Friday, January 04, 2013

Game Day: Rensselaer visits BU--UPDATED

Terriers take on long-time out-of-conference rival Rensselaer in a 7 p.m. start at Agganis Arena. Freshman Sean Maguire, the first goaltender in BU history to earn a shutout in each of his first two home starts, will look to continue a shutout skein that now stands at 131:19.

BU will be without Captain Wade Megan, nursing a shoulder injury suffered against Denver. The Boston Hockey Blog reports that senior Jake Moscatel will make his first career start as the fourth-line right wing. Alexx Privitera, who was DQ’d in the Denver game, sits this one out by rule and is also expected to be out of the lineup against Harvard next week due to excessive penalties. Freshman Matt Grzelcyk, who traveled to Russia with the U.S. Junior national team, returns to the BU lineup.

RPI is led by forward  Jacob Laliberte with 15 points and defenseman Nick Bailen with 13. 

►Beginning in the 1953 NCAA tournament, BU and RPI have met 65 times with BU holding a 33-29-3 advantage.

● preview, game notes, WWZN Webcast, Game Tracker, Twitter Updates
● Boston Hockey Blog; preview, in-game blog;
● WTBU Sports preview
● USCHO Hockey East picks and preview
● HockeyEastOnline weekend preview and live scoreboard
● Rensselaer Coach Seth Appert’s pre-game comments
● Troy Record preview

Episode 11 of Inside BU Hockey features Bernie Corbett’s interviews with head coach Jack Parker and freshman wing Sam Kurker.

Looking back
David  Van der Gulik scored his 11th goal in Lake Erie’s 2-1 victory over Charlotte. Kieran Millan, called up from CHL Colorado, suited up as the Monsters’ backup goalie.

Yesterday was the eighth anniversary of the first game ever played at Agganis Arena. BU edged Minnesota, 2-1, a night after the Terriers' final game at Walter Brown Arena. Video

Women’s team
Freshman Sarah Lefort scored twice to lead Canada past Switzerland, 4-0, in the Meco Cup tournament in Germany.

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