Who: #13 Boston University/#18UMass-Lowell @ #4 Michigan
When: October 25, 7:00EST and October 26 at 7:00 EST
TV: Comcast Local 900. mgoblue.com for audio stream and 1050 AM for the usual radio Both nights.
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Week 2 of the Big Ten/Hockey East Challenge continues with BU and Lowell at Yost this weekend. Michigan hockey, despite it's hot start, is literally giving tickets away to see a top-5 team in the country. I blame John Belein. Or Al Borges. Wait. Who are we blaming this week? At any rate, a pair of ranked East Coast opponents come to Yost this weekend for a split series against the boys in maize and blue. Michigan will look continue to it's undefeated start after taking a win and draw away from New Hampshire in their barn. Michigan has been good and will look to press the home ice advantage this week.
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David Quinn takes over for BU's legendary coach, Jack Parker, this year in what has been a tough season to read for the Terriers. Last weekend, BU dropped one against Rensselaer 3-1 and then absolutely pants'd Wisconsin 7-3 on Saturday night. BU started the season picked to meddle in the middle of Hockey East and should be a quality opponent.
- Soph. Forward Danny O'Regan has not only the most Boston name ever, but went for 16-22 = 38 in 39 games last season. He's the prototype sneaky 5'9" fast point machine and BU's best player. He was also a member of the Hockey East All-Rookie team last year.
- Junior Forward Evan Rodrigues is another smallish forward standing 5'10" and coming off a 12-13 season of 14-20=34 good for second team All Hockey East. He's gotten off to a slower start, but he put up enough results last year to be a concern for the Michigan D.
- Garrett Noonan is a 6'1" Senior Defensenman who is half of their #1 pair along. He's solid, not prolifically offensive, but a sturdy guy on the back end.
- Sean Maguire and Matt O'Connor are sophomores who split time so far this year. Maguire has been getting the first night of the weekend series so far this year, but was in net for the Rensselaer loss. Both goalies are large but not gigantic and are solid, but not Rick DiPietro. Then again, who is?