STORRS, Conn. - The UConn Huskies used a three-goal second period to fuel a 3-1 upset win over the No. 2 nationally ranked Boston College Eagles Saturday afternoon at the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum.
The Huskies snap a six-game slide in the all-time series with BC and beat their highest ranked opponent for the second time in program history (W, 4-2 vs. No. 2 UMass/Mar. 8, 2019). With the win, UConn took four of a possible six points on the weekend in the Hockey East standings, improving to 1-2-1 overall and 1-1-0 in the league.
After a scoreless first period, the Huskies scored three goals in a span of 4:14 in the second period to seize control of the game. Juniors Jonny Evans (North Delta, British Columbia) and Marc Gatcomb (Woburn, Mass.) and freshman Nick Capone (East Haven, Conn.) provided all the UConn scoring during the spurt.
Evans finished the night with a goal and an assist while Gatcomb came up with his second goal on the weekend. Capone scored his first collegiate goal while classmate Artem Shlaine (Moscow, Russia) notched his first career point with an assist. Sophomore Roman Kinal (Waterford, Mich.) had a pair of assists, his first points on the season.
Junior Tomas Vomacka (Trutnov, Czech Republic) stopped 27 shots to earn the win.
Boston College, who suffered their first loss ont eh season and fall to 5-1-1 and 1-1-0 in Hockey East, got on the board in the third period with a power play goal from Trevor Kuntar. Freshman goaltender Henry Wilder made 39 saves in the loss.