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Boston College Hockey at Notre Dame: Predictions

The puck drops in a few hours in South Bend - can BC pick up a win?

Tonight, Boston College hockey travels to South Bend to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, in a clash of two top-ten teams. BC hopes to snap their recent bad luck against Notre Dame. The Irish have been very successful against BC during Jeff Jackson's tenure, including the most recent matchup in which Notre Dame staged a three-goal third period rally to come back and knock off BC at Conte Forum.

A notable occurrence in that game was that rather than beating BC with the trap—as the Irish have done so successfully so many times in the past—ND turned the tables on BC in the third period with an aggressive forecheck, wearing down a team that was already gassed from being short three forwards due to injury and illness. What will tonight's game look like, and will BC get a win? We ask some humans (and a cat).

Name Predictions GPS: Points
Grant Salzano BC 3, Notre Dame 2
Pleased that he switched to DirecTV 22
Joe Gravellese

BC 2, Notre Dame 2

Laura Berestecki BC 3, Notre Dame 3 One point ahead of the cats since they picked Umass last weekSeminoles vs Eagles coverage 20
Arthur Bailin Notre Dame 3, BC 2 Thinks this could be a Beanpot-related trap game

AJ Black

Notre Dame 3, BC 2

The new leader 24
John Fidler Notre Dame 3, BC 2 16
Coffee/ The Gifford Cats BC 1, Notre Dame 0 Meow 19
New "Dan Rubin" Guy BC 3, Notre Dame 1
Caleb Childers

BC 2, Notre Dame 2 7

Brian Favat


For those who do not know, Coffee is Laura's cat who was adopted from the Gifford Cat Shelter a year and a half ago after living at the shelter for nearly five years. She spent her first six months on the streets of Dorchester. Her favorite things are yarn, treats, and laser pointers. Her least favorite things are basketball and strangers. (Seriously, she refuses to be in the room when basketball is on tv. It's weird.)


I am wary of letting Coffee predict games because of the time she picked UMass to win. This time, however, she was pretty confident in picking BC to win. She thought about he choice for a few seconds, but then showed no hesitation when making her decision. Coffee is predicting a 1-0 BC win.


Help more cats like Coffee find a happy home by donating to the Meowstern Bias Fundraiser. All details on how to donate are here. Listen to our live Beanpot preview show Sunday at 11:30 AM.


Will BC break the Notre Dame bugaboo and pick up a win tonight at the Compton Family Ice Arena? Or will they head straight out of Compton with another loss to these guys? Leave your thoughts below.