Friday, January 28, 2011

Game Day—BU vs. Maine

The 16th ranked Terriers travel to Maine for a weekend pair against the #11/12 Black Bears at Alfond Arena. Maine currently trails BU by a point for third place in Hockey East, but the Black Bears have two games in hand.

Tonight’s game will air in Maine on WABI-TV. Game Central will offer pay-per-view Webcasts of both tonight’s and Saturday’s games (both 7 p.m. starts). Thanks to blog reader Scott Martineau for that information.

After several years of domination by BU, the series with Maine has become an even matchup. Last season, the teams split the four games they played, with Maine knocking BU out of the conference playoffs. The teams played to a 2-2 overtime tie on Nov. 6, with Charlie Coyle knotting the scoring on an extra-attacker goal near the end of regulation.

Goalie Kieran Millan, who has had a hot hand in recent weeks, will start tonight’s game. Blueliner Ryan Ruikka (photo), who missed both games last weekend with a shoulder injury, will be examined today to determine whether he’ll be available for one or both of the games at Alfond.

Check back for the full BU lineup. has links to game notes, live stats and the WWZN Radio Webcast
• Boston Hockey Blog game preview and in-game live blog.
• Hockey East weekend preview
• Portland Press Herald game preview
• College Hockey News Tale of the Tape

Junior forward Andrew Glass, dismissed from the team earlier this month for “missing meetings and being late,” talked with Daily Free Press hockey writer Scott McLaughlin to explain his side of the story. Yesterday, another Terrier e-mailed his thoughts on the dismissal to McLaughlin.

Looking back
Mile High Hockey profiles Joe Sacco, second-year coach of the Colorado Avalanche.

ESPN Boston talked with former BU All-American and NHL standout Shawn McEachern about his first season coaching The Rivers School in the ISL prep league.

Former Terrier netminder and Hockey East MVP John Curry has been added to the roster for the AHL All-Star Game that will be played on Sunday in Hershey. Curry, whose coach at Wilkes Barre/Scranton, former Terrier forward John Hynes, will be a co-coach for one of the two teams, currently has a 16-7 record with a 2.47 GAA. He is on pace for a fourth consecutive 20-win season.

Looking ahead
Earlier this week, 2013 recruit Adam Erne scored his 9th goal of the season in Indiana’s 5-4 overtime win against Muskegon. 2011 recruit Cason Hohmann scored his 14th goal of the season, assisted by 2014 recruit Anthony DeAngelo in Cedar Rapids’s 6-2 loss to Des Moines.

Women’s team
The #3-ranked Terriers, riding an 11-game winning streak, begin a home-and-home weekend series with Connecticut at Walter Brown Arena tonight at 7 p.m. has links to game notes, a video preview, game tracker, and the Webcast on BU All-Access (PPV).
• UConn Daily Campus preview

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