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2013-14 Boston College Hockey: #1 Minnesota Game Thread (8:00 PM, Big Ten Network)

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Boston College takes on its third Big Ten opponent in four outings; Eagles seek revenge from last year's result at Mariucci Arena.

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No. 5/5 Boston College Eagles (2-1-0, 0-0-0 Hockey East) vs. No. 1/1 Minnesota Golden Gophers (4-0-0, 0-0-0 Big Ten)

Time: 8:00 PM
Date: Friday, October 25, 2013
Place: Minneapolis, Minn.
Arena: Mariucci Arena
Capacity: 10,000

TV: Big Ten Network
Announcers: Dan Kelly (play-by-play), Ben Clymer (color), Mark Strobel (sidelines)
Audio: WEEI 850 AM
Live Audio: bceagles.com
Announcers: Jon Rish (play-by-play), Andy Powers (color)
Twitter: @BCHockeyNews
Join the Conversation: #BCHockey #WeareBC BCvsMINN

Series: Boston College and Minnesota have previously met 29 times. Minnesota leads the all-time series 15-12-2.

First Meeting: Minnesota 14, Boston College 1 (March 11, 1954)
Last Meeting at Mariucci: Minnesota 8, Boston College 1 (December 30, 2012)

Last Five Meetings:

L - Minnesota 8, Boston College 1 (December 30, 2012)
W - Boston College 6, Minnesota 1 (April 5, 2012, NCAA Frozen Four)
W - Boston College 5, Minnesota 2 (March 29, 2008, NCAA Northeast Regional)
L - Minnesota 2, Boston College 1 (December 28, 2002)
W - Boston College 4, Minnesota 1 (October 30, 1999)

Trends: Boston College is 6-1-3 in their last 10 meetings with the Gophers, though the Eagles are just 1-6-0 all-time at Mariucci. These two clubs have met 10 times in the postseason. BC has won six, but each team has scored 36 goals a side, displaying the parity between the two. The Gophers have outscored their first four opponents this season 20-6. #JohnnyHockey is the NCAA leader in points per game at 2.33 ppg.

Minnesota's Leading Scorers: Jr. Sam Warning (5-4-9), Fr. Hudson Fasching (2-4-6), Fr. Justin Kloos (2-4-6)
Minnesota's Leading Goaltender: So. Adam Wilcox (4-0-0, 1.50 GAA, .936 SV%)

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