BOSTON UNIVERSITY at Boston College January 18, 2002 * 7:00 p.m. * Conte Forum

GO TERRIERS
GO TERRIERS

GO TERRIERS

SECOND OF FOUR: Tonight's game marks the second of four scheduled meetings this year between these two arch-rivals. The Eagles won the first meeting in a 3-1 decision at Conte Forum on November 17th…The two teams will meet next at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday at Walter Brown Arena and then again in the first round of the Beanpot on February 4th. They could also meet in the post-season playoffs…The most number of times B.U. and BC have met during one season is six during the 1992-93 season. There were the three regular-season games, a matchup in the Beanpot, and then two games in the Hockey East playoffs, and the Terriers won all six games.

RECAPPING EARLIER GAME: Below is the scoring summary from the November 17th game at Conte Forum.

11/17at BC, 3TERRIERS, 1

7884

TERRIERS0-0-1--1
Boston College

1-0-2--3

First PeriodBC-Eaves (Voce, Spina), ppg, 9:30
Second Period No scoring
Third Period

BC--Eaves (Giuliano, Forrest), 0:56; B.U.-Baker (Collins, Skladany), 1:44; BC-Walker (Eaves, Voce), 7:07

Game-Winning GoalEaves, BC
Power Plays B.U., 0-for-3; BC, 1-for-6
Penalties B.U., 7-for-14; BC, 4-for-8
ShotsB.U., 9-5-10-24; BC, 10-14-7-31
Saves Fields (B.U.), 9-14-5-28; Kaltiainen (BC), 9-5-9-23

SERIES HISTORY: Tonight marks the 209th time since the 1917-18 season that these two teams will be playing, and the Terriers hold the edge with 105 wins. The Eagles have 88 victories during the series, while there have been 15 ties…The first game between the two teams was played on February 6, 1918, and BC skated to a 3-1 win…The two teams have played every year since the 1946-47 season…The Terriers' longest win streak was 13 games that stretched from December 9, 1992 through March 4, 1995. Last B.U. win: January 6, 2001 when the Terriers skated to a 3-2 win at Walter Brown Arena. Since then, the Eagles have won four straight.

Last B.U. win at BC:On December 7, 1997, the Terriers defeated the Eagles, 5-1, at Conte Forum. Since then, the two teams have played 6 times here, and BC is 5-0-1.
Last BC win:November 17, 2001 in a 3-1 win at Conte Forum.
Last Tie: December 9, 1997 in a 3-3 overtime affair at Walter Brown Arena
Last Tie at BC:4-4 on January 18, 1997
Shutout:The last time a shutout was posted was on March 1, 1983 when the Terriers blanked the Eagles, 3-0, at McHugh Forum. Since then, the teams have played 72 games without a shutout. The last time the Eagles blanked the Terriers was on February 24, 1960 when they skated to a 5-0 win at Boston Arena. Since then, the teams have played 137 games without the Terriers being blanked. In all, there have been 9 shutouts in the series, and B.U. has 6 of them, while the Eagles have 3 to their credit.
Longest Terrier Win Streak:13 games from December 9, 1992 through March 4, 1995.
Longest Eagle Win Streak:8 on two occasions. The first was from January 16, 1939 through February 23, 1943. The other was from December 22, 1953 through February 11, 1957.

AT THE HEIGHTS: The first time these two teams played at the Heights was during the 1958-59 season when BC skated to a 3-1 win over the Terriers. The date was February 25, 1959. From then, through the 1985-86 season, the teams played a total of 30 games, and BC held a slight edge, 15-14 with one tie. Then, during the 1988-89 season, the Eagles moved to Conte Forum. In the first game the two teams played here, B.U. defeated the Eagles, 3-1. The date was November 1, 1988. In all, the two teams have played 20 times, including this past November 17th, and BC holds the edge again, 10-7 with 3 ties. Thus, BC's overall record vs. B.U. at the Heights is 25-21 with 4 ties.

