For the second weekend in a row, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Hockey team was swept in a non-conference home and-home series, this time against the Boston College Eagles. After game 1 Friday in Chestnut Hill the two teams squared off in South Bend on Sunday. From start to finish the game was all Boston College as the Eagles ran away with a 6-1 win.
Boston College wasted no time getting on the scoreboard as they took a 1-9 lead just 36 seconds into the game. They added two more goals in a dominant first period for a 3-0 lead after 20 minutes.
Boston College was first to find a goal again in the second period, extending their lead to 4-0 two minutes in on the power play. Notre Dame managed to get one back late in the period when Trevor Janicke took a pass from Alex Steeves in the slot and had a clean shot for his seventh goal of the season.
7️⃣th of the season for Janicke. #GoIrish☘️ pic.twitter.com/IfJYXLJ6ve— Notre Dame Hockey (@NDHockey) December 8, 2019
Notre Dame couldn’t muster any sort of comeback in the final period as Boston College added two more goals just 20 seconds apart halfway through. Notre Dame went 0-4 on the power play and managed just 28 shots on goal and after a scorching start to the season the Irish are now losing ground after three tough weekends in a row.
Boston College: Jack McBain (3) at 0:36 in the 1st, assisted by Julius Mattila and Connor Moore
Boston College: Logan Hutsko (8) at 3:11 in the 1st, assisted by Julius Mattila and David Cotton
Boston College: David Cotton (8) at 17:50 in the 1st, unassisted
Boston College: Jack McBain (4) on the PP at 2:02 in the 2nd, assisted by Matt Boldy
Notre Dame: Trevor Janicke (7) at 17:59 in the 2nd, assisted by Alex Steeves and Michael Graham
Boston College: Marshall Warren (3) at 10:31 in the 3rd, assisted by Aapeli Räsänen
Boston College: Aapeli Räsänen (8) on the PP at 10:53 in the 3rd, assisted by David Cotton and Julius Mattila
Boston College: Connor Moore, 2 for hooking at 7:24 in the 1st
Boston College: Marc McLaughlin, 2 for cross-checking at 8:26 in the 1st
Notre Dame: Mike O’Leary, 2 for face-off violation at 0:03 in the 2nd
Boston College: Luke McInnis, 2 for interference at 10:20 in the 2nd
Notre Dame: Matt Steeves, 2 for holding at 12:53 in the 2nd
Boston College: Logan Hutsko, 2 for holding the stick at 14:32 in the 2nd
Notre Dame: Pierce Crawford, 2 for interference at 10:39 in the 3rd
Notre Dame: Colin Theisen, 2 for slashing at 12:11 in the 3rd
Notre Dame: Cale Morris made 21 saves on 27 shots in the loss
Notre Dame: Ryan Bischel saved all 9 shots he faced in relief of Morris in the 3rd period
Boston College: Spencer Knight saved 27 of 28 shots for the win
Notre Dame will be back in action at home next weekend for a conference series against the Penn State Nittany Lions. It will be the final series before the holiday break for the Irish.