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  • SCORING MARGIN

    + 2.14 gpg

    second in college hockey

  • MASSACHUSETTS vs. BOSTON COLLEGEBoston College closes out the regular season series against Massachusetts Friday night at the Mullins Center; a venue where the Eagles have no lost in since 2012, but have the Minutemen have put up a good fight in recent battles. As members of Hockey East, the Eagles lost their first trip to western Mass against the Minutemen on Jan. 7, 1995 (3-5) before rattling off 16-consecutive victories on Masschusetts ice over the course of 10 years from 1995 to 2005. Since then, UMass has given BC a run for its money as Boston College holds only a slight 6-5-1 margin over the Minutemen in games at the Mullins Center since 2006. Boston College and UMass initiated their season series in early November as the Eagles trounced the Minutemen, 7-0, at Kelley Rink. UMass fell victim to being BCs fourth shutout opponent in five games on Nov. 3, marking a program first. BC scored six goals in the second period against UMass, marking the first time thats happened on The Heights since Nov. 25, 1995 (St. Lawrence, 10-4 win). When BC and UMass met on a Tuesday in early November, it marked the 75th meeting between the two Commonwealth institutions. Boston College holds the overall series advantage, 59-13-3 and is 8-1-1 in its last 10 encounters with the Minutemen. Since Massachusetts has joined Hockey East, Boston College has mounted a 32-6-3 mark on home ice and a 27-5-1 win-loss total in Amherst.

    MINUTE ON THE MINUTEMENAs Hockey East action is in full swing to start the second half of the season, UMass find itself in a three-way tie for eighth place in the league with New Hampshire and Vermont. The Minutemen are 2-7-4 in conference play and 7-12-4 on the whole. Since getting shutout at Boston College (7-0) on Nov. 3, the Minutemen are 3-12-3 and have lost 10 of their last decisions since Nov. 27. Over the course of UMass skid, Massachusetts has been outscored 41-12 with its only win over the last 11 games coming as an overtime victory at Army (2-1). Senior Shane Walsh has been the catalyst for Massachusetts offense as the veteran is tied for 13th in the country in goals scored with 15 (0.65 gpg) while sophomore Dennis Kravchenko is 66th in college hockey in points per game (0.95 ppg). First-year forward Austin Plevy is UMass leading scoring rookie and is ranked 33rd amongst all rookies with 0.68 points per game (6-9-15). Freshman Nic Renyard is the primary goaltender for the Minutemen with a 4-8-4 record along with a .902 save percentage (62nd) and 3.41 goals against average (71st). The UMass offense is ranked eighth in Hockey East and 39th, nationally, with 2.48 goals per game but the defense has struggled most of the season. The Minutemen own the conferences highest goals against average (3.61) and are tied for 54th, nationally, in that category. Both UMass power play (12-for-75) and penalty kill (67-of-83) are tied for 38th in college hockey.

    Date Site Result Score

    Oct. 30, 1994 Kelley Rink W 4-2

    Jan. 6, 1995 Kelley Rink W 8-4

    Jan. 7, 1995 Mullins Center L 3-5

    Mar. 7, 1995 Kelley Rink % L 4-5

    Jan. 19, 1995 Kelley Rink W 8-2

    Jan. 20, 1995 Mullins Center W 5-3

    Mar. 1, 1995 Mullins Center W 7-3

    Jan. 6, 1996 Kelley Rink W 5-4

    Jan. 24, 1996 Kelley Rink W 3-2

    Feb. 22, 1996 Mullins Center W 3-2

    Nov. 2, 1997 Mullins Center W 3-1

    Jan. 24, 1998 Kelley Rink W 6-3

    Mar. 4, 1998 Mullins Center W 6-1

    Jan. 26, 1999 Kelley Rink W 7-1

    Jan. 29, 1999 Mullins Center W 3-1

    Feb. 5, 1999 Kelley Rink W 5-4

    Oct. 23, 1999 Mullins Center W 4-1

    Feb. 25, 2000 Mullins Center W 2-0

    Feb. 26, 2000 Kelley Rink L 1-5

    Oct. 29, 2000 Kelley Rink W 9-5

    Feb. 23, 2001 Kelley Rink T 3-3

    Feb. 24, 2001 Mullins Center W 6-3

    Dec. 1, 2001 Kelley Rink W 4-0

    Jan. 7, 2002 Mullins Center W 4-3 (OT)

    Feb. 1, 2002 Mullins Center W 3-2 (OT)

    Oct. 13, 2002 Mullins Center W 6-0

    Jan. 3, 2003 Kelley Rink L 2-3

    Jan. 31, 2003 Kelley Rink W 9-0

    Nov. 14, 2003 Mullins Center W 4-1

    Feb. 13, 2004 Mullins Center W 5-2

    Feb. 14, 2004 Kelley Rink W 6-1

    Nov. 12, 2004 Kelley Rink T 3-3 (OT)

    Jan. 27, 2005 Mullins Center W 5-2

    Jan. 28, 2005 Kelley Rink W 6-0

    Mar. 11, 2005 Kelley Rink % W 3-2 (2OT)

