CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- The University of Maine men's ice hockey team tied the #19 Boston College Eagles, 2-2, in regulation before winning the shoot-out, 2-1, on Friday evening in the Conte Forum.
First Goal (1-0 #19 Boston College): With a nifty pass from behind the Maine net, Jack St. Ivany grabbed a very early 1-0 lead for the Eagles. Marc McLaughlin played the puck into open space. St. Ivany filled that open space and found the back of the net. 1:20 into the Friday night series finale, Maine trailed by a score of 1-0.
Second Goal (1-1): With just over eight minutes left in the second period, Lynden Breen tied the Friday night Hockey East bout. Dawson Bruneski started the rush with a full head of steam. The defenseman left the puck and set a natural screen. Breen took full advantage of the Eagles' goaltender's obstructed view and tied the game at one goal for each side.
Third Goal (2-1 Maine): Early in the third period, Donavan Villeneuve-Houle gave the Black Bears a 2-1 lead. Jakub Sirota flicked the puck ahead to Houle. The sophomore played tic-tac-toe with Lydnen Breen. Breen's final pass gave Houle a beautiful look at the net. 3:41 into the period, the Black Bears held a lead.
Fourth Goal (2-2): With no Maine player in sight, Patrick Giles evened the Hockey East contest at two goals apiece. The forward found his way through the Black Bears' defense and received a long pass from Eamon Powell. Victor Ostman did all he could, but the Eagles evened the game halfway through the final period.
After a scoreless overtime period, the Black Bears won the shoot-out, 2-1. Brad Morrissey and Donavan Villeneuve-Houle both scored in the shoot-out, while Victor Ostman only allowed one goal.
Tim Gould made his collegiate debut for the Black Bears.
Breen and Villeneuve-Houle both found the back of the net, as Dawson Bruneski, Jakub Sirota, and Breen all dished out assists.
Victor Ostman stopped 29 shots for the Black Bears, while Eric Dop tallied 29 saves for Boston College.
Maine went 0 for 1 on their power play opportunities, as the Eagles were 0-1 on its player advantages.
The Black Bears blocked 11 shots and won 31 face-offs as a team.
Maine returns to the ice next Saturday, November 27 at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Maine. Puck drop against UMass Lowell is scheduled for 5:00 pm.