Feb. 14, 1998
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Sophomore forward Blake Bellefeuille scored two goals to lead host Boston College to a 4-1 HOCKEY EAST win over Merrimack at Kelley Rink. The win completed BC's two-game weekend sweep of the Warriors and kept the Eagles with a share of the league's top spot.
Boston College led 2-0 after one period, and used two power-play goals in the middle period to secure the victory. After the Eagles gained a 4-0 advantage, Merrimack junior Kris Porter scored the Warriors' lone goal at 13:59 of the second period.
Junior Andy Powers opened the scoring for the Eagles at 7:37 of the first period, and Bellefeuille doubled the margin with a 4-on-4 tally at 15:43.
Bellefeuille scored his second goal -- a power-play tally -- at 8:40 of the second period, and sophomore Jeff Farkas scored a man-up goal at 12:49.
Boston College outshot Merrimack, 47-20. Merrimack sophomore Cris Classen finished with 43 saves, while BC freshman netminder Scott Clemmensen made 19 stops.
at Kelley Rink (Chestnut Hill, Mass.)
Merrimack (9-19-1).......... 0 1 0 - 1 Boston College (19-8-4)...... 2 2 0 - 4
SCORING: First Period: BC, Andy Powers (Brian Gionta, Marty Reasoner) 7:37; BC, Blake Bellefeuille (Powers) 15:43. Second Period: BC, Bellefeuille (Reasoner, Mike Mottau) ppg 8:40; BC, Jeff Farkas (Kevin Caulfield, Mike Lephart) ppg 12:49; MC, Kris Porter (Andrew Fox, Rejean Stringer) 13:59; Third Period: No scoring.
SAVES: MC, Cris Classen 43; BC, Scott Clemmensen 19.