Freshman Ned Havern scored three goals in his first collegiate game as a center, senior Ales Dolinar added three assists, and Tony Voce and A.J. Walker each scored one goal and one assist as Boston College defeated Miami, 5-1, in the first round of the Silverado Shootout Friday.
Walker — playing for the first time in his home state as a collegian — got BC (9-6-2) on the board just 41 seconds into the game when he banged in a Dolinar rebound on the left doorstep. Voce also assisted on the goal, setting up the play from the left corner.
The Eagles exploded for three goals in the second period, including two 27 seconds apart. Havern scored the first of his three goals at the 2:20 mark. J.D. Forrest intercepted the puck at the blue line and found Dolinar streaking in down the middle of the RedHawk zone. Dolinar fed Havern on the left as his shot trickled in between Miami goaltender David Burleigh’s legs for the goal.
Havern’s second goal came at the 11:12 mark as freshman Ryan Murphy picked up a loose puck on the right boards. He found Havern alone on the right side for the one-timer.
Voce netted BC’s fourth goal seconds later when he collected a Walker rebound for his seventh goal in the last five games. Dolinar also assisted on the goal.
Havern struck again at 5:36 of the third period to complete his first career hat trick. He broke in on a two-on-one with Ben McManama for the goal.
Miami (7-9-1) snapped Tim Kelleher’s shutout bid at the 15:28 mark with a power-play goal from Jason Deskins.
Kelleher made a season-high 31 saves for the win.
The Eagles will face Minnesota-Duluth Saturday at 7 p.m. CST in the title game of the tournament, while the RedHawks take on Yale at 4.