|2nd||15:10||QUI||1-0||EV||Alex Whelan (1)||Odeen Tufto/1, John Furgele/1|
|3rd||15:59||BC||1-1||PP GT||Jacob Tortora (1)||Casey Fitzgerald/1, JD Dudek/1|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston College (0-0-1)||1/4||4/8||0|
|Andrew Shortridge (T, 0-0-1)||65:00||1||9||5||8||3||25|
|Boston College Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||OT||Saves|
|Joseph Woll (T, 0-0-1)||65:00||1||9||10||6||3||28|
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Rookie Jacob Tortora made his mark on The Heights, netting his first-career goal in game-tying fashion with 4:01 left in regulation as No. 13 Boston College salvaged a draw with No. 14 Quinnipiac in the season opener on Friday night at Kelley Rink.
Sophomore goaltender Joseph Woll was sturdy in net all night, turning away 28-of-29 shots in an even game between two perennial powers.
No. 14 Quinnipiac 1 / No. 13 Boston College - 1
LOCATION Kelley Rink at Conte Forum / Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Quinnipiac (0-0-1) / No. 13 Boston College (0-0-1)
BC HIGHLIGHTS & GAME NOTES
- Boston College recorded its first regular-season draw to open the season since the 1922-23 season, and second ever in program history with the 1-1 stalemate on Friday night. The Eagles tied the Boston Hockey Club on Oct. 25, 1922, 3-3.
- Jacob Tortora scored his first goal in game-tying fashion while junior captain Casey Fitzgerald and classmate JD Dudek picked up points with the help. Tortora's tally was a power play goal, as well.
FIRST GOAL (1-0 - Quinnipiac) SECOND PERIOD - Alex Whelan - 15:10 - EVEN STRENGTH
• The Bobcats drew first blood around the 25-minute mark of regulation, as John Furgele stripped the puck in BC's zone and flipped it out to Odeen Tufto in transition on the red line. Alex Whelan joined the fray and connected on the one-timer wrister high between the circles to give the Bobcats' an early 1-0 edge in the second stanza.
SECOND GOAL (1-1 - Boston College) THIRD PERIOD - Jacob Tortora - 15:59 - POWER PLAY
• Quinnipiac got cited with a too many men infraction at 15:51 of the third period and rookie Jacob Tortora made the Bobcats pay eight seconds into the power play. Christopher Brown won the draw back to JD Dudek. Dudek touched it off to Casey Fitzgerald within the blue line and blasted it into the chest of Andrew Shortridge immediately after Dudek's feed. The puck caromed off his pads right to the lumber of Tortora on the short-side doorstep. Tortora wasted no time and roofed it over Shortridge's glove at 15:59 to tie the game with the late power play marker.
BOSTON COLLEGE GAME LEADERS
Points: Tortora (1 - 0 - 1) / Dudek (0 - 1 - 1) / Fitzgerald (0 - 1 - 1)
Goals: Tortora (1 - 0 - 1)
Assists: Dudek (0 - 1 - 1) / Fitzgerald (0 - 1 - 1)
Shots: Cotton (4) McInnis (4)
Faceoffs Won: Brown (15 - of - 24)
Quinnipiac: 0 - for - 4
Boston College: 1 - for - 4
Quinnipiac: 5 - for - 10
Boston College: 4 - for - 8
BOSTON COLLEGE LINES
Cotton - Brown - Tortora
McPhee - Jul. Mattila - Dudek
Hutsko - Räsänen - Booth
Grando - Greco - Walker
McInnis - Fitzgerald
Jes. Mattila - Moore
Karow - Kim
No. 13 Boston College continues the 2017-18 campaign on Friday, Oct. 13 at Kelley Rink when the Eagles welcome No. 12 Wisconsin to The Heights. The game is set for 7 p.m. and will be available on ESPN3.