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(Photo by Matt Dresens)
Somehow a kid who could very easily go late in the first round of the NHL draft (hey Bruins) this summer has flown a bit under the radar. In years past, guys like Colin Wilson, Brian Strait, Dave Warsofsky to name a few, have played on the USA WJC team and have come back better than ever. McAvoy's name is the next to be added to that list. Was he a bad player before the tournament at the begging of the calendar year? Hell no.
As stated before, BU will play in the opening round of the Hockey East Playoffs as they host UMass. BU has never hosted an opening round playoff game since Hockey East expanded their playoff format in 2014. That season, BU finished 9th and played at Notre Dame. Last year the Terriers were the number one seed and did not play in the octo-finals.
11. Maine @ 6. Northeastern
10. New Hampshire @ 7. Merrimack
9. Vermont @ 8. UConn
BU was once again ninth in the USCHO poll. Quinnipiac was one, North Dakota jumped up from fourth to second. BC fell back a spot to three from two, while Providence jumped up one peg from fifth to fourth. Finally, St. Cloud rounded out the top five.
Friday: Boston College dropped Lowell 3-1 at home… Northeastern took care of Maine 5-3 at Matthews… Providence dropped UMass at the Mullins Center 4-1… UConn fell New Hampshire 4-1 in Hartford… Merrimack got past Vermont 4-1 at Lawler… BU beat Notre Dame 3-2 in South Bend.
Saturday: Northeastern steamrolled Maine 7-1 at home… Providence completed the sweep of UMass with a 6-0 blanking… Lowell edged BC 3-1 at Tsongas… UConn swept UNC with a 5-4 overtime win… Merrimack shutout Vermont 2-0… Notre Dame also shutout BU 1-0.