Friday, November 30, 2007

Game Day: Playin' that school “up the road”

Terriers and Eagles face off this weekend for the 239th and 240th times in one of college hockey’s best and oldest rivalries. Ironically, both teams have winning records on their opponent’s current home ice. BU is 29-26-6 at Kelley Rink while BC is 3-1 at Agganis.

The BU athletics Web site has links for game notes, Gametracker, the WZZN broadcast and an ESPN 360 Webcast for those who can access the service. The Daily Free Press which has dubbed the weekend series a “Civil War,” reports that Brett Bennett gets tonight's start n goal and Dan McGoff returns to the blueline from an injury. USCHO and INCH have posted their weekly Hockey East columns.

Tomorrow night’s game from Agganis Arena will be televised by both the New England and MidAtlantic division of Comcast, and also Webcast on CN8 Live. There’s also CSTV All Access service via the BU athletics Web site. If you’ve had problems with that service, CSTV customer service can be reached at 888-870-2788.

Colin Wilson is 9th in latest ISS ranking of 2008 NHL draft eligible players. He’s the only current college player ranked. Only Junior A player, Denver recruit Joe Colborne of Camrose/AJHL, is among the top 30.

Terrier recruits Corey Trivino (2008) and Ethan Werek (2009), both playing for Stouffville/OPJHL, were named to Team East roster for CJAHL Prospects game in Mantoba on Dec. 11. The 20-man roster is comprised of top prospects from the five CJAHL eastern leagues including the OPJHL. In October, both won silver medals, playing for Canada East the World Junior A Challenge. Later next month, Werek will skate for Ontario in the World U17 Challenge with the U.S. NTDP U17s among the competitors.

Ex-Terrier John Hynes brings the NTDP U18s--to New England this weekend for games against Yale on Saturday and UMass on Sunday. Terrier recruits Vinny Saponari and David Warsofsky are both among the team's top scorers.

Chris Drury’s New York Rangers finally turned the tables on Rick DiPietro and the New York Islanders, beating the Islanders, 4-2, last night after three earlier defeats. Drury beat DiPietro five-hole on a rebound for his team’s second goal.

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