Eagles travel to Maine for single game in Orono

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Boston College visits Maine in Orono Friday night for a single game at the Alfond Arena at 7:30 p.m. to complete the schools’ regular three-game series. The game will be streamed live for free on Collegesportslive.com and pre-game radio coverage on WEEI 850 AM and BCEagles.com begins at 7:15 PM

SETTING UP THE SCNE
• The Eagles enter the matchup at 10-10-4 overall and 5-7-3 in league play
• BC is eighth in Hockey East, but only four points behind fifth and six behind third
• After an unbeaten run of six games to close out 2021, BC is winless in the first six games of 2022
• Boston College makes its first trip to Orono since February 2019
• BC took a win and a draw against the Black Bears on the Heights in November

SERIES HISTORY
• The schools will face each other on Friday for the 134th time in series history, with Boston College holding an overall advantage of 72-51-10 over Maine
• BC goes on a four-game undefeated run in the series (3-0-1), beating the Black Bears 15-6 in that period; all four of those games were played at Kelley Rink
• Boston College took four of Maine’s six points in November and won 6-2 on November 18 before a 2-2 draw on November 19 (Maine took the extra league point in a shootout)
• The Eagles have not visited Orono since February of the 2018-19 season when they dropped a pair of 2-1 finals at the Alfond Arena, the second of which went to overtime
• Four of the last seven meetings between the schools have been transferred
• Maine came in last season and had won five games in a row against the Eagles

TEAM VS
• Senior Marc McLaughlin and junior Drew Helleson have been selected to the 2022 US Winter Olympic Team, becoming the 26th and 27th US Olympians in program history
• The squad will represent the US at the 2022 Winter Olympics from February 3 to 20 in Beijing, China
• The US roster includes 15 current NCAA players, eight European pros and two from the AHL
• BC has been represented in men’s ice hockey at every Winter Olympics since 1984
• Team USA opens the tournament against host country China on Thursday, February 10 at 8:10 AM (ET)
• The duo will stay with the Eagles until departure after Friday against Maine

OH CANADA
Jack McBain was officially named to Canada’s Olympic Men’s Hockey Team this week and will become the first Eagle to compete for Team Canada in men’s ice hockey at the Winter Olympics
• The senior assistant captain is one of the first 21 Olympians on Canada’s 25-man roster
• Team Canada gathers in Davos, Switzerland for an eight-day training camp from January 25 to February 1, and will play a pre-tournament game against the Swiss on February 1 before traveling to Beijing
• McBain takes on Team USA’s McLaughlin and Helleson on Friday, February 11 at 11 p.m. ET
• The Toronto native has scored 13 goals and 11 assists for 24 points in 18 games this season, leading Hockey East in points per game despite missing the last six games due to injury

PROVISION SUMMARY
• Boston College and No. 18 Providence skated to a 1-1 draw at Schneider Arena on Saturday night, but the Friars earned an extra Hockey East point by winning the shootout 2-1 in four rounds
• The Eagles broke a five-game loss streak after losing 7-0 at home the night before
• Senior Defender Jack St. Ivany scored his fourth goal of the season for BC while graduate student Eric Dop stopped 38 of the 39 shots he saw
• BC ended the night 6-for-6 on the penalty kill and going 1-for-4 on the power play

I HAVE A GUY
Jack St. Ivany has been one of the best all round defenders in college hockey this season
• He is second among Hockey East defenders in points per game with 19 in 22 games
• St. Ivany is third overall in the competition with an annual score of +13
• The senior has at least one point in 14 of his 22 games this season
• The Californian has only received eight penalty minutes in the past two seasons combined
• St. Ivany skated in his 100th collegiate competition on January 19 at Notre Dame

SENIOR CLASS
• Boston College’s five-member senior class has totaled 45 goals and 86 points in 24 games
• A total of 45 of the team’s 75 goals this season have been scored by seniors (60%)
• All three players carrying letters Marc McLaughlin (1st), Jack McBain (T-3rd) and Patrick Giles (T-10th) rank top-10 in Hockey East in goals scored with 39 goals combined
• Forward Casey Carreau has collected his first six points (2-4-6) in his last 10 games

NEXT ONE
• BC will host Harvard next Tuesday night at 7pm in a match rescheduled for November

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.