From the FreeP: Hockey East Preseason Power Rankings

By Scott McLaughlin, Daily Free Press Staff 1) University of Massachusetts-Lowell After reaching their second Hockey East title game in program history, the River Hawks return 22 letter-winners, including their top seven scorers and two senior goalies (Nevin Hamilton and Carter Hutton). Defenseman Maury Edwards leads the way at both ends of the ice. The … Read more

From the FreeP: Banner raising marks end of championship journey

By Cary Betagole, Daily Free Press Staff Boston University men’s hockey coach Jack Parker has stressed it. So has junior captain Kevin Shattenkirk: This is a new season. It’s time to turn the page. But history wasn’t feeling submissive Saturday night inside Agganis Arena, wrestling for one last night in its six-month long monopoly of … Read more

From the FreeP: Terriers top US-18s, 3-2, in final exhibition game

By Jake Seiner, Daily Free Press Staff With less than a week until it officially began its national championship defense, the Boston University men’s hockey team took down the US National Under-18 Team, 3-2, Saturday night at Agganis Arena. Before the game, the Terriers raised banners commemorating last season’s Beanpot victory, Hockey East regular season … Read more

Around Hockey East

We’ll skip the other Hockey East exhibition games this weekend as there were plenty of games that actually counted on the first weekend of the regular season. Out-of-conference record on the weekend: 5-8-0 Thursday UMass-Amherst 5, Rensselaer 2 Multi-point games were a-plenty for the Minutemen. Potential Hobey Baker candidate James Marcou led the way with … Read more