|Matthew Gaudreau (photo by John Quackenbos/Boston College)|
|Ryan Fitzgerald (photo by Melissa Wade)|
In net the Eagles will have freshman Ryan Edquist in lieu of starter Joe Woll who is with Team USA. Edquist has played in four games and started three of them and has a record of 3-0 with a 1.85 goals against average and a .915 save percentage. The 6'0, 170 pound goaltender by way of the state of Minnesota has played against Colorado College, UMass Amherst, Arizona State and late action against Harvard. He has not exactly been tested against true top teams so far this year but he is an athletic goaltender who can play bigger than his size in net. Quinnipiac needs to challenge him and pepper him with constant shots and traffic. Backing up Edquist is sophomore Ian Milosz who has not seen any game action this season.
This is a very important game for Quinnipiac with regards to the pairwise as they face only two top pairwise teams in the second half with Harvard and Union still on the schedule. Winning this game also can give this team some confidence going to the full second half slate of the schedule. For Boston College this is a game they really don't have to have outside of the revenge factor from losing in the National Semifinals a year ago to Quinnipiac. This should be a well played game by both teams even with them both missing many key players.