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Your guide to a weekend without Flyers hockey

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There’s plenty to keep us busy this weekend.

Boston University v Massachusetts-Amherst Photo by Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images

Well, folks, it’s been pretty quiet around here, huh? With the Flyers’ season on pause until at least Thursday, there isn’t a whole lot going on around them, and a lot of us are probably starting to feel a little starved for hockey. But fear not, if you’re looking for some Flyers related action to keep you busy at least through the weekend, we’ve got you covered. The Flyers have a good handful of prospects playing games this weekend, many of which are free to watch, whether on tv or online. Let’s preview some of those!

Friday Feb. 12

Boston University at Vermont. 6:00 ET. CollegeSportsLive.

Jay O’Brien and the Boston University terriers are back at it this weekend after splitting their series against Boston College last weekend, and they’re looking to really get things rolling against last place Vermont this weekend. It’s been a bit of an up and down season for BU, as they’re still looking find a bit more consistency, but they have a chance to pick up some momentum and get things trending in the right direction.

Boston College vs. UMass Lowell 7:00 ET. CollegeSportsLive.

Fresh off of that series against Boston University, Jack St. Ivany and Boston College are looking to keep their own momentum rolling in their series against UMass Lowell. Fans of the Eagles will certainly like their chances, on paper at least—Boston College is sitting at the top of the Hockey East standings by points percentage, and second by overall points, while Lowell has struggled in their season so far, picking up wins in only four of their nine games played so far. But Lowell has shown that they’re more than capable of hanging around in games, and each of their last three losses were by a single goal. So it may be a tough matchup for BC, yet.

Saturday Feb. 13

Boston University at Vermont. 6:00 ET. CollegeSportsLive.

The second meeting of the weekend between these two comes quickly, and Boston University and Vermont are right back at it on Saturday. It’s revenge time for someone!

Boston College at UMass Lowell. 6:00 ET. CollegeSportsLive.

Boston College ships off to UMass Lowell for the second game in their series on Saturday. It’s another back-to-back!

Sunday Feb. 14

Michigan vs. Wisconsin 5:00 ET. BTN Network.

Michigan’s back for their first games since their season was paused just over two weeks ago, and they’ve got a real doozy of a series ahead of them, as they’re set to meet Wisconsin, coming off of 4-1 and 8-1 wins over Minnesota last weekend. But the Wolverines were playing well before the pause, as they got Cam York, Matty Beniers, and Brendan Brisson back after their World Junior gold medal win, and have won their last four games straight. Michigan will likely be shaking off a bit of rust (though this will be their second game of the weekend), but this should be a fun matchup between two of the highest scoring offenses in the conference.

Minnesota vs. Notre Dame. 7:30 ET. NBCSN.

And for the final matchup of the weekend, we have Bryce Brodzinski and the University of Minnesota facing off against Notre Dame on national tv. Minnesota has been hot this season, pretty much rolling every opponent they faced until last weekend, when they were swept by Wisconsin. They’re still just one point out of first in the conference right now, and they’ll be looking to reclaim that top spot (with a bit of help, if Michigan can win out over Wisconsin). They’ll have their work cut out for them, as what’s been a high scoring offense meets Notre Dame’s tighter defensive style of play. If nothing else, this should be an interesting matchup.

And for a Sunday bonus: for AHL tv subscribers, the Phantoms are back in action against the Hershey Bears at 1:00, with the Phantoms looking to keep their momentum rolling after picking up an overtime win over the Bears last weekend.

And that’s all we’ve got! Sure, it’s not the Flyers, and that may be a disappointment if you had your heart set on watching them. But we still have a wealth of content at our fingertips this weekend, and maybe I’m biased, but I’ve caught all of these teams already this season, and they’ve been a whole lot of fun.