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Eagles victorious in battle between Boston schools

Boston College completed a weekend sweep of Boston University with a 5-2 win Saturday. Sophomore Steven Whitney scored two goals, junior Cam Atkinson added one and senior goaltender John Muse made 29 saves for the No. 8 Eagles.

BC (11-5-0, 9-4-0 Hockey East) tallied one goal in the first, three in the second and another in the third. After falling behind 1-0 early in the first period on a goal by BU freshman forward Matt Nieto, Atkinson tied it up at 11 minutes, 46 seconds in the opening period. The goal was Atkinson’s 14th of the season.

The score would remain tied until the second period, when the Eagles netted three goals by junior Joe and Steven Whitney and Chris Kreider.

With the score 4-2 at the end of two periods, Steve Whitney added to the lead with his third goal of the season.

BC outshot the Terriers 34-31 in the game. BU goaltender Kieran Millan made 29 saves. to make his record in the net, 4-2. Muse improved his record to 10-3-0.

New Hampshire defeats Vermont

Led by senior Paul Thompson, No. 5 UNH extended its unbeaten streak to four games in a 5-1 win over UVM Sunday afternoon. The Catamounts, meanwhile, continue to struggle as their winless streak has extended to four games.

Senior captain Mike Sislo added a career-high five assists to the effort. Sophomore Brett Kostolansky also posted a career-high in points with a goal and two assists. Senior Phil DeSimone added two assists and junior Blake Kessel scored a goal.

Wildcat goaltender Matt DiGirolamo finished with 24 saves.

After the first period went scoreless, UNH put points on the board at 3:14 in the second period on a power-play goal from Kostolansky. UVM’s Josh Burrows tied it up at 5:52. The Wildcats added two more goals late in the period that came a little over a minute apart.

In the third period, UNH took advantage of a major penalty on the Catamounts to widen the lead to 5-1.

The win extends the Wildcats Hockey East home unbeaten streak to 25 games.

The Wildcats improve to 9-2-4 with the win, 7-1-2 in the HEA. The next game will be Dec. 10 at Maine.

With the loss, UVM falls to 1-7-4 overall and 1-6-3 in the division.

First Career Shutout

Maine defeated Providence College 5-0 Saturday night. Four different players tallied a goal and an assist for the No. 9 Black Bears and freshman goaltender Martin Ouellette stopped all 32 shots he saw to earn his first collegiate shutout.

Maine (7-3-4, 5-2-2 HEA) took the lead at 12:16 into the first period on sophomore Joey Diamond’s eighth goal of the season. PC (6-6-4, 5-2-2 HEA) outshot the Black Bears, 11-4, in the second period, however Maine capitalized on its chances. Maine’s forward Spencer Abbott scored late in the period.

The Black Bears added some cushion to their lead in the third, totaling three goals, one of them coming from junior forward Gustaz Nyquist just 38 seconds into the period.

With the win, the Black Bears ended a three-game winless streak and handed Providence its first home loss of the season.

Eric Mansfield can be reached at [email protected].

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