Senior Grant Rolleheiser (photo) makes his second start of the season in goal. He was between the pipes for BU’s 5-4 OT win against UMass and then relieved Kieran Millan during the loss to UMass-Lowell. The Daily Free Press reports that freshman Cason Hohmann will replace Evan Rodrigues on the third line tonight. Garrett Noonan (ankle) is a game-time decision. If he doesn’t play freshman Alexx Privitera, whom Jack Parker says had his best game thus far against BC, will start in Noonan's spot. BU's lineup:
● GoTerriers.com preview, game notes, WWZN Radio Webcast, gametracker
● Daily Free Press preview of UVM and UNH games
● WTBU Sports preview
● Boston Hockey Blog live in-game blog
● HockeyEastOnline live scoreboard
● College Hockey News Tale of the Tape, Tweetcast
● Boston Globe College Hockey Notebook feature on BU
● Burlington Free Press preview
● Vermont Athletics preview
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BU’s semi-annual holiday matchup with Cornell at New York’s Madison Square Garden is just eight days away and Terrier fans who are attending the pre-game pep rally have something special to look forward to. This year, the rally will be held in the newly renovated Garden’s 10,000 square foot The Delta Sky 360 Club. It’s the new luxury center normally open to fans in the top 800 seats in the building, offering spectacular views, and something unique: the Club is so close to the locker rooms that the players have to actually cross in front of fans in the Club to get to the ice.
Former Terrier captain Jay Pandolfo registered the 100th goal of his NHL career in the Islanders’ 4-3 win against Montreal. It was the first goal since February 2010 for Pandolfo who was not in the NHL during the 2010-11 season. Goalie Rick DiPietro replaced injured Evgeni Nabokov eight minutes into the game and earned the victory.