From the Freep: “Snobs” look to respond in big way against UMass

By Arielle Aronson/DFP Staff

The No. 12/13 Boston University men’s ice hockey team enters this weekend’s home-and-home series against the University of Massachusetts-Amherst searching for four points and its own identity.

But the biggest question for the Terriers is not which opponent they face, but which BU team comes out to play.

If the unmotivated Terriers from the College of the Holy Cross or Providence College losses show up, the weekend will be a step back regardless of win or loss. But if the determined BU hockey team that beat the University of New Hampshire and the University of Denver comes to play, it will be a step in the right direction.

And so, to help them step forward, coach Jack Parker delivered the Terriers’ first kick in the pants on Sunday when he made the team do skating drills for a full hour with no sticks or pucks.

As Parker put it, “I didn’t think they skated hard Saturday night so we made them skate like hell on Sunday.”

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