As obligated by the Massachusetts General Laws, I am required to share the following video whenever Boston College hockey is playing Merrimack:
Merrimack by Finkle (via raymondfor3)
"When they skate on the ice, that's something."
BC will enter tonight's game as the #1 team in the PairWise Rankings following Minnesota's 2-1 loss at Wisconsin last night.
Boston College welcomes Merrimack to Kelley Rink for the first time since last November; the Eagles have not lost to the Warriors at home since Oct. 31, 1997
Participating in its first one-game weekend since Frozen Fenway, the Merrimack College men's ice hockey team will travel to Chestnut Hill to face second-ranked and first-place Boston College and seek its first win at Conte Forum since Oct. 31, 1997, when the Warriors meet the Eagles on Friday night. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m.
Boston College forward Johnny Gaudreau, who led the nation in scoring in January, has been named the Hockey Commissioners' Association National Division I Player of the Month for January, while BC freshman goaltender Thatcher Demko has earned HCA Rookie of the Month honors.
Every once in a while, you need to do a little chest thumping.
For Hockey East, that time is now. With most of the nonleague schedule complete, Hockey East proved a dominating force against other leagues. In a season where league members played more nonconference games than ever (each team was allowed up to 14 out-of-conference games), Hockey East members posted a 72-39-15 record, good for a .631 winning percentage. Only one league comes close to that winning percentage, the newly created Big Ten, which is 47-30-8 to date for a .600 winning percentage.
The ongoing battle for talent between college hockey and the Canadian Hockey League continues to intensify on a yearly basis. While it doesn't appear that will change any time soon, the NCAA has taken steps recently to level the playing field in terms of recruiting and retaining elite talent.
Norwich Free Academy senior Marcus Outlow signed his national letter of intent Thursday to play football at Boston College next season.
When asked why he had chosen to continue his playing career at Boston College, Don Bosco Prep's Tom Sweeney was able to sum up with just five words, "It's just a perfect fit."
Boston College defeated Virginia, 69-65, behind 23 points from Kelly Hughes. BC is now 12-12 and 3-7 in the ACC.