UPDATED: Terriers score five unanswered goals, trump Eagles 6-3 in Hockey East semifinals

By Kevin Dillon/DFP Staff There was no quit in the No. 17 Boston University men’s hockey team Friday night at TD Garden. Thanks to five unanswered goals after the midway point in the game, the Terriers topped rival No. 4 Boston College 6-3 in the Hockey East semifinals, postponing BU coach Jack Parker’s retirement at … Read more

From the FreeP: Search is on for next BU hockey coach

By Tim Healey/DFP Staff With Jack Parker’s announcement Monday that the 2012-13 season will be his 40th and final as the Boston University men’s hockey head coach, the search for his replacement has already begun. BU Athletic Director Mike Lynch said he started contacting candidates last week, shortly after Parker made it official, but picking … Read more

Parker salutes fans after winning final home game

By Annie Maroon/DFP Staff As the Boston University men’s hockey team gathered at the blue line to watch a video tribute to retiring coach Jack Parker, senior defenseman Sean Escobedo began tapping his stick on the ice, the on-ice version of applause. Within seconds, his teammates joined in, adding to the growing roar of approval … Read more

Players, coaches and friends react to Parker’s retirement

By Annie Maroon/DFP Staff Current players, former players and coaches alike had plenty to say about BU men’s hockey coach Jack Parker as he announced his retirement after 40 seasons. Here are some highlights, including comments from Parker’s former assistant Don “Toot” Cahoon and current players including seniors Sean Escobedo and Wade Megan, junior Garrett … Read more

Looking back: Reflecting on Jack Parker’s career as BU’s head coach

Infographic by Meredith Perri/DFP Staff By Kevin Dillon/DFP Staff It has been 40 years since Jack Parker took a head coaching job at Boston University. Since he took the job, the Cold War has ended, hockey players started wearing helmets (and facemasks, to Parker’s dismay), and his beloved Boston Red Sox finally won the World … Read more

From the FreeP: Jack Parker announces retirement after 40 years as BU head coach

By Tim Healey/DFP Staff After 40 seasons as the Boston University men’s hockey coach, Jack Parker has decided it is time to sail off into the sunset. The legendary coach, who has racked up 894 wins and three national championships, officially announced his retirement effective at the end of the season at an Agganis Arena … Read more