Boston College Upends Vermont, 7-4, To Sweep Quarterfinal Series
Senior forward Austin Cangelosi has two goals and assist for Eagles

Senior forward Austin Cangelosi had two goals and an assist for the Eagles
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 3:35  BC1-0 PP JD Dudek (12)Colin White/15, Scott Savage/18
1st 7:10  BC2-0 EV Connor Moore (1)Michael Kim/15, Chris Calnan/10
1st 8:57  BC3-0 PP JD Dudek (13)Austin Cangelosi/14, Scott Savage/19
1st 13:14  VER1-3 PP Ross Colton (12)Rob Hamilton/11, Mario Puskarich/16
1st 19:41.2 VER2-3 PP Rob Hamilton (9)Mario Puskarich/17, Brendan Bradley/14
2nd 7:24  BC4-2 PP Austin Cangelosi (19)David Cotton/14, Colin White/16
2nd 11:22  BC5-2 PP GW Austin Cangelosi (20)Colin White/17, Scott Savage/20
2nd 17:14  VER3-5 EV Rob Hamilton (10)Anthony Petruzzelli/6, Liam Coughlin/8
3rd 13:25  BC6-3 EV Chris Calnan (6)Julius Mattila/8
3rd 17:39  BC7-3 EV Ryan Fitzgerald (9)Matthew Gaudreau/26, Michael Kim/16
3rd 18:02  VER4-7 EV Matt O'Donnell (3)Brady Shaw/11, Craig Puffer/8
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Vermont  2114
Boston College  3227
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Vermont  10151136
Boston College  1291334
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Vermont (20-13-5)  2/6 8/16 0
Boston College (20-14-4)  4/7 7/14 0
Vermont Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Stefanos Lekkas (L, 18-10-5)58:467 971127
Empty Net1:140     
Boston College Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Joseph Woll (W, 16-12-3)60:004 8141032

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Senior forward Austin Cangelosi had two goals and an assist to lead Boston College to a 7-4 win against Vermont as the Eagles earned a Hockey East quarterfinal sweep on Saturday night at Kelley Rink.


No. 13 Vermont - 4 / No. 17 Boston College - 7


Kelley Rink at Conte Forum / Chestnut Hill, Mass.


No. 13 Vermont (20-13-5 / 10-8-4) / No. 17 Boston College - (20-14-4 / 13-6-3)


Vermont - No. 6 seed / Boston College - No. 3 seed


- Boston College won its 20th game of the season. It marks the eight-consecutive season the Eagles have stockpiled 20 or more wins, every year since the 2009-10 season. The eight-straight 20-win seasons are the third-longest streak in college hockey behind Denver (16 seasons) and North Dakota (14 seasons - that streak could end tonight, though, and the Eagles would have the second-longest streak).

- JD Dudek scored a pair of power play goals in the first period, alone, against Vermont on Saturday night. For Dudek, it marks his third multi-goal game this season. The Auburn, N.H. native tallied a hat trick against UConn on Nov. 22 and a pair against Northeastern on Dec. 6.

- Austin Cangelosi followed suit in the next period, accounting for a pair of power play goals of his own in the second frame. With Dudek and Cangelosi both scoring a pair of power play goals in on period, the Eagles have now netted two power play goals in a period on four occasions. BC also scored a pair against Colorado College in the home opener on Oct. 21 (White - Casey Fitzgerald) as well as at Notre Dame on Dec. 10 (David Cotton - Julius Mattila).

- The last time someone scored a pair of power play goals in one game was Teddy Doherty against Massachusetts on Nov. 3, 2015.

- Boston College scored four power play goals in the Game 2 victory against Vermont. The last time the Eagles lit the lamp four times with the extra man was in a 5-2 win against Boston University on Dec. 1, 2012.

- Both Scott Savage and Colin White recorded their second-career playmakers on Saturday. Savage's first occurred at Madison Square Garden against North Dakota on Dec. 3, 2016 while White's took place on Nov. 3, 2015 against UMass.

- Cangelosi also accounted for three points (2-1-3), marking his 10th-career three-point performance and fourth of the season.

- The Eagles have recorded 11 playmakers (one individual with three assists in a game) this season. That mark is the most in college hockey.

- Connor Moore scored his first-collegiate goal in Saturday's victory over Vermont.


- Boston College will make its 23rd appearance in the Hockey East semifinals after ousting Vermont on Saturday night. Boston College is 16-6 in Hockey East semifinals contests and have advanced to the championship game in 16-of-22 opportunities.

- Boston College is now 40-18-1 in Hockey East quarterfinal contests and 9-3 against the Catamounts in quarterfinal games. All-time against Vermont in the Hockey East playoffs, the Eagles are 11-3. As the No. 3 seed, Boston College is 13-4 in the Hockey East Tournament.

- All-time in the Hockey East Tournament, Boston College is 67-30-2. The Eagles won the Hockey East Tournament over New Hampshire in overtime in 1999.

- Boston College's 14 goals to open its Hockey East Tournament bid mark the most in its first two games in conference postseason history.


- The Eagles power play took advantage of an early Vermont penalty from Matt O'Donnell at 3:17 of the first period. Scott Savage and Colin White worked the cycle around the top of the zone and White provided JD Dudek with a one-timer opportunity just within Vermont's blue line. With plenty of traffic between Dudek's stick and UVM goaltender Stefanos Lekkas, the puck found its way through the screen to the back of the net at 3:35 for the 1-0 BC lead.

