No. 11/10 Men’s Hockey Hosts Hockey East Rivals No. 19 Boston College and No. 6/6 Boston University

Oct. 25, 2017

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FOLLOW THE FRIARS (3-2-0, 0-1-0 HEA)
Matchup: No. 11/10 Providence College vs. No. 19/RV Boston College (1-3-1, 1-0-0 HEA)
Faceoff: 7:15 PM (Fri.) – Schneider Arena – Providence, R.I.
TV: YurView (Cox 4 & 1004 HD) – Coverage begins at 7:10 p.m.
Stream: Friars All-Access ($)| Play-by-Play: Mike Logan
Live Stats: GameTracker
Twitter: @Friarshockey

Matchup: No. 11/10 Providence College vs. No. 6/6 Boston University (3-2-1, 1-0-1 HEA)
Faceoff: 7 PM (Sat.) – Schneider Arena – Providence, R.I.
TV: YurView (Cox 4 & 1004 HD) – Coverage begins at 7 p.m.
Stream: Friars All-Access ($)| Play-by-Play: Mike Logan
Live Stats: GameTracker
Twitter: @Friarshockey

TALKING POINTS
-  Providence split their two-game road swing through North Country with a 6-5 overtime win at St. Lawrence and a 4-0 setback at Clarkson.
- Kasper Björkqvist recorded a hat trick for the Friars in the first 13:58 of play and matched his season total from 2016-17. He now leads the Friars with four goals this season.
- The hat trick marked the first Friar hat trick to take place in the same period since Devin Rask scored four goals in the 3rd period vs. Princeton (11/3/02).
- Freshman defenseman Ben Mirageas tallied his first collegiate point with an assist in the first period at St. Lawrence.
- Six Friars tallied multi-point efforts against the Saints - Björkqvist, Bryson, Davis, Desharnais, Pinho, and Wilkins.
- The top line of Björkqvist, Pinho, and Wilkins combined for nine points against St. Lawrence (5-4-9).
- This weekend marks the first time Providence will play Boston College and Boston University in consecutive games since 2010.

SERIES HISTORY VS. BOSTON COLLEGE (48-114-14, .313)
- Providence jumped out to a 3-0 lead before the Eagles rallied for a 4-3 overtime win on an OT goal by Casey Fitzgerald on Oct. 15 at Schneider Arena.
- Providence has struggled in recent times against the Eagles, only posting a record of 3-11-2 in the last 16 meetings.
- All-time, the Friars are 24-45-11 on home ice against Boston College.

SCOUTING THE EAGLES
- The Eagles enter Sunday’s contest at 1-3-1 overall after dropping both games of a road series at No. 2 St. Cloud last weekend.
- Casey Fitzgerald, Graham McPhee, and Logan Hutsko all top the Eagles with four points. Those three players recorded two-point games against the Friars back on Oct. 15.
- In goal, Joe Woll has posted a 2.71 GAA and .898 save percentage in four starts, while Ryan Edquist got the start in game one out in St. Cloud, surrendering four goals on 46 shots.
- Head Coach Jerry York enters his 46th season as a Division I head coach. He has posted a career record of 1034-618-115.

SERIES HISTORY VS. BOSTON UNIVERSITY (55-107-16, .354)
- The Friars will also host the No. 6/6 Boston University Terriers on Saturday at Schneider Arena.
- Providence and Boston University will play three times this season (Oct. 27, Nov. 3, and Jan. 13) with the final two games taking place at Agganis Arena.
- All-time, the Friars are 31-46-7 at home against the Terriers.
- The Friars and Terriers skated to a 2-2 tie at Agganis Arena last season on Dec. 3. BU rallied for two goals in the final 5:10 to tie the game and Providence netminder Hayden Hawkey stymied Bobo Carpenter on a breakaway as time expired in overtime.

SCOUTING THE TERRIERS
- BU enters the weekend at 3-2-1 (1-0-1 HEA) after a tie and win in a home-and-home series against UConn this past weekend. On Friday, the Terriers will host top-ranked Denver before traveling to Schneider Arena on Saturday.
- Junior Bobo Carpenter and sophomore Patrick Harper lead the way with eight points in six game. All five of Carpenter’s goals have come on special teams (3 PP, 2 SH).
- Goaltender Jake Oettinger has posted a 2.61 GAA and .916 save percentage in starting all six games this season. Oettinger turned away 68-of-71 shots he faced against Providence last season.
- Head Coach David Quinn enters his fifth season at BU and has posted a career record of 86-56-18 with the Terriers.

BRYSON OFF AND RUNNING
Sophomore defenseman and recent Buffalo Sabres draft pick Jacob Bryson leads the team four assists and a +5 rating.

EVERYONE CHIPPING IN
Seventeen players have recorded at least one point in the first five games this season for the Friars.

JANKOWSKI EARNS THE CALL
Former Friar Mark Jankowski was recalled by Calgary on Monday and appeared in the team’s game at Nashville on Tuesday night. Jankowski, a first-round pick of the Flames in 2012, appeared in one game with Calgary during the 2016-17 season. He registered five goals and three assists in six games at Stockton (AHL) this season.

THREE IS THE MAGIC NUMBER
The Friars are 112-11-11 all-time under Nate Leaman when scoring three or more goals in a game.

AFTER 40
The Friars are 105-5-9 all-time under Nate Leaman when holding a lead after two periods. Sunday marked just the fifth loss when leading after two periods under Leaman in 118 opportunities.

UP NEXT
The Friars and Terriers will clash once again next Friday (Nov. 3), this time at Agganis Arena in Boston. Faceoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.


 

 

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