    Mar. 12, 2005 Kelley Rink % W 5-1

    Date Site Result Score

    Dec. 9, 2005 Kelley Rink W 7-0

    Dec. 10, 2005 Mullins Center W 4-1

    Feb. 3, 2006 Mullins Center L 2-3

    Dec. 8, 2006 Mullins Center L 1-2

    Dec. 9, 2006 Kelley Rink W 5-2

    Feb. 2, 2007 Kelley Rink L 3-5

    Nov. 16, 2007 Mullins Center T 1-1

    Nov. 17, 2007 Kelley Rink L 2-3

    Feb. 8, 2008 Mullins Center W 4-1

    Nov. 21, 2008 Kelley Rink W 2-0

    Nov. 22, 2008 Mullins Center L 3-4 (OT)

    Feb. 6, 2009 Kelley Rink W 2-0

    Dec. 4, 2009 Mullins Center W 3-1

    Feb. 5, 2010 Mullins Center W 7-1

    Feb. 26, 2010 Kelley Rink W 2-1 (OT)

    Mar. 12, 2010 Kelley Rink % W 6-5

    Mar. 13, 2010 Kelley Rink % W 5-2

    Feb. 4, 2011 Kelley Rink W 5-0

    Feb. 25, 2011 Mullins Center W 4-3

    Feb. 26, 2011 Kelley Rink W 2-1

    Mar. 11, 2011 Kelley Rink % W 4-1

    Mar. 12, 2011 Kelley Rink % W 4-2

    Oct. 21, 2011 Kelley Rink W 4-2

    Nov. 5, 2011 Mullins Center L 2-4

    Jan. 13, 2012 Mullins Center L 0-4

    Mar. 9, 2012 Kelley Rink % W 2-1

    Mar. 10, 2012 Kelley Rink % W 3-2

    Oct. 19, 2012 Mullins Center W 5-4 (OT)

    Nov. 4, 2012 Kelley Rink W 3-2

    Jan. 18, 2013 Kelley Rink L 2-5

    Nov. 14, 2013 Mullins Center W 2-1

    Nov. 15, 2013 Kelley Rink T 2-2

    Oct. 25, 2014 Kelley Rink W 4-1

    Nov. 21, 2015 Kelley Rink W 5-3

    Nov. 3, 2015 Kelley Rink W 7-0

    89 ............................................GOALS ................................................57

    4.05 ..............................GOALS PER GAME ................................ 2.48

    1.91 ....................GOALS ALLOWED PER GAME ......................3.61

    727 ...........................................SHOTS ............................................ 628

    12.2 % ........................SHOT PERCENTAGE .............................9.1 %

    33.0 ............................ SHOTS PER GAME .................................27.3

    20-for-101 ........................ PPG / OPP .............................. 12-for-75

    19.8 % .......................... POWER PLAY % ..............................16.0 %

    83/97 (85.6%) .....PENALTY KILL / OPP. ........ 67/83 (80.7%)

    6 ..............................SHORT-HANDED GOALS ..................................1

    137 ...................................... PENALTIES .........................................100

    385 ............................. PENALTY MINUTES ............................... 258

  • The Eagles possess the nations second-best margin of +2.14 -- Boston College trails only Quinnipiac (+2.26 -- BC has scored 89 goals and given up only 42

    Boston College's power play has hit its stride as of late and ascended to the 20th-ranked unit in the country (19.8 percent - 20-of-101), scoring seven PPGs in its last four outings

    Following the three-point weekends against Providence and Boston University, the Eagles are tied for the sixth-best winning percentage in college hockey (75.0 percent - 15-4-3)

    Austin Cangelosi converted on a penalty shot in the second period, marking

    the Eagles' first penalty shot goal since Chris Kreider tallied one against

    Notre Dame on Nov. 18, 2011. It should be noted, Cangelosi's penalty shot

    occurred when the Eagles were short-handed.

    Ryan Fitzgerald's game-tying goal at Boston University put him in the team lead for goals scored this season (13) and tied for the lead in points (13-15-28) with Colin White

  • Ian McCoshen broke through offensively and scored his first-career four-point performance vs. BU on Friday - McCoshen scored two goals and two assists and the game-winning PP goal

    Four of BC's six dressed defensemen recorded at least one point int he 5-3 win against BU, including McCoshen (2-2-4), Doherty (0-1-1), C. Fitzgerald (0-1-1) and Santini (0-1-1)

    Boston Colleges penalty kill is pegged as the 11th-best unit in all of college hockey (85.6%) - the Eagles have given up two PPGs or more only three this year (Denver, Northeastern & BU)

    When holding a lead heading into the third period, the Eagle defense has been on lockdown, postinh an 13-0-1 record with the advantage after two frames

    The Eagles shut down defenseman has logged assists in respective

    games for the first time in his career - Santini had a big play at

    Providence (Jan. 9) and assisted on Ian McCoshen's empty-net

    goal against BU (Jan. 15)

  • CAREER SHUTOUTS 1. Cory Schneider 2004-07 152. Scott Clemmensen 1997-2001 133. John Muse 2007-11 124. Thatcher Demko 2013-Current 95. Jack Fitzgerald 1922-25 8 Matti Kaltiainen 2001-05 8

    SINGLE SEASON SHUTOUTS 1. Cory Schneider 2005-06 82. Cory Schneider 2006-07 6 Thatcher Demko 2015-16 63. Scott Clemmensen 1999-00 5

    CAREER GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE 1. Matti Kaltiainen 2001-05 2.042. Cory Schneider 2004-07 2.09 Thatcher Demko 2013-Current 2.094. Parker Milner 2009-13 2.235. John Muse 2007-11 2.40

