The Boston College men's ice hockey team is back in action tonight up in Alford Arena, taking on the 1-6-0 Maine Black Bears in Orono.
No. 1/1 Boston College Eagles (4-1-0, 4-1-0 Hockey East) at Maine Black Bears (1-6-0, 0-2-0 Hockey East)
Time: 7:00 PM Eastern
Date: Friday, November 2, 2012
Place: Orono, Me.
Arena: Alfond Arena
Radio: FM 98.5, The Sports Hub
Radio Announcers: Ryan Johnston (play-by-play), Ken Hodge (analyst)
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Series: BC and Maine have previously met 111 times. Boston College leads the all-time series 59-42-9.
Last Meeting: Boston College 4, Maine 1 (March 17, 2012, Hockey East Championship)
Last Meeting at Alfond: Maine 7, Boston College 4 (January 21, 2012)
Last Five Meetings:
W - Boston College 4, Maine 1 (March 17, 2012)
L - Maine 7, Boston College 4 (January 21, 2012)
L - Maine 4, Boston College 3 (OT) (January 20, 2012)
W - Boston College 5, Maine 1 (November 4, 2011)
L - Maine 4, Boston College 1 (January 16, 2011)
Trends: Despite winning last year's season series 2-1, Boston College won the one that counted -- downing the Black Bears 4-1 to win the program's 11th Hockey East Championship. Kevin Hayes, Bill Arnold and Destry Straight combined for eight points (4 goals, 4 assists) in last weekend's 6-3 win over Lowell. Maine is 0-3-0 at home this season with their lone win coming in the IceBreaker third place game over Army in Kansas City.
Maine's Leading Scorers: Sr. Joey Diamond (1-2-3), So. Stu Higgins (1-2-3), four players with 2 points
Maine's Leading Goaltender: Jr. Dan Sullivan (0-5-0, 3.18 GAA, .893 SV%)
Leave your thoughts on the game below. Go Eagles!
Prediction: Boston College 4, Maine 1