Nov. 15, 1997
Northeastern Knocks Off Boston College in Overtime
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Sophomore center Roger Holeczy's goal at 1:16 of overtime capped a Northeastern rally as the Huskies defeated host Boston College, 5-4, before 5,163 fans at Kelley Rink.
The Huskie victory snapped a four-game Boston College winning streak. It was also the first Northeastern victory (in six tries) against BC since November 11, 1995 .
Northeastern trailed 3-1 entering the final period, but outscored Boston College by the same count in the third stanza to force overtime. After each team scored one goal in the first 10 minutes of the period, Northeastern sophomore Todd Barclay netted a power-play goal (5-on-3) at 12:45 to trim the BC margin. Freshman defenseman John Peterman evened the score at 18:44.
Holeczy's game-winning tally was his fifth goal of the season. Freshman Sean MacDonald and junior David Dupont assisted on the score.
Boston College dominated play throughout much of the contest, outshooting the Huskies, 36-14. But Boston College saw its efforts thwarted by Northeastern sophomore goaltender Marc Robitaille, who finished with 32 saves. Boston College freshman Scott Clemmensen made nine stops.
The game was tied 1-1 after one period, before sophomore Blake Bellefeuille and freshman Marty Hughes tallied second-period goals to give the Eagles the advantage.
at Kelley Rink (Chestnut Hill, Mass.)
Northeastern (4-4-0)........... 1 0 3 1 - 5 Boston College (7-2-0)........ 1 2 1 0 - 4
SCORING:First Period: BC, Tony Hutchins (Mike Lephart, Jeff Farkas) 9:34; NU, Mike Jozefowicz (Sean MacDonald, Roger Holeczy) pp 18:47. Second Period: BC, Blake Bellefeuille (Ken Hemenway, Rob Scuderi) 2:48; BC, Marty Hughes (Mike Mottau, Jeff Farkas) pp 6:16; Third Period: NU, Scott Campbell (John Peterman, David Dupont) pp 8:21; BC, Brian Gionta (Jamie O'Leary, Bobby Allen) 8:50; NU, Todd Barclay (Jozefowicz, Peterman) 5x3 12;45; NU, Peterman (Campbell) 18:44; Overtime: NU, Holeczy (MacDonald, Dupont) 1:16.
SAVES: NU, Marc Robitaille 32; BC, Scott Clemmensen 9.