    SINGLE SEASON GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE 1. Parker Milner 2009-13 1.662. Thatcher Demko 2013-Current 1.74 3. Matti Kaltiainen 2003-04 1.764. Matti Kaltiainen 2004-05 1.805. Cory Schneider 2004-05 1.90

    HISTORIC HALF DOZENThatcher Demko matched history after posting six shutouts in seven starts (Oct. 16 - Nov. 8, 2015), stringing together a pair of three-game shutout streaks. Demkos historic run tied Blaine Lacher of Lake Superior State for posting six shutouts in seven games, marking only the second time in the history of college hockey something of that magnitude has been achieved. Below are the runs posted by each goaltender:

    SHUSH.Demkos first shutout streak started in the third period at Rensselaer on Oct. 11, 2015, where he played shutout hockey for 206 minutes and two seconds (206:02), denoting the 20th-longest stretch of zero goals allowed in the history of the game. Demkos second run started in the third period of the Denver contest on Oct. 30 and spanned to the second period against Michigan State, surpassing his previous total and posting another 208 minutes and 36 seconds (208:36) of scorelss hockey. That mark is the 17th-best stretch in the history of the game. Demkos scoreless string of 208:36 is third longest in school history behind Scott Clemmensen (254:23 Jan. 9-24, 1998) and Cory Schneider (242:19 Jan. 13-27, 2006).

    STANDING TALL AMONGST THE BESTDemko is currently seventh in the nation in goals against average (1.74) and eighth in save percentage (.936) on the year and tied for second in overall shutouts with six. For a career, the 6-foot-4 backstopper is 49-28-7 (.671) with a 2.09 goals against average and a .926 save percentage (2,071 saves on 2,237 shots). If Demkos 2.09 GAA held, it would be tied for BC's second-best career mark all time. His six shutouts this season is two shy of matching the single-season mark set by Cory Schneider during the 2005-06 season. Demko possesses nine career shutouts, good for fourth-best all-time. He is three blankings shy of matching John Muses third-place mark of 12 career shutouts (2007-11). Schneider holds the record with 15 (2004-07) while Scott Clemmensen is second with 13 (1997-2001).

    Blaine Lacher Lake Superior State Feb. 25, 1994 3-0 (Illinois-Chicago) March 4, 1994 4-0 (Kent State) March 5, 1994 7-0 (Kent State) March 11, 1994 5-0 (Ohio State) March 12, 1994 8-0 (Ohio State) March 19, 1994 4-0 (Michigan State)

    Thatcher Demko Boston College Oct. 16, 2015 6-0 (Wisconsin) Oct. 23, 2015 3-0 (Colorado College) Oct. 24, 2015 5-0 (Colorado College) Nov. 3, 2015 7-0 (Massachusetts) Nov. 6, 2015 3-0 (Maine) Nov. 8, 2015 2-0 (Maine)

  • UNIVERSITY INFORMATION

    Location ...................................................................Chestnut Hill, Mass.Founded .................................................................................................... 1863Nickname..............................................................................................EaglesColors...............................................................................Maroon and GoldEnrollment .....................................................9,099 (undergraduates).....................................................................................................14,460 (total)Colors...............................................................................Maroon and GoldHome Rink ..................................................................Kelley Rink (7,884)President .........................................................Rev. William P. Leahy, SJNCAA Faculty Representative ................................Robert TaggartAthletics Director ..................................................................Brad BatesSr. Assoc. AD/Hockey Administrator ........................... Tom PetersAssistant Director / Media Contact ................... Mark MajewskiBC Athletics Website .....................................................bceagles.com

    HOCKEY STAFF

    Name (Alma Mater, Year) ..................................................................TitleJerry York (Boston College 67) ............................................................................................................The Schiller Family Head Hockey CoachGreg Brown (Boston College 90) .................Assoc. Head CoachMike Ayers (New Hampshire 04) ...................... Assistant CoachMarty McInnis (Boston College 90) ............... Assistant CoachJohn Hegarty (Boston College 94)...............Dir. of Hockey Ops.Bert Lenz (Castleton State 91).............................Athletic TrainerRuss DeRosa (Springfield 95) ..............................Strength Coach

    PROGRAM HISTORY

    Affiliation ...........................................................................NCAA Division IConference ..................................................Hockey East AssociationFirst Season ...................................................................................... 1917-18Total Seasons .............................................................................................93Overall Record .....................................................................1480-787-125Kelley Rink Record (1988-pres) ...................... 306-118-38 (.700)McHugh Forum Record (1958-86) ................... 282-95-10 (.748)Winning Seasons ....................................................................................... 74NCAA Championships...................5 (1949, 2001, 2008, 2010, 2012)NCAA Tournament Record ..............................................................47-41NCAA Tournament Record under Jerry York ........................ 34-12NCAA Frozen Four Appearances ........................................................24(1948, 1949, 1950, 1954, 1956, 1959, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1985, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)NCAA Tournament Appearances .......................................................34Hockey East Regular Season Titles ................................................ 13Hockey East Tournament Titles ......................................................... 11Hockey East Tournament Record ........................................63-28-2Hockey East Tourney Record under Jerry York ...............54-16-1All-Americans ......................................59 (43 first-team honorees)

