BC and UNH registered big wins to stay at the top of the Hockey East pack on Sunday afternoon.
UNH rebounded from a tough loss at UMass on Friday, while BC continued its run of success in conference play, extending its lead in Hockey East to five points over Merrimack.
#9 UNH 4, at Maine 0
Austin Block scored twice and both Connor Hardowa and Trevor van Riemsdyk notched two assists as New Hampshire took two points in the first game of the border war with Maine. Casey DeSmith stopped 42 Black Bears shots to record the shutout, his second in the past three games, including 18 shots in the second and 15 shots in the third periods, while Dan Sullivan allowed four goals on 45 UNH shots.
at #1 BC 3, UMass 2
UMass must be shaking in their boots when they get a lead against BC, as the defending national champs again came from behind to beat the Minutemen. After the two teams traded first period power play goals, UMass scored early in the third when Troy Power beat Parker Milner, but goals by Michael Matheson and Patrick Brown put the game away for the Eagles. Milner stopped 29 shots in the win.