Friday, February 11, 2011

Game Day— Terriers vs. UMass

Terriers travel to Amherst today to take on Don “Toot” Cahoon’s UMass Minutemen. BU needs a win or tie to clinch the season’s series, having beaten and tied UMass back in October. The game airs on CBS College Sports, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The game provides a matchup of brothers who lead their respective teams in goal-scoring. BU co-captain Joe Periera has 12 markers for BU, while his brother Mike, a freshmen, has scored ten goals for UMass.

BU has seven conference games remaining, all with teams in the bottom half of the conference standings. Terriers will need to win nearly all those games to secure third place in the playoff seedings. Merrimack is tied with BU for third and has a game in hand.

For tonight, Terrier head coach Jack Parker has rearranged the centers on the top three lines and has inserted Kevin Gilroy back in the lineup. The lines will look like this:

Chris Connolly - Charlie Coyle - Joe Pereira
Matt Nieto - Corey Trivino - Alex Chiasson
Ross Gaudet - Sahir Gill - Wade Megan
Justin Courtnall - Ben Rosen - Kevin Gilroy
The defense remains unchanged and Kieran Millan continues his iron-man role in the cage.

► Forty years ago this weekend, UMass Coach Cahoon, skating on BU's top line, scored a goal and an assist as BU thumped New Hampshire, 8-3, en route to the Terriers' first NCAA title. has links to game notes, the WWZN Radio Webcast and gametracker
• Daily Free Press preview
• Boston Hockey blog live in-game blog
• WTBU Sports preview
• USCHO HE predictions and Jim Connelly feature on BU
• Hockey East Online weekend preview and live conference scoreboard
• BU Today: The Mayor of Terrier Nation

►The Wall Street Journal looks at some of the great college hockey venues, including the Terriers' original home, Boston Arena, now called Matthews Arena.

Women's team
After dropping Tuesday night’s Beanpot opener to BC, 2-1, the third-ranked Terriers resume conference play with a home-and-home series against Northeastern: tonight at Walter Brown Arena and tomorrow’s matinee at Matthews Arena. And, due to the Beanpot matchups, the teams will meet again Tuesday in the Beanpot consolation at Conte Forum. has links to game notes, game tracker the WTBU Radio Webcast, and the All Access pay-per-view Webcast
• Daily Free Press series preview

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