    HOCKEY INFORMATION

    2014-15 Overall Record ................................................................21-14-32014-15 Hockey East Record (Finish) ....................12-7-3 (T-2nd)Final Ranking .....................................................................No. 13 / No. 14Lettermen Returning / Lost ............................................................ 15/9Newcomers......................................................................................................92015-16 Captain ...............................................................Teddy Doherty2015-16 Alternate Captains ..........................................Chris Calnan................................................................... Ian McCoshen, Steve Santini

    ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS

    Address................... 321 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467Contact ............................................................................... Mark MajewskiEmail...................................................................mark.majewski@bc.eduOffice Phone ....................................................................(617) 552-2094Cell Phone ........................................................................ (734) 812-5480BC Athletics Twitter Feed ..................................... @BCSportsNewsHockey Twitter Feed ............................................... @BCHockeyNewsHashtags ...................................................................................... #WeAreBC..........................................................................................................#BCHockey

    LIVING HISTORYThe Schiller Family Head Hockey Coach of Boston College, Jerry York, enters his 44th season of coaching college hockey. Not only is York the winningest coach in the games history, having amassed 999 victories and a win-loss total of 999-595-108 (.619), York is approaching another historic benchmark. After locking up the most wins all-time at his alma mater (502) and heads into his 22nd season behind the Eagles bench, he now has the 1,000-win plateau in his sites. York is just ONE win away from hitting that number as he is already the winningest coach in the games history.

    McCAUTIONDefenseman Ian McCoshen broke through offensively and scored his first-career four-point performance on Jan. 15 against BU. It also stands as BC's fifth four-point showing this season. McCoshen is on his first four-game point streak since Feb. 14-27, 2014. The Faribault, Minn., native has accounted for three goals and four assists over his recent offensive outburst.

    SHORT-HANDED LAY-UPAustin Cangelosi converted on a penalty shot against BU on Jan. 15, marking the Eagles' first penalty shot goal since Chris Kreider tallied one against Notre Dame on Nov. 18, 2011. It should be noted, Cangelosi's penalty shot occurred when the Eagles were short-handed.

    HATS OFFFreshman Colin White, fresh off his trip to Finland as a member of Team USA's bronze-medal winning team at the World Junior Championship, responded with Boston College's first hat trick of the season on Jan. 8 vs. PC and added an assist for his second-career four-point performance. For his performance, White was awarded his third Hockey East Rookie of the Week honor. White's hat trick marks BC's first since Ryan Fitzgerald scored all three goals in a 3-2 win at home over Connecticut on Jan. 24, 2015.

    AVOIDING HISTORYBoston College's convincing 7-3 victory over Providence on Jan. 8 helped the Eagles avoid their first four-game losing streak since the 2003-04 season when BC lost four in a row from Feb. 28 to March 11, 2004..

  • # Team (FPV) W-L-T Points LW1 Quinnipiac (41) 19- 1-3 990 22 North Dakota ( 8) 19- 3-2 941 13 Providence ( 1) 15- 3-4 889 34 Boston College 15- 4-3 820 45 St. Cloud State 18- 5-1 785 56 Michigan 14- 3-4 748 67 Nebraska-Omaha 15- 6-1 671 98 Massachusetts-Lowell 14- 4-4 611 119 Harvard 9- 4-3 603 710 Cornell 11- 3-3 528 811 Boston University 11- 7-4 496 1012 Yale 10- 4-3 471 1213 Notre Dame 12- 4-7 448 1314 Penn State 15- 4-3 352 1515 Denver 10- 7-5 335 1416 Rensselaer 12- 7-5 180 2017 Michigan Tech 13- 7-4 141 NR18 Bowling Green 13- 7-5 140 1619 Minnesota-Duluth 8- 8-5 110 1720 Minnesota State 11- 8-5 84 19

    Others Receiving Votes: Robert Morris 58, Minnesota 46, Holy Cross 18, St. Lawrence 17, Dartmouth 4, Union 4, RIT 1.

    # Team (FPV) W-L-T Points Wks1 Quinnipiac (30) 19-1-3 503 122 North Dakota (3) 19-3-2 468 143 Providence (1) 15-3-4 424 144 St. Cloud State 18-5-1 388 135 Boston College 15-4-3 375 146 Michigan 14-3-4 357 147 Nebraska Omaha 15-6-1 279 148 Harvard 9-4-3 251 149 UMass Lowell 14-4-4 234 1410 Cornell 11-3-3 204 711 Boston University 11-7-4 158 1412 Yale 10-4-3 154 1413 Notre Dame 12-4-7 149 414 Penn State 15-4-3 71 415 Denver 10-7-5 55 12

    Others Receiving Votes: St. Lawrence, 4; Michigan Tech, 3; Minnesota, 2; Rensselaer, 1.

    SPECIAL TEAMS TALESThe Eagles' power play awoke in the Providence series, scoring five power play tallies over the course of two games. BC added two more against the Terriers on Jan. 15 as the power play unit rose from 38th in the nation to 20th in four games (20-for-101 - 19.8%). Boston College's penalty kill remains the top corps in Hockey East and ranked 11th overall, killing off penalties at a rate of 85.6 percent.

    FITZ IN A FLASHRyan Fitzgerald is one of 46 skaters in college hockey to have score three game-winning goals this season. He is the first Eagle to 10 goals and now leads BC in goals scored (13). Fitzgerald is tied with Colin White for the team lead in points (13-15-28) and is tied for 13th in all of college hockey with 1.33 points per game. The North Reading, Mass. native recorded his second four-point performance of the season on Jan. 8.

