Junior forward Nikita Nesterenko posted two assists for the Eagles
Boston College Tops Northeastern, 3-2
Junior forward Nikita Nesterenko posted two assists for the Eagles

Box Score

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Senior captain Marshall Warren broke a 2-2 tie near the midway point of the third period and Boston College earned a 3-2 Hockey East victory over rival No. 15 Northeastern on Saturday night in front of nearly 6,000 fans at Kelley Rink.

The Eagles improved to 3-4-2 overall and moved back to .500 in the league at 3-3-1 after a four-point weekend. The Huskies dropped to 6-3-3 (5-3-2 HEA).

Juniors Colby Ambrosio and Trevor Kuntar netted goals in the first period for BC, which out-shot NU 36-21 including a 26-11 advantage in the opening 40 minutes. Junior Nikita Nesterenko collected a pair of assists in the win.

Ambrosio began the scoring with a delayed penalty coming on the Huskies at 13:41 of the first. Devon Levi (33 saves) stopped Christian O'Neill's attempt from the left wing circle, but Ambrosio crashed the net and finished from the edge of the crease for his fifth of the year.

Kuntar doubled the lead less than two minutes later on the power play, taking several whacks at a rebound following Eamon Powell's center point shot before muscling the puck past Levi's glove.

Jack Williams pulled a goal back with 39 seconds left in the opening frame, beating Mitch Benson (19 saves) high glove side from the left wing.

The Eagles out-chanced the Huskies in the second period, but NU scored again in the final minute of the frame to tie the game. Williams skated down the right wing side and fed a pass to the back door for Gunnarwolfe Fontaine, who finished on his forehand.

After several Grade A chances and a post for the Eagles early in the third period, Warren's go-ahead tally came at the 8:30 mark. Oskar Jellvik collected a loose puck and tried an aerial wraparound at the left post, and Warren's second attempt at the rebound snuck inside the pipe.

BC scored a power play goal for the seventh straight game and went 3-for-3 on the penalty kill.

Boston College hosts UMass Lowell on Tuesday night at Kelley Rink on ESPN+ at 7 p.m.