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Boston College Men’s Hockey vs. Northeastern Preview

Go Eagles!

2012 NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Championships - Semifinals Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images

After splitting last weekend with a loss and a win against BU, the Eagles wrap up the first half of the season with a game against Northeastern this weekend. BC defeated the Huskies 4-1 at Matthews Arena earlier this season, but don’t expect this to be an easy game. Northeastern has had a strong season thus far, and end of semester games are always hard to predict between finals fatigue and holiday excitement.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The BC Hockey Toy Drive ends this weekend! Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to Conte for the players’ to bring to Children’s Hospital.


Who: Boston College Eagles (9-6-2, 9-2-0 HEA) at

Northeastern Huskies (9-5-1, 7-3-0 HEA)

When: Saturday, December 9 @ 7:00 PM

Where: Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA

How to Watch: ESPN3

How to Listen: WEEI 850 AM or

Live Stats: (x)

How to Follow: @BCHockey, @BCInterruption, @LBerestecki, @Salzano14, @JoeGrav, @ArthurBailin, @Caligraphy15.


Goals per game: BC: 2.8 NU: 3.5

Opponent goals per game: BC: 2.8 NU: 2.5

Power play conversion: BC: 13.8% NU: 26.5%

Penalty kill: BC: 83.5% NU: 77.1%

Penalties per game: BC: 6.0 NU: 4.6

Face-off percentage: BC: 51.9% NU: 48.8%

Ice Cream of the Game

Many of our other previews feature a beverage of the game, but this year we’ll be picking an ice cream dessert of the game for MIH games. Why, you ask? Because when Jerry York got the BC coaching job, he went out for ice cream sundaes to celebrate.

It’s the last game before the holidays, so celebrate a win or mourn a loss with gingerbread ice cream!

Cat Predictions

Every game, we have the cats of the Ellen M. Gifford Cat Shelter (located right across from BC at 30 Undine Road) predict the outcome of the games. The Gifford Cat Shelter is the oldest cageless, no-kill shelter in the USA.

The Gifford cats are predicting a 1-1 tie for Saturday’s game - they aren’t too confident about either team.

Human Predictions

Laura: BC 3, NU 2

Grant: BC 3, NU 1

Steven: BC 4, NU 2


Prediction Standings (3 points for the 100% correct score, 2 points for the correct outcome & goal differential, 1 point for the correct outcome)

Laura: 15

Grant: 14

Arthur: 11

Steven: 6

Cats: 5

Eaglekeeper: 3

AJ: 1

Share your prediction in the comments!