    ITS THE MOST WONDERFUUUUL TIME, OF THE YEARAs of Wednesday, Boston College is ranked ninth in the Pairwise ranking with an RPI rating of .5697. Providence is the only team in the league ahead of BC in fourth..

    POWER PLAY SCHMOWER PLAYWhen the opponent goes on the power play, Boston College has had no problem taking matters into its own hands to score. The Eagles have six short-handed goals on the season while Ryan Fitzgerald and Zach Sanford both have scored a pair. They onlu two skaters in Hockey East (Steven Swavely - Maine) to have accomplished that feat thus far.

    WHITE TURNED TO BRONZEFreshman Colin White returns to the United States as a bronze-medal winner from the 2016 World Junior Championship from Helsinki, Finland. The Hanover, Mass., native finished second on Team USA in goals (3), assists (4), points (7) and plus/minus rating (+5). White scored a short-handed goal and led Team USA in shooting percentage (30% - 3-for-10).

    CHART TOPPERSThe Eagles offensive and defensive units still rank amongst the best. Boston Colleges defense is ranked the sixth-best unit in the country (1.91 gpg) while the offense is one of five teams in college hockey that is averaging four goals or more. BC is fifth with 4.05 goals per game. The Eagles scoring margin of +2.14 is the second-highest total in the NCAA.

    Team GP W L T Pts GF GA W L T GF GA

    1 UMass Lowell 14 9 2 3 21 38 18 14 4 4 64 36

    2 Boston College 12 8 1 3 19 50 25 15 4 3 89 42

    3 Notre Dame 11 8 1 2 18 42 20 12 4 7 80 54

    4 Providence 10 6 1 3 15 34 22 15 3 4 80 49

    5 Boston University 12 5 4 3 13 40 35 11 7 4 75 63

    6 Connecticut 13 4 7 2 10 28 40 8 13 2 56 70

    7 Merrimack 12 2 5 5 9 23 36 7 11 5 51 63

    8 New Hampshire 10 2 4 4 8 30 35 8 10 4 79 77

    Vermont 12 3 7 2 8 28 38 9 14 2 53 66

    Massachusetts 13 2 7 4 8 28 52 7 12 4 57 83

    11 Northeastern 13 2 8 3 7 34 42 7 12 4 61 65

    12 Maine 10 2 6 2 6 14 26 5 13 6 43 71

    hockey east OVERALLk k

    Date USCHO USA9/28 1 110/5 1 110/12 4 310/19 4 410/26 4 411/2 3 311/9 2 211/16 2 311/23 2 311/30 2 312/7 3 312/14 4 412/21 4 412/28 4 4

    Date USCHO USA1/4 7 71/11 4 41/18 4 51/25 - - - -2/1 - - - -2/8 - - - -2/15 - - - -2/22 - - - -2/29 - - - -3/7 - - - -3/14 - - - -3/21 - - - -3/28 - - - -4/4 - - - -

  • BOSTON COLLEGE>> Named 15th in top 50 NHL hockey factories by The Hockey News..............................................................................October 19, 2015

    >> Named top U.S. college for mens ice hockey by USA Today......................................................................................... Jan. 8, 2016

    THATCHER DEMKO>> Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week........................................... (back-to-back shutouts at Colorado College)............................................................................. October 25, 2015

    >> Hockey East Goaltener of the Month for October.........................................(5-1 record with four shutouts and a 1.00 GAA)........................................................................... November 4, 2015

    >> Hockey East Player of the Week........(7-0 record with a pair of shutouts and a 1.43 GAA and .947 save %)........................................................................... November 9, 2015

    >> Hockey East Goaltener of the Month for November.........................................(5-1 record with four shutouts and a 1.00 GAA)........................................................................... December 2, 2015

    COLIN WHITE>> Hockey East Rookie of the Week......................................................................................... (2 goals - 1 PPG)..............................................................................October 19, 2015

    >> Hockey East Rookie of the Week............... (1 goals - 3 assists - first-career game-winning goal at UConn)........................................................................ November 30, 2015

    >> Hockey East Rookie of the Month for November..............(averaged 2.43 points per game with five goals and 12 assists)........................................................................... December 2, 2015

    >> HCA National Rookie of the Month for November..............(averaged 2.43 points per game with five goals and 12 assists)........................................................................... December 2, 2015

    >> Hockey East Rookie of the Week.............................. (3 goals - BCs first hat trick of the season - 1 assist).................................................................................January 9, 2016

    HOBEY HULLABALOOThree members of the Eagles are up for the 2016 Hobey Baker award, including: Thatcher Demko (G), Ryan Fitzgerald (F) and Colin White (F). Fans can vote for the Hobey Baker award at Facebook.com/TheHobey .

    CAPTAIN VERSATILETeddy Doherty is tied for sixth on BC in scoring as a defenseman, tallying eight goals and as many assists. Four of his seven goals have come via the power. Since the addition of defenseman Michael Kim, Doherty has flex to a forward and will be predominantely used up front for the foreseeable future. Amongst defensemen, Doherty is tied for 13th with 0.76 points per game.

    QUICK DRAW CANGEAustin Cangelosi scored 12 seconds into the home opener against Wisconsin, marking the fastest goal scored by an Eagle since Matt Price tallied 11 seconds into the game against Northeastern on March 7, 2008. The Estero, Fla., native scored twice against the Badgers, marking his second-career two-goal outing. His first also came against Wisconsin on Oct. 18, 2013.

