Roundup: Merrimack Extends BC’s Winless Start to 5

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November 2, 2018
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Boston College needed a good start Friday night. The Eagles got one, too. They controlled play early and made life hard on Merrimack goaltender Craig Pantano.

Then, the first time the puck went to the BC end it seemed, Merrimack scored. And, just like that, BC fell to 0-5-0.

Derek Petti and Tyler Heidt scored goals. Pantano made 31 saves. Merrimack won, 2-1.

“I was really played with our effort, and our team got what it deserved,” Merrimack coach Scott Borek said. “We worked hard for 60 minutes, and we stayed together. Our effort and attention to detail showed.”

BC got back into the game through a Logan Hutsko goal at 19:14 of the third period. It was BC’s only score on a major penalty awarded to Merrimack’s Tyler Drevitch. The first 2 minutes came at 4-on-4 with a BC player serving a minor. Even still, the Eagles wasted a great chance to level the score at the end of the second period and early in the third.

The loss came in BC’s Hockey East opener.

A week ago Merrimack wasted a similar opportunity to close out a win against Massachusetts. The Warriors allowed a late equalizer and an overtime winner.

“Last week, we were in the same situation, and we made some bad plays and ended up losing the game,” Borek said. “Tonight, two of those same players made really big plays at the end of the game to help us get the win.”

The teams get back at it Saturday night at Conte Forum.

Quinnipiac 5, Harvard 3

Quinnipiac continued its tremendous start to the season with a 5-3 defeat of Harvard Friday night.

A three-goal second period for the Bobcats was the difference. Leading 2-0 already, Brandon Fortunato and William Fallstrom struck in a span …

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