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Dec. 1, 1997

Boston College Duo Named to HOCKEY EAST Honor Roll

Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Two Rochester-area residents are having banner seasons on the ice for the Boston College hockey team, which is off to its best start (11-4) since the 1983-84 season.

Junior center Marty Reasoner (Honeoye Falls, N.Y./Deerfield Academy) and freshman right wing Brian Gionta (Rochester, N.Y./Aquinas Institute) are the Eagles' top two scorers with 26 (15g, 11a) and 22 (9g, 13a) points, respectively. Both players, who are linemates, were named to the HOCKEY EAST Honor Roll, for the week ending November 30.

Last week, Reasoner scored seven points (5g, 2a), including two multiple-goal games. He now has five multiple-goal games to his credit this season. On November 28, Reasoner had two power-play tallies in a 6-0 victory over St. Lawrence.

Currently tied for second in scoring in HOCKEY EAST, Reasoner has a six-game goal scoring streak. With 115 career points, Reasoner ranks 40th place on the BC's all-time scoring list.

Gionta scored six points (2g, 4a) last week and is tied for sixth in scoring in HOCKEY EAST. Gionta, who has a team-high 11-game scoring streak, had one goal and two assists in the win over St. Lawrence. For the season, Gionta is tied with Reasoner for the team-lead with five power play goals.

The Eagles, ranked eighth in the nation, will meet HOCKEY EAST rival Boston University (9-1), who is ranked second, for a home-and-home series starting on December 7. On Sunday, the two teams will meet at BC's Kelley Rink at 2 p.m. Two days later, BU's Walter Brown Arena will be the site (7 p.m.).

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