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2013-14 Boston College Hockey: #11 Michigan Game Thread (7:00 PM, WEEI 850 AM)

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No. 4 Boston College opens the season in a big battle at No. 11 Michigan; Yost Ice Arena plays host to the first-ever contest between the Hockey East Association and the newly-formed Big Ten hockey conference.

via bceagles.com

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No. 4/4 Boston College Eagles (0-0-0) vs. No. 10/11 Michigan Wolverines (0-0-0)

What: 2013-14 Boston College men's hockey season opener
Time: 7:00 PM
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013
Place: Ann Arbor, Mi.
Arena: Yost Ice Arena
Capacity: 6,600

TV: Comcast Michigan (900 in Ann Arbor)
TV Announcers: Brendan Thomas (play-by-play), Sean Ritchlin (color)
Internet Audio: WEEI 850 AM - Link
Announcers: Fred Pletsch (play-by-play), Andy Powers (color)
Gametracker: Link
Twitter: @BCHockeyNews
Join the Conversation: #BCHockey #WeareBC #BCvsMich

Series: Boston College and Michigan have previously met 17 times. Michigan leads the all-time series 11-6.

Last Meeting: Michigan 4, Boston College 2 (December 29, 2011)
Last Meeting at Yost: Michigan 3, Boston College 2 (October 14, 2005)

Last Five Meetings:

L - Michigan 4, Boston College 2 (Dec. 29, 2011)
L - Michigan 4, Boston College 3 (October 12, 2007)
L - Michigan 3, Boston College 2 (October 14, 2005)
W - Boston College 3, Michigan 2 (March 28, 2004)
W - Boston College 4, Michigan 1 (December 27, 2003)

Trends: Boston College has lost three straight to the Wolverines. The Eagles are 5-5 vs. the Wolverines in the last 10, but 0-4 on the road over that span. York is 4-4-0 vs. Michigan all-time. Michigan had its 22-year NCAA Tournament streak snapped at the end of last season after finishing last season under .500 (18-19-3, 10-15-3 CCHA). Michigan was selected to finish third in the new Big Ten Hockey Conference behind Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Michigan's Leading Returning Scorers: Jr. Alex Guptill (16-20-36), Jr. Phil Di Giuseppe (9-19-28), So. Andrew Copp (11-10-21)
Michigan's Leading Returning Goaltender: Sr. Adam Janecyk (3-7-0, 2.65 GAA, .899 SV%)

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Go Eagles!