    HALF DOZEN BAGELSFor the first time in Boston College hockey history and second time in college hockey history, the Eagles shutout six opponents in seven games spanning from Oct. 16 to Nov. 8, 2015. Thatcher Demko backstopped all six of those blankings. The closest BC has ever come to this current record is when the Eagles shutout four teams in six games from Jan. 23 to Feb. 11, 2000.

    WHADDYA HAVE ON DRAFTBoston College sports the most NHL draft picks of any current college hockey team. The Eagles have 13 student-athletes that have already been drafted by a National Hockey League franchise while Michigan, Minnesota and North Dakota all have 12 on their re-spective teams. Of the eight student-athletes that are first-round draft picks, BC has two dressing in maroon and gold. Alex Tuch (Minnesota) was drafted 18th overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft while Colin White (Ottawa) was taken 21st overall in the 2015 Draft.

    SHOW BIRDSWith the addition of former BC captain Tommy Cross to the Bruins on Oct. 12, the Eagles are now tied with Michigan for having the most alumni (17) in the NHL this season.

  • POINTS 19 vs Providence (Jan 8, 2016)GOALS 7 vs Providence (Jan 8, 2016) 7 vs Massachusetts (Nov 03, 2015)ASSISTS 12 vs Providence (Jan 8, 2016)

    SOGs 40 at Army West Point (Oct 09, 2015)SAVES 38 at Providence (Jan 09, 2016)PENALTIES 13 vs MAINE (Nov 06, 2015)PIMs 44 vs MAINE (Nov 08, 2015)

    POINTS 11 at Providence (Jan 09, 2016) 11 vs Notre Dame (Dec 10, 2015) 11 vs Michigan State (Nov 13, 2015)GOALS 4 at Providence (Jan 09, 2016) 4 vs Notre Dame (Dec 10, 2015) 4 vs Michigan State (Nov 13, 2015)ASSISTS 7 at Providence (Jan 09, 2016) 7 vs Notre Dame (Dec 10, 2015) 7 vs Michigan State (Nov 13, 2015)SOGs 42 at Providence (Jan 09, 2016)SAVES 38 at Boston University (Jan 16, 2016)PENALTIES 17 at Army West Point (Oct 09, 2015)PIMS 65 vs MAINE (Nov 08, 2015)

    POINTS 2 vs Providence (Dec 29, 2015)GOALS 1 at Rensselaer (Oct 11, 2015) 1 vs Providence (Dec 29, 2015)ASSISTS 1 vs Providence (Dec 29, 2015)SOGs 26 vs Northeastern (Dec 05, 2015) 26 vs Notre Dame (Dec 10, 2015)SAVES 15 vs RIT (Nov 28, 2015)PENALTIES 3 vs Notre Dame (Dec 10, 2015)PIMs 6 vs Notre Dame (Dec 10, 2015)

    POINTS 0 vs Wisconsin (Oct 16, 2015) 0 at Colorado College (Oct 23, 2015) 0 at Colorado College (Oct 24, 2015) 0 vs Massachusetts (Nov 03, 2015) 0 vs MAINE (Nov 06, 2015) 0 vs MAINE (Nov 08, 2015)GOALS 0 vs Wisconsin (Oct 16, 2015) 0 at Colorado College (Oct 23, 2015) 0 at Colorado College (Oct 24, 2015) 0 vs Massachusetts (Nov 03, 2015) 0 vs MAINE (Nov 06, 2015) 0 vs MAINE (Nov 08, 2015)ASSISTS 0 vs Wisconsin (Oct 16, 2015) 0 at Colorado College (Oct 23, 2015) 0 at Colorado College (Oct 24, 2015) 0 vs Massachusetts (Nov 03, 2015) 0 vs MAINE (Nov 06, 2015) 0 vs MAINE (Nov 08, 2015)SOGs 17 vs RIT (Nov 28, 2015)SAVES 21 vs Wisconsin (Oct 16, 2015)PENALTIES 1 vs Northeastern (Dec 05, 2015)PIMs 2 vs Northeastern (Dec 05, 2015)

    POINTS 4 Ian McCoshen vs. BU (Jan. 15, 2016) 4 Ryan Fitzgerald vs PC (Jan 8, 2016) 4 Colin White vs PC (Jan 8, 2016) 4 Ryan Fitzgerald vs MSU (Nov 13, 2015) 4 Colin White vs UMass (Nov 03, 2015)

    GOALS 3 Colin White vs Providence (Jan 8, 2016)

    ASSISTS 3 Ryan Fitzgerald vs PC (Jan 8, 2016) 3 Zach Sanford vs PC (Jan 8, 2016) 3 Zach Sanford vs ND (Dec 10, 2015) 3 Matty Gaudreau vs RIT (Nov 28, 2015) 3 Steve Santini at UNH (Nov 21, 2015) 3 Colin White vs UMass (Nov 03, 2015)

    SHOTS 8 Miles Wood at BU (Jan 16, 2016) 8 R. Fitzgerald at NEastern (Dec 6, 2015)

    SAVES 35 T. Demko vs Notre Dame (Dec 10, 2015)

    PENALTIES 3 Miles Wood vs NEastern (Dec 05, 2015) 3 Miles Wood vs MAINE (Nov 08, 2015) 3 Colin White vs MAINE (Nov 08, 2015) 3 C. Fitzgerald vs MAINE (Nov 08, 2015) 3 R. Fitzgerald vs UMass (Nov 03, 2015) 3 C, Fitzgerald at Army (Oct 09, 2015)

    PIMs 17 R. Fitzgerald vs UMass (Nov 03, 2015) 17 Miles Wood vs NEastern (Dec 05, 2015)

    START SPREADIN THE NEWSBoston College and North Dakota will meet in a new marquee event next season, the College Hockey Showdown, on December 3, 2016 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The NCHC will serve as a co-host for the College Hockey Showdown with Madison Square Garden while North Dakota will be designated as the home team. Fans can also stay up to date on the latest College Hockey Showdown at Madison Square Garden information by following the event on Twitter @HkyShowdown_MSG.

