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BOSTON - The No. 6 Boston University men's ice hockey team (16-8-2, 13-6-1 HE) faces off against the University of Massachusetts (11-15-0, 8-11-0 HE) at 7:00 p.m. on Friday night at Agganis Arena. The game will decide the season series between the two teams as the Minutemen won the first game of the series on Nov. 12 and the Terriers came out on top in game two on Jan. 28.
BU is coming off a Beanpot first-round victory over Harvard and is on a nine-game win streak, while UMass topped both Boston College and UMass Lowell last weekend.
BU is 37-7-2 (.776) in games played in between the two Beanpot matches, while Jack Parker is 25-5-1 (.823). In four games versus UMass, the Terriers hold a perfect 4-0-0 record. The two times in the last 11 years that the Terriers did not win the ‘tweener, they also lost in the championship game.
Friday will mark the 44th time the Terriers and Minutemen will be playing, and the Terriers hold a decided advantage, 38-5-1 (.875). There have been just three overtime games in the series with an even 1-1-1 (.500) record in those games. The Terriers are 5-1-0 in the last six and 18-3-1 in the last 22.
After losing the series opener to the Minutemen in 1920, the Terriers strung together 20-straight victories from Jan. 11, 1923 through Dec. 5, 1998, while UMass’ five wins have come in different seasons. There have been just two shutouts in the series, and the Terriers posted both of them. Since UMass joined Hockey East in 1994-95, the two teams have played 35 times, and the Terriers own a 30-4-1 record (.871).
The Terriers will look for their 27th Beanpot title on Monday night versus archrival Boston College at the TD Banknorth Garden. The two teams have met in the final 17 times (and have never met in the consolation), including four of the last six years. BU holds the 10-7 advantage in the championship, with a 25-10 overall advantage in the tournament. The coveted trophy has gone to one of the Comm. Ave. schools in each of the last 12 years, with the Terriers taking the title nine of those times.
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