Game 15: Boston College-New Hampshire Hockey Gameday


#17 Boston College faces a must-win home-and-home on this New Hampshire hockey weekend.

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According to the Hockey East standings, the Eagles are seventh overall, nine points behind the Vermont Catamounts for first place. More desperately, in the most up-to-date PairWise Rankings, Boston College is tied for 26th, meaning if the season ended today, the Eagles would miss the tournament by a substantial margin.

Simply put, with Boston College closing in on the halfway point of the regular season, the Eagles need to start winning games urgently. Enter the New Hampshire Wildcats, with whom Boston College will trade home games this weekend. UNH has had a bad season so far, sitting in second-to-last place in the conference with only four wins overall. Losers of three straight, the Wildcats have not won since they beat Northeastern on November 14.

This series is big for both teams. A sweep could revitalize the New Hampshire season, and dig the Eagles into a hole from which they might only recover by winning the Hockey East Tournament in March. On the other hand, if both games go the Boston College way, we thought the Eagles were out, but they’ll pull us back in.

Boston College-New Hampshire Hockey Gameday:
Game #15 Info

8:00pm Eastern

Whittemore Center, Durham, New Hampshire

NBC Sports Network (Ken Hodge, Dan Parkhurst)

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

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Records and Rankings
Boston College is ranked number 17 in the nation and has an overall record of 7-7-0. Last weekend, the Eagles lost both games in which they played, Minnesota and Providence.

New Hampshire is unranked with a 4-8-0 record. They are 1-4-0 in Hockey East and are on a three-game losing streak.

Most Recent Results vs. New Hampshire Hockey
January 12, 2013: New Hampshire wins, 2-1 (at UNH)
February 17, 2013: Tied, 4-4 (at BC)
December 6, 2013: Boston College wins, 6-2 (at BC)
December 7, 2013: Boston College wins, 2-1 (at UNH)

Boston College is 8-1-1 in their last ten against New Hampshire.

This is the 144th meeting between the Eagles and Wildcats. Boston College leads the all-time series, 67-63-13.