Sophomore Steven Whitney nets goal and adds three assists for Eagles

Sophomore Steven Whitney posts goal and three assists for Eagles

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Sophomore Steven Whitney registered a game-high four points - one goal and three assists - and eight different Boston College players scored to lead the Eagles to an 8-0 exhibition victory over the University of Toronto in Kelley Rink on Sunday.

Freshman Kevin Hayes tallied three points (one goal and two assists) while sophomore Patch Alber (two assists), junior Cam Atkinson (two assists) and captain Joe Whitney (one goal, one assist) each enjoyed multiple-point efforts for the victors.

The teams were scoreless after the first. Boston College scored six times in the middle period and twice in the final frame.

Steven Whitney opened the second-period scoring just 16 seconds in. Hayes doubled the lead at 2:57, senior Brian Gibbons gave BC a 3-0 lead one minute later and Barry Almeida scored the team's fourth goal at 9:04. Junior Tommy Cross and Joe Whitney scored just eight seconds apart - at 12:40 and 12:48 - to conclude the second-period scoring.

Jimmy Hayes and Philip Samuelsson each tallied one goal in the final frame.

John Muse, Parker Milner and Chris Venti combined to make 13 saves. Each goaltender saw one period of action.

The Eagles attempted 17 shots in each of the first two periods and finished with a 43-13 advantage.

Boston College will next open the regular season at Northeastern on Saturday, Oct. 9. It will then travel to Denver, last winter's Western College Hockey Association regular-season champion, for two games - on Oct. 15 & 16 - and visit South Bend, Ind., to face Notre Dame on Oct. 23 before it returns to Conte Forum/Kelley Rink on Oct. 29.

The Oct. 29 home contest against Merrimack will mark the team's home-opening game. BC will raise its national-championship banner that same night as a final salute to last year's title team.