Friday, November 16, 2012

Game Day: BU visits Vermont

#11/12 Terriers travel to Burlington for a Friday night match against Vermont at Gutterson Field House. Gametime is 7 p.m.  BU (5-3-0) will look to pick up two important conference points against the Catamounts. 

The Boston Hockey Blog reports that freshman netminder Sean Maguire will make his third start of the season, while junior Patrick MacGregor (photo) will return to the blueline corps for the game. Coach Jack Parker also has shaken up the forward lines (See Daily Free Press preview) in an effort to get Sahir Gill and Yassin Cissé more involved in the offense. Gill is BU’s leading career point scorer against UVM. Check back for BU's lineup.

Vermont also has a rookie goalie, Brody Hoffman, who enters with a 2.44 GAA for the Cats who are 1-3-2 after six games.

BU came away with an OT win in its last visit to Vermont, tying the score on a late Wade Megan goal followed by Alexx Privitera’s game-winner. 

► No broadcast TV for this game; however the Vermont Webcast is available to all at no charge. 

Episode 6 of Inside BU Hockey features Bernie Corbett’s interviews with Coach Jack Parker, sophomore wing Evan Rodrigues and Dennis Sarni, whose father, Ralph, was recently honored by The Friends of BU Hockey.

● preview, game notes, WWZN Webcast, UVM Webcast (free video) Live Stats, Twitter Updates               
● Boston Hockey Blog live blog
Daily Free Press preview
● WTBU Sports preview
Hockey East Online: 5-Minute Major with Matt Nieto; weekend preview
CHN’s Hockey East Weekend preview and picks; power rankings; Three Things I Know
USCHO Hockey East Weekend picks
Burlington Free Press preview

Looking Back
Kieran Millan earned his first professional victory with a 22-save shutout as the CHL Colorado Cutthroats blanked the Arizona Sun Dogs, 4-0.

CHN’s Mike McMahon talked with Don “Toot” Cahoon about his new gig doing color on Merrimack TV broadcasts. Cahoon, a former BU assistant coach and head coach at Princeton and UMass, was a high-scoring forward on BU’s 1971 and 1972 NCAA championship teams

Don Lumley, a defenseman for three Jack Kelley squads in the mid-1960s and later head coach at Kent State, returned to the Ohio school last week for the first-ever Kent State Hockey Club Fundraiser. Lumley and Steve Albert (now a Phoenix Suns broadcaster) played lead roles in launching the KSU varsity program in 1979.

Check out this Hockeydb link for a listing of the post-BU careers of dozens of former Terriers. Among them, you’ll see that Jekabs Redlihs, a defenseman on BU’s 2006 Hockey East champions, now is playing in the KHL for his hometown Riga Dynamo.

Women’s Team
#7 BU hosts Providence tonight in a 5 p.m. start at Walter Brown Arena. The Terriers and Friars last met in the 2012 Hockey East Championship Game, won by Bu, 2-1 in double OT.  Terrier co-captain Marie-Philip Poulin returns to the lineup after missing two games while skating with Team Canada in Finland.

The game matches two coaches who both are former BU netminders: BU’s Brian Durocher and PC’s Bob Deraney. preview, gametracker, WTBU Sports Webcast, Terrier TV Webcast.
Daily Free Press preview

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