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2011 NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament: Boston College Vs. Colorado College Game Thread (9:00 PM EST, ESPNU / ESPN3.com)

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No. 4 Colorado College Tigers (22-18-3, 13-13-2 WCHA) vs. No. 1 Boston College Eagles (30-7-1, 20-6-1 Hockey East)

What: 2011 NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament West Regional First Round
Time: 9:00 EST
Date: Friday, March 25, 2011
Place: Scottrade Center (cap. 19,150), St. Louis, Mo.
TV: ESPNU
Internet Video: ESPN3.com

Last Time Out: The Eagles captured the 2011 Hockey East Tournament Championship, defeating Merrimack 5-3.

Series: BC and Colorado College have previously met 17 times. Boston College leads the all-time series 12-4-1.

Last Meeting: Boston College 5, Colorado College 3 (Denver Cup Opening Round -- Dec. 27, 1998)
Last Meeting in NCAA Tournament: Boston College 6, Colorado College 1 (NCAA East Regional -- Mar. 29, 1998)

Last Five Meetings:

W - Boston College 5, Colorado College 3 (Denver Cup -- December 27, 1998 at McNichols Sports Arena, Denver)
W - Boston College 6, Colorado College 1 (NCAA East Regional -- March 29, 1998 in Albany, N.Y.)
W - Boston College 2, at Colorado College 1 (November 12, 1988)
W - Boston College 4, Colorado College 1 (November 30, 1987 at Matthews Arena, Boston, Ma.)
W - Boston College 9, at Colorado College 7 (January 10, 1987)

Trends: History should obviously not be a guide here, but BC is unbeaten against Colorado College in the last 10 games against the Tigers (9-0-1). BC last lost to Colorado College on December 27, 1967. The Eagles have won 8 straight NCAA Tournament games dating back to the 2007 National Championship Game (a 2-1 loss to Michigan State). BC's senior class of John Muse, Brian Gibbons and Joe Whitney is a combined 22-1 in postseason play.

Colorado College's Leading Scorers: Sr. Stephen Schultz (16-27-43), Fr. Jaden Schwartz (15-27-42), Sr. Tyler Johnson (20-17-37)
Colorado College's Leading Goaltender: So. Joe Howe (17-14-2, 2.94 GAA, .901 SV%)

 

The title defense begins tonight in St. Louis. Leave your thoughts on the game below. Go Eagles!

Prediction: Boston College 4, Colorado College 2
Record-to-date: 26-9-0