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Providence at Boston University: Pregame Notes and Line Combinations

Boston University junior forward Ahti Oksanen
Boston University junior forward Ahti Oksanen
Matt Dewkett

BOSTON -- Jack Eichel and the Boston University Terriers will go for the weekend sweep of Providence College on Saturday night at Agganis Arena. BU is off to a 4-0 start while the Friars, the preseason favorite in Hockey East, are struggling at 1-3-1.

The Terriers won last night's game, 4-1, at Schneider Arena in Providence. Eichel had a goal and an assist while senior alternate captain Evan Rodrigues had a goal and two assists. Ahti Oksanen and John MacLeod also scored for the visitors. It was the first collegiate goal for MacLeod, who was returning to the lineup after missing last Saturday's game with a minor injury.

The Friars have been hit hard with injuries, but defensive breakdowns and less than stellar goaltending from the usually dependable Jon Gillies have also been major reasons for the early season struggle.

Here are the line charts for tonight's game. Puck drop is slated for 7 p.m.

Providence College


18 Nick Saracino - 14 Ross Mauermann - 20 Shane Luke

29 Conor MacPhee - 10 Mark Jankowski - 9 Trevor Mingoia

12 Stefan Demopoulos - 24 Noel Acciari - 26 Brian Pinho

15 Stephen McParland - 21 Kevin Rooney - 11 Niko Rufo


5 Kyle McKenzie - 27 Josh Monk

6 Tom Parisi - 16 Anthony Florentino

4 Mark Adams - 19 Jake Walman


#32 Jon Gillies- #35 Nick Ellis - #1 Brendan Leahy

Boston University


#2 Ahti Oksanen - #9 Jack Eichel - #10 Danny O'Regan

#17 Evan Rodrigues - #19 Robbie Baillargeon - #7 Cason Hohmann

#13 Nikolas Olsson - #21 Matt Lane - #15 Nick Roberto

#26 A.J. Greer - #11 Mike Moran - #28 J.J. Piccinich


#5 Matt Grzelcyk - #16 John MacLeod

#25 Brandon Fortunato - #4 Brandon Hickey

#27 Doyle Somerby - #20 Brien Diffley


#29 Matt O'Connor - #30 Connor LaCouvee - #1 Anthony Moccia


Jeff Cox covers college, junior and high school hockey, NCAA recruiting and NHL Draft prospects. Follow him on Twitter @JeffCoxSports.