Thursday, July 27, 2006

Hockey Tidbits

Inside College Hockey is reporting that the Eagles, along with BU and UNH, are among the frontrunners to land 16-year-old Toronto centerman Corey Trivino. In other news, future Eagles Nick Petrecki and Jimmy Hayes have been named to the U-18 US National team to take part in the Junior World Cup from August 8-12 in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

For those who haven't been keeping up-to-date on hockey recruiting (guilty here), INCH has a rundown of prospects signed to date by BC and every other D1 school.

USCHO also has BC's tentative 2006-07 schedule up; of course, this should be taken with a grain of salt until BC confirms the dates. The Eagles open at home on Oct. 21 against Notre Dame and play Bowling Green a night later before heading to Madison the following weekend for a pair of NCAA Championship rematches against the Badgers. Hockey East opener is Halloween night at Providence, first home conference game is Oct. 4 against the Vermont Home-and-home with BU on the weekend of Dec. 1-2, capping off a brutal 4-game stretch that begins with a trip to Orono on Nov. 19 and a home date with UNH on Nov. 22. Out-of-town Eagles should already be circling the weekend before Thanksgiving for a potential return to Chestnut Hill, as the football team takes on I-95 rival Maryland on the 18th in its last home game of the season followed by a hockey road trip up to Orono for a 2 PM faceoff on Sunday.

(EDIT: Season, home, and conference opener is now listed as Oct. 10 vs. Northeastern.)

Speaking of football (in the context of a hockey post), one of the best things about playing Notre Dame was the hockey game the night before making an entire weekend of it. Although we don't play the "Irish" on the gridiron this year, hopefully this tradition will continue in our future dates--and hell, now that we're not in the Big East anymore, why not throw a basketball game in as well?? Hockey on Friday night, football on Saturday night, hoops on Sunday at noon. That would be a hell of a weekend. After the Surrenderin' French back out of their football series with us in 2010, find someone else to continue the tradition with--Wisconsin, Ohio State, Minnesota, Michigan, or Michigan State. Someone at the Yawkey Center needs to get on this.


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