Friday, November 22, 2013

Game Day: BU vs. North Dakota

Terriers begin a weekend series with #14 North Dakota at Agganis Arena tonight. UND is led on offense by sophomores Rocco Grimaldi (10) and Drake Caggiula (8). Classmate Zane Gothberg has started six games in goal with a 2.86 GAA.  Robbie Baillargeon (photo) and Ahti Oksanen share the Terrier point lead with nine apiece while Danny O’Regan is BU’s top goal-scorer with four.

Tonight’s game airs at 7:30 on NBC Sports Network while tomorrow’s tilt, set for 7 p.m., is on NESN.

Last season the teams split games in Grand Forks, each by a 4-2 score. This is UND’s first visit to Agganis Arena since the October 2008 Icebreaker tournament (video).

As BU’s Men’s Hockey Tweeted, the two programs have a combined 12 national championships and 40 Frozen Four appearances.

Check back for tonight’s BU line-up, which will have Matt O’Connor in goal following a strong effort vs. Connecticut.

● preview, Game Notes, Game Tracker, NBC Sports Radio Webcast
Daily Free Press preview
Boston Hockey Blog live in-game blog
●College Hockey News Tale of the Tape
●Hockey East Online weekend preview

The World Junior Championships are a month away and several current Terriers are candidates for the U.S. Junior National Team. Both the United States of Hockey and The Hockey Guys expect sophomore Matt Grzelcyk to be a key part of the blueline corps.

The Terriers, along with BU’s club ice hockey and club inline hockey teams, is participating in the Movember project to promote men’s health awareness.

Looking back
With a long and successful track record on and off the ice, former BU standout, NHL forward and current Nashville Assistant General Manager Paul Fenton is a candidate for the vacant GM spot in Buffalo.

Nick Bonino scored his career high sixth goal and added an assist for the Ducks, but Anaheim fell in overtime to the Devils, 4-3.

Kevin Shattenkirk scored his 100th career assist in the Blues 3-2 shootout win over the Bruins. It was the former BU captain’s first game in TD Garden since the 2010 Hockey East semifinals. Earlier in the day, he talked about his return to Boston with NESN.

Colin Wilson assisted on two Nashville goals, including the game-winner, as the Predators doubled up Toronto, 4-2.

Women’s Team
#9 Terriers remain on the road, but this time travel only as far Cambridge, as they take on #5/6 Harvard with puck drop set for 7 p.m. The Crimson have a 6-1-1 record, all against ECAC opponents, and are led by Miye D’Oench, Sarah Edney and Samantha Reber, all with seven points.BU’s top scorers are captain Louis Warren and Sarah Lefort, each with 13 points. Lefort is tied for the NCAA lead in game-winning goals with three.
● preview, Game Notes, Live Stats, Pay Per View Webcast
●WTBU Sports preview
●Daily Free Press preview

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