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Bentley at Boston University: Pregame Notes and Line Combinations

Before taking on Madison Square Garden this weekend, No. 11 Boston University welcomes Bentley to Agganis Arena for a Tuesday night non-conference matchup.

Matt Dewkett

BOSTON -- Good evening and welcome inside Agganis Arena on the campus of Boston University where tonight the No. 11 Terriers host Bentley in just the second-ever meeting between the programs which skate less than seven miles apart. Faceoff is set for 7 p.m.

BU split its weekend series with Michigan, rallying for three goals in the third period for a 3-2 win on Friday before a 4-2 loss the following day.

The Terriers allowed three goals in the first period of Saturday's contest and could not recover in their first home loss of the season. Seniors Matt Lane and Ahti Oksanen scored goals for BU while sophomore Connor LaCouvee made 34 saves between the pipes.

The Falcons dropped a 3-2 contest to RPI in their third and final non-conference home game of the season at John A. Ryan Skating Arena on Friday night. Before a 4-1 win over Northeastern on Oct. 17, Bentley had not hosted a non-conference opponent in three years.

Junior Max French leads the Falcons with seven goals on the season, despite having played just six games after missing the start of the season. French and sophomore Kyle Schmidt are tied for the team lead with 11 points each.

Bentley swept an Atlantic Hockey series at RIT the weekend prior with senior Andrew Gladiuk scoring his 60th career goal in a 3-2 overtime win on Nov. 14. Gladiuk scored his school record 12th game-winning goal 46 seconds into the extra session and became just the fourth Division 1 Falcon to score 60 goals in his career.

Here are tonight's lines:

FALCONS (5-4-1, 3-2-1 Atlantic Hockey)

Andrew Gladiuk - Max French - Andrew McDonald
Jake Ahlgren - Drew Callin - Will Suter
Matt Sieckhaus - T.J. Dumonceaux - Kyle Schmidt
Tyler Deresky - Derek Bacon - Michael Reardon

Tanner Jago - Matt Blomquist
Alexey Solovyev - Chris Buchanan
Billy Eiserman - Charlie Donners

Gabe Antoni
Jake Bryniarski

TERRIERS (6-4-2, 3-2-2 Hockey East)

Ahti Oksanen - Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson - Danny O'Regan
Ryan Cloonan - Matt Lane - Jordan Greenway
A.J. Greer - Robbie Baillargeon - Bobo Carpenter
Tommy Kelley - Mike Moran - Chase Phelps

Brien Diffley - Charlie McAvoy
Brandon Hickey - Brandon Fortunato
Doyle Somerby - John MacLeod

Sean Maguire
Connor LaCouvee
Max Prawdzik