Hockey season is winding down, and there are now only 4 BC hockey alumni competing for championships. They are spread across the ECHL, AHL, and NHL, so there is a good chance that at least one trophy will be won by a former Eagle.
Stanley Cup Final (NHL)
Rooting for the team that won it all last year isn’t the most fun option, but if you want to see an Eagle win the Stanley Cup, you should root for Pittsburgh. Penguins defender Brian Dumoulin is the only former Eagle still in contention for the Cup. Dumoulin has seen significant ice time for the Penguins during the playoffs and has 1 goal and 2 assists over 18 post-season games this year. Dumoulin has played in the Penguins organization since leaving Boston College and was a member of last year’s Stanley Cup champion team.
2017 Stanley Cup Final Schedule
Game 1 – Monday, May 29 at 8:00 p.m.
Game 2 – Wednesday, May 31 at 8:00 p.m.
Game 3 – Saturday, June 3 at 8:00 p.m.
Game 4 – Monday, June 5 at 8:00 p.m.
Game 5 – Thursday, June 8 at 8:00 p.m.
Game 6 – Sunday, June 11 at 8:00 p.m.
Game 7 – Wednesday, June 14 at 8:00 p.m.
(Each game will air on NBCSN or NBC)
Calder Cup Playoffs, Round 3 (AHL)
Providence Bruins vs. Syracuse Crunch
There are 4 teams still in contention for the Calder Cup. Eagles fans should be rooting for the Providence Bruins - both Tommy Cross and Ryan Fitzgerald play for the PBruins. Providence is currently down 2-1 in the series, with Game 4 being played tonight in Syracuse.
Cross has played for the Bruins organization since graduating from BC, and has captained the PBruins since last season. He has 2 goals and 7 assists so far this post-season. Fitzgerald joined Providence at the conclusion of BC’s season this year. He scored his first ever professional goal in Wednesday’s loss to Syracuse, and has seen increased playing time over the past few games.
(The other two teams still in the playoffs are the Grand Rapids Griffins and the San Jose Barracuda, neither of which has BC alums on the roster).
2017 Calder Cup Semifinals Schedule
Game 4 – Fri. May 26, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Game 5 – Sat. May 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Game 6 – Tue. May 30, 2017 at 7:05 p.m.
Game 7 – Wed. May 31, 2017 at 7:05 p.m.
You can watch each game on AHL Live (for $10.99 per game).
Kelly Cup Finals (ECHL)
South Carolina Stingrays vs. Colorado Eagles
Obviously Colorado has the best name in this matchup, but BC fans should be rooting for South Carolina. Former BC goalie Parker Milner is the Stingrays’ starting goaltender. He has a .920 save percentage so far this post-season and has kept South Carolina alive in a number of games.
2017 Kelly Cup Finals Schedule
Game 1 – Friday, May 26 at 9:05 p.m.
Game 2 – Sunday, May 28 at 9:30 p.m.
Game 3 – Sunday, June 4 at 7:05 p.m.
Game 4 – Monday, June 5 at 7:05 p.m.
Game 5 – Wednesday, June 7 at 7:05 p.m.
Game 6 – Friday, June 9 at 9:05 p.m.
Game 7 – Saturday, June 10 at 9:05 p.m.
You can watch each Kelly Cup game (for $9.99 per game) on echl.tv.