Friday, November 25, 2011

BU-CU Preview

Tomorrow, BU and Cornell will face off in the 43rd time and third installment of Red Hot Hockey. This season Cornell is 6-2-0 and winners of their last five games. Their last loss was at Brown, 5-4. They may have a five game win streak, but those wins have not exactly been against the cream of the crop in the NCAA. Wins include a 3-2 victory at Dartmouth and a 4-0 shutout of Qunnipiac at home. Cornell has shut out their opponents in the last three straight games. Earlier this year, the Big Red waxed Yale at the Whale 6-2, but Yale just lost to Sacred Heart so I really don't know how good the Yaleys are this year. Cornell currently sits atop the ECAC standings, two points ahead of second place Colgate.

Scouting the Big Red
Cornell currently has the sixth best defense in the NCAA and goaltender Andy Iles has a three game shutout streak coming into Saturday's tilt.

Cornell is lead by Nick D'Agostino, a junior defenseman from Bolton, Ontario, who has six goals and six assists in eight games played. Brian Ferlin is a close second in points with 11, five goals and six assists.

In net, Iles has a 2.34 goals against average to go along with a .915 save percentage in eight games played.

The Last Time They Met...
was on November 28th, 2009 at Madison Square Garden. BU made an impressive comeback, tying the game 3-3 in the final minute and that's the way the score stood at the conclusion of the five minute overtime period.

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