Brian Collins

BEST VS. THE EAGLES: Of this year's Terrier team, junior Brian Collins (Shrewsbury) has enjoyed the most success against BC. In 9 games, he has 2-6-8. The leading goal scorer is junior John Sabo (Harding Township, NJ), who has 3 in 9 games. Sabo has not been credited with any assists in those 9 games. Junior Freddy Meyer (Sanbornville, NH) is tied with Collins for the team lead in assists with 6 in 8 games. However, he is still looking for his first career goal vs. the Eagles. Senior Mike Pandolfo (Burlington) is tied with Meyer for second on the team in points with 2-4-6 in 13 games.

GOALIES VS. FRIARS: All 3 Terrier goalies-senior Jason Tapp (Kelowna, BC), sophomore Sean Fields (Edmonton, ALTA), and sophomore Andy Warren (Princeton Junction, NJ) have seen action against the Eagles. Fields has lost his only career appearance against the Eagles, as he was in net last November 17th when BC skated to a 3-1 win. He played 58:59, had 28 saves, and allowed all 3 goals. He has a 3.05 GAA and a .903 save percentage.Tapp has a 1-4-0 record against the Eagles with a 4.45 GAA and an .860 save percentage. His win came on January 6, 2000 when he had 23 saves in the Terriers' 3-2 decision at Brown Arena. As a freshman, he played in all 4 games vs. the Eagles but did not see any action. His sophomore year, he lost to them, 6-2, with 24 saves at Conte Forum. The game was played on March 5, 2000, and it was the Terriers' regular-season finale. Last year, as a junior, he was 1-2-0. He had the win that is noted above. He lost to them 5-2 with 24 saves on January 7, 2000 at Conte Forum and then 5-1 with 29 saves on March 4, 2001 at Brown Arena…Tapp's record at Conte Forum is 0-2-0 with a 5.08 GAA and an .828 save percentage. Warren has made one appearance against the Eagles and does not have any decisions. In the January 7, 2000 game played at Conte Forum, he played the final 1:06. He stopped the only shot on goal as he has a 1.000 save percentage and an 0.00 GAA.

FIELDS IN A GROOVE: The Terrier goalie is 4-0-1 in his last 5 decisions dating back to December 7th. He had the sweep against UMass/Amherst, then beat Nebraska/Omaha on 12/20, Northeastern on 1/4 and then tied Providence last Friday night…During this five-game stretch, he has a .906 save percentage and a 2.36 GAA.

FIELDS TOUGHEST IN SECOND PERIOD: The Terrier goalie has been the stingiest in the second period. In 15 games this year, he has yielded just 9 goals in the middle period. His next best period has been the first during which he has given up 12 goals. In the third period, he has been victimized 18 times.

ONE-GOAL GAMES: Thus far this year, the Terriers have been involved in 8 one-goal games, and they are 6-2 in those decisions. Their only losses were a 3-2 decision to UMass/Lowell on December 1st and a 4-3 overtime decision on Nebraska/Omaha on December 21st. Their one-goal wins have been over RPI, Northeastern, Maine, Yale, UMass/Amherst, and Northeastern. The Maine and Yale games needed overtime to determine a winner.

COME FROM BEHIND: In 11 of the team's first 19 games this year, the opponent has scored first. In those 11 games, the Terriers are 7-2-2, while they are 5-3-0 when they score first. NUMBER THREE VS. NUMBER FIVE: In the pre-season poll of the nine Hockey East coaches, the Terriers were picked to finish fifth in the league, while the Eagles were slated to finish third…BC, which ended with 61 points, earned 3 first-place votes, the second-highest total among the 9 teams. The only team with more firsts was Maine. The Black Bears had 4 top votes, but finished second in the balloting with 67 points. Providence, which did not receive a single first-place vote, was the pre-season pick to win the league title with 68 points. Following Providence, Maine, and BC in the voting was New Hampshire, which had one first-place vote and 57 points. Next, in order, came BOSTON UNIVERSITY, one first and 54 points; UMass/Lowell, 34; Northeastern, 33; Merrimack, 18; and UMass/Amherst, 13. FIRST 10 GAMES: Through the season's first 10 games, the Terriers were 8-1-1, marking their best start since the 1997-98 season when they were 9-1-0 through the first 10 games…During the first 10 games this season, the Terriers outscored their opponents, 42-27, or 4.2 goals a game to 2.7. They outshot their opponents, 351-281, or 35.1 to 28.1 per game, while the team also had an aggregate plus-58. In special teams' play, they were 10-of-48 on the power play for 20.8 percent, while they allowed just 7 power play goals in 48 chances (14.6 percent)…Individually, sophomore Frantisek Skladany (Martin, Slovakia) had 6-7-13 to lead the team in scoring. Skladany was the left wing on the Terriers' most potent line that included Johnson (3-9-12) and sophomore Kenny Magowan (Kelowna, BC), who had 2-9-11. The three were 1-2-3, respectively, in scoring on the team, and they had a combined total of a plus-27…Sophomore Sean Fields (Edmonton, ALTA) was 6-1-1 in the net with a 2.44 GAA and a .908 save percentage. Senior Jason Tapp (Kelowna, BC) was 2-0-0 with a 2.92 GAA and an .887 save percentage.

