Nov. 4, 1997
Boston College Defeats UNH, 6-4
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Boston College freshman Mike Lephart (Niskayuna, N.Y.) scored a power play goal with 7:03 remaining in the third period to break a 4-4 tie and junior Marty Reasoner (Honeoye Falls, N.Y.) added an insurance goal with 2:43 left to give the Boston College a 6-4 HOCKEY EAST victory over 5th-ranked New Hampshire before 2,539 at Kelley Rink.
The BC win ends a six-game UNH winning streak - a skien that dates back to December 8, 1995. The Eagles raised their overall record to 4-1 (2-1 in HOCKEY EAST), their best start since the 1990-91 season. UNH drops to 4-1, 0-1 in the league.
UNH took a 4-3 lead just 1:03 into the final period as John Sadowski tallied his first goal of the season. The Eagles tied the score at 4-4 at the 5:55 mark when sophomore Blake Bellefuille (Framingham, Mass.) blasted a one-timer past UNH goalie Sean Matile (21 saves) for a power-play goal. .
Reasoner finished with two goals and two assists, his fifth four-point and 31st multiple-point game of his career. The Eagles were 3-5 on the power play, while the Wildcats were 0-4.
Senior right wing Mark Mowers scored three goals for UNH - the third hat trick of his career. Ironically, two of those three-goal performances have come against the Eagles.
The two teams will meet again on Friday, November 7 at Towse Rink in Durham, N.H.
Boston College (4-1-0) 2 1 3 - 6 New Hampshire (4-1-0) 1 2 1 - 4 Scoring: UNH, Mark Mowers (Jason Krog, Sean Matile) 8:02; BC, Chris Masters (Nick Pierandri, Rob Scuderi) 10:55; BC, Brian Gionta (Marty Reasoner, Ken Hemenway) PP - 13:51; UNH, Mowers (Nolan, Jayme Filipowicz) 0:53; UNH, Mowers (Nolan, Krog) 9:03; BC, Reasoner (Gionta, Jamie O'Leary) 10:12; UNH, John Sadowski (Mike Souza, Jason Shipulski) 1:03; BC, Blake Bellefeuille (Jeff Farkas, Mike Motteau) PP - 5:55; BC, Mike Lephart (Reasoner, Scuderi) PP - 12:57; BC, Reasoner (Motteau, Scuderi) 17:17. Saves: BC, Scott Clemmensen 16; UNH, Sean Matile 21. Penalties/Minutes: BC 9/18; UNH 10/20 Power Play: BC 3-5, UNH 0-4