McCoshen Leads Boston College Past Boston University, 5-3
Junior defenseman Ian McCoshen posts two goals and two assists for Eagles

Junior defenseman Ian McCoshen had two goals and two assists for the Eagles
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 18:01  BU1-0 PP Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson (6)Ahti Oksanen/10, Matt Grzelcyk/5
2nd 2:01  BC1-1 PS Austin Cangelosi (9) -
2nd 2:18  BU2-1 PP Ahti Oksanen (11)Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson/14, Danny O'Regan/17
2nd 5:18  BC2-2 EV Zach Sanford (6)Teddy Doherty/8, Ian McCoshen/5
2nd 15:35  BC3-2 PP Colin White (12)Casey Fitzgerald/12, Ian McCoshen/6
3rd 15:48  BU3-3 PP Matt Lane (11)Charlie McAvoy/11, Danny O'Regan/18
3rd 17:50  BC4-3 PP GW Ian McCoshen (4)Ryan Fitzgerald/15, Austin Cangelosi/12
3rd 19:47  BC5-3 EV EN Ian McCoshen (5)Miles Wood/14, Steve Santini/8
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Boston University  1113
Boston College  0325
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Boston University  812828
Boston College  5141837
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Boston University (11-7-3)  3/6 8/16 0
Boston College (15-4-2)  2/7 6/12 0
Boston University Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Sean Maguire (L, 5-4-0)58:434 5111632
Empty Net1:171     
Boston College Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Thatcher Demko (W, 14-4-1)60:003 711725

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Ian McCoshen scores a pair to thrust the Eagles to victory over archrival Boston University, 5-3; Jerry York at 999 career victories


Score: No. 10 Boston University 3 // No. 4 Boston College 5
Records: No. 10 Boston University (11-7-3, 5-4-2 HEA) // No. 4 Boston College (15-4-1, 8-1-2 HEA)
Location: Kelley Rink // Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Attendance: 7,884 (sellout)
Length of Game: 2:27

Boston College Starters: Wood (LW) - Cangelosi (C) - Calnan (RW) - Doherty (LD) - Santini (RD) - Demko (G)

Boston University Starters: Cloonan (LW) - Forsbacka Karlsson (C) - O'Regan (RW) - Grzelcyk (LD) - McAvoy (RD) - Maguire (G)


- Jerry York is now one win away from 1,000 career victories in his 44th season as a head coach. Saturday at Boston University will be Coach York's 1,702nd game. Going for his 1,000th-career win, York is 999-595-107 (.619) all-time and 532-260-73 (.657). York is already the winningest coach in college hockey history.

- Junior defenseman Ian McCoshen broke through offensively and scored his first-career four-point performance. It also stands as BC's fifth four-point showing this season (Colin White (2) / Ryan Fitzgerald (2)). Friday stands as his second two-goal game as an Eagle and marks the fifth time McCoshen's logged two assists in a game. The Faribault, Minn., native score his first game-winner of the season and fourth of his career. McCoshen has scored a power play goal in his last two performances.

- Austin Cangelosi converted on a penalty shot in the second period, marking the Eagles' first penalty shot goal since Chris Kreider tallied one against Notre Dame on Nov. 18, 2011. It should be noted, Cangelosi's penalty shot occurred when the Eagles were short-handed.

- Colin White scored his third power play goal as an Eagle on Friday night.

- The Eagles logged 18 shots in the third period alone and outtriggered Boston University, 37-28, on the whole.

- Boston College has scored seven power play goals in its last three outings.

- Boston College has defeated its archrival Boston University in nine of the last 12 encounters.


- Boston University tied it up on a Matt Lane tally with 4:12 left in regulation, but Bobo Carpenter was whistled for tripping with 2:26 left to play and Ian McCoshen made the Terriers play with the game-winning power play marker 16 seconds later. As an added bonus, McCoshen added the game-clinching empty netter with 13 seconds left to help the Eagles clinch the 5-3 victory.


The opening period displayed a feeling out process before Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson opened the scoring with 1:59 left in the first frame on the power play.

