College Hockey:
Boston College to play Northeastern at Fenway Park in January

Boston College will host Northeastern during a second outdoor hockey doubleheader at Fenway Park on Jan. 14 as part of Sun Life Frozen Fenway 2012.

The Eagles and Huskies will play at 6 p.m., while long-time high school rivals Boston College High School and Catholic Memorial School have also been invited to play at 3 p.m., pending approval from the respective schools and the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association.

“After the January 7 hockey doubleheader at Fenway Park sold out in less than a week, we wanted to offer hockey fans another opportunity to watch an outdoor game at the ballpark this winter,” said Boston Red Sox executive vice president and chief operating officer Sam Kennedy in a statement. “The addition of these two games also gives Boston residents a rare chance to see two popular local teams compete at both the high school and collegiate level.”

Tickets for the single ticket doubleheader go on sale Nov. 18 at noon EST and will be available at redsox.com/frozenfenway, by calling (877) RED-SOX9, or at the Fenway Park box office. Fans with disabilities may also call (877) RED-SOX9 to purchase accessible seating. The Red Sox’ TTY number for hearing-impaired fans is (617) 226-6644.

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  • CrimsonHockey1989

    Looks like BC wants to play a team they can confidently defeat this time around.

    • HuskyHockey1986

      Well if that was the case they probably should have played that school in Cambridge.

      • CrimsonHockey1989

        Maybe so, but the chances of BC losing this game are very low.  My issue is that there are many other local programs not given the chance to play, like the other half of the Beanpot.  Why not a Harvard / NU game?  The game would be  more competitive, both schools are closer to Fenway than BC, and it would be a new experience for fans of both programs.  BC failed to defeat their rival during the last Fenway game, so the bar is being lowered for them.

        • TheDogHouse

          The only team to even come close to beating BC this season in Hockey East has been Northeastern. Last season they brought BC into a 6-6 overtime in the Beanpot with two of the best goalies in Hockey East playing and then beat them at home the next week. NU also beat Harvard 4-0 in the first round of that Beanpot quite easily.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5YA7G33ZLJOHAFMJ2YKLBDC7NQ Kenneth

            Please check Scoreboard for Saturday, Nov 5. UM 4 BC 2. BC might be the strongest team in HE but that’s no guarantee of a win even against the lower ranked HE teams.

          • HuskyHockey1986

            Check date and time of post. BC was still undefeated in HEA play until last (saturday) night. Your post was this (sunday) morning. Retroactive edits only work with pencil. TheDogHouse’s post is completely valid. He posted it last afternoon.

          • HuskyHockey1986

            Just saw your post at the bottom Kenneth. Sorry for the redundant post above.

        • HuskyHockey1986

          On actual logistics and conference ties… BOTH BC and NU are in Hockey East and in Boston (or Newton). When Hockey East scheduled Frozen Fenway 2.0, many Bostonians were annoyed that none of the truly local programs were included. The first doubleheader sold out in a week, and there probably wont be as many outdoor hockey games going forward (cause the allure has somewhat faded), so Fenway and Hockey East saw the opportunity (and the fact that the opportunity has a expiration date) and scheduled a second set of outdoor games. 

          If Harvard was in Hockey East, you would have been included. I would have loved to see an outdoor Beanpot but their deal with the Garden is iron-clad wrapped in titanium and dipped an anamantium (or whatever Wolverine’s claws are made of), so that wasn’t happening.

          TAKING BETS; Will the game be broadcast on NESN (2:1), NBC Sports or Versus (5:1), on an ESPN channel (10:1), ComcastNewEngland (4:1), or not at all (10:1).

    • EaglesFan

      I’m a BC student and hockey fan, but if you really think that you probably don’t know very much about either team over the past couple years.  Northeastern is the only hockey east team that’s truly challenged BC this season.  BC beat them in overtime, in by far the most exciting game of the season.  Also look at last season, BC went 3-1-1 with Northeastern during the regular season and tournament play, and every game was decided by 2 goals or less.  That includes the insane Beanpot championship and hockey east semi-final games.  Really can you think of any memorable or particularly exciting game between BC and Harvard in the last few years?  I can’t.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5YA7G33ZLJOHAFMJ2YKLBDC7NQ Kenneth

      Apparently this was posted before last night’s game. UMass 4 BC 2. Go Minutemen.

  • WarriordadandNUgrad

    How about Merrimack?  They sell out every home game and would probably sell out Fenway as well?

    • HuskyHockey1986

      Merrimack fan base is too small. Sorry. It’s a D2 school in North Andover with a student body smaller than their rink capacity. I love the ‘Mack. I go to every NU game at the Lawler Ice Closet (they really should rename the place to emphasize how small it is). I love the Ice Closet too!!! A live hockey game is much like seeing a rock band perform; it’s better at smaller and older venues that are packed above legal levels. Hockey East should really promote the Merrimack/Lowell rivalry more but both schools dont command enough attention in New England (let alone nationally). How about an outdoor game on the Merrimack River itself??? Yeah it’ll be a logistical night-terror but it would not only command attention from USCHO but would definitely get on ESPN for the shear old-school nature of playing on a frozen river. Alternatively you can get a pick up game on a frozen over 495 started (but the state troopers may get mad). Either way… NU vs BC at Fenway is amazingly a little redundant and overdue at the same time, but i’ll pay alot of money to go see it from a mile away in the cold with boards and post and poles blocking my view. That’s just the nature of a hockey fan when he hears the phrase “outdoor game”.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5YA7G33ZLJOHAFMJ2YKLBDC7NQ Kenneth

        The appeal of outdoor hockey is so great that almost ANY two  or four team combination would sell out. But not more than once in a while! I mean there’s a reason that competitive hockey is played indoors now!

  • GopherPuck

    What is it gonna take to get an outdoor game in Minnesota!? The school built an outdoor football stadium on campus right across the street from Marriucci. A MN/WI game would sellout all 50000 seats in about 10 minutes. We already do outdoor high school hockey games every year, come on powers that be, figure it out already!!!

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