#1 Boston College (3-0-0, 1-0-0 Hockey East) at #17 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (3-1-0, 2-0-0 CCHA)
Time: 7:05 EDT
Date: Friday, October 15, 2010
Place: Joyce Center (capacity 2,857), Notre Dame, In.
Internet Radio: BCEagles.com (Mike O'Brien play-by-play and Ken Hodge color)
Internet Video: Live video streaming through Notre Dame's official athletics website UND.com
Last Time Out: The Eagles completed a weekend sweep of the #6 Denver Pioneers, 6-2 and 3-0 to move to 3-0-0 on the season.
Series: Boston College holds a 17-11-2 edge in the all-time series.
Last Meeting at Joyce Center: Boston College 3, Notre Dame 2 (October 23, 2009)
Trends: The Eagles have a 4-1-1 record against the Irish at the Joyce Center under York. York's BC teams are 8-5-2 all-time against the Irish. This is the last game in a 14-game home-and-home series with the Irish. BC and Notre Dame begin a new six game home-and-home series next winter in South Bend, making it 3 straight road games against the Irish.
Notre Dame's Leading Scorers: Fr. Anders Lee (4-2-6), Sr. Ryan Guentzel (0-6-6), So. Nick Larson (3-2-5), Sr. Ben Ryan (1-4-5)
Notre Dame's Leading Goaltender: So. Mike Johnson (3-0-0, 2.34 GAA, .923 SV%)
Tonight, the Eagles conclude their four game season-opening road trip at the Joyce Center against the fake Irish. BC next return home on Friday night to face Merrimack for the Eagles' home-opener (and 2010 National Championship banner raising). Notre Dame is off to a 3-1-0 start, including wins over Lake Superior State and Holy Cross in the Ice Breaker tournament. Their only loss came against BU in the Ice Breaker Championship Game.
Prediction: Boston College 3, Notre Dame 2