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It’s almost Beanpot time, but first BC faces UConn

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 18 Boston College at UConn Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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.

GAME DETAILS

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.

STATS

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....

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.

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....