Boston College at Merrimack: Line charts and pregame notes

Vinny Scotti - Matt Dewkett (mrd-photos.com)

Boston College freshman Thatcher Demko is starting between the pipes for the Eagles.

North Andover, Mass. -- Welcome inside Lawler Arena for this midweek clash between the visitors from Boston College and the home-standing Merrimack College Warriors. The two teams are meeting for the first of two regular season matchups tonight.

Despite winning three NCAA Championships since the 2007-08 season, Boston College is just 4-3-1 against Merrimack at Lawler Arena. Four of the eight games have gone to overtime.

BC head coach Jerry York is breaking from his rotation to start freshman Thatcher Demko, the top rated North American goaltender for the 2014 NHL Draft.

Boston College

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Quinn Smith
Michael Sit Danny Linell
Johnny Gaudreau
Bill Arnold
Kevin Hayes
Ryan Fitzgerald Patrick Brown Austin Cangelosi
Chris Calnan Adam Gilmour Brendan Silk

Left Defense Right Defense
Isaac MacLeod
Steve Santini
Scott Savage
Michael Matheson
Ian McCoshen Teddy Doherty

Goaltenders
Thatcher Demko
Brian Billett

Merrimack

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Mike Collins
Brian Christie Ben Bahe
John Gustafsson Hampus Gustafsson Connor Toomey
Kyle Singleton Rhett Bly Quinn Gould
Clayton Jardine
Vinny Scotti
Josh Myers

Left Defense Right Defense
Craig Wyszomirski Jordan Heywood
Brendan Ellis Dan Kolomatis
Justin Mansfield Jonathan Lashyn

Goaltenders
Rasmus Tirronen
Sam Marotta
Joe Pantalone

Stats Breakdown

Merrimack Boston College
Record 6-11-3, 1-5-2 HE 16-4-3, 10-1-1 HE
Goals Per Game 2.00 (11th) 4.57 (1st)
Goals Against Per Game 2.50 (7th) 2.39 (6th)
Power Play Percentage 15.2 (9th) 20.5 (4th)
Penalty Kill Percentage 84.0 (5th) 90.2 (1st)
Leading Goal Scorer Mike Collins (7) Johnny Gaudreau (21)
Assists Leader Mike Collins (10) Hayes/Gaudreau (26)
Projected Starting Goalie Rasmus Tirronen (.923) Thatcher Demko (.912)
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Jeff Cox covers college, junior and high school hockey, NCAA recruiting, NHL Draft prospects and the AHL for SBNation. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSBNation.

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