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Boston College Men’s Hockey vs. Providence Preview

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After a less than ideal tournament in Las Vegas, the BC men’s hockey team returns to Conte tonight to start the second half of the season. Tonight’s matchup against Providence is a big one that could have be a deciding factor in whether or not BC makes the NCAA Tournament at the end of the year.

GAME DETAILS

Who: Boston College Eagles (10-8-3, 10-3-0 HEA) at

Providence Friars (14-7-1, 7-4-1 HEA)

When: Friday, January 12 @ 7:00 PM

Where: Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA

How to Watch: ESPN3

How to Listen: WEEI 850 AM or BCEagles.com

Live Stats: (x)

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

STATS

Goals per game: BC: 2.8 PC: 3.3

Opponent goals per game: BC: 2.8 PC: 2.3

Power play conversion: BC: 17.6% PC: 18.3%

Penalty kill: BC: 81.2% PC: 88.1%

Penalties: BC: 6.1 PC: 5.7

Face-off percentage: BC: 50.9% PC: 50.5%

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.

To start the second half of the season, celebrate the snow with a snow cone - that’s sort of ice cream, right?

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.

Tonight, Gifford alumnus Yorkie is predicting a 1-1 tie. Meh.