From the FreeP: BU hosts Hockey East foes Vermont, BC

By Cary Betagole/DFP Staff

The Boston University men’s hockey team showcased its resiliency last week in come-from-behind efforts against Harvard University, 6-5, and No. 7 Cornell University, 3-3.

The Terriers (4-7-2, 2-6-1 Hockey East) look to translate out-of-conference heroics into Hockey East building blocks this weekend at home against two familiar foes, the No. 19 University of Vermont and No. 15 Boston College.

“[Rennselaer Polytech Institute] could be eight years away as far as I’m concerned –– we’ve got Vermont (6-5-1, 4-4-1) and BC (6-3-2, 4-3-2) right now and those two home games are huge,” BU coach Jack Parker said. “We have to get points in our league, we have to make a statement that we can beat good teams and we have to continue to defend home ice.”