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Boston College Men’s Hockey vs. UMass Lowell Preview

The Eagles have 2 games against the Riverhawks this weekend!

Boston College v Northeastern Photo by Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images

After a surprisingly close victory over UMass Amherst on Tuesday, the Boston College men’s hockey team will take on the other Hockey East UMass this weekend. Lowell is always a tough match-up for the Eagles, so expect 2 eventful games (even though both teams are in rebuilding years).


Who: Boston College Eagles (12-9-3, 12-4-0 HEA) at

UMass Lowell Riverhawks (14-11, 9-7 HEA)

Game One

When: Friday, January 26 @ 7:00 PM

Where: Lowell, Massachusetts

How to Watch: NESN

How to Listen: WEEI 850 AM or

Live Stats: (x)

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

Game Two

When: Tuesday, January 27 @ 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 UML: 3.1

Opponent goals per game: BC: 2.7 UML: 2.8

Power play conversion: BC: 18.9% UML: 18.1%

Penalty kill: BC: 81.4% UML: 78.7%

Penalties per game: BC: 5.9 UML: 4.5

Face-off percentage: BC: 51.5% UML: 49.9%

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 weekend’s ice cream is rainbow sherbet in honor of the crazy colors of UML’s mascot.

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.

This week, Gifford resident CeCe is predicting a 3-2 UML win and a 2-2 tie.