Friday, February 18, 2011

BU Starts Home Stretch with Pair Against PC

Our Terriers will attempt to bounce back from this past Monday's loss to Harvard against Providence College in a pair of games this weekend. Tonight's contest will be at Agganis, and tomorrow the two teams will face off in PC's Schneider Arena. These two games are a very important litmus test for this young team, as they need to prove that they can handle adversity coming down the stretch. Anything less than 4 points out of this weekend has to be considered a disappointment, especially against a team such as Providence (who has only won 3 HE games all season).

According to the Boston Hockey Blog, the lines for the Terriers will look a little different tonight. Captain Joe Pereira will move down to wing on the 3rd line alongside Wade Megan and Ross Gaudet, while freshman Sahir Gill will move up and center the first line with Chris Connolly and Charlie Coyle on the wings. The move, according to Parker, is to take a little bit of stress and pressure off of Coyle, who had been playing center on either the first or second line for almost the whole year.  This also gives Pereira and sophomore Ross Gaudet a chance to re-unite, as the tandem produced solid numbers in the second half of last season. After all the moves, the lines will look like this:

Connolly - Gill - Coyle
Nieto - Trivino - Chiasson
Megan - Gaudet - Pereira
Courtnall - Rosen - Santana/Gilroy

The defensive pairings have not been announced, but you can assume that they will involve Dave Warsofsky and not Patrick MacGregor, as Parker seemed pleased enough with the co-Captain's progress against Harvard after being a healthy scratch against UMass the game prior.

If you can't make it to Agganis tonight, the Boston Hockey Blog will be live blogging as usual.
The Terrier Hockey Blog has a preview of the game, as well as a bunch of links. has their picks for this weekends Hockey East games.
Hockey East has quick write ups of all this weekend's action.

As always, GO TERRIERS!

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