Friday, December 03, 2010

Game Day--Terriers and Eagles continue The Battle of Comm. Ave.

THAT weekend--the one circled on the calendar when schedules were announced in the summer—is upon us. With exactly 250 meetings behind them, BU and BC, tied for first place in Hockey East, are about to play the 251st and 252nd games in the series that began in 1918. Tonight’s game at Agganis Arena is a 7:30 p.m. start; tomorrow’s contest at Conte Forum also begins at 7:30 p.m. Both games this weekend are being broadcast on CBS College Sports

In the series between the longtime Comm. Ave. rivals, the Terriers lead, 125-108-17 (.534). The teams are an even 5-5-2 in their last 12 meetings, but BU has won five of the last seven.

• Goalie Kieran Millan joins women’s basketball player Alex Young to present the weekend schedule of Terrier sports for Scarlet Daily Digest . Millan (photo), who will be in goal tonight, has a 5-2-1 career record and a 2.48 GAA vs. BC.

CHECK BACK LATER FOR THE TERRIERS' LINEUP has links to game notes, gametracker, and the radio Webcast on WWZN.
• Daily Free Press game preview
• WTBU Sports game preview
• Inside College Hockey game preview
• College Hockey News Tale of the Tape
• Boston Globe game preview
• The Boston Hockey Blog will be live blogging tonight
• USCHO Hockey East picks

Looking back
John McCarthy had ten-plus minutes of ice time in last night’s San Jose 4-0 win against Ottawa. He didn’t make the score sheet, but was part of a likely unique circumstance following on the heels of yesterday’s USA Today article on the growing presence of college players in the NHL. Nine of the Sharks’ 18 skaters were former college players and interestingly, six of them—McCarthy (BU) Benn Ferriero (BC), Doug Murray (Cornell), Dan Boyle (Miami), Mike Moore (Princeton) and Justin Braun (UMass)—played four seasons of college hockey. The other Sharks who are ex-collegians: Joe Pavelski (Wisconsin), Torrey Mitchell (Vermont) and Danny Heatley (Wisconsin).

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