Apr 10, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Boston College Eagles defenseman Steve Santini (6) celebrates his goal with his teammates against the Union Dutchmen during the second period in the semifinals of the Frozen Four college ice hockey tournament at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Top 5 Most Difficult Boston College Hockey Games:
2.) at Providence, November 29, 2014
In their wisdom, the coaches of Hockey East selected Providence to win the conference’s regular-season title. The Friars were a tournament team last year and seem to be a program on the rise. If Boston College wants to win Hockey East fair and square, they might have to go into their building and stick it to them.
The Eagles played a great defensive game at Schneider Arena last season, shutting out Providence by a 2-0 score. Can the Eagles win again this season in like fashion? Sure. Will they? Not easily, anyway.
Providence returns Calgary prospect Jon Gillies in net, and they lost few key players to graduation. This is an experienced team Boston College will be facing, and there are definite Hockey East implications for whatever outcome is reached.
We should also mention that Providence is the preseason #3 team in the nation.