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January 9, 2014
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WEEKEND PREVIEW: NU, UML, BU, ME AWAIT SATURDAY'S FROZEN FENWAY II (GAME TIMES REVISED)
- Nationally Ranked BC & PC Meet Friday; eight non-league games scheduled -
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NU, UML, BU and Maine await Saturday's Frozen Fenway event

Conference Play

#6 Providence at #4 Boston College Friday Night

- A battle of Top Ten national powers. The Friars lost a tough one Tuesday night at home when Northeastern took a 2-1 victory at Schneider. The Eagles come into this one still high off last week's 4-3 win over Notre Dame at Fenway.


Northeastern vs. #8 UMass Lowell Saturday at Frozen Fenway (NESN)

- The Huskies have only lost once in their last 10 games (6-1-3) and took down #6 Providence on the road Tuesday. The River Hawks enter on a 9-1-1 streak. Does NU crack the national Top 15 with a "W"?


Boston University vs. Maine Saturday at Frozen Fenway (NESN)

- The Terriers will have revenge on their minds as they took a 7-0 drubbing at Maine on November 15. BU also looks to end a 5-game winless streak while Maine is 4-1-1 in its last six.


Non-Conference Play

Massachusetts at #12 Cornell Friday Night

- The Minutemen and Big Red last faced off on Dec. 29, 2011 at the Florida College Classic in Estero, Fla., with UMass winning 5-2. Conor Sheary (Melrose, Mass.) had two goals and an assist in the win, while Branden Gracel (Calgary, Alberta) added two assists.


Alabama-Huntsville at Notre Dame Two-Game Series (Friday Game on NBCSN)

- This will be the second visit of the season to Compton Family Ice Arena for the Chargers. Notre Dame beat UAH 5-2 on Nov. 29 as part of the Shillelagh Tournament, getting three points apiece from T.J. Tynan (Orland Park, Ill.), Robbie Russo (Westmont, Ill.), and Bryan Rust (Novi, Mich.).


Merrimack at #11 Clarkson Two-Game Series

- Warriors goaltender Rasmus Tirronen (Espoo, Finland) currently has a goals against average of 1.87, which is 0.31 goals/game fewer than Joe Cannata's single-season school record GAA of 2.18, set in 2011-12. His .930 save percentage also matches the team single-season record set in 1995-96 by Jim McNiff (now the goalie coach at Providence.)


#4 Boston College at Brown Saturday at 5:00

- Saturday night's matchup will likely be the 100th collegiate game for BC's Johnny Gaudreau (Carney's Point, N.J.), who has 59 goals, including 16 game-winners, and 71 assists for 130 points in his three seasons in Chestnut Hill.


New Hampshire vs. Dartmouth at the Verizon Arena in Manchester, NH Saturday at 5:00

- This will be the 55th all-time meeting between the Wildcats and the Big Green, with UNH holding a 33-19-2 advantage over their intrastate rivals thus far. Dartmouth upended New Hampshire 4-1 last year at the Ledyard Bank Classic in Hanover, N.H.


Vermont at Colgate Saturday Night

- The Catamounts are entering the second of eight straight road games, the longest such stretch for any team in Hockey East in 2013-14. Their string of road contests follows nine straight games at home, going 6-1-2 in those games.

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