Friday, October 26, 2012

Game Day: Terriers vs. Minutemen

#13-ranked BU begins its first two-game weekend tonight, hosting UMass in a 7:30 p.m. start at Agganis Arena. The Terrier lineup will feature three new lines, with only the Wade Megan-Cason Hohmann-Evan Rodrigues (photo) unit remaining intact. Finnish blueliner Ahti Oksanen, who impressed in the exhibition game, makes his NCAA debut as Garrett Noonan’s partner. Matt O’Connor, who has a 1.41 GAA and a .953 save percentage, starts in goal. Junior Matt Nieto is BU’s top returning scorer against UMass with 10 points in six games.

Megan –  Hohmann – Rodrigues
Nieto –  O’Regan –  Gill
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Moran – Rosen – Santana
Noonan – Oksanen
Escobedo –  Privitera
Grzelcyk – Ruikka

● preview, game notes, Gametracker, WWZN Radio Webcast, Terrier TV Webcast, Twitter updates
● Daily Free Press preview
●Inside BU Hockey-Episode 3-featuring Jack Parker, Ryan Santana and Vic Stanfield
● Boston Hockey live in-game blog
● HockeyEastOnline weekend preview
● College Hockey News Hockey East weekend preview
● USCHO Hockey East predictions
● UMass Blog (Fear the Triangle) preview

Hockey Alums in the House
More than 70 former Terriers, including 17 who played in the NHL, will be in the house tonight and will take part in a first-intermission recognition of Coach Jack Parker’s 40th season behind the BU bench.  A number of the alums will be signing autographs for fans pre-game on the Agganis Arena concourse. Event organizer and former BU co-captain Tom Ryan explained:
 “We will be there to honor his 40 years of coaching, but more importantly his 40 years as a mentor and father figure for his players along with the leadership he has provided Boston University.”

We’ll post a list of all the returning alums when it is available.

►The Webcast of tomorrow’s game at the Mullins Center in Amherst will be accessible to BU fans who are subscribed to Terrier TV.  The two schools agreed to enable access to each other’s Webcasts.

Looking back
John Curry is back in North America after two seasons with the Hamburg Freezers in the  German DEL. He signed on with the ECHL Orlando Solar Bears and was the winning goalie this past weekend in a 4-3 win over Florida that took 12 rounds of shootout to settle. Curry stopped 11 of 12 bids. A two All-American and in 2006-07 Hockey East’s Player of the Year and a Hobey Baker finalist, he led BU to the 2006 Hockey East championship.   

Also in the ECHL are Justin Courtnall (South Carolina Stingrays), Corey Trivino (Florida Everblades) and Clark Donatelli, who is head coach of the Wheeling Nailers. Trivino scored his first ECHL goal Wednesday night in a 5-4 loss.

Women’s team
#3 ranked BU hosts Maine tonight in a 7 p.m. start at Walter Brown Arena. Tomorrow they’ll play a fifth straight home game, meeting non-conference rival Robert Morris. Co-captain Marie-Philip Poulin and Isabel Menard lead the Terriers in scoring with 11 and nine points, respectively.
● preview, with links to game notes, GameTracker, Twitter Updates, WTBU Radio Webcast and Terrier TV Webcast. 
● HockeyEastOnline weekend preview


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