Friday, October 29, 2010

A Weekend With the Riverhawks

This weekend BU will try and match the 2002 season start at 6-0-1, the best start of the century. Tonight BU will play at the Tsongas Arena, home of the Lowell Riverhawks. The next night the two teams will square of at Agganis on the back end of the Terrier's first home and home series of the year.

This season Lowell is 1-2-2. Their only win comes in overtime against Providence. They managed ties verses Niagara and RIT. They got waxed by Maine in the first weekend of the season, 8-2 and last Saturday lost to Northeastern 3-1.

Don't let their record fool you. The Riverhawks are a dangerous team and know how to play BU very well. This weekend will be hard fought, but I think BU should manage at least three points.

Millan gets the start in net tonight, while Rollie will see his first action since the Icebreaker on Saturday.

I will be attending both games so there will be game photos from both games.

What To Watch For... 
  • Maury Edwards, Lowell defenseman. Edwards is the back bone of the the Lowell defensive corp. He is, and if he's not he should be, in the discussion as one of the best defenseman in the league. He scores goals and is also very solid on the blueline position. As a senior, Edwards will wear the "A" as the assistant Captain of the Riverhawks. BU must keep Edwards at bay this weekend to have success.
  •   Scott Campbell, Lowell forward. Campbell is the Lowell's most productive forward. In his career with the Riverhawks  he has scoreed 39 goals, including 2 this season. The Terriers need to keep an eye on him, especially on the power play.
  • The Tsongas Arena boards. The board at Tsongas are like trampolines. If you haven't got it yet they are very lively and Lowell knows how to use them to their advantage. Last season I saw Lowell intentionally shooting the puck wide so they could get the bounce from the boards. They did score on  this against the Terriers last season.
The Last Time They Met...
Was February 5th. BU won 3-2, thanks two short handed goals, one from David Warsofsky and the other from Zach Cohen.

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