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 when we travel to the Chicago tourney.”
Parker also addressed the Terriers’ recent slump. While a December 3rd loss to Boston College at Agganis Arena was, according to Parker, “the only real downer of the first half,” the team struggled to move on from that game and thus stumbled their way into the holiday break.
Parker acknowledged that the team needs both Kieran Millan and Grant Rollheiser to return to form in net and noted that the offense was not generating as many chances as it had early in the season. He saved his harshest criticism, however, for the power play.
“Obviously our recent lack of production has been exasperated by our continued ineptness on the power play,” Parker wrote. “We will not be a successful team in big games unless we can get that straightened out.”
Despite acknowledging the areas in need of improvement, Parker ended the letter with some optimism, noting that the Terriers are a young team but also have the potential to be a difficult team come March.