Boston College Daily Links: Hockey Ready For Season Opener Tonight

Hockey ready for season-opening tournament (The State)
“We know we’ll have our hands full, and I’m real glad we’re playing a team like Boston College right out of the gate,” head coach Tom Anastos said. “They play real fast, they play real aggressive, they play with speed. They’re an annual NCAA Tournament team who has gotten to the Frozen Four and the championship game more consistently than any other team in the last decade-plus."

Hockey East aims for Frozen Four return (ESPN)
Still, there is one first-team All-American returning to his Hockey East school this season: Boston College defenseman Brian Dumoulin. The runner-up for INCH's National Defenseman of the Year last season, Dumoulin led all Hockey East blueliners with 33 points. More than just an offensive defenseman, though, Dumoulin combines size and skating ability with heady play that allows him to avoid costly penalties, spending just 24 minutes in the box in his first two seasons combined.

Hockey East 2011-12 scouting report (BostonHerald.com)
“Anybody can win this league. Anybody can be in the top four in this league. The only thing I would bet on is that the team that makes the biggest jump, the team that may be the biggest surprise in this league is UMass,’’ said BU coach Jack Parker, the last active coach remaining of the original HE coaches.

W. Ice Hockey Nears First Puck Drop of '11-'12 Season (BCEagles.com)
The Boston College women's ice hockey team is set to begin its 2011-12 season, when the Eagles travel to Duluth, Minn. for a two-game series against the Bulldogs beginning on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 4 p.m. Before BC departs for the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Head Coach Katie King Crowley sat down to discuss a few things about the Maroon and Gold for the upcoming season.

‘Deuce’ in No. 1 role (BostonHerald.com)
“I’m happy to have this opportunity and try and take advantage of it,” Finch said. “I’ll try to come out focused and help us win.”

Dave Shinskie knows about Flutie's impact (ESPN Boston)
"How much do I know about him?" Shinskie said as he grabbed a bite before a recent practice. "I know he was 5-foot-whatever and he led his team to, I don't know if it was a national championship, but he won the Heisman. You have to be some kind of a leader and know what you're talking about to do that as a guy of that stature."

Keys to the Game vs. Clemson (BCDraft)
I know we say it like clockwork, but Spaz is clearly not getting these cliff notes I email him and GDF every week. In short get the tight ends involved, they are a talented group, and a good safety valve if the O line is getting beat.

Montel Harris 'shut down,' faces uncertain future (CBSSports.com)
Shutting down your best player for the season could be viewed as a surrender on 2011 by the staff, and send a terrible message through the Boston College locker room. But if the chances of another re-injury are high enough at this point in the season, it might be best option. Not just for the future of the team, but most importantly for Harris' playing future. 

Meet Men's Basketball Center Dennis Clifford (BCEagles.com)
Freshman center Dennis Clifford sat down with media relations assistant and BC sophomore Matt Moran and offered some thoughts on his short time on campus, on his coach, and on the season ahead. The 7-foot Clifford, who hails from Bridgewater, Mass., figures to make an immediate impact on the court.

No. 16 Men's Soccer Hosts Wake Forest Friday Night (BCEagles.com)
The No. 16 Boston College men's soccer team returns home from a three-game road trip to host ACC opponent Wake Forest Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Newton Campus Field.

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