Jan. 12, 2013
DURHAM, N.H -
Senior Brooks Dyroff scored his first collegiate goal and goaltender Parker Milner recorded 37 saves to lead the second-ranked Eagles, but it was New Hampshire forward John Henrion that snapped a 1-1 tie on the power play with 4:48 left in the third period in a 2-1 victory for the fourth-ranked Wildcats before a sellout crowd of 6,501 fans at the Whittemore Center on Saturday.
The teams split the two-game, home-and-home series and will conclude the league regular-season series on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. at Kelley Rink.
Milner stopped nine shots in the first period, 20 in the second and eight in the final frame in the loss - snapping a string of six straight Boston College victories over New Hampshire dating back to Nov. 10, 2010.
The game was scoreless through 39 minutes of play until host New Hampshire scored the lone goal of the first two periods with 46.3 second left in a middle stanza in which BC was outshot 21-3 and killed nearly seven minutes of penalties.
All totaled, the Eagles played shorthanded six times in the contest for a total of 11 minutes, 40 seconds in the game.
Matt Willows notched his first of the season shortly after consecutive penalties on the Eagles that included 2:22 seconds of a two-man disadvantage had expired.
Dyroff tied the score at 7:57 of the third period, turning to adjust to a strange bounce of the puck off the boards and executing a one-time slapshot from the slot with precision past New Hampshire goalie Casey DeSmith for the team's lone goal.
DeSmith recorded 22 saves in the winning effort. He improves to 13-4-2.
Team Records: Boston College 13-4-1, 10-3-1 Hockey East; New Hampshire 14-4-2, 9-3-1 HE
Game Notes: BC's senior class fell to 9-4-2 in 15 meetings against the Wildcats in their four years ... a total of 11 penalties - eight against Boston College and three against New Hampshire were called in the contest; there were three penalties between the teams last night ... Boston College was without its head coach Jerry York, who missed both New Hampshire games while recovering from eye surgery.