Matt Grzelcyk generated the scoring play by carting it out of the Terriers' end and slid it up to Ahti Oksanen in the neutral zone. Oksanen brought the puck onside and wheeled around the left dot, back into the slot to leave the puck for Forsbacka Karlsson. With ample room, Forsbacka Karlsson beat Thatcher Demko blocker side, taking advantage of a Steve Santini boarding call for the 1-0 lead at 18:01 of the first period.

The second period started out a little differently as three goals were scored within the first five minutes of the frame.

Santini took a tripping call 39 seconds in, but the BC penalty kill stood tall and Austin Cangelosi wrangled it free on the blue line and charged towards BU's Sean Maguire. Danny O'Regan was on his trail and to prevent the breakaway, O'Regan hauled him down from behind and yielded a Cangelosi penalty shot at 2:01 of the second period.

Cangelosi took his time coming down the slot and stick handled feverishly, duping Maguire with the quick wrister to tie it up, 1-1, with the short-handed penalty shot.

The Terriers still had time in the Santini infraction and Oksanen took advantage 17 seconds after Cangelosi's penalty shot to reclaim the 2-1 advantage.

Boston University won the draw after the BC tally and Forbacka Karlsson scurried behind the net and connected with Oksanen on the doorstep. Demko had not shifted over quick enough and Oksanen made it a 2-1 Terrier lead at 2:18 of the second.

Exactly three minutes later, Zach Sanford roofed a loose rebound in front of Maguire to lock it up again, 2-2.

Alex Tuch gathered the puck off the near wall and shot it out to Ian McCoshen above the left circle. McCoshen blasted it into traffic where Teddy Doherty was able to knock it down on the crease and Sanford reached in from the far pipe and roofed it over a sprawled out Maguire at 5:18 of the second stanza.

The Eagles were granted a 22-second window a two-man opportunity after Doyle Somerby (12:08) and Grzelcyk (13:46) were both cited for tripping. BU killed off the Somerby infraction, but Colin White made the Terriers pay for Grzelcyk' trip at 15:35 of the second period.

McCoshen gained his second assist of the night by provided Casey Fitzgerald with the puck on the near wall above the left dot. With White tearing down the right side of the zone, Fitzgerald split the entire zone with an amazing pass through traffic to White's tape on the far post. Maguire stood no chance as White quickly wristed it to the back of the net to give the Eagles their first lead of the night, 3-2, heading into the third period.

Both teams played tighter defense in the third, but the Terriers took advantage of a Michael Kim goaltender interference call (14:37) at 15:48 of the third period to tie it. Charlie McAvoy connected with Matt Lane for the one-timer in the slot and cinched up the score again with 4:12 left in regulation.

As the intensity grew, McCoshen took matters into his own hands and score the next two goals to help thrust the Eagles to victory.

Bobo Carpenter was whistled for tripping with 2:26 left in regulation and McCoshen blasted a one-timer past Maguire 13 seconds later for the game-winning power play tally. Cangelosi won a draw in Boston University's end and deferred to Ryan Fitzgerald on the wall. Fitzgerald skated back with it and dispensed the one-timer at the top of the right circle and McCoshen ripped it through the pile to the back of the net at 17:50 for the go-ahead goal.

Because it was the kind of night, McCoshen iced the game with the empty-net goal with 13 seconds remaining by sending the puck out of the far corner the length of the ice to seal the 5-3 victory.


Points: Ian McCoshen (2 goals - 2 assists)

Goals: Ian McCoshen (2)

Assists: Ian McCoshen (2)

Shots: Colin White / Zach Sanford (5)

Faceoffs Won: Colin White (9-of-17)


Points: Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson (1 goal - 1 assist) / Ahti Oksanen (1 goal - 1 assist)

Goals: Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson (1) / Ahti Oksanen (1) / Matt Lane (1)

Assists: Six with (1)

Shots: Matt Grzelcyk (4)

Faceoffs Won: Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson (14-of-32)


Boston University: 3-for-6

Boston College: 2-for-7


Boston University: 8 penalties - 16 minutes

Boston College: 6 penalty - 12 minutes


The Battle of Comm Ave. continues tomorrow night at Agganis Arena to close out the regular season Hockey East series. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday night. Head coach Jerry York looks to earn his 1,000th-career win at Boston University.

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