Jan. 27, 1998
New Hampshire Tops Boston College, 9-3
DURHAM, N.H. -- Leading 3-1 after two periods, New Hampshire exploded for six goals in the final 20 minutes to gain a 9-3 HOCKEY EAST win over Boston College before a sellout crowd of 6,110 at Towse Rink.
The host Wildcats led 1-0 after one period and scored two goals in the opening 3:17 of the second period to gain a 3-0 advantage. BC freshman forward Mike Lephart tallied a power-play goal at 18:25 of the middle period to trim the UNH margin.
New Hampshire regained the momentum with a goal just 56 seconds into the third period. The Wildcats' Matt Swain then netted his second goal of the game to give UNH a 5-1 lead, before BC sophomore Blake Bellefeuille scored a power-play goal at 12:47. UNH answered with three goals in a span of three minutes to put the game out of reach.
BC sophomore defenseman Mike Mottau finished the scoring for the Eagles with a 4-on-4 goal at 17:31. Mottau finished the night with three points (1 goal, 2 assists). Bellefeuille had one goal and one assist, while junior captain Marty Reasoner had two assists (to tie current Eagle head coach Jerry York in 34th place on the BC career assist list with 70).
Boston College freshman goalie Scott Clemmensen finished with 25 saves, while junior Mike Correia made one save in the game's final 3:40. Two New Hampshire goalies combined for 29 stops.
Boston College hosts UMass-Lowell in a HOCKEY EAST contest at Kelley Rink on Friday, January 30. Game time is 7 p.m.