Preview: BU hosts Notre Dame to close out regular season

One hundred and forty days later, the No. 6 Boston University men’s hockey team’s 2016-17 regular season will come to a close on Saturday night. The Terriers will host No. 13 University of Notre Dame for a weekend set at Agganis Arena, with the action getting underway Friday at 6 p.m. and wrapping up one day … Read more

Feature: BU defense bedrock of what could be a special season

With so much attention falling on BU’s talented forwards, it’s sometimes easy to lose sight of how special the D-corps is. After all, the group allows 2.08 goals per game, tied for the fourth fewest in the nation. The penalty kill enjoys an 87.1 success rate, the NCAA’s fourth best total. And lastly, it has pitched five … Read more

Thoughts from the Beanpot luncheon

The 65th annual Beanpot Tournament is less than a week away. Tickets are selling, fans are rejoicing and the teams are preparing. The Boston Hockey Blog got thoughts from head coach David Quinn and senior players about the Feb. 6 faceoff between No. 3 Boston University and No. 6 Boston College. Senior forward Nick Roberto said his … Read more

Three Thoughts: BU, with shorthanded roster, beats Union in OT

In case you missed it, Thursday night was a special one at Agganis Arena. With seven Terriers off competing in the gold medal game of the World Junior Championships, the No. 5 Boston University men’s hockey team hosted No. 10 Union in a high-stakes clash. The game would have massive implications on the Pairwise Rankings, … Read more

From The FreeP: BU earns top spot in Hockey East preseason poll

The Boston Hockey Blog crew swung by TD Garden on Tuesday for Hockey East’s media day. Coaches and captains were in attendance, and the league announced the Boston University men’s hockey team took home the top spot in the preseason poll. For BU’s purposes, that meant we got some reactions from head coach David Quinn, … Read more

BU officially announces 2016-17 roster, three new staff members

Get excited, Terrier fans. BU hockey is just around the corner. The Boston University men’s hockey team released the official 2016-17 roster on Wednesday, as well as announced the addition of three new staff members. The 26-man roster consists of 15 forwards, eight defensemen and three goaltenders. A whopping nine freshman will don the scarlet-and-white … Read more

How many NHL draft picks does Boston University have rostered?

This past weekend’s NHL Draft in Buffalo, New York was undoubtedly historic for the Boston University men’s hockey team. A whopping six Terriers heard their name called at First Niagara Center, speaking volumes to the youthful talent that will soon grace Agganis Arena for the 2016-17 season. It’s important to take a step back, though, and ponder … Read more

Somerby named 2016-17 captain, team awards presented at Friends of Hockey Banquet

Captains for 2016-17: Doyle Somerby (C), Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson (A), Nikolas Olsson (A) — Boston Hockey Blog (@BOShockeyblog) April 17, 2016 Doyle Somerby wins the Clifford P. Fitzgerald Scholarship for an outstanding rising junior or senior defenseman — Boston Hockey Blog (@BOShockeyblog) April 17, 2016 Connor LaCouvee wins the Regina Eilberg Scholarship for combined excellence … Read more

Pluses and Minuses: Late goal sinks No. 12 BU at No. 15 Yale to start Connecticut weekend

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut — Late in the third period of Friday night’s game against No. 15 Yale University, there was some confusion among the skaters on the ice for the No. 12 Boston University men’s hockey team. The Terriers had already pulled sophomore goaltender Connor LaCouvee for an extra skater, but there was a slight issue. … Read more

Pluses and Minuses: Terriers rebound with win over Bentley

Andrew Battifarano also helped write this but we can’t do co-bylines on the blog. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ A midseason Tuesday night game against an Atlantic Hockey Association opponent might, in the big picture of an entire schedule, be one of those games that you could see as a possible letdown. Sandwiched in between two weekends that involve … Read more