No. 17 Vermont pushes No. 9 Boston College out of the Hockey East playoffs


CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Rookie Jarrid Privitera scored the game-winning goal three minutes into the third period and Brody Hoffman made 36 saves as No. 17 Vermont shut out ninth-ranked Boston College 1-0 in Game 3 of the Hockey East Quarterfinal to win the best-of-three series on Sunday night at Conte Forum.

The Catamounts advance to the Hockey East Semifinal for the first time in five years and will face the winner of New Hampshire and Providence on March 20 at TD Garden in Boston.

UVM improved to 22-14-4 to match the program’s highest win total since 2008-09, while the Eagles dropped to 21-13-3.

Hoffman stopped 87 of the 88 shots he faced on the weekend for a .989 save percentage in three appearances. Jarrid Privitera registered his second game-winning goal of the season, while Alexx Privitera collected his eight point in the past seven games with the assist on his brother’s tally.

#VCats are headed to @tdgarden! Check out the @CatamounTV highlights as @UVMmhockey defeats BC 1-0 Sunday night

— Vermont Men’s Hockey (@UVMmhockey) March 16, 2015

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