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2012-13 Boston College Hockey: UMass Lowell Game Thread (7:00 PM, FM 98.5 Sports Hub)

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The defending National Champs are back in action on Friday night as they travel to Tsongas Arena to take on the #11/#12 UMass Lowell River Hawks. Puck drops at 7:00 PM.

Douglas Jones-US PRESSWIRE

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No. 1/1 Boston College Eagles (2-1-0, 2-1-0 Hockey East) vs. No. 11/12 UMass Lowell River Hawks (1-1-1, 0-0-1 Hockey East)

Time: 7:00 PM Eastern
Date: Friday, October 26, 2012
Place: Lowell, Ma.
Arena: Tsongas Arena
Capacity: 6,496

TV: Nope
Radio:
FM 98.5, Sports Hub
Radio Announcers: Ryan Johnston (play-play-play) and Ken Hodge (analyst)
Online: bceagles.com and cbsbostonsports.com
Mobile: CBS Boston application, iPhone & Android
Twitter News Feed: @BCHockeyNews
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Series: BC and UMass-Lowell have previously met 96 times. Boston College leads the all-time series 59-34-7.
Last Meeting at Tsongas Arena: UMass-Lowell 3, Boston College 2 (December 9, 2011)

Last Five Meetings:

L - UMass Lowell 3, Boston College 2 (December 9, 2011)
W - Boston College 6, UMass Lowell 3 (October 29, 2011)
W - Boston College 4, UMass Lowell 2 (October 28, 2011)
W - Boston College 5, UMass Lowell 1 (January 29, 2011)
W - Boston College 5, UMass Lowell 3 (January 22, 2011)

Trends: The Eagles are 42-17-2 (.690 win percentage) under head coach Jerry York. Boston College won last year's season series with the River Hawks, though did drop the last meeting with UML 3-2 back on December 9 of last year.

UMass-Lowell's Leading Scorers: Jr. Josh Holmstrom (2-1-3), Jr. Joseph Pendenza (1-0-1), So. Stephen Buco (1-0-1), Fr. Ryan McGrath (1-0-1)
UMass-Lowell's Leading Goaltender: Jr. Doug Carr (1-0-1, 0.89 GAA, .968 SV%)

Leave your thoughts on the game below. Go Eagles!

Prediction: UMass Lowell 2, Boston College 1
Record-to-date: 2-1-0