Thursday, January 3, 2013

RPI Visits Agganis

Tomorrow night, BU will host RPI in the first game of the new year. BU will have their top offensive defenseman in Matt Grzelcyk back in the line up after he missed the Denver game because a late scratch from the USA World Junior team.
From The Vault
Kevin Shattenkirk scores on a shorthanded break a way
in a game played in December 2009 at Agganis. BU lost 5-3.
(Photo by Matt Dresens) 

BU's roster will look a bit different than it has in the past. Captain Wade Megan is out with what the Boston Hockey Blog is calling a "shoulder subluxation" that he suffered on an a gruesome leg check in the Denver game. Megan landed awkwardly on his shoulder after being clipped and tossed to the ice. Replacing him on the first line will be Freshman Wes Myron. Defensman Alexx Privitera is out due to a one game suspension he picked up against the Pioneers for kicking a DU player while he was down. Parker said that would not be the only game that he will miss. Former Division III standout and walk on forward Jake Moscatel will make his BU debut tomorrow night on the forth line. Finaly, Sean Maguire will be between the pipes for the Terriers.

Scouting the Engineers 
RPI on the year is 6-7-4. Their notable wins include a 4-3 victory at St. Cloud State and a 6-1 shellacking over the Yale Bulldogs. At one point this year though, RPI lost five game in a row, including getting shutout twice on back-to-back nights by the score of 4-0 by Dartmouth and Harvard. RPI is 1-5-2 in ECAC play, but is 5-2-2 in non-conference action.

The Engineers are led by Sophomore forward Jacob Laliberte, who has 7 goals and 8 assists for 15 points in 15 games played. Behind him is Nick Bailen, who has posted 4 goals, 9 assists (13 points) in 17 games. Senior forward CJ Lee leads the team in penalty minutes with 29 in 16 games. In goal, Freshman Jason Kasdorf has really opened some eyes with his play in the RPI net. In 7 appearances, he holds a 2-1-2 record stopping 149 shots in 368 minutes. In that time, he has a .937 save percentage and a 1.63 goals against average.

The Last Time The Met...
was in December of 2010. RPI came away with a 4-1 win. BU controlled the pace of play, but just could not find the back of the net. In addition, the game was chock full of penalties.


  1. Does this mean that Privitera will miss more games due to disciplinary action from Coach Parker himself?

  2. Yes, he will more than likely sit out the Harvard game on Wednesday for disciplinary reasons

  3. Wow, that's a shame. He's a tremendous presence on the defense, but he really lacks discipline.