Ice Jam 2011: Boston College Celebrates Basketball & Hockey In Style

Ice Jam, the annual celebration of the Boston College men's and women's basketball teams, will be held at 7:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday night at Conte Forum. In addition to free shirts and fan contest, all four teams will be involved.

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Ice Jam 2011: Matt Humphrey Shines In Three-Point Competition

Matt Humphrey didn't win the three-point contest at the second annual Ice Jam on Thursday night at Conte Forum, but he put forth quite a show. Humphrey opened up with a solid string of threes before petering out and finishing with 14 points, two points shy of the contest's winner, sophomore guard Danny Rubin.


While Humphrey's efforts didn't net him the win (which doesn't really matter, anyways), his performance was encouraging for Boston College fans. Humphrey has great form on his shot and moderate speed, unlike Rubin who has a slower release from three-point range (at least in the three-point contest). Humphrey is a player who is expected to be a big part of the Eagles' offense and could assume the star player role on a team with many underclassmen.

If Humphrey lives up to the hype, he could help the Eagles outperform expectation this year.

For more Boston College sports coverage, visit our team blog, BC Interruption.

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Ice Jam Recap: Boston College Celebrates Basketball, Hockey In Style

CHESTNUT HILL - Boston College held its second annual Ice Jam event, a celebration of Boston College men's and women's basketball and ice hockey, on Thursday night at Conte Forum. The event, hosted by ESPN anchor Steve Levy, was well attended by students and fans and provided an entertaining glimpse into the winter sports season.

The event was especially unique because it the floor at Conte Forum featured a split between the basketball court and the ice hockey rink. The evening started with a rap and then Levy and WEEI's Jon Meterparel, the voice of BC men's basketball and football, helped introduce the women's basketball team and women's ice hockey team before welcoming the men's basketball team and men's ice hockey team onto the floor.

"It was cool," said Eagles' junior guard Matt Humphrey of the Boston College men's basketball team. "We get some fans out here, we get some of the students involved. We're doing ice hockey and basketball, so it's cool."

After all four teams were introduced, there were dancing competitions between a group from the school and the women's basketball team, as well as a special appearance from Snap Boogie of America's Got Talent, who put on quite the dancing show. The event also featured a light scrimmage between young Boston College hockey fans and the Eagles' men's hockey team, which is currently ranked No. 1 in the country.

Following the hockey scrimmage, there was a hockey accuracy drill where players had to knocks down four foam circles on the four corners of the net. Barry Almeida was the winner for the men, knocking down all four in an impressive 10.1 seconds.

Basketball took over following the hockey competition, with a three-point competition taking place on the opposite end of Conte Forum. Kristen Doherty and Kerri Shield took part for the women while Danny Rubin and Humphrey duked it out for the men. Rubin won the competition with a score of 16, beating out Humphrey by two.

The entire night was a fun event for all involved, one that Humphrey hadn't seen before.

"Last year was the first year doing it," said Humphrey. "Prior to last year, no, I've never heard of anything. I think it's a cool, innovative activity for students to come out and get involved with the basketball team and the hockey team and get a little preview of what's the season's going [to be like]."

Regarding the turnout for the event [no official numbers were reported by Boston College], Humphrey was happy with the amount of fans that showed up, but said he'd like to see even more come out to support the teams.

"I thought the fans were pretty cool," he said. "I'd love to see more, but you know, it's a BC flavor, so it's fine."

BC's mens basketball team opens its season with a home game against the University of New Hampshire on Monday, November 14 while the women's team opens on Friday, November 11 at home against Farleigh Dickinson.

For more Boston College sports coverage, visit our team blog, BC Interruption.

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Ice Jam: Boston College Hosts Second Basketball & Hockey Celebration

Ice Jam, the annual celebration of the Boston College men's and women's basketball teams, will be held at 7:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday night at Conte Forum. In addition to free shirts and fan contest, all four teams will be involved.

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