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Boston College Daily Links: Thursday, December 5

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Almost Friday... almost hockey.

Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Happy Thursday! BC hockey returns to the ice tomorrow night to start a home-and-home with UNH - and not a moment too soon, as there's been far too much doom and/or gloom in BC-land over the past 7 days. Time to right the ship!

Hockey East Power Rankings: Northeastern rising; UMass-Lowell, Providence steady at top (SB Nation College Hockey)

3. Boston College (8-4-2). The Eagles were upset unceremoniously by Holy Cross at home over the weekend. It was an ugly game in which defensive lapses led to easy goals for the Crusaders. This is a dangerous offensive team, but the defense and goaltending lack experience. The defensive mistakes made over the past few games have been very concerning to say the least, but if there is any coaching staff that can correct issues it is this one.

Gaudreau, Fitzgerald Garner Hockey East Awards (BCEagles.com)

Boston College headlined Hockey East's monthly honors for November as junior forward Johnny Gaudreau and first-year winger Ryan Fitzgerald were tabbed Hockey East Player of the Month and Hockey East Rookie of the Month, respectively, on Tuesday afternoon.

Eagles in the NHL (BCEagles.com)

Sixteen former Eagles are active on NHL rosters. See how they fared in regular-season action last week.

2014 U.S. National Junior Team Preliminary Roster: Forwards | The United States of Hockey

The U.S. National Junior Team Preliminary roster includes 15 forwards. That means two will be sent home before the puck drops on the tournament Dec. 26. It should be noted that there is the possibility of adding players to this roster on Monday as there are some injury concerns still lingering. This group is not...

2014 U.S. National Junior Team Preliminary Roster: Defense and Goalies | The United States of Hockey

When Team USA convenes for training camp on Dec. 15, joining the 15 forwards (detailed here) will be eight defensemen and three goaltenders. Since the team can carry three goalies, they're all safe. One defenseman will be cut before the World Junior Championship starts on Dec. 26. Team USA's strength coming into the tournament is...

Honors for ACC's Winston, Cutcliffe - Sentinel & Enterprise

Boston College's Steve Addazio received two votes for the coaching award and Florida State's Jimbo Fisher had one. Cutcliffe won the award last year for coaching Duke to its first bowl game since 1994. He's the first repeat selection since Steve Spurrier also did it at Duke in 1988 and '89.

Matt Ryan gets behind Andre Williams' Heisman campaign - NFL.com

Boston College's Andre Williams got some help in his Heisman campaign from Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan, who modeled a #Andre44Heisman T-shirt to show his support.

Former Gator Patchan thriving at Boston College | Gainesville.com

You could call it irony or karma or just plain luck. Whatever the reason, Matt Patchan is just enjoying it.