After falling 3-2 in their pre-season tune-up against Holy Cross, the Boston College men’s hockey team will host Quinnipiac in their regular season opener and the first meaningful game of the Greg Brown era.
Boston College Eagles vs. Quinnipiac Bobcats
Friday October 7 @ 7:00 PM
Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, MA
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Quinnipiac looks to be a strong team yet again, coming in at #7 in the pre-season rankings and having moved up to #6 after a handful of teams got their seasons started last week. They were very good in 2021-22 as well, putting together a record of 32-7-3 to win the ECAC for the third time in the past four seasons before falling to Michigan in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
This is the second year in a row that BC will open their regular season with a game against the Bobcats, as the two teams met in the opening round of the Ice Breaker Tournament last year. The teams skated to a 2-2 tie that ended up a BC shootout win, but it’s worth saying that Quinnipiac controlled play for the majority of that game.
As far as season opener’s go, this is a tough one. The Eagles won’t have much margin for error as they face off against a top-10 team, but Quinnipiac is quite a bit different from last year, having lost 13 players from last season. so it’s not like they’re completely without questions.