I first reported about a month ago that BC would play rival Notre Dame @ Fenway Park this season and today, Hockey East came out with an official announcement stating the Eagles and Irish will indeed play that game along with three others. BC vs Notre Dame will be the late game on January 4th while PC vs Merrimack is the early game. The following week, Maine will face BU after Northeastern battles Lowell.
To say I am not a fan of this is a huge understatement. I don't know about you but I think this move favors Notre Dame because it's costing the Eagles a huge home game in what is sure to be a booming atmosphere. While I think playing @ Fenway once every 4 or 5 years would be a nice little gig, playing every other year is just overdoing it. This also means the Eagles will not close the season with the Irish as they were originally supposed to.
On the recruiting trail, Thatcher Demko picked up a nice 27 save shutout of Sweden to lead the United States to the Under 18 World Championships semifinals vs Russia.