Friday, October 7, 2016

Season Opener

Game one of the regular season gets underway tomorrow night in Hamilton, New York as BU takes on Colgate.

Last weekend, Colgate unveiled their brand new Class of 1965 Arena with a 2-2 tie to Army. Class of ’65 replaces Starr Rink, the long time home of Raider hockey. The Colgate University class of 1965 gave over $22 million to the university to construct the new arena. Tomorrow night’s game will be just the second game every played in the new barn.

Scouting the Raiders
Colgate is not projected to have a strong year. They finished 11th out of 12 teams in the ECAC coaches poll earlier this month. They lost their four leading scorers from a year ago in Tyson and Tylor Spink, Mike Borkowski and Darcy Murphy to graduation.

Tim Harrison represents Colgate’s top returning scorer from 2016. In 36 games played, Harrison racked up 8 goals and 9 assists for 17 points. He has already found the scoresheet this season, netting a goal against Army on opening night. Jake Kulevich and Derek Freeman are also notable returners.

Colgate does return their starting goalie from last season. Charlie Finn posted an .899 save percentage and a 3.28 GAA with a 10-23-1 record in 2016. He made 25 saves against Army a week ago.

BU Notes
Coach Quinn said last night he was not sure who he was going to start in goal. My guess would be Jake Oettinger. Lines should look the same with a few tweaks, maybe.

The Last Time They Met…
November 28, 2014 at Agganis. The then top-ranked Terriers knocked off the ninth-ranked Raiders 5-2 behind two goals from Evan Rodrigues.

Most Notable Meeting…
1990 Frozen Four, National Semifinals. Second-seeded Colgate advanced to the National Championship game with a 3-2 win over BU in Detroit. Colgate lost 7-3 in the finals against Wisconsin.

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