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Maine at Boston College: Pregame Notes and Line Combinations

The Maine Black Bears conclude their only weekend of the season in Boston on Saturday night, riding the rest of the way down Commonwealth Avenue to take on No. 12 Boston College at Kelley Rink.

Boston College coach Jerry York directs his team against UConn in a game earlier this season.
Boston College coach Jerry York directs his team against UConn in a game earlier this season.
Matt Dewkett

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- The Maine Black Bears conclude their only weekend of the season in Boston on Saturday night, riding the rest of the way down Commonwealth Avenue to take on No. 12 Boston College at Kelley Rink.

Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. in the first meeting of the season between the teams. BC was a 7-2 winner in the last meeting in Chestnut Hill on Jan. 18 but Maine won the three prior games, including the season series with a road sweep in Jan. 2013.

Jerry York earned his 502nd career win to become the all-time winningest coach in BC history on Friday as his team came back from an early 1-0 deficit for a 5-2 win at UMass. Sophomore Chris Calnan scored two goals, while freshman Noah Hanifin scored once and added two assists for the first three-point effort of his career to lead the Eagles.

Seniors Ben Hutton and Connor Leen scored goals to lift the Black Bears to a 2-0 lead early in the second period last night at Agganis Arena, but No. 2/3 Boston University scored three times unanswered for a 3-2 overtime win.

Junior Devin Shore, who posted an assist in the game and is tied for third on the Black Bears with seven points, has cracked the scoresheet (two goals, five assists) in all five games against BC during his career.

Here are tonight's lines:

BLACK BEARS (3-8-1, 2-4-0 Hockey East)

Connor Leen - Devin Shore - Blaine Byron
Cam Brown - Steven Swavely - Liam Pecararo
Nolan Vesey - Stu Higgins - Brian Morgan
Will Merchant - Cedric Lacroix - Malcolm Hayes

Ben Hutton - Conor Riley
Jake Rutt - Mark Hamilton
Eric Schurhamer - Dan Renouf

Sean Romeo
Matt Morris

EAGLES (6-5-0, 2-3-0 Hockey East)

Destry Straight - Adam Gilmour - Chris Calnan
Quinn Smith - Austin Cangelosi - Brendan Silk
Zach Sanford - Ryan Fitzgerald - Alex Tuch
Cam Spiro - Michael Sit - Matthew Gaudreau

Ian McCoshen/Travis Jeke* - Noah Hanifin
Scott Savage - Michael Matheson
Teddy Doherty - Danny Linell

Thatcher Demko
Brad Barone
Alex Joyce

* Note: McCoshen is a game-time decision for BC. If he does not play, Jeke will take his spot on the top defense pair with Hanifin.