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Boston College Hockey's Brian Billett Takes Leave Of Absence

Eagles down a goaltender as Billett takes a personal leave of absence.

Graham Beck, The Heights

More bad news on the Boston College hockey front, as backup goaltender Brian Billett has decided to take a personal leave of absence.

The senior goaltender from Brunswick, Maine has made 25 career starts for the Eagles, compiling a 15-8-2 record overall. Last season, Billett played in 17 games and started in 16, finishing with a 12-3-1 record, 2.42 goals against average and a .920 save percentage. He has not seen any game action this year and has dressed for only three contests this season -- Colorado College, UMass and Boston University.

With Billett taking leave, the program has added Alex Joyce to the roster. Joyce, a 5-foot-10 goaltender from the Pomfret School, is of sophomore eligibility and hails from Darien, Conn.

Senior goaltender Brad Barone gets the start in net tonight for the Eagles against Harvard; his first ever collegiate start. Barone will be backed up by Alex Joyce. Thatcher Demko will not dress tonight for BC.

Here's wishing the best for Billett in whatever comes next.