January 13, 2024

PREVIEW | Red Leafs’ New England trip kicks off against #2 ranked BU Terriers

BOSTON, MA – The Simon Fraser University Red Leafs are on the east coast and set to take on the #2 ranked Boston University Terriers on Friday night.

After over a month at home with just one game, the Red Leafs are back on the road for their furthest games from home this season, starting in the City of Boston on the Charles River at Agganis Arena.

The Terriers are considered favourites to win the NCAA championship this year, ranking #1 in the USCHO pre-season poll and have ranked consistently in the top 10 this season. BU currently sits atop the Hockey East Association standings with a 7-1-1 in-conference record and an 11-4-1 overall record.

Notable players on the Terriers include highly touted NHL prospects and draft picks, including Tom Willander, the Vancouver Canucks’ 2023 first round pick, Lane Hutson, the Montreal Canadiens’ 2022 second round pick, and Macklin Celebrini, the projected #1 overall pick in the 2024 NHL draft.

“You might not see these players at this game because of the Wold Junior Hockey Championships,” noted Red Leafs Hockey broadcaster Nick Toren on the Rise In Red Podcast, “but that’s still a pretty talented team without them there.”

“College hockey is huge in that area,” said Head Coach Mark Coletta, “it’s gonna be fun to go to BU…this is a historic college hockey program.”

“It’s gonna be really cool for our guys to play there; they better be ready, that’s for sure.”

The Terriers have graduated over 90 players to the NHL, including 17 players on opening night rosters to start the 2023.24 season. Notable alumni include Keith and Brady Tkachuk, Mike Grier, Chris Drury, Jack Eichel, Clayton Keller, Trevor Zegras, Jake Oettinger, and Ryan Whitney.

Puck drop is scheduled for 4:00pm PST and will be streamed live on TSN+, ESPN+ and via Hockey East through the international stream link on their website. For live updates, follow us on Twitter / X.

Back on the west coast, the BCIHL team kicks off the Tom Harris University Showcase in Nanaimo against the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Trojans; a team that SFU hasn’t faced since 2014 which resulted in a 4-3 win.


12.29.23 | 6-1 W at Yale

12.02.23 | 5-2 W vs. Merrimack

12.01.23 | 4-1 W at Merrimack

11.25.23 | 1-2 L vs. #16 Cornell

11.22.23 | 3-2 W vs. #3 Quinnipiac

SFU Red Leafs Non-Conference Squad vs. Boston University Terriers (NCAA D1)

WHERE | Agganis Arena; 925 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA

WHEN | 4:00pm PST / 7:00pm EST

WATCH | TSN+, ESPN+, HockeyEast

LIVE UPDATES | @SFUHockey on Twitter / X


11.25.23 | 5-2 W at Concordia-Edmonton

11.24.23 | 5-2 W vs. Concordia-Edmonton

11.18.23 | 2-5 L vs. Briercrest

11.17.23 | 2-3 L vs. Briercrest

11.11.23 | 7-4 W vs. Red Deer

SFU Red Leafs BCIHL Squad vs. Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Trojans (ACAC)

WHERE | Nanaimo Ice Centre; 750 Third St., Nanaimo, BC

WHEN | 4:15pm PST

WATCH | YouTube