Friday, October 21, 2016

Sacred Heart Preview

Tonight, BU opens their home schedule as they face Sacred Heart for the first time in program history.

Sacred Heart is usually found at the bottom of the Atlantic Hockey standings, but have made strides this past year. They used to be sentenced to the very unfriendly and dreary confines of the Milford Ice Plex as their home barn. It was less than ideal rink for a Division 1 school and barely acceptable for high school games. Finally this year, the Pioneers moved to a first class AHL stadium in Bridgeport.

As for their current record, SHU is 1-2-1 on the year. They opened their season with a 4-0 loss to Army, but then rebounded to drop Merrimack 2-1 in North Andover. Last weekend, Sacred Heart again lost to Army 3-0 and then tied Union 4-4 at home.

Scouting the Pioneers
Evan Jasper and Justin Danforth are the early front runners in offensive production for the Pioneers. They both have three points, with Jasper leading the team in goals scored with two.

In goal, senior Brett Magnus has played all four games and has posted a 2.49 goals against with a .910 save percentage.

BU Notes
Coach Quinn said earlier this week that junior Chase Phelps will be available this week. There was no indication whether he would actually crack the lineup.

Assistant SHU coach Scott Mcdougall on average age of college hockey players, "Our goal is to beat Boston University... We hope our 24 year olds can beat their 18 year olds."

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