Game 18: Boston College-Brown Hockey Gameday


Boston College Eagles hockey is back for the second half of the season, and looking to start a big late run on Brown hockey gameday.

The #15 Eagles are taking part in the 2015 Ledyard Classic up in Hanover, New Hampshire; Boston College will play the hosts, Dartmouth, in tomorrow’s contest.

In the here and now, Boston College is looking for one win at a time. The team knows that it will require a strong second half in order to achieve their goals, including an NCAA Tournament berth and more. Even contests such as these against quote-unquote lesser opponents are crucial.

What complicates this for the Eagles is that some of the key players on this team are still away in Canada contending in the 2015 World Juniors. Four active players, including starting goalie Thatcher Demko, are doing their patriotic duty in the playoff rounds of the tournament and will not be back for the Ledyard Classic. The Eagles will have to find a way to win without Demko, defensemen Noah Hanifin and Ian McCoshen, and forward Alex Tuch.

Further, the Eagles are to be without Steve Santini, injured in the Denver series (specifically, wrist), making their defensive corps even thinner. He has not played in approximately two months, and his return will not come in New Hampshire tonight.

Brown is having a bad season so far, owning a top-five worst offense (1.64 gpg; tied for 56th nationally) and a top-five worst defense (3.91 gapg; 55th). Can Boston College drop the hammer and take this winnable game?

Boston College-Brown Hockey Gameday:
Game #18 Info

4:00pm Eastern

Thompson Arena, Hanover, New Hampshire

Ivy League Digital Network (Pay to play)

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

Boston College Eagles
Boston College Eagles /

Boston College Eagles

Records and Rankings
Boston College is ranked number 15 in the nation, with an overall record of 9-7-1 compiled in the first half of their season. They closed December with consecutive wins while being unbeaten in their final three games. Their most recent game was December 13, when they defeated Michigan, 5-1.

Brown is unranked and has a 3-8 overall record. They last played on December 6, defeating RPI by a score of 4-2.

Most Recent Results vs. Brown Hockey
December 4, 1984: Boston College wins, 9-3 (at Brown)
November 25, 1997: Boston College wins, 6-3 (at Brown)
January 2, 2000: Boston College wins, 6-2 (at BC)
January 11, 2014: Tied, 3-3 (at Brown)

This is the 73rd meeting between the two hockey programs. Boston College leads the all-time series, 47-18-7.

The Eagles’ last loss to Brown was November 27, 1978, with the team going 6-0-3 against the Bears since then.