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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Hockey Log

PC women at Boston University Quick Hits

Now toddler-aged in the area of longevity, the BU program’s exponential acceleration has perched it on the national landscape at #8 in this week’s USCHO poll.

Standing at 3-0-0 in conference play, 5-2-2 overall, and 4-0-2 in their last six ventures, the Terriers only continue to make statements in their fourth season of existence. Already, they have convincingly measured up with perennial NCAA bracket constituents Mercyhurst (split series) and St. Lawrence (2-2 tie), and twice tamed the ambiguous, quality-over-quantity New Hampshire program.

Only two nights ago, senior stopper Allyse Wilcox neutralized the bulk of a 36-shot salvo, which her skating mates countered with a shallow bushel of 18 bids, to ultimately let the Terriers puncture the Wildcats in a shootout up in Lake Whittemore. A week prior, Boston squeaked past the Cats, 3-2, at Walter Brown Arena, where they have prevailed in each of PC’s two most recent drop-ins.

BU top scorers: senior Gina Kearns and freshman Jenelle Kohanchuk (4-5-9 each); junior Melissa Anderson (2-6-8)
Projected goaltending matchup: Genevieve Lacasse vs. Allyse Wilcox
Site: Walter Brown Arena, 3:00 face-off
Media coverage: Gametracker, online audiocast

PC men vs. UMass-Amherst Quick Hits
Projected goaltending matchup: Chris Mannix vs. Paul Dainton
Site: Schneider Arena, 7:00 face-off
Media coverage: Cox Sports TV, WOON AM 1240, Gametracker

Hockey East men’s scoreboard
BC 4
Merrimack 3 (OT)

Northeastern 4

Niagara 2
Maine 4

Hockey East women’s scoreboard
BC 4

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