Saturday, November 27, 2010

Game Day: BU vs. Brown

Terriers are home for the holiday, taking on Brown University in the first matchup between the teams since BU’s 8-1 win at Walter Brown Arena in November 1997. The Bruins, who opened the hockey community’s eyes with a strong run in last Spring’s ECAC playoffs where they upset RPI and Yale, are coming off a milestone weekend, having beaten Cornell and Colgate on the road for the first time in 18 years. Brown’s strength is its power play which has been clicking at 28.1 percent.

Chris Connolly’s broken pinky and excessive penalties by Sean Escobedo have led to several lineup changes. Andrew Glass moves up to left wing on the third line with Ross Gaudet and Wade Megan. 6-4 freshman defenseman Patrick MacGregor makes his collegiate debut tonight, paired with sophomore Max Nicastro. Last season, MacGregor played for New England Prep Champion Avon Old Farms.

• has links to game notes, gametracker, the WWZN Radio Webcast and the All Access video Webcast.
• Boston Hockey Blog game preview. BHB will be live blogging tonight.

Expected lineup for tonight:
Matt Nieto - Corey Trivino - Alex Chiasson
Sahir Gill - Charlie Coyle - Joe Pereira
Andrew Glass - Ross Gaudet - Wade Megan
Justin Courtnall - Ben Rosen - Ryan Santana

David Warsofsky - Ryan Ruikka
Garrett Noonan - Adam Clendening
Max Nicastro -Patrick MacGregor

Kieran Millan
Adam Kraus
Grant Rollheiser

For the Scarlet Daily Digest, Scott Weighart traces the circuitous route that brought junior Chris Connolly from Duluth, Minn., to Commonwealth Avenue and a national championship in his freshman season. After several season of junior hockey, Connolly, whose younger brother Jack stars for hometown Minnesota-Duluth, caught the eye of then Terrier Associate Head Coach David Quinn at the 2007 USHL Fall Festival.

Looking back
Check out our THIS DATE IN TERRIER HOCKEY page. Today we begin posting some of the games from the 1970-71 season, as we mark the 40th anniversary of BU's first national championship team. We'll also be posting some articles with recollections of some of the players and coaches of that squad that went 28-2-1.

Women's team
The #5 ranked Women’s team skated past visiting Princeton last night, 8-2, with a balanced attack led by Jenelle Kohanchuk’s goal and two assists and a pair of goals by Jillian Kirchner.
• recap and comprehensive box score
• Video highlights
• Coach Brian Durocher comments (video)

The women’s team takes on Princeton again today, this time on the sheet at Agganis Arena, for a 3 p.m. start as part of Ivy Saturday that sees both hockey teams and the men’s basketball team (vs. Cornell) playing Ivy League schools.
• WTBU Sports game center

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