Friday, January 17, 2014

Game Day: Terriers vs. Eagles

Terriers travel up the Green Line to take on arch-rival Boston College at Conte Forum. Puck drop is a 7 p.m. for the game that will air live on NESN. Tonight’s game is the 264th meeting of the Terriers and Eagles with BU leading the series, 129-117-17.
BU faces a tall task against the nation’s top offense, which is averaging 4.38 gpg. Junior Johnny Gaudreau paces the Eagles with 19 goals and 21 assists, while Kevin Hayes has 35 points. Junior Brian Billett gets the start in goal for BC.
BU will be shorthanded with four players missing due to injury: senior Jake Moscatel, junior Evan Rodrigues, sophomore Matt Grzelcyk and freshman Dillon Lawrence. Sean Maguire (photo) is expected to be between the pipes for BU.
● preview, game notes, Game Tracker, NBC Sports Radio Webcast
● Daily Free Press preview
● Boston Hockey Blog live in-game blog
● USCHO picks and predictions; Frozen Fenway wrap-up
● College Hockey News Tale of the Tape
● BC Interruption Q&A with’s Scott McLaughlin

Looking ahead
BU added a second defenseman to its 2014 recruit class in two days when Buckingham, Browne & Nichols senior Brien Diffley tweeted his commitment: "Proud to announce my commitment to Boston University for the fall of 2014."
A 6-2, 180 lb., left-shot defenseman from Burlington, Mass., Diffley is “a strong skater, who can take it end-to-end," according to U.S. Hockey Report. A month ago, USHR posted:
Diffley’s Stock Rising
BB&N has a one-man breakout in 6’2”, 180 lb. senior LD Brien Diffley, who we got to see in action in the Knights 4-2 loss to St. Sebastian’s Wednesday. We’ve seen Diffley before, and went into the season considering him as a high DIII/low DI borderline kid, but his stock is rising. There are not a lot of senior d-men out there who can rush the puck like Diffley.
Now in his second season at BB&N, Diffley played fall hockey for the Junior Bruins in the USPHL Elite division, recording a 2-3-5 line in eleven games. Previously, he manned the blueline for Burlington High School, earning a spot in the 2011 Fall Showcase and helping the Devils to the Valley Hockey League’s North American title with a shootout game-winner against Salem.

Looking back 
Former Terrier All-American goalie, Hockey East Player of the Year and Hobey Baker Award finalist John Curry has been named to the 50th BU Athletic Hall of Fame class. He will be inducted on May 31.

Matt Nieto scored his third goal of the season in the Sharks 3-0 winagainst Florida. 
Recap and video

Women’s Team
#9 Terriers travel to Providence to play the Friar’s at Schneider Rink in a 7 p.m. start. The Friars, tied for fifth place in Hockey East with New Hampshire, are coached by former BU netminder Bob Deraney. BU is in second place, a point behind BC with a game in hand.

Top scorer is senior Corrine Blue (7-17-24) while sophomore Sarah Bryant handles the goaltending duties (2.99).  BU enters the game in second place in Hockey East, a point behind BC, but with a game in hand.
● preview, game notes, Game Tracker, NBC Sports Radio Webcast
● Daily Free Press preview
● Terrier statistics
►BU Today talked with senior goalie Kerrin Sperry about her final season as a Terrier and her pursuit of a military career and a master’s degree in international affairs.

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