#4 Men's Hockey Falls To #10 UMass-Lowell, 4-2
Feb. 26, 2013
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Junior center Bill Arnold tied the game at 2-2 on his second goal of the night during the eighth minute of the third period for host-and-fourth-ranked Boston College but it was UMass-Lowell freshman defenseman Christian Folin who notched the decisive at 15:13 of the third period that lifted the visiting River Hawks to a 4-2 Hockey East win in the series finale between the teams before 3,708 fans at Kelley Rink on Tuesday.
The victory also lifts the River Hawks into a four-way tie with Boston College, New Hampshire and Providence in the league standings with four games left in the regular season.
UMass-Lowell answered with Folin's goal from the slot at 15:13 and Wetmore's empty-netter at 19:14 for the 4-2 final and its first win at BC's Kelley Rink since Feb. 13, 2009.
Freshman goaltender Connor Hellebuyck stopped 22 shots to capture the victory and improve to 11-1-0. BC senior Parker Milner recorded 25 saves in 59:12. He falls to 18-8-3.
The River Hawks opened the scoring at 10:41 of the first period with a power play goal from Scott Wilson.
Arnold scored his first goal of the night to even the score at 12:40 with assists Teddy Doherty and Straight and UMass-Lowell responded with another goal just 23 seconds later to take a 2-1 lead into the second period.
BC finished 1-1 on the power play while UMass-Lowell went 1-4.
Next, Boston College travels to Providence on Friday, March 1 for the first of a two-game home-and-home series between the Eagles and Friars at 7 p.m. The teams will play at Kelley Rink on Saturday at 4 p.m.
Team Records: UMass-Lowell 19-9-2, 13-8-2 Hockey East; Boston College 18-9-3, 13-8-2 HE
Game Notes: BC is 8-2-0 against the River Hawks in the last 10 meetings. The team's senior class is 8-4-0 in 12 meetings in four years ... Arnold's two-goal performance marked his second of the season. He previously scored twice in the team's 5-2 home win over Boston University on Dec. 1, 2012 ... Despite the loss, BC captured the regular-season series, 2-1-0.