Monday, October 24, 2011

Weekend in review

The hardest games to win are the ones you have to. That's how I would sum up the weekend for the squad this weekend. UMass at home was not much of a game as BC dominated from start to finish scoring just 1:18 into the contest to once again send the Minutemen back to Amherst with another loss. I must admit I was looking for more out of UMass, but giving the best team in the country six power plays and almost all of them coming from your best players, thats a formula for a loss. Overall good game by BC at home and the ice looked a little bit better than last week. 

Now onto the really good game on the weekend. BC traveled to Huntington Ave to take on rival Northeastern. Yes, NU is struggling and they lost everyone but at home vs BC or BU (cause thats when they sell out) they can always win because of their insane crowd. It started off with a bang for the Eagles with a Kevin Hayes goal early on (Eagles are doing a great job of starting games on a fast note, goals in the first few minutes vs UNH, UMass, and NU) and it looked like NU was all but done. NU came back hard after their first PP goal and the Refs made sure to please the home crowd by calling some of the most pathetic calls I have ever witnessed in hockey and the Huskies took advantage of the momentum and scored two goals off bad BC turnovers to take a 3-1 led into the third. The last 24 minutes of that hockey game were the best BC has played all year. They took it to NU and scored two quick goals to tie it going into OT. Thanks to Bill Arnold, MVP of the team so far, the Eagles were able to escape with a must needed win vs NU in OT. Poor Huskie fans. 

Weekend Grade- A -. Great heart and fight in the third and OT. 

Overall great weekend of hockey for BC, showed a lot of heart in the NU game and got the four points to take over #1 in Hockey East and the country. Heres the bad news, Pat Wey is out for 6-8 weeks after surgery in his foot needed after an injury during the NU game. Hope Pat has a speedy recovery because he is a key part to this defense. Because of the injury, Mike Sit may move to defense for a sixth defenseman. 

BU lost to Holy Cross- Always great seeing them loose, but Holy Cross ? way to go Terriers !

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