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Weekly Puck Drop: Michigan (Plus... Live Hockey Radio Show Tonight)

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A battle of two traditional powers on the outside looking in.

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REMINDER: Tonight, there will be an Eastern Bias Takeover of BC Interruption Radio. We'll be taking our weekly Hockey East podcast live to BCI Radio and taking your calls tonight from 8-10 PM, so call in to talk about BC hockey and all things Hockey East.

It was a decent weekend for the Boston College men's hockey team against New Hampshire, but ultimately 3 points isn't really what they were looking for going into it. BC took 3 points in a pair of hard-fought games, and there's no doubt that on both nights they put in a strong and hard-working effort. But once again there just wasn't enough there to get you too excited about the team's prospects to climb into the NCAA tournament field.

The best thing to happen over the weekend was the re-emergence of Austin Cangelosi after being reunited with Ryan Fitzgerald on one of BC's top lines. After zero goals and just four assists up until this past weekend, Cangelosi went off against UNH, scoring the game-tying goal on Friday night, and adding a goal and two assists on Saturday night. Cangelosi was being counted on coming in to this season to be a speedy and dynamic offensive threat for the Eagles, and he'll need to continue to build off his performance against UNH.

Across the sheet from the Eagles on Saturday night at Conte Forum will be the Michigan Wolverines, a team in a similar boat as Boston College. Michigan started the year #8 in the rankings but has tumbled outside of the Top 20 in the USCHO poll and sits down around where BC is trying to climb up the Pairwise. The good news for Michigan is that they are 6-1 in their past 7 games- but the wins have come against RPI, AIC, Penn State, and Ohio State. Saturday night will be a big test for them to fly across the country and face a team that will be in a similarly desperate situation to get a big out of conference win.

We'll be here all week on BCI to talk about the upcoming game—BC's last before breaking for exams and the holidays. Tonight, call in to BC Interruption Radio/Eastern Bias Crossover to talk about it.