Game 13: Boston College-Minnesota Hockey Gameday


This is an interesting sports weekend on the Heights, and it begins with one of the most high-profile matchups for Boston College on Minnesota hockey gameday.

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The Golden Gophers, a top-five team with many past encounters with Boston College on the big stage, is making its first trip to Conte Forum in 15, almost 16 years. We do get opponents of this magnitude here, but the last eight meetings against the Gophers have been somewhere other than Chestnut Hill (two were tournament games). It’s about time they came here for a change.

Boston College rides a three-game win streak into this one, having seemingly recovered from a horrible stretch in which they lost four in a row. Entering play tonight, the Eagles have remained steady in the national rankings, but figure to get a big bump if they are victorious.

As for Minnesota, all they want to do is let the good times continue to roll against Boston College. Since the Eagles beat them up in the 2012 Frozen Four, Minnesota is 2-0-1 in these games, outscoring BC 17-5.

Do the Eagles show tonight that they truly are on the comeback trail, or does Minnesota run their unbeaten streak against Boston College to four games?

Boston College-Minnesota Hockey Gameday:
Game #13 Info

6:00pm Eastern

Conte Forum (Kelley Rink), Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Live stream through Boston College Athletics (pay to play)

WEEI 850 AM (Jon Rish, Andy Powers) (Live stream)

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Records and Rankings
Boston College is ranked number 12 in the nation and has an overall record of 7-5-0. Having won three games in a row, the Eagles won their most recent contest against Maine last Saturday by a 4-1 score.

Minnesota is ranked number three in the nation with a 7-3-0 record. The Gophers are cooling off lately, having been swept by Minnesota-Duluth and then losing an exhibition game to the national U-18 team a week ago.

Most Recent Results vs. Minnesota Hockey
April 5, 2012: Boston College wins, 6-1 (at 2012 Frozen Four)
December 30, 2012: Minnesota wins, 8-1 (at Minnesota)
October 25, 2013: Tied, 3-3 (at Minnesota; Eagles won shootout)
October 27, 2013: Minnesota wins, 6-1 (at Minnesota)

Minnesota leads the all-time series, 15-13-3.