UMASS TANGLES WITH TERRIERS IN HOME AND HOME WEEKEND
• The first true home-and-home weekend of the year for the UMass hockey team comes in the form of Boston University as the two teams will meet on Friday night (7 PM) at the Mullins Center before re-matching on Saturday night (7 PM) at Agganis Arena.
• As always, the Mullins Center will feature a boistrous Halloween weekend crowd with costume contests and more. The game will be televsied live on NESN as well.
• As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in conjuction with Hockey East's Skating Strides, the Isenberg School of Management Women In Business group will be at the Mullins Center to promote "Protect Our Breasts" - a new initiative to help educate people about chemicals contained in everyday products which may contribute to breast cancer.
• All games will be broadcast live on the Flagship Station of UMass Athletics, 100.9 FM WRNX, with John Hennessy calling the play-by-play and Brock Hines providing color commentary. The pregame show for both games will begin 30 minutes prior to the opening face-off. Links for streaming video, audio, and live stats can be found at UMassAthletics.com.
• Selected home games throughout the season will be televised on CBS3 Now. Streaming video is also available through UMass All-Access (www.umassathletics.com/allaccess). This is a for-fee service which works best on high-speed internet. All home games will be available through the package.
THE SERIES WITH BOSTON UNIVERSITY
• UMass is 9-49-4 all-time against Boston University including last year's series which the Terriers won 2-0-1. The series was closer than it seemed as both BU wins were by one goal including the Feb. 11 meeting in the Mullins Center which was decided in overtime.
• The Minutemen last defeated the Terriers on Oct. 16, 2009. The 5-1 win on Nov. 14, 2008 marked the 2nd time UMass had ever defeated a team ranked No. 1 in the country.
LAST TIME: NO. 1 BOSTON COLLEGE TOO MUCH FOR MINUTEMEN
• A pair of Bill Arnold goals and an unassisted power play goal in the third period gave the No. 1 Boston College Eagles a 4-2 win over the UMass hockey team on Friday night at Conte Forum. Andrew Tegeler scored his first collegiate goal for UMass, while Jeff Teglia made 31 saves in the loss.
• Boston College (4-1-0, 2-0-0 HEA) jumped on the scoreboard first when Arnold potted his first goal of the game, third of the season, just 78 seconds into the affair. Just over seven minutes later, Tegeler scored to tie things up at 1-1.
• The Eagles scored a Chris Kreider power play goal at the 17:43 mark of the first period going into the first intermission up 2-1.
• Despite Boston College outshooting UMass 14-to-2 in the second period, the Minutemen allowed just one goal when Arnold scored his second of the game at the 17:01 mark. Teglia made 13 of his 31 saves in the frame including several side-to-side, diving, and acrobatic stops.
• In the third period, Johnny Gaudreau added an unassisted power play goal at the midway mark giving Boston College a 4-1 lead.
• Michael Marcou scored his first goal of the season with three minutes left in the game to pull the Minutemen within two, 4-2. UMass pulled Teglia for the final 35 seconds for the extra skater, but could not find a quick goal to rally back.
• BC finished the game outshooting UMass 35-to-20. The Eagles were 2-for-6 on the power play, while UMass was 0-for-7. A total of 20 penalties were called in the game for a combined 48 minutes.
NEXT UP: NEW HAMPSHIRE / BOSTON COLLEGE
• UMass will head to New Hampshire next Friday night for the first game in the 2011-12 series with the Wildcats. On Saturday night, the Minutemen will return to the Mullins Center to host Boston College kicking off a four-game homestand.
STORY LINES: BOSTON UNIVERSITY
• 15 different skaters have recorded at least one point for UMass in the first four games of the season
• UMass continues to rank among the league's top offensive scoring teams averaging 3.5 goals per game (tied 4th)
• Penalties have hurt early as UMass leads the league in PIM's (21.2/game)
• UMass ranks 9th in penalty kill at 72.7%
• UMass' steak of three games with at least one power play goal was ended at Boston College as the Minutemen were 0-for-7
• UMass had a season-high 47 shots in the win over Bentley - its most since 48 against Providence on Oct. 31, 2009
• The line of T.J. Syner, Michael Pereira and Danny Hobbs combined for 10 points (4g, 6a) in the win over Bentley. All told for the Bentley/Providence weekend, the trio tallied 16 points (6g, 10a).
• Michael Marcou has a four-game point streak in place with a goal and three assists.
• Colin Shea had a three-game point streak in place with a goal and two assists in the first three games of the season.
• Andrew Tegeler scored his first collegiate goal in the Boston College loss.