Happy Friday! It's the end of another week. The bad news is, another week of summer is gone. The good news is, another week of summer is gone. The Eagles will be back in 7 weeks and 1 day. Now things start to get a little more exciting, and the previews get hot and heavy. We start with a look at BC from our NC State friends over at Backing the Pack...
Seemingly every Eagle integral in the team's moderate success last year has left the nest.
Meanwhile the BC athletics website is continuing its trip through the schedule previewing the game at Wake Forest yesterday: I knew that the BC-WF series has been very tight, with a number of close contests, but I didn't necessarily realize how close until reading this:
BC has won five of its last seven match-ups over Wake Forest, defeating the Demon Deacons in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2013. Over the past 11 seasons, BC holds a narrow 6-5 edge in the series. BC has outscored Wake Forest by only 14 point, 262 to 248, in the more than 660 minutes of football.
According to a Boston College football news release, Silberman boasts a tackle-like frame with a chiseled upper-half and impressive muscular definition throughout, but plays with the nasty demeanor and blue-collar approach of a true trencher. He appears a bit "tight" and doesn't demonstrate a lot of fluidity in space when asked to move left or right, but he gets off the line and into the hole quickly when asked to pull or trap, and demonstrates nice surge to the second level.
Two incoming Boston College women's hockey players have been invited to represent the US at the 2014 IIHF Women's High Performance Camp at the Sports Institute in Finland next week. The camp provides 180 players born in 1996 from 18 nations with a training program that creates an environment for success as elite women's ice hockey players, both on and off the ice.
The Eagles will be represented by incoming freshman Megan Keller from Farmington Hills, Michigan and Toni Ann Miano from the Bronx, New York. Keller and Miano will be with the US contingent in Vierumaki, Finland from July 12-19.
Both players played for the US Under-18 National Team this past year. Not bad.
Since he was first drafted 10 years ago following his senior year of high school, Cory Schneider has waited for the day when he could call himself a No. 1 goalie in the National Hockey League. That day is finally here for the 28-year-old from Marblehead - along with a huge contract and job security.
Cavanaugh, in his second season at UConn after 18 years as a Boston College assistant, is used to preparing for the Hockey East grind. However, no UConn players have been through it, and the no-nights-off nature of the nation's premier league will require adjustments. The Huskies were 2-1 in games against Hockey East teams last season (defeating Providence and UMass, losing to Boston University) and are 19-95-6 all-time.
Tues., Nov. 11 - Harvard at Boston College 7:00 PM
I'm sure our schedule is coming out any day now. Or any month now, at least.