CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The line of David Cotton, Julius Mattila, and Logan Hutsko combined for three goals, eight points, and a plus-7 rating on Saturday night, leading Boston College to a convincing 4-1 Hockey East victory over Merrimack at Kelley Rink.
The Eagles, who scored three times in the first eight minutes of the second period, evened their league record at 1-1-0 and picked up their first win of the season. The Warriors fell to 3-6-0 (2-3-0 HEA) and lost their fifth straight at Conte Forum.
Cotton led the way with his second four-point game of the season, factoring in every BC tally with two goals and two assists. Mattila collected a goal and an assist, his first two points of the season, while Hutsko assisted on each of the game's first two scores.
Joseph Woll made 29 saves in net for the victory, while he and the rest of the Boston College penalty kill was a perfect 7-for-7.
- 15:30 1st, BC Goal (1-0) | Hutsko skated wide into the Merrimack zone and drove the net, throwing a shot into the midsection of Craig Pantano (X saves). JD Dudek crashed the net and jammed the loose puck between Pantano's pads to open the scoring.
- 0:44 2nd, BC Goal (2-0) | Hutsko streaked down the right wing and fed a pass to the top of the crease for a cutting Cotton, who one-timed the puck on his forehand past Pantano at the back door
- 3:53 2nd, BC Goal (3-0) | Cotton sent Mattila into the Warriors zone as he dangled around a defenseman for a clean look at goal. Mattila deked to his backhand and lifted a shot to beat Pantano glove side.
- 8:03 2nd, BC Goal (4-0) | On a BC power play, the puck kicked out to Casey Fitzgerald in the high slot. Fitzgerald sent a pass into the right circle for Mattila, who quickly found Cotton in front for another first-time finish.
- 15:22 2nd, MC Goal (4-1) | Patrick Kramer took advantage of a BC giveaway, picking out Logan Drevitch in the low right circle for a quick wrister that beat Woll high blocker side.
- Boston College welcomes Vermont to Conte Forum next week for a two-game series on Thursday (Nov. 8) and Friday (Nov. 9) at 7 p.m.