The Boston College men’s hockey team has one last game before the Beanpot starts. The Eagles head to UConn tonight to face the Huskies and former BC assistant coach Mike Cavanaugh. The Eagles are coming off a weekend split with UMass Lowell and tonight’s game is a must win.
Who: Boston College Eagles (13-10-3, 13-5-0 HEA) at
UConn Huskies (11-16-2, 8-11-1 HEA)
When: Friday, February 2 @ 7:00 PM
Where: XL Center, Hartford, CT
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.
Goals per game: BC: 2.8 UConn: 2.5
Opponent goals per game: BC: 2.7 UConn: 2.7
Power play conversion: BC: 18.3% UConn: 19.8%
Penalty kill: BC: 80.6% UConn: 83.3%
Penalties per game: BC: 5.9 UConn: 4.8
Face-off percentage: BC: 52.4% UConn: 54.0%
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.
I mean... we’ll be prepping for the Beanpot after tonight’s game so....
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 cats are refusing to cooperate right now, so here’s a picture of Gifford alum Yorkie. We’ll update with predictions if they decide to cooperate....