- Boston College continued on its momentum after defenseman Connor Moore beat Lekkas on another long-distance shot at 7:10 of the first period. Chris Calnan started the play off at the top of the left zone, touch passing it off to Michael Kim above the left circle and slapped it into the crease off a Catamount defenseman. The puck caromed out hard to Moore on the opposite side of the zone near the blue line and he quickly blasted it past Lekkas for the 2-0 lead.

- Dudek accounted for his second power play tally of the first period after getting open on the left dot. Scott Savage and Austin Cangelosi outmuscled a pair of Catamounts on the half wall and with the open room, Savage scraped the puck off the wall to Cangelosi and he quickly backhanded it from circle to circle to give Dudek the open one-timer blast at 8:57 for another power play strike and a 3-0 lead.

FOURTH GOAL (3-1 - UVM) FIRST PERIOD - Ross Colton - 13:14 - POWER PLAY
- Vermont put a number on the board for the first time of the series, taking 73:14 to make its first impression. Mario Puskarich generated the power play goal with a pass to Rob Hamilton a top the zone. Ross Colton wriggled free on the right dot and deposited Hamilton's pass from the left circle past Joseph Woll at 13:14 to make it a 3-1 contest.

FIFTH GOAL (3-2 - UVM) FIRST PERIOD - Rob Hamilton - 19:42 - POWER PLAY
- The Catamounts took advantage of another BC penalty with 18 seconds to go in the first period. After White went off for high-sticking at 19:27, the Catamounts won the faceoff and took it down behind the Eagles' net. Derek Lodermeier rimmed it up to Rob Hamilton just within the blue line and wristed a shot that pinballed through traffic and found its way through Woll's pads at 19:42 to make it a one-goal game heading into first intermission.

SIXTH GOAL (4-2 - BC) SECOND PERIOD - Austin Cangelosi - 7:24 - POWER PLAY
- The Eagles reclaimed a two-goal lead on a tic-tac-toe power play goal, their third of the night, at 7:24 of the second period. White received a pass from Luke McInnis on the near wall and he quickly tossed it towards the goalmouth where David Cotton was stationed. Cotton slightly redirected White's pass to the far post where Austin Cangelosi was in position to bat it past Lekkas at 7:24 to push it out to a 4-2 lead.

SEVENTH GOAL (5-2 - BC) SECOND PERIOD - Austin Cangelosi - 11:22 - POWER PLAY
- Much like Dudek, Cangelosi accounted for a pair of power play goals in one period himself after lighting the lamp with the extra attack again at 11:22 of the second period. Savage softly scooted the puck out of the Eagles' end to White on the red line. Cangelosi quickly charged past a pair of Catamounts, gathered White's perfect pass on the blue line and was off to the races. Cangelosi took four strides and snapped it past Lekkas on the doorstep to retain the original three-goal lead, 5-2.

- Hamilton accounted for his second goal of the night for Vermont with a rip between the circles at 17:14 of the middle frame. Liam Coughlin won a scrum along the boards and linked up with Anthony Petruzzelli in the near corner. Petruzzelli zipped it to Hamilton between the circles and he put it up high on Woll to make it a 5-3 game.

NINTH GOAL (6-3 - BC) THIRD PERIOD - Chris Calnan - 13:25 - EVEN STRENGTH
- Chris Calnan added the third-period dagger after corralling a perfectly won faceoff by Julius Mattila in BC's zone. Jul. Mattila got an early jump on the faceoff, riggled the puck around the centerman out to Calnan up ahead. With no one in front, Calnan raced the puck from end to end and slipped it past Lekkas after bringing it to his backhand for a 6-3 lead at 13:25.

TENTH GOAL (7-3 - BC) THIRD PERIOD - Ryan Fitzgerald - 17:39 - EVEN STRENGTH
- Ryan Fitzgerald capped off the offensive outburst with the Eagles' seventh tally at 17:39. Kim flung the puck out of Boston College's end to Matthew Gaudreau on the half wall. Gaudreau and R. Fitzgerald entered the zone together and R. Fitzgerald discharged his attempt from between the circles. Lekkas made the first stop, but R. Fitzgerald stayed with it and beat him on the rebound to make it 7-4.

- Matt O'Donnell added a late Catamount goal after beating Woll in tight off a feed from Brady Shaw with 1:58 to play, cementing the count at 7-4.


Points: Austin Cangelosi (2 - 1 - 3) / Scott Savage (0 - 3 - 3) / Colin White (0 - 3 - 3)
Goals: Austin Cangelosi (2 - 1 - 3) / JD Dudek (2 - 0 - 2)
Assists: Scott Savage (0 - 3 - 3) / Colin White (0 - 3 - 3)
Shots: Austin Cangelosi ( 4 ) / Ryan Fitzgerald ( 4 )
Faceoffs Won: Austin Cangelosi (25 - of - 32)


Vermont: 2 - for - 6
Boston College: 4 - for - 7


Vermont: 7 - of - 14
Boston College: 7 - of - 14


Cotton - Cangelosi - White
Gaudreau - R. Fitzgerald - Brown
Dudek - Jul. Mattila - Calnan
McPhee - Greco - Booth

Campoli - Savage
Kim - Moore
McInnis - C. Fitzgerald



Boston College will head to TD Garden for the semifinals for its 23rd time but will await its opponent. If UMass Lowell defeats New Hampshire on Sunday, March 12, the Eagles will meet Boston University once again. If UNH wins, Boston College will face Notre Dame.