CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — The 16th-ranked University of Wisconsin men's hockey team got two power-play goals from Cole Caufield and a short-handed score from Owen Lindmark but were outscored by five goals at even strength to lose 5-3 to No. 10 Boston College in Friday's season opener.
No. 10 Boston College outscored the 16th-ranked Badgers by five goals at 5-on-5 en route to a 5-3 victory at Conte Forum.
No. 3: David Cotton scored 35 seconds into the third period to extend Boston College's lead to 5-3, and he added two assists.
No. 2: Cole Caufield scored two power-play goals in his collegiate debut.
No. 1: Julius Mattila scored the first two goals for the Eagles and added an assist.
The Badgers play at Merrimack at 6 p.m. Saturday.
Twenty-two NHL draft picks are dressed for the 16th-ranked University of Wisconsin and No. 10 Boston College for their season openers Friday (6 p.m., NESN+, 1310 AM).
The Badgers have 10 of them, with another — freshman forward Ryder Donovan — a scratch. Watch for a matching of lines the teams have each put second on their charts: Seventh-round pick Linus Weissbach with first-rounders Alex Turcotte and Cole Caufield for UW; first-rounders Matt Boldy and Alex Newhook with fifth-rounder Graham McPhee for BC.
Dylan Holloway - Tarek Baker - Sean Dhooghe
Linus Weissbach - Alex Turcotte - Cole Caufield
Roman Ahcan - Ty Pelton-Byce - Owen Lindmark
Jack Gorniak - Mick Messner - Brock Caufield
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Tyler Inamoto - Wyatt Kalynuk
K'Andre Miller - Ty Emberson
Josh Ess - Mike Vorlicky
David Cotton - Julius Mattila - Logan Hutsko
Matt Boldy - Alex Newhook - Graham McPhee
Jack McBain - Marc McLaughlin - Ron Greco
Mike Hardman - Aapeli Rasanen - Zach Walker
Jesper Mattila - Ben Finkelstein
Luke McInnis - Drew Helleson
Marshall Warren - Connor Moore