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2011-12 Boston College Hockey: Merrimack Game Thread (1:00 PM)

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No. 6/7 Merrimack Warriors (11-4-3, 7-3-1 Hockey East) vs. No. 4/4 Boston College Eagles (13-7-0, 9-4-0 Hockey East)

Time: 1:00 PM Eastern
Date: Sunday, January 8, 2012
Place: Chestnut Hill, Ma.
Arena: Kelley Rink, Conte Forum
Capacity: 7,884

TV: Nope
Online Video: bceagles.com ($)
Online Audio: bceagles.com
Broadcast Team:
Adam Kaufman (play-by-play), Ken Hodge (color)

Series: BC and Merrimack have previously met 77 times. Boston College leads the all-time series 54-20-3.
Last Meeting: Boston College 5, Merrimack 3 (March 19, 2011, Hockey East Championship)
Last Meeting at Conte Forum: Boston College 3, Merrimack 2 (October 29, 2010)

Last Five Meetings:

W - Boston College 5, Merrimack 3 (March 19, 2011)
L - Merrimack 5, Boston College 3 (November 26, 2010)
L - Merrimack 4, Boston College 2 (October 30, 2010)
W - Boston College 3, Merrimack 2 (October 29, 2010)
W - Boston College 7, Merrimack 0 (February 23, 2010)

Trends: Merrimack has not won at BC since October 31, 1997, a span of 24 games (22-0-2). Boston College returns home for the first time since December 6, 2011. After starting the season 9-0-1 and taking the top spot in both major polls, Merrimack has gone just 2-4-2 and are coming off a 4-2 loss at Boston University on Friday.

Merrimack's Leading Scorers: So. Brendan Ellis (2-13-15), Sr. Ryan Flanigan (6-8-14), So. Mike Collins (6-8-14)
Merrimack's Leading Goaltender: Sr. Joe Cannata (10-4-3, 2.04 GAA, .926 SV%)

Leave your thoughts on the game below. Go Eagles!

Prediction: Boston College 3, Merrimack 1
Record-to-date: 12-8-0