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BC Men’s Hockey vs. Holy Cross: Preview & Predictions

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We’re onto game two of the season! After tying — but winning in a shootout for Icebreaker (and entertainment/serotonin) reasons — against Quinnipiac yesterday evening, the Eagles will be taking on Holy Cross in the night game of the Icebreaker tournament. The Crusaders dropped their game against Northeastern last night, falling 3-0 against the Huskies.

WHO:

#6/8 Boston College Eagles (0-0-1) vs Holy Cross Crusaders (0-1-0)

WHERE:

DCU Center, Worcester, MA

WHEN:

Saturday, October 9 at 7:30 PM

HOW TO WATCH:

The game will be streamed on NESN. For folks outside of New England, it will also be on FloHockey.

HOW TO LISTEN:

Listen locally at WEEI 850 AM.

FOLLOW ALONG:

@bcinterruption and @bchockey on Twitter!

SO, WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH HOLY CROSS:

Last year, Holy Cross went 4-12-0 in the Atlantic Hockey conference, picking up wins against LIU, Sacred Heart, and Bentley. This season, they fell 5-1 to BU during an exhibition, and 3-0 last night to Northeastern.

In previous matchups, BC is 16-2-0 against Holy Cross. The last time BC played Holy Cross was in 2016, where they won 6-1.

KEY BC PLAYER TO WATCH:

I’m going to say Marshall Warren. He was a clear presence on the ice during the game yesterday, setting up the first goal and almost winning the game on a breakaway. It’s clear he’s been putting in more work to become a more offensive defenseman, and it’d be great to see him rewarded for his efforts.

PREDICTIONS:

BC looked to generate some chances against Quinnipiac yesterday, but they didn’t land nearly as many shots on goal as Quinnipiac did. Given that and Holy Cross’ recent results, I could see this being either a blow out or a questionable nail-biter.

Mixed with the serotonin of yesterday’s shootout win/official tie, I’m going to go with a 5-1 BC win.

ICE CREAM OF THE GAME:

Ben & Jerry’s Peanut Butter Cup. I enjoy this flavor, and I am hoping to enjoy this game a little more than I did yesterday!