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2010-11 Boston College Hockey: New Hampshire Game Preview

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New Hampshire Wildcats (2-1-2, 0-0-1 Hockey East) at #4 Boston College (5-2-0, 3-1-0 Hockey East)

Time: 7:00 EDT
Date: Friday, November 5, 2010
Place: Conte Forum/Kelley Rink (7,884), Chestnut Hill, Ma.
TV: Nope
Internet Radio: (Jon Rish play-by-play and Ken Hodge color)
Internet Video: Video stream available on a pay-per-view basis through

Last Time Out: The Eagles defeated UMass Lowell to move to 5-2-0 on the season.

Series: The all-time series is about as close as it can possibly get. Through 132 games, UNH holds a slim 61-59-12 edge in the all-time series.

Last Meeting at Conte Forum: Boston College 3, New Hampshire 2 (March 6, 2010)

Trends: The Eagles are unbeaten in their last five games against the Wildcats (3-0-2), including two wins over UNH in the 2009 Hockey East quarterfinals. York is just 20-27-9 in 56 games against UNH as head coach of the Eagles. Cam Atkinson is currently riding a three-game goal scoring streak (5 points).

New Hampshire's Leading Scorers: Sr. Phil DeSimone (2-4-6), Jr. Mike Borisenok (2-4-6), Jr. Stevie Moses (4-1-5)
New Hampshire's Leading Goaltender: Jr. Matt DiGirolamo (2-1-2, 3.30 GAA, .907 SV%)

The Eagles hockey team takes the ice for the fourth time in eight days as they host the visiting UNH Wildcats. The Eagles are coming off a 5-2 win over UMass Lowell on Tuesday. BC got 2 goals from Chris Kreider, 2 from Cam Atkinson and a goal from Jimmy Hayes in the victory, while John Muse stopped just 15 shots.

The Wildcats are 2-1-2 on the season, with non-conference victories over Miami and Cornell. Their lone Hockey East game to date was a 2-2 tie at Northeastern. Just like BC, a majority of the Wildcats games have been played away from the Whittemore Center this season (4 road, 1 home), and this will be UNH's fifth road game in their first six games. 

Prediction: Boston College 5, New Hampshire 3
Record-to-date: 4-3-0

Go Eagles!