LAST NINE GAMES: The Terriers are 4-4-1 in their last 9 decisions to bring their overall record to 12-5-2…In those 9 games, the Terriers have outscored their opponents, 27-26, while they also hold the decided edge in shots, 322-218…In special teams' play, the Terriers are 10-of-54 (.185), while the opponents are just 8-of-50 (.160)…Individually, Mike Pandolfo has a team-leading 8 goals and 11 points, while freshman Justin Maiser (Edina, MN) is second with 3-4-7…Freshman Brian McConnell (Norfolk) and seniors Jack Baker (South Boston) and Chris Dyment (Reading) are all tied for third on the team with 6 points. McConnell and Baker each has 2-4-6, while Dyment has 1-5-6…Brian Collins is second to Pandolfo in goals in the last 9 games with 5…During this stretch, Sean Fields is 4-2-1 with a 2.55 GAA and an .895 save percentage. Jason Tapp is 0-2-0 with a 3.43 GAA and an .848 save percentage.

IN THE NATIONAL POLLS: For the seventh straight week, the Terriers are ranked seventh in the nation by both the USA Today/American Hockey Magazine and U.S. College Hockey Online. In the USA Today ranking, they had 167 points, 29 behind sixth-place Michigan State. In the USCHOL poll, they finished with 352 points, 61 behind the Spartans…In both polls, Denver was the top-ranked team. In the USA Today poll, they finished with 16-of-19 first-place votes and 282 points, while they had 37-of-40 top votes for 595 points in the USCHO.com poll.

2-3-1 VS. TOP 15: The Terriers are 2-3-1 vs. teams that are ranked in the Top-15 this week. They are 0-1-0 vs. third-ranked UMass/Lowell, 0-0-1 vs. fourth-ranked New Hampshire, 1-0-0 vs. 12th-ranked Maine, 0-1-0 vs. 14th-ranked BC, and 1-1-0 vs. 15th-ranked Cornell…The above rankings were in the USA Today poll. In the USCHO.com poll, UMass/Lowell and New Hampshire were also ranked third and fourth, respectively. However, Maine was 11th, BC was 12th, and Cornell was 14th.

ROAD WARRIORS: After playing four of their first five games at home, the Terriers have been in an extended travel mode. Dating back to their November 9th game at Maine, the Terriers have played 10 of their last 13 games on the road. Since their trip to Maine, their only home games were against Cornell on November 24-25, UMass/Amherst on 12/9, and Northeastern on 1/6.

RECORD AWAY FROM HOME: Thus far this year, the Terriers are 7-3-1 on the road. They have wins at Vermont, Maine, Yale, Harvard, UMass/Amherst, Nebraska/Omaha, and Northeastern, while their losses have been at Boston College at UMass/Lowell, and at Omaha. Their tie came last Friday night (1/11) at Providence. In the 11 games, the Terriers have outscored their opponents, 44-32…Individually, Mike Pandolfo leads the way both in goals with 11 and in points with 16. Sophomore Frantisek Skladany (Martin, Slovakia) who missed both games at Nebraska/Omaha and the game at Northeastern, has a team-leading 9 assists in 8 road games and is second in scoring with 12 points…Justin Maiser is third in scoring with 3-8-11 in 11 games…Sean Fields is 6-2-1 with a 2.75 GAA and an .898 save percentage, while Jason Tapp is 1-1-0 with a 3.34 GAA and an .863 save percentage. Fields has wins over Vermont, Maine, Harvard, UMass/Amherst, Nebraska/Omaha, and Northeastern, while his losses have been to BC and UMass/Lowell. His tie was vs. Providence…Tapp's win came at Yale, and his loss was at Omaha. The two goalies have a combined 2.85 GAA and an .892 save percentage in the 11 road games…In special teams' play, B.U. has converted on 13-of-52 power play chances for a .250 percentage, while they have killed off 50-of-60 chances by their opponents for an .833 percentage.

