The Terriers' first exhibition-game opponent, the University of Prince Edward Island, is in the process of trimming its roster to a league-allowed 22. For BU, the Oct. 1 exhibition at Agganis Arena will be its first-ever meeting with the Panthers, who will have played two games against CIS opponents. Last season UPEI played two NCAA exhibitions, losing to Harvard and Dartmouth.
● UPEI men's hockey home page
Before freshman goalie Jake Oettinger suits up against UPEI, he'll be facing shots from a pair of future Terriers in Thursday night's CCM All-American Prospects Game in Philadelphia. The 6-4 netminder from Lakeville, Minn., is on the Team Leclair roster, while 2017 recruits David Farrance and Logan Cockerill will skate for Team Howe. The game, which begins at 7 p.m. ET, will be live streamed--free of charge--on FastHOCKEY. A link to the live broadcast will be available here at 6:45 p.m.
The ECAC released its 2016-17 coaches poll and BU opponents held two of the top three spots. Quinnipiac was picked to win the conference while Harvard was third. Terriers will face three other ECAC teams: Yale (#5), Union (#7) and Colgate (#11).
With a Stanley Cup championship to go with the NCAA title he won as a Terrier in 2009, Nick Bonino is looking to continue his role as an important cog in the Penguins offense this season.
● Post-Gazette report
Coach Brian Durocher's Terriers were picked #2 in the Women's Hockey East Coaches Poll, with 72 points and two first-place votes.
.@BC_WHockey picked to finish atop regular season standings in 2016-17 https://t.co/5oe1X170cl pic.twitter.com/U4ZaPZ8HRi— Hockey East (@hockey_east) September 20, 2016