This weekend, Boston College men’s hockey heads up to Orono for a weekend series at Maine. The Eags and the Black Bears are both elite programs that have gone through some tough years but are back to winning this season, so this should be an exciting series that is reminiscent of the golden age of BC men’s hockey. The Eagles and the Black Bears both have just 1 loss - BC’s against #2 Denver and Maine’s against #7/8 Quinnipiac.
Alfond Arena is always a tough spot to play, and the Eags have struggled there in the past, so this weekend should be a real test for this young BC team. Eagles fans should feel optimistic heading into the weekend though, since BC just picked up a win at Lowell, another place that has notoriously been hard for BC to win at.
Boston College Eagles (5-1-0, 2-0-0 HEA) at Maine Black Bears (5-1-0, 2-0-0 HEA)
Goals per game: BC - 4.0, Maine - 3.3
Goals allowed per game: BC - 2.1, Maine - 2.3
Saves per game: BC - 33.8, Maine - 19.2
Power play conversion percentage: BC - 25.0%, Maine - 14.3%
Penalty kill percentage: BC - 91.7%, Maine - 89.5%
Penalties pet game: BC - 4.9, Maine - 3.3
Faceoff win percentage: BC - 48.9%, Maine - 54.4%
Goals: BC - Cutter Gauthier (8), Maine - Bradly Nadeau (5)
Assists: BC - Gabe Perreault (10), Maine - Josh Nadeau & Lyden Breen (5)
Points: BC - Will Smith & Gabe Perreault (11), Maine - Bradly Nadeau (8)
Blocks: BC - Jacob Bengtsson (18), Maine - David Breazeale (9)
Save percentage: BC - Jacob Fowler (.923), Maine - Victor Ostman (.898)
Goals against average: BC - Jacob Fowler (2.12), Maine - Victor Ostman (2.15)