Notre Dame hockey: BC ices Irish at Fenway

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ND Insider

Notre Dame and Boston College braved the cold and ice conditions to play outdoors at historic Fenway Park in the second game of a Frozen Fenway, a Hockey East doubleheader in Boston late Saturday night.

BC junior Johnny Gaudreau scored a pair of goals and the Eagles got single markers from Brendan Silk and Bill Arnold to hand Notre Dame a 4-3 loss in front of 31,569 in temperatures in the mid-20’s with a wind chill factor of 13 degrees.

Mario Lucia, T.J. Tynan and Bryan Rust scored for the Irish with Tynan and Rust turning in two-point games.

The Irish out shot Boston College 23-21. Steven Summerhays made 17 saves while Eagles’ goaltender Brian Billett finished with 20 stops.

The loss, the second in a row for Notre Dame (the Irish lost their last game on Dec. 7), dropped the Irish to 10-8-1 and 3-5-1 in Hockey East play. Boston College is 13-4-2 overall and 7-1-1 in conference play.

Notre Dame finished the night 1-for-5 on the power play while Boston College was 0-for-9. The Irish return to action at 7:35 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10 when they host Alabama-Huntsville.

Notre Dame111 — 3
Boston College202 — 4


1st Period: BC: Brendan Silk 1 (Adam Gilmour, Michael Matheson), 4:54; BC: Johnny Gaudreau 16 (Bill Arnold), 8:54; ND: Mario Lucia 10 (Mike Voran, Robbie Russo), 15:20.Penalties: ND: 3 for 6 minutes; BC: 4 for 19 minutes.

2nd Period: ND: T.J. Tynan 4 (Bryan Rust), PPG, 00:23. Penalties: ND: 4 for 8 minutes; BC: 1 for 2 minutes.

3rd Period: BC: Bill Arnold 5 (Kevin Hayes), SHG, 4:38; Gaudreau 17 (Hayes, Arnold), 8:21.Penalties: ND: 3 for 6 minutes; BC: 2 for 4 minutes.

Shots On Goal: Notre Dame 23, BC 21.

Goaltender Saves: Notre Dame, Steven Summerhays 17, BC Brian Billett 20.

Power Plays: ND: 1 for 5, BC: 0 for 9

Attendance: 31,569