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Pregame Notes and Line Charts: Boston College at Massachusetts

Last season broke a streak of three consecutive that the two teams met in the Hockey East Quarterfinals.

Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Amherst, Mass. -- Boston College and Massachusetts meet on Thursday at the Mullins Center for the first of a two-game series over the next two nights. The two teams head east to play at Conte Forum on Friday night.

The two teams enter tonight's matchup on two very different ends of a blowout. Boston College erupted for 11 goals on Sunday afternoon against Army while Massachusetts was throttled, 9-0, by New Hampshire, last Saturday.

Boston College will start junior Brian Billett between the pipes while UMass will go with Mac Haight. Steven Mastalerz remains out with an undisclosed injury for the Minutemen.

Breaking Down the Matchup


Boston College Massachusetts
Record 6-2-1, 3-0-0 ECAC 3-6-1, 1-2-1 HE
Road/Home Records 2-2-1 (Away) 3-1-1 (Home)
Goals Per Game 5.00 (1st) 2.10 (10th)
Goals Against Per Game 2.44 (6th) 3.70 (11th)
Power Play Percentage 20.6 (4th) 28.6 (1st)
Penalty Kill Percentage 86.4 (3rd) 78.2 (10th)
Top Scorer Johnny Gaudreau (9-9--18) Troy Power (4-4--8)
Starting Goaltender Brian Billett (2.93/.897) Mac Haight (6.29/.826)

BOSTON COLLEGE

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

Left Defense Right Defense
Isaac MacLeod Danny Linell
Teddy Doherty Michael Matheson
Ian McCoshen Scott Savage

Goaltenders
Brian Billett
Brad Barone

MASSACHUSETTS

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Michael Pereira Adam Phillips Conor Sheary
Ray Pigozzi Steven Iacobellis Troy Power
Steven Guzzo Branden Gracel Shane Walsh
Zack LaRue Peter DeAngelo Emerson Auvenshine

Left Defense Right Defense
Oleg Yevenko Joel Hanley
Ben Gallacher Colin Shea
Marc Hetnik Mike Busillo

Goaltenders
Alex Wakaluk
Mac Haight

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