Sunday, January 25, 2009
BC Earns weekend sweep of Maine with 4-1 win
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Sophomore goalie John Muse stopped 25 shots and senior defenseman Tim Kunes netted the decisive goal in the middle period to lead Boston College to a 4-1 Hockey East win over Maine before 6,833 fans in Kelley Rink.
Boston College celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Hockey East membership by honoring several of its past league award winners during the first intermission. Among those attending were 1986-87 Hockey East Player of the Year and NHL legend Brian Leetch and 2008 USA Hockey College Player of the Year Nathan Gerbe. BC assistant coach Greg Brown, who twice earned league player-of-the-year honors (1989 and 1990), was also recognized.
BC led 1-0 after one period and 2-1 after two periods, before securing the victory with two goals in the final 20 minutes.
Sophomore Joe Whitney opened the scoring at 13:17. Kunes doubled the BC margin with an unassisted tally just 2:50 into the second period.
Maine got on the board on sophomore Mike Banwell's power-play goal at 9:22.
Freshman Barry Almeida gave BC a 3-1 advantage at 8:27 of the third period, beating Maine goalie Dave Wilson after receiving a perfect cross-crease pass from junior Ben Smith.
Senior captain Brock Bradford capped the day's scoring at 17:05.
Muse earned his 11th win of the season. Maine's Wilson finished with 22 saves.