NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Trevor Janicke scored, but the #9/10 Notre Dame hockey team fell to Boston College, 6-1, on Sunday evening inside Compton Family Ice Arena (3,985).
Cale Morris finished with 21 saves in goal for the Irish while Spencer Knight stopped 27 shots for the Eagles. Ryan Bischel stopped all nine shots he faced in relief of Morris.
The Eagles (11-4-0) finished 2-for-4 on the power play, while Notre Dame (8-6-2) was 0-for-4 on the power play.
How It Happened
Boston College’s Jack McBain scored just 36 seconds into the first period on a wrist shot from the high slot and Logan Hutsko made it a 2-0 lead at 3:11 of the first period.
Midway through the first, Trevor Janicke and Max Ellis then had good looks on an extended 5-on-3 power play but Knight kept the Irish off the board. Then, Cal Burke appeared to score on the ensuing 5-on-4 chance, but the goal was challenged by Boston College for goaltender interference and the play was overturned after the official review.
The Eagles took a three-goal lead into the first intermission after David Cotton netted an unassisted goal with 2:10 left in the frame.
Skating on the power play after the opening faceoff of the second period, McBain scored his second of the night when he put in his own rebound on a shot from just outside the goal crease at 2:02.
Janicke got the Irish on the board with a turnaround shot from the slot with 2:01 remaining in the second period. Alex Steeves and Michael Graham earned assists on the goal, which was Janicke’s seventh of the season.
Marshall Warren and Aapeli Rasanen each netted third-period goals for the Eagles to account for the 6-1 final.
- Notre Dame returns to Big Ten play to close out the first semester with a home series against sixth-ranked Penn State (Dec. 13-14).
- Game one of the series will be televised by NHL Network and NBC Sports Philadelphia.
- In Jerry York (1,078) and Jeff Jackson (509), the series featured the two active leaders in NCAA DI head coaching wins.
- Longtime rivals and four year Hockey East foes, Notre Dame and Boston College have now met each season since 1995-96 with the exception of the 1999-2000, 2005-06 and 2017-18 seasons.
- Notre Dame is 4-4-0 this season in non-conference play.
- Trevor Janicke is now tied with Mike O’Leary for the team lead with seven goals.