    PRESEASON PRECEDENTBoston College was selected as the preseason favorite to win the Hockey East regular-season title as voted on by the league coaches and announced on Sept. 21. The Eagles received 115 overall votes and picked up seven of the leagues 12 first-place votes. The Eagles pick as the preseason favorite marks the seventh time in the last eight seasons and the 14th time in the last 17 occasions that BC has been picked as the preseason favorite, or co-favorite, to win the league title.

    POLE POSITIONThe Boston College mens hockey team was tabbed the unit to beat as the Eagles earned the No. 1 preseason ranking in both the USCHO.com and USA Today / USA Hockey Magazine polls unveiled on Sept. 28 and Oct. 5, respectively. This marks the seventh time the Eagles have been slotted as the top position in the preseason. The last time Boston College was ranked No. 1 in the country was towards the end of the 2013-14 season when the Eagles ran off a 19-game unbeaten mark, winning 17 games and skating to a pair of draws over the course of the run. Boston College finished No. 13 and No. 14, respectively, in the USCHO.com and USA Today / USA Hockey Magazine final polls upon conclusion of the 2014-15 season. The Eagles are currently NO. 2 in the USCHO.com poll and No. 3 in the USA Today / USA Hockey Magazine poll.

  • # Team PWR W-L-T Win% Win%Rk RPI RPIRk

    1 Quinnipiac 59 19-1-4 .8750 1 .6214* 1

    2 St. Cloud State 58 18-5-1 .7708 4 .6030* 2

    3 North Dakota 57 19-3-2 .8333 2 .5987* 3

    4 Providence 56 15-3-4 .7727 3 .5953 4

    5 Nebraska-Omaha 55 15-6-1 .7045 10 .5874* 5

    6 Harvard 54 9-4-3 .6562 13 .5767 6

    7 Michigan 53 14-3-4 .7619 5 .5739* 7

    8 Cornell 52 11-3-3 .7353 8 .5718* 8

    9 Boston College 51 15-4-3 .7500 6t .5697 9

    10 Notre Dame 50 12-4-7 .6739 12 .5666 10

    11 Yale 49 10-4-3 .6765 11 .5664* 11

    12 Boston University 48 11-7-4 .5909 19 .5597 12

    13 UMass Lowell 47 14-4-4 .7273 9 .5594 13

    14 Denver 46 10-7-5 .5682 20 .5531 14

    15 Penn State 45 15-4-3 .7500 6t .5462 15

    16t Minnesota 43 11-10-0 .5238 22 .5371 16

    16t Minnesota-Duluth 43 8-8-5 .5000 27t .5345 17

    18 Rensselaer 41 12-7-5 .6042 18 .5337 18

    19t Dartmouth 40 8-8-1 .5000 27t .5271 19

    19t Minnesota State 40 11-8-5 .5625 21 .5236 20

    21t Robert Morris 38 14-7-3 .6458 14 .5210 21

    21t Michigan Tech 38 13-7-4 .6250 15 .5188 22

    23t Bowling Green 36 13-7-5 .6200 16 .5178 23

    23t Holy Cross 36 13-8-1 .6136 17 .5174 24

    25t St. Lawrence 35 10-10-2 .5000 27t .5099 25

    25t Union 35 9-8-6 .5217 24t .5079 26

    27t Western Michigan 32 7-12-3 .3864 45 .5015 28

    27t Miami 32 7-11-3 .4048 39 .5002 29

    29 Clarkson 31 10-10-2 .5000 27t .5075 27

    30t Northeastern 29 7-12-4 .3913 41t .4925 30

    30t Ferris State 29 10-9-5 .5208 26 .4916 31

    32t Northern Michigan 28 9-9-6 .5000 27t .4899 32

    32t Bemidji State 28 10-9-4 .5217 24t .4892 33

    32t Vermont 28 9-14-2 .4000 40 .4851 34

    35t Air Force 25 10-9-3 .5227 23 .4849 35

    35t Merrimack 25 7-11-5 .4130 38 .4808 36

    37 Massachusetts 23 7-12-4 .3913 41t .4801 37

    38 Ohio State 22 6-12-2 .3500 49t .4794 38

    39t New Hampshire 21 8-10-4 .4545 36 .4793 39

    39t Alaska-Anchorage 21 9-10-3 .4773 34 .4786 40

    41 Wisconsin 19 4-10-6 .3500 49t .4775 41

    42 Brown 18 4-10-3 .3235 53 .4747 42

    43t Connecticut 16 8-13-2 .3913 41t .4734 43

    43t Mercyhurst 16 11-11-0 .5000 27t .4704 44

    43t Colgate 16 7-14-2 .3478 51 .4688 45

    46t Princeton 13 4-12-2 .2778 54 .4653 46

    46t RIT 13 10-10-2 .5000 27t .4631 47

    48 Lake Superior 12 9-13-4 .4231 37 .4582 48

    49 Sacred Heart 11 9-11-3 .4565 35 .4555 49

    50 Alaska 10 7-13-4 .3750 46 .4542 50

    51 Bentley 9 8-13-2 .3913 41t .4502 51

    52t Colorado College 8 5-17-0 .2273 58 .4496 52

    52t Maine 8 5-13-6 .3333 52 .4439 53

    54 Canisius 6 7-14-3 .3542 48 .4339 54

    55t Michigan State 5 5-17-2 .2500 56t .4334 55

    55t Army 5 5-11-6 .3636 47 .4292 56

    57 Alabama-Huntsville 3 5-16-3 .2708 55 .4230 57

    58 Arizona State 2 3-19-0 .1364 60 .4086 58

    59 American Int'l 1 5-16-1 .2500 56t .4032 59

    60 Niagara 0 3-16-3 .2045 59 .4007 6

    CHRISTOPHER BROWNNov. 3, 2015 vs. Massachusetts ............................................0-2-2Nov 28, 2015 vs RIT ........................................................................1-1-2

    CHRIS CALNANOct. 16, 2015 vs. Wisconsin ......................................................0-2-2

