Sophomore Benn Ferriero has goal and assist for Eagles

Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Sophomore Benn Ferriero registered a goal and an assist and junior Dan Bertram tallied two assists to lead seventh-ranked Boston College to a 4-1 Hockey East victory over Merrimack before 3,938 fans in Kelley Rink.

The host Eagles (11-6-1, 8-4-1 Hockey East) scored twice in the opening period and once in the middle frame to claim a three-goal lead. The teams traded third-period scores for the 4-1 final.

Senior Joe Rooney opened the scoring with his third goal in as many games at 5:55 of the first period. Junior Brian O'Hanley and sophomore Nathan Gerbe each recorded power-play goals for a three-goal lead after two periods.

Carmen Posteraro got the visiting Warriors on the scoreboard at 12:32 of the final frame, beating BC goalie Cory Schneider (21 saves) on a breakaway.

Ferriero tallied his eighth goal of the season with one minute left to play.

Merrimack (3-15-2, 3-10-0 HE) outshot BC, 22-21, despite the Eagles' 8-2 edge in the second period. Goalie Patrick Watson made 17 saves.

BC and Merrimack will conclude the conference regular-season series on Friday in North Andover. Game time is 7 p.m.