Boston College Six Wallops Crimson

The Eagles of Boston College crushed Harvard last night at McHugh Forum by the outlandish score of 11-3. This destruction is worse than B.C.'s 7-0 drubbing of the Crimson last month.

B.C. winger Joe Mullen bagged the ultimate game winner early in the second period, a period in which the Eagles banged Harvard around for five goals. That stanza ended with B.C. on top, 7-2.

Harvard put a slight dent into that lead as the Crimson's Jim Trainor scored on a nice snap shot with a mere 24 seconds gone in the third period. But the Crimson could not muster a more effective offense, while B.C. buried the Crimson with four more goals in the final humiliating period.

Harvard incurred nine penalties in the contest to B.C.'s four. The Eagles scored four power play goals and Harvard none.

B.C. got goals in the third frame from freshman Bill Kennedy, 7:11; co-captain Paul Barrett, 10:02; Paul Hammer, 13:25; and Bill Army, 15:56.


After the Eagles pummeled Harvard goalie John Hynes for seven goals in two periods, Coach Bill Cleary gave the nod to netminder Brian Murphy, who made a number of excellent stops, but still gave up four tallies.

In the second period, Army hit for a B.C. power play goal at 1:38, and Mullen brutalized Harvard with yet another power play score, the game winner, at 2:47.

Then, with little more than three minutes remaining in the period, B.C. exploded for two lightning-quick goals. Freshman Hehir, from Worcester, tipped in a Mullen shot at 16:49 and then just 10 seconds later, Hehir snapped a rebound shot past Harvard's Hynes.

Harvard not only lost the game in the second period, but also lost the likes of defensemen Jack Hughes (heel) and Franco Scalomandre (nose). Scalomandre saw regular action in the third period while Hughes sat out the second and third stanzas.

In the first period, Boston College initiated the scoring as if they were going to blow Harvard away in similar fashion to the 7-0 drubbing of the Crimson at Watson Rink.

The Eagles' Army drew the opening face-off back to 6'3", 210 lb. defenseman Augustine who fed winger Ewanouski, breaking into the Harvard zone. With just seven seconds expired in the period, Ewanouski, a freshman from Brookline and Choate, drilled a wrist shot past Harvard goalie Hynes.

B.C. gave the Crimson a chance to tie the score by incurring a bench penalty for too many men on the ice. But the Eagles took matters into their own hands when defenseman Charlie Atetomaso picked up a loose puck in the Harvard zone, skated in all alone on Hynes, and with a quick deek the Eagles had a 2-0 advantage.

Yet, in the typical Harvard style, the Crimson came storming back. Freshman Phil Evans, who has been playing outstanding hockey recently, cut the B.C. margin at 11:55 of the first.

Linemate Randy Millen, forechecking along the sideboards, kept the puck in the zone and put a pass on Evans's stick.

The freshman from Don Mills, Ontario, took one shot, which B.C. goalie Mike Cronin stopped--the Eagles' regular goalie Paul Skidmore is out with a groin pull--and then Evans banged his own rebound into the upper part of the goal.

Then, with B.C.'s Walt Kyle in the penalty box for charging, Evans tipped a Jack Hughes shot from the point, tying the game at 2-2. That score remained at 2-2 going into the second period. Harvard's John Cochrane also assisted on Evans's second goal. ECAC STANDINGS (as of 1/11/78) 1. Boston University  8-0-0 2. Clarkson  9-2-0 3. Boston College  8-2-0 4. Brown  6-4-0 5. HARVARD  7-5-0 6. Dartmouth  5-4-0 7. Northeastern  5-4-1 8. Yale  6-5-1 9. Vermont  4-4-0 R.P.I.  3-3-0 11. New Hampshire  4-6-0 St. Lawrence  4-6-0 13. Providence  3-6-1 14. Pennsylvania  1-4-1 Cornell  1-4-1 16. Princeton  1-6-1 17. Colgate  1-9-0

LAST NIGHT: B.C. 11 Harvard 3

Vermont 6 Dartmouth 3

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