Boston College throttles RIT, 6-2, as defense explodes on the offensive side of the ice; Doherty, Sanford lead BC with three points each
Friars snap 18-game unbeaten streak (15-0-3), capture first win over BC since Feb. 29, 2008
Milner records career-high 45 saves in tie
Jerry York ties Ron Mason for most NCAA wins as coach
SILK'S CAREER HIGHS
BRENDAN JOHN SILK; born January 13, 1994 ... shoots right ... played two years at Austin Prep before moving to Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Mich. to play in the U.S. National Team Development Program.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2013-14):Played in 38 games ... tallied six points - three goals and three assists; registered three goals and an assist in 19 Hockey East outings ... finished with a +2 rating in Hockey East play ... assisted on Michael Sit's first-career goal against Wisconsin (10/18)...matched a career-high with three shots against New Hampshire (12/6)...scored his first goal of the season in rough conditions over Notre Dame at Fenway Park and matched a career-high with three shot attempts (1/4)... scored his first-career game-winning goal at Providence (1/31)...secured his first-career power play goal against Merrimack (2/7).
AS A FRESHMAN (2012-13):Played in 36 games ... registered four points - two goals and two assists; scored one goal in 25 Hockey East contests ... recorded his first collegiate goal - and point - with the Eagles' final goal at 4:16 of the team's 5-2 home win over Boston University (12/1) ... scored once in a 3-3 home tie against Yale (1/4).
BEFORE BC: Played in 42 games for the U.S. National U-18 team in 2011-12; recorded six points - five goals and one assist ... was a member of the 2012 U.S. National U-18 select team at the Five Nations Tournament in Pori, Finland in February 2012 ... registered five points - two goals and three assists - in 14 games for the U.S. National U-17 team during an injury-shortened 2010-11 season; underwent surgery to repair his Achilles' tendon in late July 2010 and returned to game action on Jan.8, 2011 ... was a member of the U.S. Under-17 Select Team that won the 2010 Five Nations Tournament in Huttwil, Switzerland in August.
PERSONAL: Enrolled in the Carroll School of Management ... is the 2012-13 recipient of the Edward J. O'Brien, Jr., M.D. Men's Ice Hockey Scholarship ... Brendan is the oldest of Elizabeth and Jack Silk's four children; has two sisters, Julie and Laura, and one brother, Kevin ... his grandfather John Silk captain the 1952-53 Boston College basketball team, was inducted into the Varsity Club Hall of Fame in 1978 and had his jersey retired in January 1999.