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March 24, 2011
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WEEKEND PREVIEW: BOSTON COLLEGE COMMENCES NCAA PLAY FRIDAY NIGHT VS. COLORADO COLLEGE
~ Merrimack and UNH in action Saturday in Manchester at Verizon Wireless Arena ~
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The BC Eagles will be the first Hockey East team in action this weekend on Friday against CC

No. 4 seed Colorado College vs. No. 1 seed Boston College (Fri. at Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Mo.)

- The Eagles are making their 30th NCAA Tournament appearance, including their 12th under coach Jerry York.

- Boston College and Colorado College have met 17 times in school history, including three times in NCAA Tournament play. The Eagles hold a 12-4-1 advantage in the all-time series and have won two of three meetings in the national tournament. The Eagles and Colorado College last met Dec. 27, 1998. It was a 5-3 for Boston College in the opening round of the Denver Cup inside the McNichols Sports Arena.

- John Muse owns a 8-0-0 career record in the NCAA Tournament with a 1.95 GAA and .930 save percentage leading the Eagles to NCAA titles in 2008 and 2010.

- The Eagles enter the 2011 NCAA Tournament with a 30-7-1 record and have won each of the last eight games. Colorado College is 22-18-3.


No. 4 seed UNH vs. No. 1 seed Miami (Sat. at Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, N.H.)

- With 10 straight NCAA tournament appearances, UNH is second on the list of active programs with NCAA appearances. New Hampshire has been to the NCAA postseason in 14 of the last 15 seasons.

- UNH's Matt Di Girolamo ranks first in the nation in saves. Di Girolamo's 1,088 saves is three more than BU's Kieran Millan at 1,085.

- Senior forward Mike Sislo has notched five points (3g,2a) in five career NCAA Tournament games as the Wildcats' active leading scorer in the tournament.

- Miami compiled an 8-3-3 record against the 2011 NCAA tournament field, including a series split against UNH back on October 8 and 9 in Oxford by scores of 6-3 and 3-6, respectively.


No. 3 seed Notre Dame vs. No. 2 seed Merrimack (Sat. at Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, N.H.)

- Comcast SportsNet New England will televise Saturday's NCAA Tournament game between Merrimack and Notre Dame live in high definition beginning at 7:30 p.m. and the game will also available on ESPN3.com

- This is Merrimack's first appearance to the NCAA tournament since the 1988 season.

- Merrimack's Ryan Flanigan has come up big in the playoffs. In the four Hockey East playoff games played this season, Flanigan registered a tournament-high nine points (5g,4a), which includes a four-game goal streak.

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