Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Gameday--Home opener vs. Notre Dame

Along with a scouting report on Notre Dame (below), GoTerriers.com has links to game notes, gametracker, the Internet radio broadcast on WWZN and the All-Access Internet video broadcast. The game also airs on ESPNU and will be broadcast on WTBU.

Daily Free Press game preview.

The USCHO Weekly Poll has BU ranked third and Notre Dame ranked ninth.

• Notre Dame (2-2-0) will be playing its first road game of the season after splitting two-game home series with both Alabama-Huntsville (Oct. 9-10) and Providence (Oct. 15-16).
• The Irish dropped their season opener to the Chargers by a score of 3-2 before rebounding with a 3-1 victory the following night. The Friars also struck first, earning a 3-2 victory over Notre Dame on Thursday before being shut out by the Irish, 2-0, on Friday.
• Senior Kevin Deeth is the team's early leader in points with four - all assists - and enters Tuesday's contest with 99 career points. Highly touted freshman Kyle Palmieri has three points on two goals and an assist.
• Notre Dame's defensive corps is led by junior Ian Cole, a first-team AHCA All-American last season.
• The Irish have already had three starting goaltenders this season, as the team looks to replace graduated senior Jordan Pierce, who earned a nation-best 30 wins last season and ranked second in goals-against average (1.68). Junior Brad Phillips has suffered both losses in goal this season, while senior Tom O'Brien backstopped the team to its win over the Chargers and freshman Mike Johnson stopped all 29 shots he faced to earn the shutout in his collegiate debut against Providence on Friday.
• Jeff Jackson is in his fifth year as head coach of the Fighting Irish and his career winning percentage of .716 (287-102-39) is the highest of any coach with five or more years at the Division I level. He has a record of 105-50-14 (.663) at Notre Dame and has led the Irish to at least 31 wins and the NCAAs in each of the last three seasons.

Autism Speaks update
This past Sunday, nearly the entire men’s hockey team participated in the Autism Speaks fundraising event, the Autism Walk at Suffolk Downs. Larry Cancro reports that nearly
the entire team was there, enthusastically greeting walkers as participants entered Suffolk Downs for the walk. The players handed out information about the walk and along with up-to-date information that families dealing with autism need. Several of the players were sporting temporary tattoos of the Autism Speaks logo. In addition, the players revealed that the annual Autism Family Day will be held Walter Brown Brown Arena on Sunday February 21, 2010 as the Women's team takes on Maine. Every year, the BU Men's Hockey Team hosts young people with autism and their families at a BU Women's game. Photo (from left to right) - Victor Saponari, Joe Pereira, Zach Cohen, Grant Rollheiser.

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