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Nov. 23, 1997

Boston College Hockey Splits HOCKEY EAST Weekend Series with Maine

ORONO, Maine - The Boston College hockey team split a two-game weekend series at HOCKEY EAST rival Maine on November 21-22. On Friday evening, the Eagles defeated the Black Bears, 6-1, before losing 12-5 on Saturday.

Off to their best start since 1983-84, the Eagles (9-3 overall, 5-3 in HOCKEY EAST) have three non-league contests (all ECAC members) this coming week.

BC will travel to Brown on Tuesday, November 25 before hosting St. Lawrence (November 28) and Clarkson (November 29). All three games will start at 7 p.m.

In the series opener against Maine on Friday, sophomore forward Blake Bellefeuille (Framingham, Mass.) scored a season-high two goals and added one assist and freshman goaltender Scott Clemmensen (Urbandale, Iowa) stopped 28 shots as the Eagles won for the first time in Alfond Arena since January 22, 1994 (four meetings).

Sophomore forward Jeff Farkas (Williamsville, N.Y.) added one goal and one assist and freshman defenseman Bobby Allen (Hull, Mass.) two assists for BC. The Eagles tied a season-high with three power-play goals in the victory. BC also improved to 8-2 when it outshoots an opponent in a game this season.

On Saturday, the Eagles allowed the most goals in a game since January 14, 1978 (13 vs. Cornell). Despite the loss, junior forward Andy Powers (Arlington, Mass.) tallied a season-high two goals and freshman forward Brian Gionta (Rochester, N.Y.) extended his point scoring streak to eight games with one assist. Junior center Marty Reasoner (Honeoye Falls, N.Y.) scored his team-leading 10th goal of the season in the first period. Reasoner has scored a goal in five of his last six games.

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