CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - No. 7 Boston College received goals from four different players and defeated New Brunswick 4-2 on Saturday afternoon in exhibition action at Kelley Rink. 10 different Eagles registered points in the victory, including three freshmen.
The Varsity Reds opened the scoring with six minutes left in the first period, but goals from David Cotton and Jack McBain in the final 2:07 of the frame gave BC the lead for good.
Making their Boston College debuts, forwards Matt Boldy and Mike Hardman each lit the lamp in the second period to put the Eagles up 4-1 through two.
UNB drew one back on the power play in the third and pulled its goalie late, but BC held on for the victory.
Rookie Spencer Knight saw 40 minutes of action in net and stopped 20 of the 21 shots he faced, while classmate Jack Moffatt played the third period and made 15 saves. Defensemen Mitch Andres, Drew Helleson and Marshall Warren also made their unofficial collegiate debuts.
13:54 1st, UNB Goal (0-1) | Kris Bennett made a nifty move between the legs in tight to beat Knight stick side and open the scoring
17:53 1st, BC Goal (1-1) | Cotton got a piece of Connor Moore's point shot and deflected the puck past Rylan Parenteau's blocker to knot the score
19:22 1st, BC Goal (2-1) | Luke McInnis found McBain in the slot, and his one-timer trickled through the pads of Parenteau (17 saves) to give Boston College its first lead
4:53 2nd, BC Goal (3-1) | From the bottom of the left circle, Newhook picked out Boldy for a back door one-timer which beat Parenteau glove side
13:18 2nd, BC Goal (4-1) | Aapeli Räsänen won a clean faceoff into the slot and Hardman fired a first-time effort into the right half of the net to extend the lead
3:59 3rd, UNB Goal (4-2) | Olivier LeBlanc's shot from the perimeter found its way through traffic to beat Moffatt on the power play
Boston College hosts the 16th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers on opening night next Friday (Oct. 11) at 7 p.m. before traveling to face Colgate on Sunday (Oct. 13) at 4 p.m.