CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – New Hampshire’s Colin Hemingway used a last-minute goal at 19:18 of the third period to salvage a 3-3 tie with third-ranked Boston College, Friday night in front of 7,884 at Kelley Rink. With the tie, Boston College clinches a share of the HOCKEY EAST regular-season title.
The two schools will close their regular seasons’ tomorrow night in a 7 p.m. tilt at New Hampshire. A BC win or tie will give the Eagles sole possession of the HOCKEY EAST regular-season crown, while a UNH win will give both schools a share of the title.
BC never trailed in the game as the two schools traded goals throughout the contest. After both teams traded power-play goals in the first period, Boston College took a quick 2-1 advantage only 40 seconds into the second on Tony Voce’s first of two goals.
After New Hampshire (20-7-6, 14-5-4 HOCKEY EAST) tied the game late in the second, BC took a 3-2 advantage at 4:25 of the third period before Hemingway’s heroics.
Ben Eaves dished out three assists for Boston College (21-8-4, 16-5-2), while Sean Collins tallied one goal and one assist for New Hampshire.
Matti Kaltiainen made 24 saves in net for the Eagles, while Mike Ayers made 23 stops for New Hampshire.