    AUSTIN CANGELOSIOct. 16, 2015 vs. Wisconsin ......................................................2-0-2 Oct. 30, 2015 vs. Denver ..............................................................1-1-2Nov. 24, 2015 at Connecticut ....................................................1-1-2Dec. 10, 2015 vs. Notre Dame ..................................................2-1-3Jan. 9, 2016 at Providence ........................................................0-2-2Jan. 15, 2016 vs. Boston University ........................................1-1-2

    TEDDY DOHERTYNov. 3, 2015 vs. Massachusetts ............................................2-0-2Nov. 21, 2015 at New Hampshire ...........................................2-0-2Dec. 10, 2015 vs. Notre Dame .................................................0-2-2Jan. 9, 2016 at Providence ..........................................................1-1-2

    CASEY FITZGERALDOct. 9, 2015 at Army .......................................................................1-1-2Oct. 16, 2015 vs. Wisconsin ......................................................0-2-2

    RYAN FITZGERALDOct. 16, 2015 vs. Wisconsin .......................................................1-2-3Oct. 23, 2015 at Colorado College ........................................2-0-2Nov. 3, 2015 vs. Massachusetts ..............................................1-1-2Nov. 13, 2015 vs Michigan State ............................................2-2-4Nov. 21, 2015 at New Hampshire .............................................1-1-2Nov. 24, 2015 at Connecticut ....................................................1-1-2Nov 28, 2015 vs RIT ......................................................................2-0-2Dec. 6, 2015 at Northeastern ...................................................1-1-2Jan. 8, 2016 vs. Providence........................................................1-3-4

    MATTHEW GAUDREAUNov. 3, 2015 vs. Massachusetts ............................................0-2-2Nov. 13, 2015 vs Michigan State ............................................0-2-2Nov 28, 2015 vs RIT ......................................................................0-3-3

    ADAM GILMOUROct. 24, 2015 at Colorado College ........................................2-0-2

    IAN McCOSHENJan. 15, 2016 vs. Boston University ......................................2-2-4

    ZACH SANFORDOct. 24, 2015 at Colorado College .........................................1-2-3 Nov 28, 2015 vs RIT ......................................................................0-2-2Dec. 10, 2015 vs. Notre Dame .................................................0-3-3Dec. 28 vs. Ohio State ...................................................................1-1-2Jan. 8, 2016 vs. Providence.......................................................0-3-3

    SCOTT SAVAGEOct. 24, 2015 at Colorado College ........................................0-2-2Nov. 21, 2015 at New Hampshire ...........................................0-3-3Dec. 6, 2015 at Northeastern .................................................0-2-2

    STEVE SANTININov. 6, 2015 vs. Maine ...................................................................1-1-2Nov. 21 at New Hampshire ........................................................0-3-3Jan. 9, 2016 at Providence ........................................................0-2-2

    ALEX TUCHOct. 9, 2015 at Army .....................................................................0-2-2Nov. 13, 2015 vs Michigan State ..............................................1-1-2Nov. 21, 2015 at New Hampshire ...........................................0-2-2Jan. 8, 2016 vs. Providence.......................................................2-0-2

    COLIN WHITEOct. 16, 2015 vs. Wisconsin ......................................................2-0-2Nov. 3, 2015 vs. Massachusetts .............................................1-3-4Nov. 6, 2015 vs. Maine ...................................................................1-1-2Nov. 8, 2015 vs. Maine .................................................................0-2-2Nov. 13, 2015 vs Michigan State .............................................2-1-3Nov. 21, 2015 at New Hampshire ...........................................0-2-2 Nov. 24, 2015 at Connecticut ...................................................1-2-3Jan. 8, 2016 vs. Providence........................................................3-1-4

    MILES WOODOct. 9, 2015 at Army ......................................................................1-2-3Oct. 16, 2015 vs. Wisconsin ......................................................0-2-2Oct. 30, 2015 vs. Denver ..............................................................1-1-2Nov. 13, 2015 vs Michigan State ..............................................1-1-2Nov. 21, 2015 at New Hampshire .............................................1-1-2Nov. 24, 2015 at Connecticut ....................................................1-1-2

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