Saturday, October 22, 2011

Holy Cross Crusades on Agganis

Tonight, BU will face their second non-conference opponent in as many games as the College of the Holy Cross comes to Boston to take on the number 7/8 Terriers at Agganis Arena.

Holy Cross, members of what most people consider a weak conference, the Atlantic Hockey Association. The Crusaders find themselves in a three way tie for second in the AHA with UConn and Canisius. The Cross is coming off a 2-1 win over America International, a game that took place one week ago today.

HC's leading scorer through two games is Adam Schmidt, who has one goal and two assists. Holy Cross' Shayne Stockton is the team's leading goal scorer, with two. Matt Ginn will get the start between the pipes for Holy Cross. In two games, Ginn has a 1-1-0 record with a .898 save percentage and six goals allowed.

Judging from Coach Parker's comments in the Daily Free Press, Millan will likely start in net for BU.
“He’s going to play soon,” Parker said of [Grant] Rollheiser. “The problem is that if Kieran [Millan] doesn’t play, he’s got two weeks off since there’s only one game this week. Kieran has earned this number one spot here with his play so far before this year and this year. Rollheiser’s in a tough spot.”
In the same Free Press article, it was noted that neither red-shirt freshman Yasin Cisse or defenseman Ryan Ruikka will dress tonight. Cisse is still trying to become comfortable to getting back on the ice after missing two full seasons with leg injuries. Ruikka has a hair-line fracture in his right foot.

The last Time They Met...
was back in November of 2008, part of BU's National Championship season. BU defeated HC 3-2 in a very closely fought game on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. The win was part of BU's perfect non-confrence regular season record of 9-0-0.

Go Figure 
The last time BU played Holy Cross they were ranked 8th in the the Nation. That is exactly what the Terriers are ranked coming into tonight's game.

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