Boston College Edges Past Massachusetts, 2-1
Freshman forward Logan Hutsko scores game-winning goal for Eagles

Freshman forward Logan Hutsko scored the game-winning goal for the Eagles
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 12:17  BC1-0 PP Jesper Mattila (3)Connor Moore/7, Christopher Brown/7
2nd 4:07  UMA1-1 EV John Leonard (6)Brett Boeing/5, Mario Ferraro/11
2nd 14:48  BC2-1 EV GW Logan Hutsko (5) -
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Massachusetts  0101
Boston College  1102
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Massachusetts  59721
Boston College  1010929
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Massachusetts (11-12-1)  0/2 3/6 0
Boston College (12-9-3)  1/2 3/6 0
Massachusetts Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Matt Murray (L, 4-8-1)59:102 99927
Empty Net0:500     
Boston College Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Joseph Woll (W, 9-7-2)60:001 58720

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - No. 16 Boston College regained first place in Hockey East after a 2-1 dispatching of Massachusetts on Tuesday night at Kelley Rink. The Eagles have won seven-straight games and are unbeaten in nine (8-0-1) over the course of that span after sophomore Jesper Mattila and rookie Logan Hutsko scored to lift BC past UMass and back to the top of the standings.

Hutsko's first-career game-winning goal at 14:48 of the second period was the difference while Mattila opened the scoring with his first-career power play marker and third tally of the season.

Sophomore goaltender Joseph Woll upped his record to 9-7-2 on the season after turning away 20-of-21 Minutemen attempts.


Massachusetts - 1 / No. 16 Boston College - 2


Kelley Rink / Chestnut Hill, Mass.


Massachusetts (11-12-1 / 5-8-1 HEA) / No. 16 Boston College - (12-9-3 / 12-4-0 HEA)


- Boston College extended its winning streak over UMass to seven games with a 2-1 win over the Minutemen on Tuesday night at Kelley Rink. The Eagles have not lost to UMass in the last nine games, going 8-0-1 over the stretch and 12-1-1 over the last 14 contests.

- Sophomore defenseman Jesper Mattila tallied his third goal of the season and first-career power play marker at 12:17 of the first period. The Tampere, Finland native tallied two goals last season and now has five in the maroon and gold. It marks Mattila's first goal since at three-point showing (1-2-3) at Northeastern on Nov. 18.

- Logan Hutsko scored his fifth goal of the season and second in three games late in the second period. The Tampa, Fla. native's tally was unassisted, marking BC's second unassisted tally this season (David Cotton - Dec. 2 at Boston University). Hutsko's tally also stood as his first-career game-winning goal.

- Connor Moore provided the primary assist on Jesper Mattila's power play goal, marking his third-career occurrence he's registered assists in back-to-back outings.


FIRST GOAL (1-0 - Boston College) - FIRST PERIOD - Jesper Mattila - 12:17 - POWER PLAY
• Boston College took advantage of the first and only penalty of the first period after Austin Plevy got slashing at 10:21. With only four seconds in the power play window, Christopher Brown quarterbacked the play from the half wall and split the top of the zone with a feed to Connor Moore on the right circle. Jesper Mattila crept behind the play, accepted Moore's dish and whizzed it past UMass netminder Matt Murray at 12:17 for the 1-0 BC lead on the power play.

SECOND GOAL (1-1 - Massachusetts) - SECOND PERIOD - John Leonard - 4:07 - POWER PLAY
• The Minutemen replied to tie it up early in the second in transition at 4:07 of the second period. Marco Bozzo swung the puck out from behind the UMass net out to Brett Boeing in transition. Boeing soared down the left side of the sheet and triggered on BC's Joseph Woll. The original stop was made but John Leonard crashed the net and hammered it home to tie things up, 1-1.

THIRD GOAL (2-1 - Boston College) - SECOND PERIOD - Logan Hutsko - 14:48 - EVEN STRENGTH
• The Eagles responded ten minutes later in the second stanza after Logan Hutsko capitalized off a turnover on Massachusetts' blue line. UMass was attempting to break it out of its zone and the puck slipped off the defenseman's stick right to Hutsko coming the other way. David Cotton joined the play to create a 2-on-1 and Hutsko deked to Cotton, held the puck and lifted it past Murray at 14:48 to regain the edge, 2-1.


Points: Jesper Mattila (1 - 0 - 1) / Logan Hutsko (1 - 0 - 1) / Connor Moore (0 - 1 - 1) / Christopher Brown (0 - 1 - 1)
Goals: Jesper Mattila (1 - 0 - 1) / Logan Hutsko (1 - 0 - 1)
Assists: Connor Moore (0 - 1 - 1) / Christopher Brown (0 - 1 - 1)
Shots: Michael Karow ( 3 ) / Jesper Mattila ( 3 ) / Zach Walker ( 3 ) / Aapeli Rasanen ( 3 ) / Julius Mattila ( 3 )


Massachusetts: 0 - for - 2
Boston College: 1 - for - 2


Massachusetts: 3 - for - 6
Boston College: 3 - for - 6


Cotton - Jul. Mattila - Hutsko
Grando - Dudek - Tortora
McPhee - Räsänen - Brown
Carreau - Greco - Walker

Jes. Mattila - Moore
Karow - Kim
McInnis - Fitzgerald



Boston College stays in the thick of Hockey East with a big home-and-home series against UMass Lowell. The Eagles head to Tsongas Center on Friday, Jan. 26 for a 7 p.m. puck drop before returning home to Kelley Rink to close out the weekend on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m.