 for 3 on the power play to defeat the visiting Bobcats. Emily Field and Danielle Welch each had a goal and an assist and Blake Bolden had two assists for the Eagles (3-1-1). Andrea Green, Ashley Motherwell and Caitlin Walsh scored for BC. Corinne Boyles had 11 saves in the victory. Victoria Vigilanti had 30 saves for the Quinnipiac, which fell to 1-5-0.
BU 2, Clarkson 2 - Kayla Tutino scored with 5:21 left in regulation to pull the No. 4 Terriers into a tie with the Golden Knights in Potsdam, N.Y. Taylor Holze scored the other BU goal as the Terriers (4-1-1) extended its unbeaten streak to four games with the tie. Kerrin Sperry had 32 saves for the Terriers while Clarkson, which fell to 3-1-3, got 24 saves from goalie Erica Howe.
Princeton 5, Northeastern 3 - Despite Kelly Wallace’s second goal in as many games and Katie MacSorley and Stephanie Gavronsky’s scores, the host Tigers handed the No. 8 Huskies their first season loss in Princeton’s season opener. Tigers Sally Butler and Olivia Mucha each scored twice and Kelly Cooke added an empty-netter as Northeastern fell to 4-1. Princeton is 1-0.
Maine 4, UConn 3 - Brittany Dougherty, Myriam Croussette, Missy Denk and Jennifer More all scored to lift the Black Bears over the Huskies in Storrs. Maine (5-2-0 1-0-0 Hockey East) held off UConn for its first conference victory as goaltender Brittany Ott stopped 24 of 27 shots. The Huskies (0-5-2, 0-1-0) got goals from Kelly Horan, Rachel Farrel and Caitlin Hewes.
Vermont 3, Providence 2 - Kailey Nash scored the winning goal with 4:58 left in the third period to lift the host Catamounts in their Hockey East opener. Erin Wente and Klara Myren also scored for Vermont. Laura Veharanta and Allison Micheletti scored for the Friars.
UNH 2, St. Lawrence 2 - Nicole Gifford and Emma Clark scored and Jenn Gilligan had a career-high 28 saves as the Wildcats (3-2-2) tied the Saints (3-0-2) in Canton, N.Y.