SOPHOMORES HAVE BEEN A KEY: The sophomore class has been one of the keys to the Terriers' success this season. Through the first 19 games, the sophomores have scored 17 of the team's 69 goals. In addition, they also have 32 of the 118 assists, as their total is 17-32-49 of the team's 69-118-187. Percentagewise, they have 25 percent of the team's goals, 27 percent of the assists, and 26 percent of the total points. Here is a breakdown of the five sophomores who have the scoring total and what they did last year. Last season as freshmen, the five totaled 17-21-38 of the team's 109-181-290. Percentagewise, they had 15 percent of the team's goals, 12 percent of the assists, and 13 percent of the total points.

PlayerThis SeasonLast Season
Frantisek Skladany7-9--16 (15 gp)4-5--9 (35 gp)
Gregg Johnson4-9--13 (16 gp)5-5--10 (35 gp)
Kenny Magowan2-10--12 (19 gp)5-1--6 (34 gp)
Mark Mullen4-3--7 (19 gp)

2-8--10 (32 gp)

Steve Greeley0-1--1 (13 gp)1-2--3 (22 gp)

FIELDS ALSO IN CLASS: Sean Fields is also showing he doesn't believe in the sophomore-year jinx. A year ago, Fields was 6-8-1 with a 2.53 GAA and a .904 save percentage. Coming into tonight's game, he has been the Terriers' goalie of record in 15 of the first 19 games, as he did not play against Yale (11/13), the first Cornell game (11/24), the second Nebraska/Omaha game (12/21), and the second Northeastern game (1/6). His record to date is 10-3-2 with a 2.57 GAA and a .902 save percentage. SCORING BY CLASS: While the sophomores have played a key role in the team's success this year, it's the senior class that leads the team in goals with 26 and in points with 55. The freshmen lead the team in assists, while they are second to the sophomores in total points. Here is a breakdown of scoring by each class and the percentage of the team total each represents

ClassGoals (% of total)Assists (% of total)Points (% of total)
Seniors26 (.38)29 (.23)55 (.29)
Juniors11 (.16)24 (.20)35 (.19)
Sophomores17 (.25)32 (.29)49 (.27)
Freshmen15 (.20)33 (.28)48 (.25)

FRESHMEN COMING OFF BIG GAME: In last Friday night's 5-5 overtime tie at Providence, the freshmen accounted for 2 of the team's goals and 3 of the 10 assists. Brian McConnell and Justin Maiser each had 1-1-2, while Ryan Whitney (Scituate) had 0-1-1.

WHO'S HOT: The following Terriers have been on offensive tears recently.

PlayerStatistics
Chris Dyment

Has at least one point in his last 5 of his last 7 games. During this stretch, he has 1-5-6. Last year, he had 1-10-11 in 37 games. This year, he already has 5-8-13 in 19 games.

Justin MaiserHas 2-3-5 in his last 3 games.
Brian McConnellHas 2-3-5 in his last 4 games.
Freddy MeyerHas points in 3 of his last 5 and 4 of his last 7 games. During this stretch, he has 0-5-5.

Mike PandolfoHas points in 6 of his last 8 games. During this stretch, he has 8-3-11. There is more on Pandolfo below.
John SaboHas at least one point in 3 of his last 5 games. During this stretch, he has 1-3-4.

