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Junior defenseman Brian Dumoulin scored the game-winner for the Eagles
DETROIT, Mich. - Junior defenseman Brian Dumoulin broke a 1-1 tie with an unassisted goal at 10:40 of the third period to lead third-ranked Boston College to a 2-1 win over Michigan Tech in the consolation game of the Great Lakes Invitational at Joe Louis Arena.
Dumoulin intercepted a cross-ice pass, skated into the offensive and beat Michigan Tech goaltender Josh Robinson (23 saves) from the faceoff dot to his right for the decisive goal, Dumoulin's third goal - and 15th point - this season.
The Eagles and Huskies traded first-period scores with Chris Kreider putting BC up 1-0 just six seconds into the team's first power play at 4:04 and Tech's Dennis Rix netted an unassisted shorthanded goal at 15:10.
Kreider's power-play goal was scored with assists to Johnny Gaudreau and Pat Mullane.
The game's next 34:10 was played scoreless. Dumoulin's goal was scored during a third-period in which the Eagles were outshot, 10-4.
Junior goaltender Parker Milner recorded 24 saves to capture his 10th win this season. Both teams attempted 25 shots.
BC prevailed after Michigan Tech forward Blake Pietila appeared to net the equalizer batting in a loose puck with 28.9 seconds left on the clock. But upon video review, the goal was disallowed because Jordan Baker, situated in front of the Eagles' net, had used a high stick to deflect a Steve Seigo shot from the center point prior to Pietila potting the loose puck.
Next, Boston College will host Merrimack on Sunday, Jan. 8 at 1 p.m.
Team Records: Boston College - 13-7-0; Michigan Tech - 9-11-1
Game Notes: Today's meeting marked the first between the teams since November 1988. It also marked the first time the MacLeod brothers - BC sophomore defenseman Isaac and Michigan Tech forward Alex, of Nelson, British Columbia - have faced off against one another in collegiate competition ... The Huskies shorthanded goal at 15:10 of the first period marked the fifth shorthanded goal against the Eagles this season ... Michigan Tech killed 1:21 of a two-man BC advantage early in the second period.