Saturday, December 08, 2012

Game Day: BU vs. Maine

#7 Terriers close out the semester just as they did last season, against the Maine Black Bears. Fifty-two weeks ago, BU traveled to Orono and came away with a 5-1 win, scoring four third-period goals  including two from Sahir Gill and Alexx Privitera’s first collegiate tally. The next three meetings all went the Black Bears’ way—two at Agganis Arena and the Hockey East semifinal.

The Black Bears have struggled this season and have just two wins. Their offense is led by the always dangerous Joey Diamond and freshman Devin Shore. Maine has used three goalies this season.

Captain Wade Megan, who played his 100th consecutive game in Thursday’s 3-2 win against New Hampshire, is BU’s top goal-scorer with nine. Cason Hohmann, BU’s leading point scorer with 16, is fourth in the nation in plus-minus with +15

Freshman Sean Maguire is expected to start in goal and Ryan Ruikka should be back in the blueline rotation. No expected changes to the forward lines.

Tonight’s game is an 8 p.m. start and will air nationally on CBS Sports Network.

● preview, game notes, WWZN Webcast, Game Tracker, Twitter Updates 
● Boston Hockey Blog; preview, in-game blog
● Bangor daily news preview
● Jack Parker comments after UNH game

Along with its #7 ranking in the USCHO poll, BU is now #4 in the Pairwise Rankings . The KRACH rankings have BU in third place with its strength of schedule being a key factor. Notice in the right- hand column (SOS) that BU’s schedule is ranked at 401.8. Next best, but far behind are BC’s 270.6 and New Hampshire’s 213.8.

Women's Team
Riding a four-game winning streak, #7 Terriers are in Minnesota for a pair of games with Minnesota-Duluth. This is the first-ever meeting between BU and the WCHA club. Marie-Philip Poulin (26) and Isabel Menard (21) lead BU in scoring. preview, game notes WTBU Sports Webcast 
Daily Free Press preview

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