Monday, October 19, 2009

Next up: Notre Dame

The Fighting Irish make their first-ever visit to Agganis Arena tomorrow night. It will be just the third time BU and Notre Dame have met and the first time in a non-tournament setting. The Terriers beat the Irish during the 1970-71 season at the Boston Arena Christmas Tournament and did so again during the 1995-96 campaign in the Badger Showdown in Madison.

Few college hockey fans would have guessed that tomorrow’s home opener at Agganis Arena would match these highly regarded teams with a combined 2-3 record. Notre Dame, 2-2 after splitting two-games series with UA-Huntsville and Providence, faces the 0-1 Terriers. The South Bend Tribune offers this preview. The Terriers have slipped to 5th in the INCH power rankings, while the Fighting Irish dropped to 9th.

From The Daily Free Press, we have another recap of Friday night's 3-2 loss to UMass. The Freep also looks at a silver lining to the opening game loss--the strong performance of the newly formed Wade Megan-Corey Trivino-Alex Chiasson line, which accounted for both Terrier goals. Chiasson was recognized as one of the week's top performers in the Hockey East weekly news release.

Looking ahead
2010 recruit Yassin Cisse, a 6-3, 208 right wing, scored his first goal of the season in Des Moines’ 5-3 win over Youngstown in USHL action.

Looking back
Former BU blueliner Adrian Aucoin scored his first goal of the season in the Coyotes 4-1 win against Boston. Saturday.

Another former Terrier defenseman, Sean Sullivan, in his third full pro season, is tied for third in AHL scoring with a 2-8-10 line in 8 games for the San Antonio Rampage, Phoenix's affiliate. Both goals were overtime winners.

BU Today profiles former BU co-captain and netminder Brian Durocher, now coach of the Terrier Women’s team, which is ranked 10th with a 2-0-3 record. The Terriers earned a 4-2 win against Wayne State Saturday night on the strength of Jenelle Kohanchuk’s four-goal game, first ever for the women’s program.

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