BU prepares to open second half in Shillelagh Tournament

By Scott McLaughlin/DFP Staff While the players were away during the holiday break, Boston University men’s hockey coach Jack Parker and his staff watched video of the first semester and discussed which areas they wanted to focus on the most when the team returned. They decided on three- defensive zone coverage, the penalty kill and … Read moreBU prepares to open second half in Shillelagh Tournament

Friends of Hockey holiday letter predicts Jan. 1 return for Connolly

By Arielle Aronson/DFP Staff The Friends of Boston University Hockey holiday letter has arrived, and with it comes good tidings for junior captain Chris Connolly’s return from a broken finger. “We lost our co-captain Chris Connolly to a freak injury,” Parker said in the letter. “He missed the last four games but will be ready … Read moreFriends of Hockey holiday letter predicts Jan. 1 return for Connolly

Coyle named to World Junior team, Clendening and Nieto left off

By Scott McLaughlin/DFP Staff Boston University freshman forward Charlie Coyle has been named to the US squad that will compete in the World Junior Championship in Buffalo from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5. Freshman defenseman Adam Clendening and freshman forward Matt Nieto were two of the seven players who were invited to camp but left … Read moreCoyle named to World Junior team, Clendening and Nieto left off

Hockey East Midseason Power Rankings

By Scott McLaughlin/DFP Staff 1) No. 4/5 Boston College (11-5-0, 9-4-0 HE)The Eagles might not have the best record in Hockey East, but the defending national champions are still the team to beat. They have the best offense (3.75 goals per game), best defense (2.12 goals-against average) and best special teams (+12 net) in the … Read moreHockey East Midseason Power Rankings

Vinny Saponari denied by BC admissions

By Scott McLaughlin and Jake Seiner/DFP Staff Former Boston University forward Vinny Saponari has had his transfer application denied by Boston College admissions, according to U.S. Hockey Report. On Oct. 7, The Daily Free Press broke the news that Saponari had decided to play for the Eagles next season. Saponari and his brother Victor were … Read moreVinny Saponari denied by BC admissions

Coach Parker’s post-game transcript: 12/11 at RPI

By Arielle Aronson/DFP Staff General thoughts on the gameI thought we played really well in a whole bunch of areas. I was happy with the way we competed. It’s hard to play when you get jobbed like we did tonight, and we got jobbed tonight. But other than that, I like how hard we played. … Read moreCoach Parker’s post-game transcript: 12/11 at RPI

Terriers troubled by special teams

By Arielle Aronson/DFP Staff TROY, NY – Boston University was not pleased with how chippy its game against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute became on Saturday afternoon, yet when a team plays on special teams the way BU did on Saturday, it would be foolish for an opponent not to play rough hockey. After all, BU again … Read moreTerriers troubled by special teams