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2011-12 Boston College Hockey: UMass Lowell Game Thread (7:00 PM)

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No. 3/3 Boston College Eagles (12-5-0, 9-3-0 Hockey East) vs. No. 18/NR UMass Lowell River Hawks (9-4-0, 6-3-0 Hockey East)

Time: 7:00 PM Eastern
Date: Friday, December 9, 2011
Place: Lowell, Ma.
Arena: Tsongas Arena
Capacity: 6,226

TV: Nope
Radio:
FM 98.5 Sports Hub
Radio Announcers: Ryan Johnston (play-play-play) and Ken Hodge (analyst)
Online: BCEagles.com and cbsbostonsports.com
Mobile: CBS Boston mobile app available for iPhone and Android

Series: BC and UMass-Lowell have previously met 95 times. Boston College leads the all-time series 59-33-7.
Last Meeting: Boston College 6, UMass-Lowell 3 (October 29, 2011)
Last Meeting at Tsongas Arena: Boston College 4, UMass-Lowell 2 (October 28, 2011)

Last Five Meetings:

W - Boston College 6, UMass-Lowell 3 (October 29, 2011)
W - Boston College 4, UMass-Lowell 2 (October 28, 2011)
W - Boston College 5, UMass-Lowell 1 (January 29, 2011)
W - Boston College 5, UMass-Lowell 3 (January 22, 2011)
W - Boston College 5, UMass-Lowell 2 (November 2, 2010)

Trends: Boston College won the first two meetings of the season series. Doug Carr has won seven straight starts for the River Hawks, owning a 1.71 GAA, .941 save percentage with two shutouts during his win streak. Chris Kreider's 16 points (8-8-16) is third best among skaters in conference play. (via HEA)

UMass-Lowell's Leading Scorers: Jr. Riley Wetmore (7-7-14), Sr. Matt Ferreira (7-7-14), Fr. Scott Wilson (5-7-12)
UMass-Lowell's Leading Goaltender: So. Doug Carr (8-1-0, 1.78 GAA, .935 SV%)

Leave your thoughts on the game below. Go Eagles!

Prediction: Boston College 3, UMass Lowell 2
Record-to-date: 11-6-0