Mike Pandolfo

PANDOLFO NEEDS 10 FOR 100: Terrier senior captain Mike Pandolfo comes into tonight's game needing just 10 points to reach 100 for his career. In 132 games, he has 57-33-90. Other notes on Pandolfo

· He has at least one point in 13-of-19 games this year. Only once this year has he gone as many as 2 games without a point. · He has one three-point game (vs. UMass on 12/7) and 6 two-point games. · He has at least one goal in 11 games. · He has 3 two-goal games, the most recent coming vs. Northeastern on Jan. 4. · Scored his 50th career goal vs. UMass/Lowell on 12/1. FIELDS ONLY TERRIER AMONG THE HOCKEY EAST LEADERS: Sean Fields is the only Terrier listed among the Hockey East leaders this week. Fields is fifth in the league in GAA in league games only with a 2.26 in 10 games. Northeastern's Keni Gibson is first with 1.57 in 5 games, while UMass/Lowell's Cam McCormick is second with 1.69 in 7 games. In all games, Fields is also 5th with a 2.57 GAA in 15 games. McCormick, who has played in 13 games, is first with a 1.10 GAA.

IN HOCKEY EAST TEAM STATISTICS: Here is how the Terriers rank as a team in both league games only and in all games.

League GamesAll Games
Team Offense6th--2.82 gpg4th--3.63 gpg
Team Defense2nd--2.36 gpg5th--2.79 gpg
Power Play7th, T--.140 (8-of-57)5th--.196 (20-of-102)
Penalty Kill4th--.846 (44-of-52)3rd, .847 (83-of-98)
Penalty Minutes7th, 14.18 mpg8th, 16.86 mpg

SPECIAL TEAMS: The Terriers have done an outstanding job killing penalties this year. In the last 15 games, they have given up just 11 power play goals in 78 chances for an .859 penalty-killing percentage…They have given up two power play goals in just 4 games this year. Northeastern (11/2) and Harvard (11/20) each was 2-for-4, Nebraska/Omaha (12/21) was 2-for-11, while Providence (1/11) was 2-for-7. By comparison, Merrimack (0-for-4), New Hampshire (0-for-4), Maine (0-for-3), Cornell (0-for-4), UMass/Amherst (0-for-5) on 12/9, Nebraska/Omaha (0-for-4) on 12/20, and Northeastern (0-for-2) on 1/6 were shut out on their power play attempts…Conversely, the Terriers have bounced back on their power play efficiency after struggling during a four-game stretch. During the last 11 games, the Terriers are 14-for-64 (.219), including a season-best 3-for-5 (.600) vs. Harvard and a 3-for-8 (.375) vs. Nebraska/Omaha on 12/20. Prior to this most recent streak, B.U. was 1-for-13 (.076) during a four-game span…The Terriers have at least one power play goal in 15-of-19 games…For the season, the Terriers are 20-for-102 (.196) on the power play.

TEAM BY CLASS
ForwardDefenseGoalie
Seniors (5)Jack Baker, Mike PandolfoPat Aufiero, Chris DymentJason Tapp
Juniors (6)Brian Collins, Ryan Priem, John SaboMike Bussoli, John Cronin, Freddy Meyernone
Sophomores (7)Steve Greeley, Gregg Johnson, Kenny Magowan, Mark Mullen, Frantisek SkladanynoneSean Fields, Andy Warren
Freshmen (8)Eric Johnson, David Klema, Justin Maiser, Brian McConnellKevin Bjelajac, Bryan Miller, Matt Radoslovich, Ryan Whitney none

THE CAPTAINS: This year's Terrier co-captains are Mike Pandolfo and Chris Dyment. Pandolfo is the younger brother of former Terrier and now New Jersey Devil Jay Pandolfo. The older Pandolfo was the captain of the Terriers' 1995-96 team. This marks the second time that brothers have served as a Terrier captain. Actually, the record belongs to the Meagher family, as three of them have been Terrier captains. Terry Meagher started the string when he was co-captain of the 1975-76 team. Rick was the co-captain of the 1976-77 team. Finally, Tony was the captain of the 1979-80 team…Last year, Dyment was an assistant captain of the Terriers.

Head Coach Jack Parker

NOTES ON JACK PARKER: The veteran Terrier head coach is now in his 29th season. Including this year's 12-5-2 start, his career record is 642-320-63 for a .657 winning percentage.

