DURHAM, N.H. – Ty Conklin (Anchorage, Alaska) made 30 saves on his way to his sixth-career shutout as the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team beat second-ranked Boston College 2-0 on Sunday at the Whittemore Center.
David Busch (Toronto, Ontario) scored the game-winner in the first period and Nathan Martz (Chilliwack, B.C.) added an insurance goal in the third.
The Eagles were shutout for the just the second time this season, having skated to a 0-0 tie with Northeastern earlier in the year. It was Conklin’s fourth shutout this season, posting shutouts against Lowell, Miami (Ohio) and Maine prior to Sunday’s game.
The win moves the eighth-ranked Wildcats (19-9-6, 10-7-5 HE) into a tie with Providence in second place with 25 points. Boston College (23-8-1, 14-5-1 HE) remains in first with 29 points. Scott Clemmensen finished with 20 for the Eagles.
In the first, Busch opened the scoring on an assist from Eric Lind (Stamford, Conn.) at 16:07. Lind, skating into the BC zone down the rightside boards, fed a wide-open Busch in front of the Eagles net. Busch one-timed the puck past Clemmensen for a 1-0 Wildcat lead.
Martz tipped a Sean Austin (Malden, Mass.) shot from the point past Clemmensen at 4:54 of the third to give the Wildcats a 2-0 lead.
The Wildcats are idle next weekend and will finish up the regular season with a home-and-away series vs. Umass-Amherst the following weekend.