2012-13 Boston College Hockey: Minnesota Game Thread @ Mariucci Classic (8:00 PM, Fox Sports North / NESN)

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No. 1/1 Boston College Eagles (12-2-1, 9-2-1 Hockey East) vs. No. 4/4 Minnesota Golden Gophers (12-3-3, 6-3-3 WCHA)

Time: 8:00 PM
Date: Sunday, December 30, 2012
Place: Minneapolis, Mn.
Arena: Mariucci Arena
Capacity: 10,000

TV: Fox Sports North (aired regionally by NESN)
TV Announcers: Doug MacLeod (play-by-play), Kevin Gorg (analyst), Ben Clymer (rinkside)
Online Audio: bceagles.com
Radio Announcers: Adam Kaufman (play-by-play), Bob Beers (analyst)
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Series: BC and Minnesota have previously met 28 times. Minnesota leads the all-time series 14-12-2.
Last Meeting: Boston College 6, Minnesota 1 (April 5, 2012)

Last Five Meetings:

W - Boston College 6, Minnesota 1 (April 5, 2012)
W - Boston College 5, Minnesota 2 (March 29, 2008)
L - Minnesota 2, Boston College 1 (December 28, 2002)
W - Boston College 4, Minnesota 1 (October 30, 1999)
L - Minnesota 6, Boston College 5 (October 29, 1999)

Trends: The Gophers have won the classic 12 times in the 21-year history of the event, including nine straight from 1999-2006. BC is 3-0-0 in non-conference play this year with victories over Notre Dame, Dartmouth and Alabama-Huntsville, outscoring those opponents 14-6.

Minnesota's Leading Scorers: Jr. Erik Haula (8-14-22), So. Kyle Rau (6-9-15), Jr. Nate Schmidt (2-13-15)
Minnesota's Leading Goaltender: Fr. Adam Wilcox (10-2-3, 1.78 GAA, .920 SV%)

Leave your thoughts on the game below. Go Eagles!

Prediction: Boston College 4, Minnesota 3
Record-to-date: 11-4-0

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