PARKER VS. THE EAGLES: The Terrier coach comes into tonight's game with an all-time record of 54-37-10 against BC for a .584 winning percentage…The only team against which he has more wins is Northeastern. Parker is 2-1-0 vs. the Huskies this year for an all-time record of 70-29-2 against them…He was 31-28-5 (.523) vs. Len Ceglarski, 9-0-0 (1.000) vs. Steve Cedorchuk, and is 14-9-5 (.589) vs. Jerry York since he took over the Eagles' program prior to the 1994-95 season. PARKER VS. YORK: The Terrier coach has an all-time record of 25-10-5 (.688) vs. the Eagles' coach. Parker was 9-0-0 against him from 1973-79 when York was the coach at Clarkson. Then, from 1980-84 when York was at Bowling Green, Parker was 2-1-0 against him. Finally, as noted above, Parker is 14-9-5 vs. York at BC.

PARKER VS. HOCKEY EAST: Including this year's 6-3-2 record, Parker has an all-time record of 362-176-45 (.660) against Hockey East teams. BY THE MONTH: As noted below, the Terriers were 3-0-0 in October, 5-2-1 in November, 3-2-0 in December, and are 1-1-1 in January. Here is a closer look at how the team and individual players performed each month.

OctoberThe Terriers opened the season with wins over RPI, Vermont, and Merrimack. They outscored their opponents, 16-8, during the month…B.U. was 4-of-17 on the power play (.235), while they killed off 14-of-16 (.875) chances by their opponents…Individually, Mike Pandolfo led the way with 2-3-5, while Frantisek Skladany (2-2-4) and John Sabo (1-3-4) were second in scoring. Sean Fields was the only goalie of record as he had a 3-0-0 record along with a 2.67 GAA and an .884 save percentage.
NovemberThe Terriers enjoyed their second straight successful month with wins over Northeastern, Maine, Yale, Harvard, and Cornell in their first of a weekend series. They lost to Boston College and Cornell in the series wrapup, while they tied New Hampshire. They outscored their opponents in the eight games by a 28-23 margin. B.U. was 7-of-36 (.194) on the power play, while they killed off 30-of-36 (.833) opponents' chances…Individually, Skladany (4-5-9) and Gregg Johnson (3-6-9) led the team in points. Skladany, Pandolfo, and Jack Baker led the way in goals with 4…Fields was 3-2-1 in the net along with a 2.43 GAA and a .910 save percentage. Jason Tapp was 2-0-0 with a 2.92 GAA and an .887 save percentage.
December

The Terriers finished 3-2-0 in December. They outscored their opponents, 17-12, in the 5 games. They were 7-of-33 (.212) on the power play, while they killed off 25-of-29 (.862) chances by their opponents. Mike Pandolfo (6-1-7) led the team in scoring, while Chris Dyment (1-4-5) was second. During the month, Sean Fields was 3-1-0 with a 2.01 GAA and a .917 save percentage. Jason Tapp was 0-1-0 with a 3.84 GAA and an .840 save percentage.

JanuaryThe Terriers are 1-1-0 this month after a weekend split vs. Northeastern and a tie at Providence…Justin Maiser leads the team with 2-3-5 in the 3 games, while Mike Pandolfo (2-2-4) and Brian McConnell (1-3-4) are tied for second with 4 points…The Terriers are 2-for-16 (.125) on the power play this month, while the opponents are 3-for-17 (.176)…Sean Fields is 1-0-1 in January with a 3.36 GAA and an .877 save percentage. Jason Tapp is 0-1-0 with a 3.00 GAA and an .857 save percentage.

Days of the Week

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Friday411401
Saturday320020
Sunday221211
Monday000000
Tuesday200000
Wednesday000000
Thursday100000

Record by MonthWLTWLT
October300100
November521211
December320210
January111111
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General StatisticsWLT
When scoring first530
When ahead after the first period510
When trailing after the first period310
When tied after the first period432
When ahead after the second period701
When trailing after the second period240
When tied after the second period311
Record in overtime games212
When outshooting an opponent1031

MEMORIAL BAND: All season long, the Terriers will wear a black band on the left sleeve of their game sweaters. On the band are three letters-MLB. They are the initials of Mark Bavis, the former Terrier hockey player who was on board United Flight #175 that terrorists flew into the World Trade Center on September 11th. Mark's identical twin brother, Mike, is an assistant coach on Jack Parker's staff.


 

 

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