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Weekly Hockey Primer: A Weekend Split

Weekend Recap

10/17/2008 - BC 5, Bowling Green 3

The Eagles, enjoying home ice, jumped out to a 2-0 lead behind two goals by Brock Bradford en route to a 5-3 win over the Bowling Green Falcons. Uncharacteristically, the Eagles were outshot 28-18 in the game. Sophomore goalie John Muse had 25 saves in 60 minutes of work to push his record to 2-0-0.

10/18/2008 - Northeastern 4, BC 3

Now before everyone goes saying that the "sky is falling" because we lost to Northeastern, fear not. This Northeastern team is a very good one this year. Northeastern returns almost their entire roster from a year ago and they were picked to finish 4th behind BC, BU and UNH this season in Hockey East. As the College Hockey blog points out, the Eagles last two losses came at the hands (skates?) of Northeastern - 7 months apart. Still, you don't see this often - the Eagles are currently tied for last in the Hockey East standings.


The loss to Northeastern dropped the Eagles to 2-1-0, 0-1-0 Hockey East and out of the top spot in this week's College Sports Poll. The Eagles are ranked 3rd this week behind Colorado College (4-0-0) and Denver (3-0-0). Other Hockey East representatives in the poll this week are New Hampshire up two spots at #4, Boston University down 1 spot to #6, Vermont at #11 and Northeastern enters the poll this week at #14.

Hockey East Fan Voting

Thanks to Christian for these links. Hockey East, in celebration of the 25th year of the league, are hosting various fan voting polls on their website. Support the Eagles by voting in each of the below polls:
The polls run through March 9, 2009.

Next Up

The Eagles only have one game this week, a Friday night home game against the 11th ranked Vermont Catamounts. The Eagles last faced Vermont in the Hockey East championship game, a game the Eagles won 4-0.

As an added bonus for those hockey fans that live outside of the greater Boston area, the game will be televised Friday night on ESPNU starting at 7:30pm.