The 14th ranked Big Red come in on a four-game winning streak, including a 2-1 win against Yale. Their offense is led by Brian Ferlin and Joel Lowery, each with 13 points. Veteran goalie Andy Iles has yet to surrender more than three goals in a game this year for defensive-minded Cornell.
Defensemen Ahti Oksanen and Garrett Noonan continue to lead BU is scoring with eleven points each followed by Matt Lane and Robbie Baillargeon with ten apiece. Sophomore Matt O'Connor, coming off a strong performance in the two North Dakota games that earned him Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week honors, will make his fourth consecutive start in the Terrier goal.
“[The rivalry] really originated with the great teams of [former Cornell coach] Ned Harkness and [former BU coach] Jack Kelley. It is two of the premier college hockey programs in the country year in and year out. Both teams have such a strong alumni based in New York City. It’s kind of like our bowl game.”
► Check out this photo of the Terriers skating in New York's Central Park this morning with Hockey in Harlem.