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2016 Frozen Four Semifinal Statistical Preview: Quinnipiac vs. Boston College

Boston College left wing Miles Wood
Boston College left wing Miles Wood
Matt Dewkett

Tampa, Fla. -- Quinnipiac and Boston College will meet in Thursday's first semifinal (5 p.m. ET, ESPN2) at the 2016 Frozen Four at Amalie Arena.

It's a battle of the old guard and new school with the upstart Bobcats looking to capture their first ever NCAA Championship this weekend. Standing in their way first is one of the behemoths of the sport -- the five-time national champion Eagles.

This semifinal should be an interesting match-up as Quinnipiac, one of the best possession teams in college hockey, looks to keep the puck off the sticks of BC's high-end skill players. While the Bobcats will likely generate more chances, the Eagles have the firepower to strike at any moment.

Quinnipiac vs. Boston College -- By the Numbers
Thursday, 5:00 p.m. ET, ESPN2

School Quinnipiac University Boston College
Mascot Bobcats Eagles
ECAC Hockey Hockey East
Seed No. 1, East Regional No. 2, Northeast Regional
Automatic Bid
Overall Record 31-3-7 28-7-5
Conference Record 16-1-5 (1st) 15-2-5 (1st)
Last 10 Games 9-1-0 7-3-0
Head Coach Rand Pecknold (Conn. College '90) Jerry York (BC, '67)
Career Record 445-263-83 (22nd) 1,012-599-110 (44th)
Soren Jonzzon Teddy Doherty
Goals Per Game 3.88 (4th) 3.85 (5th)
Goals Against 1.90 (5th) 1.98 (7th)
Goal Margin Per Game +1.98 (2nd) +1.88 (3rd)
SOG Per Game 34.88 (4th) 32.77 (14th)
SOG Against Per Game 24.90 (2nd) 29.52 (20th)
Shot Margin Per Game +9.95 (2nd) +3.25 (21st)
Face-Off Percentage 54.2 (4th) 55.2 (3rd)
Even-Strength Corsi 56.3 (5th) 52.2 (18th)
Power Play Pct. 27.4 (4th) 21.5 (9th)
Penalty Kill Pct. 89.3 (3rd) 87.9 (4th)
Penalty Minutes 10.93 (18th) 14.40 (2nd)
Leading Scorer (Pts.) Sam Anas (50) Ryan Fitzgerald (46)
Goals Leader Sam Anas (24) Ryan Fitzgerald (23)
Assists Leader Sam Anas (26) Zach Sanfordi (26)
+/- Leader Devon Toews (+30)
Ian McCoshen (+29)
GWG Leader
Tim Clifton (5)
Ryan Fitzgerald (5)
PPG Leader
Anas/St. Denis (10) Sanford/Doherty (6)
SHG Leader
Tim Clifton (2)
Ryan Fitzgerald (3)
Starting Goaltender Michael Garteig (.926)
Thatcher Demko (.936)
Average Age 22.3 (26th) 20.11 (60th)
NHL Draft Picks 2 12
NCAA Championships
-- 1949, 2001, 2008, 2010, 2012

* Corsi via College Hockey News. All other stats courtesy of College Hockey Inc.