Men's Hockey Advances to NCAA Championships
March 29, 1998
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Six players each scored one goal as Boston College defeated Colorado College, 6-1, in the NCAA Ice Hockey Tournaments quarterfinal round at Pepsi Arena in Albany, N.Y. BC will face Ohio State in the tournaments semifinal round on Thursday, April 2 at 8 p.m. in Bostons FleetCenter.
The quarterfinal win extends Boston Colleges unbeaten streak to 13 games (11-0-2) and moves the Eagles into the tournaments semifinal round for the first time since 1990. New Hampshire will meet Michigan is the tournaments other semifinal game on April 2 at 2 p.m.
BC led 3-0 after period, extended its margin to 5-1 after two periods, and added one goal in the final stanza to finish the scoring. Sophomore defenseman Mike Mottau opened the scoring at 6:13, and junior Marty Reasoner netted a power-play goal 66 seconds later to double the margin. Sophomore Jeff Farkas extended the lead to 3-0 with an unassisted, short-handed tally at 18:51.
Colorado College scored its lone goal -- on the power-play -- 37 seconds into the middle period, but sophomore Blake Bellefeuilles man-advantage goal at 4:12 and classmate Kevin Caulfields goal at 19:20 gave BC a 5-1 lead after two periods.
Forward Brian Gionta, the nations top-scoring freshman, finished the scoring with his 29th goal of the season at 9:54 of the final period.
BC freshman Scott Clemmensen tied a BC record by gaining his 23rd win in net. He made 17 stops. Colorado Colleges two goalies -- Jason Cugnet and Colin Zulianello -- combined for 28 saves.
Game Notes: Boston College scored two power-play goals on eight chances, while successfully killing nine of Colorado College's 10 man-advantage opportunities ... Freshman Rob Scuderi contributed two assists for the Eagles, giving him 23 on the season ... Junior forward Andy Powers also tallied two assists ... BCs sophomore class accounted for four goals and two assists, while the teams highest-scoring class -- the freshmen -- had one goal and four assists.