Game 17: Boston College-Michigan Hockey Gameday


The final game of the first half is here, and Boston College will look to finish strongly against Michigan hockey at home.

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On one hand, the Eagles are probably looking forward to ending it. This has been one of the most difficult opening halves to the season that Boston College hockey has had since the earliest days of Jerry York.

Yet, if they come out of Kelley Rink with a big win, they will have to wait another three weeks to rebuild that momentum — and if the United States makes the medal rounds of the World Juniors, they could go several games without a few key players.

In the Eagles’ case, they will likely be happy to take the win whenever they can get it, and against whomever. At 8-7-1, BC hockey cannot afford to be picky, and they cannot afford to let this chance slip away. Michigan may be 25th out of 20 in the newest USCHO poll for this week, but a win would count for plenty.

If Boston College wants to get serious about a strong second half, the day to start it is Saturday as they end the first.

Notably, this game will feature a matchup between two legends of college hockey, Jerry York and Red Berenson. The former is the all-time winningest coach with 971 victories, while Berenson stands at 796.

Boston College-Michigan Hockey Gameday:
Game #17 Info

7:00pm Eastern

Conte Forum (Kelley Rink), Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

”Television” stream (Pay to play)

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

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Records and Rankings
Boston College is ranked number 16 in the nation and has an overall record of 8-7-1. The Eagles played a home-and-home against the New Hampshire Wildcats last weekend, going 1-0-1.

The Michigan Wolverines are 8-6-0 this season but are unranked. The Wolverines have won four games in a row, including six of their last seven. Last time out, they beat Ohio State by an 8-3 score.

Most Recent Results vs. Michigan Hockey
December 27, 2003: Boston College wins, 4-1 (at Great Lakes Invitational)
March 28, 2004: Boston College wins, 3-2 (at 2004 NCAA Tournament)
December 29, 2011: Boston College wins, 4-2 (at Great Lakes Invitational)
October 10, 2013: Michigan wins, 3-1 (at Michigan)

Michigan leads all-time series, 12-6-0.