CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Senior Chris Murray and sophomore Trevor Smith each scored third-period goals to lead No. 8 New Hampshire to a 6-3 Hockey East victory over fourth-ranked Boston College before a sellout crowd of 7,884 fans in Conte Forum.
The teams traded the first six goals of the game before New Hampshire (8-2-1, 6-1-1 Hockey East) scored three time in the third period to earn the victory.
Murray broke the 3-3 tie with his fourth goal of the season at 4:10 of the third period. The visiting Wildcats doubled the lead when BC attempted to clear the puck and it bounced off a BC player’s leg and into the net for at 9:39. Smith finished the scoring with his 11th goal of the season at 18:27.
Joe Rooney, Brock Bradford and Benn Ferriero each scored for BC (7-4-1, 4-2-1 Hockey East). Ferriero scored with four seconds to play in the second period to tie the score at 3-3.
Jamie Fritsch and Matt Fortunato (one goal, two assists) tallied first-period goals and Mike Radja scored in the middle period for UNH.
The Wildcats outshot BC, 32-24, including a 10-2 margin in the final frame.
Junior goalie Kevin Regan made 21 saves to earn his 30th collegiate victory.
BC junior goalie Cory Schneider registered 26 saves in the defeat.