By Matt Noonan
BOSTON, Mass. – For the third time in his coaching career, Boston College head coach Jerry York stood between third and second base in Fenway Park’s infield and coached his Alma mater’s hockey team against rival Notre Dame. And similar to his team’s last visit to the historic ballpark in 2012, the Eagles managed to escape the hallowed grounds with a one-goal victory.
BC’s Jerry York guided his Eagles to a 4-3 win over Notre Dame on Saturday. (Photo Credit: Boston College Athletics)
After the game concluded, York spoke with the media about the opportunity to participate in outdoor games.
“I thought (during) the summer, ‘Gee, we’re going to have another round,’ but it seems like the players were so excited. The NHL, beside the Winter Classic, has five more (outdoor games this season, which is) a total of six this year, but ours is different because it has always been in the same place the entire time,” said York, who is now 2-1 at Fenway Park.
“(In the NHL), they’re going to Los Angles (or) Ann Arbor, so they haven’t hosted before, but I think its pretty exciting and some how I would like to get the ice as if it were (using) indoor ice and that would be perfect.”
By Matt Noonan
BOSTON, Mass. – Providence College’s Steven Shamanski potted the equalizer at 9:49 in the third period as the Friars and Merrimack College skated to a 1-1 tie at Citi Frozen Fenway.
Merrimack’s Mike Collins provided the Warriors with a 1-0 lead at 7:23 in the third on a power play before Shamanski netted a power play goal literally two minutes later.
Providence finished the game with 33 shots on goal, while Merrimack registered 31.
Nick Ellis (3-2-1), Providence’s goaltender, turned away 30 shots between the pipes, while Rasmus Tirronen (3-3-3) deflected 32 shots.
Merrimack and Providence each return to action next Friday, January 10 as the Friars travel to Boston College, while the Warriors head to Clarkson. Both tilts are scheduled for 7 p.m.
It was announced earlier today that Boston College and Notre Dame will face-off against one another at Fenway Park in a game of football in 2015. Both teams will meet at the home of the Red Sox on November 21, 2015. No time, though, as been announced.
With the exciting news about Fenway Park’s first major college football game, we decided to highlight various tweets from Twitter about the game. Here’s what we found:
By Matt Noonan
According to a few reports this morning, including the Boston Globe, Boston College and Notre Dame could play their next football game at Fenway Park in 2015.
As noted in this morning’s report on ESPN.com, “The talks between the schools and the Fenway Sports Group have been ongoing for a few years, The Globe reported.”
Fenway Park has never hosted a major college football game, so this would be the park’s first. The home of the Red Sox, though, has hosted New England Patriots games, the NHL Winter Classic and college hockey contests.
Notre Dame currently leads the all-time series, 13-9. The first meeting between these two schools occurred in 1975 with the Irish prevailing, 17-3. According to College Football Reference, that first meeting was held in Foxboro, Massachusetts.
Earlier this week, it was announced that Williams College’s men’s ice hockey team would be skating against Trinity College at Frozen Fenway on January 7, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Neither team participated in Frozen Fenway in 2012, but will be the second part of an NCAA Division III doubleheader, as Salem State and UMass Boston will face-off in the first game, which begins at 4:30 p.m.
As noted in the release on the NESCAC (New England Small College Athletic Conference) website, Frozen Fenway is a 17-day series, which begins on Sunday, December 28 and concludes on Sunday, January 13. Over the 17-day period, hockey fans will be treated to a variety of collegiate and high school games, along with two free community skating dates for Boston residents.
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