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2012-13 Boston College Hockey: Merrimack Game Thread (4:00 PM, CBS Sports Network)

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The Boston College Eagles men's hockey team heads back to Lawler Arena to take on the Merrimack Warriors in a matchup of top 4 teams in Hockey East.

via bceagles.com

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No. 4 Boston College Eagles (17-7-2, 12-6-1 Hockey East) vs. No. 19 Merrimack Warriors (13-10-5, 11-6-2 Hockey East)

Time: 7:30 PM Eastern
Date: Sunday, February 24, 2013
Place: Andover, Mass.
Arena: J. Thom Lawler Arena
Capacity: 2,489

TV: CBS Sports Network
Announcers: Eric Frede (play-by-play), Dave Starman (analyst) and Shireen Saski (rinkside reporter)
Online Audio: bceagles.com
Announcers: Adam Kaufman (play-by-play) and Ken Hodge (analyst)
Twitter News Feed: @BCHockeyNews
Join the Conversation on Twitter: #BCHockey

Opponents Blog: The Mack Report

Series: BC and Merrimack have previously met 82 times. Boston College leads the all-time series 57-21-4.
Last Meeting at Lawler: Merrimack 2, Boston College 1 (OT) (February 15, 2013)

Last Five Meetings:

L - Merrimack 2, Boston College 1 (OT) (February 15, 2013)
W - Boston College 4, Merrimack 3 (November 16, 2012)
W - Boston College 2, Merrimack 1 (February 18, 2012)
W - Boston College 4, Merrimack 2 (February 17, 2012)
T - Boston College 2, Merrimack 2 (OT) (January 8, 2012)

Trends: The Eagles are 58-21-3 against Merrimack, including a 45-15-4 record against the Warriors under York. BC's senior class is 7-4-1 in 12 meetings between the teams since the beginning of the 2009-10 season, yet just 1-4-0 against the Warriors at Lawler. Boston College has won 85.7 percent of its games played after Feb. 1 over the last four seasons. BC is 48-5-3 in those games.

Merrimack's Leading Scorers: Jr. Mike Collins (15-20-35), Jr. Jordan Heywood (5-10-15), Jr. Rhett Bly (5-10-15)
Merrimack's Leading Goaltender: Jr. Sam Marotta (11-5-3, 2.01 GAA, .931 SV%)

Leave your thoughts on the game below. Go Eagles!