|1st||5:39||BC||1-0||EV||Zach Walker (1)||Mike Booth/3, Connor Moore/3|
|1st||17:14||PRV||1-1||PP||Brian Pinho (2)||Erik Foley/3, Scott Conway/2|
|2nd||0:59||BC||2-1||EV GW||Matthew Gaudreau (3)||Chris Calnan/5, Casey Fitzgerald/3|
|3rd||17:18||BC||3-1||EV||Ron Greco (1)||Michael Kim/5, Matthew Gaudreau/4|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston College (5-2-1)||0/6||6/20||0|
|Hayden Hawkey (L, 2-3-1)||58:06||3||2||9||16||27|
|Boston College Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Joseph Woll (W, 4-2-1)||60:00||1||8||15||4||27|
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Senior forward Matthew Gaudreau had a goal and an assist to help lift Boston College to a 3-1 win against Providence College on Friday evening at Kelley Rink.
No. 14 Providence - 1 / No. 8 Boston College - 3
Kelley Rink / Chestnut Hill, Mass.
No. 14 Providence (2-3-1) / No. 8 Boston College - (5-2-1)
BC HIGHLIGHTS & GAME NOTES
- Zach Walker and Ron Greco scored their first-career goals against Providence on Friday night. Walker and Greco are the fifth and sixth freshmen on the roster to score their first goals as Eagles.
- Matthew Gaudreau scored his third goal of the season and 11th of his career. Gaudreau's goal stood as the Eagles' game-winning goal; his first of the season and third of his career. The Carneys Point, N.J., native also added an assist on Ron Greco's goal for his second multi-point performance of the season
- Boston College has won 13 of the last 14 outings against Providence at Kelley Rink.
- Head coach Jerry York was not behind the Eagles' bench for the first time since 2013, but York will still get credit for the win: his 1,017th to be exact.
- Boston College earned its first conference victory of the season. GOAL DESCRIPTIONS
FIRST GOAL (1-0 - BC) FIRST PERIOD -Zach Walker - 5:39 - EVEN STRENGTH - Connor Moore chased down a puck and was able to poke it out to a streaking Mike Booth behind the Eagles' net. Zach Walker waited near the halfwall and gathered it at the top of Boston College's zone. Walker had no one in front of him and streaked three-quarters the length down the ice and snapped a quick wrist shot past Hayden Hawkey on his short side for the early 1-0 lead at 5:39 of the first frame.
SECOND GOAL (1-1 - BC) FIRST PERIOD - Brian Pinho - 17:14 - POWER PLAY - The Friars cashed in on their second power play opportunity of the night when Scott Conway faked a slap shot at the top of the blue line and deftly slid the puck down to Erik Foley on near post. Joe Woll switched over to cover Foley, leaving Brian Pinho unattended and able to send in the cross-crease one-timer pass at 17:14 to make it a 1-1 game.
THIRD GOAL (2-1 - BC) SECOND PERIOD - Matthew Gaudreau - 00:59 - EVEN STRENGTH - Casey Fitzgerald and Scott Savage helped break up a Providence rush and Fitzgerald was able to scoop it up to Chris Calnan already in flight. Calnan flew down the right side of the sheet with Matthew Gaudreau to his left and Austin Cangelosi flanked on the other side. Calnan walked his defender down and perfectly timed his pass to Gaudreau in the slot. With not a Friar in sight, Gaudreau patiently picked his spot and ripped it past Hawkey 59 seconds into the frame for his third goal of the season.
FOURTH GOAL (3-1 - BC) THIRD PERIOD - Ron Greco - 17:18 - EVEN STRENGTH - Gaudreau helped trigger the play by supply Michael Kim with the puck at the point, just within the blue line. Kim blasted his slap shot into Friar traffic and the puck trickled right down to Ron Greco's stick. Greco stepped into it and rifled it to the back of the net from the slot to add some insurance to the Eagles' advantage, 3-1, with 2:42 left in regulation.
BOSTON COLLEGE GAME LEADERS
Points: Matthew Gaudreau (1 - 1 - 2)
Goals: Matthew Gaudreau (1 - 1 - 2) / Zach Walker (1 - 0 - 1) / Ron Greco (1 - 0 - 1)
Assists: Mike Booth (0 - 1 - 1) / Connor Moore (0 - 1 - 1) / Chris Calnan (0 - 1 -1) / Casey Fitzgerald (0 - 1 - 1) / Michael Kim (0 - 1 - 1) / Matthew Gaudreau (1 - 1 - 2)
Shots: Michael Kim (5)
Faceoffs Won: Austin Cangelosi (15 - of - 21)
Providence: 1 - for - 5
Boston College: 0 - for - 6
Providence: 6 - of - 12
Boston College: 6 - of - 20
BOSTON COLLEGE LINES
R. Fitzgerald - White - Dudek
Cotton - Cangelosi - Brown
Gaudreau - Greco - Calnan
McPhee - Booth - Walker Kim - C. Fitzgerald
McInnis - Savage
Jes. Mattila - Moore Woll
Milosz UP NEXT
Boston College heads to Amherst tomorrow night for a 7 p.m. bout at Massachusetts. The last time the Eagles went to the Mullins Center, head coach Jerry York won his 1,000th-career game.