Saturday Morning Link Dump: Ian Silberman, Hockey, and More


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It’s a gameday Saturday, but it’s not a Boston College football gameday Saturday. So, let’s talk about the best thing to come out of my alma mater since Father Neenan, who just turned 85 years young this week: Boston College Eagles hockey.

The Eagles have won six games in a row now, and dropped the Providence Friars last night, 5-2. Johnny Gaudreau continues his demolition of college hockey with four more points, while Kevin Hayes picked up his 100th-career point on an empty-net goal. Gaudreau has 39 points (19g, 20a) in his last twenty games, now at 15-straight with at least one point. He keeps this up and they can start etching the Hobey soon.

If his best is yet to come, watch the hell out, Hockey East.

And speaking of those two:

Meanwhile, the football team is making news, and that’s because it would seem a new player will come on board: offensive lineman Ian Silberman, who is ditching Bobby Petrino and Louisville to come to the Heights.

Like Matt Patchan, Silberman is a refugee from the Florida Gators and a former four-star recruit who is reunited with Steve Addazio. If, like Patchan, he turns out to be a successful reclamation project, he will be of large help to the Eagles next season.

Next up, the Eagles basketball team plays Virginia Tech today at high noon. This team’s last Division I win was before Thanksgiving. It’s the middle of January. Speaks for itself. If you have a high tolerance for pain, check this one out on NESN locally.

Finally, on a lighter note, Boston College baseball players (amongst others) have been participating in a service trip to Louisiana to rebuild Katrina-destroyed areas. Over eight years later, there is still work to be done, and our guys and girls are truly being men and women for others.