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Boston College Men’s Hockey vs. UMass Preview

A midweek matchup!

Boston University Vs Boston College Men’s Hockey Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Tonight, Boston College takes on UMass Amherst for the first time this season. The Minutemen are much better this year than they have been in recent memory, but still don’t have a winning record. This would probably be an easy game for BC if not for injuries to Kevin Lohan and Aapeli Räsänen (who could possibly be back tonight - cross your fingers). As it stands, the Eagles should still win this game but it might be closer than many expect.


Who: Boston College Eagles (11-9-3, 11-4-0 HEA) at

UMass Minutemen (11-11-1, 5-7-1 HEA)

When: Tuesday, January 23 @ 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 UMass: 2.9

Opponent goals per game: BC: 2.8 UMass: 3.2

Power play conversion: BC: 18.3% UMass: 15.3%

Penalty kill: BC: 81.1% UMass: 80.6%

Penalties per game: BC: 6.0 UMass: 5.4

Face-off percentage: BC: 51.2% UMass: 47.4%

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.

This week, in solidarity with Kevin Lohan and his jaw injury, go for a frappe after the game and cross your fingers for him to recover quickly.

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 3-2 BC win.