No. 5 Men's Hockey Defeats No. 2 Wisconsin, 3-0
Oct. 27, 2006
MADISON - Sophomore forward Nathan Gerbe scored two goals and junior goalie Cory Schneider registered 28 saves as fifth-ranked Boston College earned a 3-0 shutout victory over second-ranked Wisconsin before 13,611 fans in the Kohl Center.
Gerbe put the visiting Eagles up 1-0 when he netted a three-on-five shorthanded goal at 5:48 of the opening period. Freshman defenseman Carl Sneep and Schneider assisted on the score.
Following a scoreless middle frame, Gerbe doubled the BC lead on his second goal of the night with just more than two minutes to play in regulation - at 17:47.
Sophomore Brock Bradford netted an empty-net goal with 16 seconds left in regulation for the 3-0 final.
The shutout marked BC's first of the season, and the 10th of Schneider's collegiate career.
Wisconsin (3-2-2) earned a 28-17 advantage in shots on the night, including a 14-5 advantage in the second period. Badgers' goaltender Brian Elliott recorded 17 saves in the loss.
The teams, who last met in the 2005-06 national championship, will concluded the two-game series Saturday night at the Kohl Center.
Game Notes: Gerbe's three-on-five goal in the first period marked the first for a BC player since Nov. 11, 2003, when Stephen Gionta (2003-06) scored a three-on-five goal in a 4-2 come-from-behind win over Northeastern. Gerbe's two-goal effort marked his third multiple-goal outing of his collegiate career ... Schneider's shutout marked his first of the season and 10th of his career. He ranks second on BC's all-time list in career shutouts to Scott Clemmensen, who recorded 13 shutouts during his four-year career (1997-01) ... Schneider's assist on Gerbe's first goal of the game marked the second of his career. Previously, he assisted on Chris Collins' power-play goal against North Dakota on April 6, 2006 in Milwaukee, Wis.... With an empty-net goal, Bradford has tallied at least one point in each of BC's first four games of the 2006-07 season. He has recorded a team-high eight points - three goals and five assists.