CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The No. 6/7 Boston College women's hockey team and the Maine Black Bears skated to a 3-3 tie on Saturday afternoon at Kelley Rink. Hannah Bilka scored twice for the Eagles, including the game-tying tally to force overtime with 90 seconds left in the third period, while Maegan Beres scored her first goal of the season.
Ida Kuoppala put Maine up midway through the opening period, but it took Beres just over a minute to even things up with her first of the year. Bilka's goal 30 seconds into the second period staked the Eagles to a 2-1 lead after two.
The Black Bears, though, capitalized on a 5-on-3 power-play opportunity in the third period, with Kuoppala tying things up and then Ally Johnson giving the visitors a 3-2 lead before BC's major penalty expired. Down but now out, BC took advantage of its own 5-on-3 chance, with Bilka scoring her 10th goal of the season with 1:38 to play. Neither team would find the back of the net in overtime for the Hockey East contest's final 3-3 score.
Maddy McArthur finished with 17 saves for BC while Carly Jackson made 23 for Maine. The Black Bears went 3-for-7 on the power play and the Eagles went 1-for-5 and out-shot the visitors, 26-20.
No. 6/7 Boston College 3, Maine 3
Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 | 4 p.m.
Kelley Rink | Chestnut Hill, Mass.
1st, 11:22 | 0-1, MAINE GOAL: Working a power play, Ali Beltz found Ida Kuoppala for a wrist shot from the left dot that beat McArthur to the near post.
1st, 12:30 | 1-1, BC GOAL: After Delaney Belinskas forced a turnover right behind the Maine net, Beres picked up the puck and reached around to stuff it inside the right post.
2nd, 00:30 | 2-1, BC GOAL: Alexie Guay started a breakout up the right wing and Bilka carried it up the ice before crossing over and dishing to Olivia Finocchiaro as they hit the blue line. Finocchiaro then floated the puck back to Bilka for a snap shot that floated inside the upper right-hand corner of the net.
3rd, 5:28 | 2-2, MAINE GOAL: Celine Tedenby slipped a puck back to Kuoppala at the top of the left circle for a wrist shot that found the net through a screen.
3rd, 6:31 | 2-3, MAINE GOAL: From the left face-off dot, Beltz sent a puck to the front of the net that deflected off a skate and inside the far right post.
3rd, 18:22 | 3-3, BC GOAL: Working a 5-on-3 power play, Cayla Barnes' shot bounced back out to her in the slot, and the defender passed to Bilka camped out off of the right post. With Jackson still at the left post, Bilka was able to put it home into the empty net for her second of the night.
- BC now holds a 43-16-7 advantage in the all-time series, including a 20-7-4 mark in away games and 23-9-3 at Kelley Rink ... the Eagles have a seven-game unbeaten streak in the series ... head coach Katie Crowley is 32-5-3 all-time against the Black Bears.
- Hannah Bilka extended her point streak to seven games ... this was her third multi-goal game of the season and fifth multi-point game of the year ... she now has a team-leading 14 points on 10 goals and four assists.
- Alexie Guay extended her point streak to five games with her assist ... she now has six points on one goal and five assists.
- Maegan Beres scored her first goal of the season ... the Eagles now have 15 players with at least one point and 12 players with at least one goal.
- Kelly Browne picked up her 11th assist of the season to register a point for the third consecutive game ... five of her assists have come on the power play.
- With her assist today, Cayla Barnes now has points in seven out of eight contests ... she has 11 points on two goals and nine assists.
Maine: 3-3-2, 1-2-1 HEA
Boston College: 7-0-1, 6-0-1 HEA
Boston College will close out its season-long four-game home stand next weekend, hosting New Hampshire on Friday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. and then facing Providence at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2.