Hockey East Weekend Preview: 10/28

October 28, 2011

Hockey East

Photo Courtesy of Dave Luca



The Huskies take on UNH Saturday night in their only game of the weekend.  We will have that preview up tomorrow.  But lets take a look around the rest of the league to see whats in store for this weekend.

UNH host Union tonight in search of their first win of the season.  Things are rough so far up in Durham, and a surprisingly good Union team has started off strong without their former coach.  UNH will look at this weekend as a chance at 4 points (USCHO thinks they can do it).  But neither game will be easy for the Wildcats.

Speaking of Union, their former coach Nate Leaman takes his Providence Friars up to Maine for 2 games.  PC has been good this year for the first time in forever.  But its early and a weekend in Orono could knock them right back down to size.   This is a big series for the Friars.

One of Hockey East’s other new coaches Norm Bazin will coach his first two Hockey East games this week.  Lowell has a home and home with BC.  Welcome to the league Norm.  The Ice is Life has the preview.

Merrimack travels up to Vermont for a pair.  This will be a tough trip for the Warriors who are looking to start 5-0.  It will be Vermont’s first Hockey East game of the year.  They return home after venturing out west to play Minnesota last week and were able to earn a split.  Mike McMahon has some numbers and a preview.

And last but not least, we have BU vs UMass.  Scoops has his pitchfork out.  UMass star Mike Pereira, younger brother of former BU Captain Joe Pereira, called BU “snobs” this week on a UMass Hockey radio program has he talked about why he choose to go to UMass. And as these things usually do,  the quote found its way to Jack Parker and BU.  Jack Parker had this to say in response: “rabble, rabble, rabble”  And BU has talked about making those words come back to haunt Pereira.   So Scoops wont have to worry about motivation for the Terriers this weekend.  This should be an exciting series and definitely one to keep your eye on.   Here are the UMass previews. And the BU look at things.

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