By Matt Noonan
BOSTON, MA – Rapid reactions from Boston College’s Hockey East semi-final victory against Providence College.
Eagles Soar into the 28th Hockey East Championship: The Eagles defeated the Friars, 4-2 and will return to the Garden on Saturday, Mar. 17 for the 28th conference championship. BC has won the title match the past two seasons, and will attempt to win their third consecutive crown against either Boston University or Maine, who’ll skate in the nightcap.
Early Fireworks: BC and Providence combined for four goals in a span of eight minutes following the opening face-off. Yet, the Eagles second strike by sophomore Bill Arnold provided the men dressed in white and maroon with enough momentum to spark an additional two more scores in the second and third periods.
Milner Settles Down: Despite allowing two quick scores in the first frame, BC’s junior netminder Parker Milner, (27 saves) regrouped, and posted two shutouts in the second and third sessions, which helped the Eagles preserve the win.
BC outshoots Providence: The Eagles finished the game with 34 shots on net, while the Friars recorded 29.
The Friars Power Play: Despite having a few chances with a man advantage, the Friars concluded Friday’s contest 0-for-2 on the power play.