By Tim Healey/DFP Staff
In the grand scheme of a six-month, 34-game regular season, a single contest against an Atlantic Hockey Association team is not particularly significant.
Saturday’s matchup between the Boston University men’s hockey team and Bentley University at Agganis Arena, however, is a little different.
For the Terriers (7-7-2, 2-4-1 Hockey East), it will be the unofficial end of an inconsistent first half. It could be the difference between finishing a game above .500 and a game below. And against a red-hot Falcons squad (7-7-1), it should prove to be a pretty good test, too.
So does this game carry a little more weight with the team than a typical Saturday night of hockey would? David Quinn thinks so.
“I hope so. I hope to them it does. To me it does,” the head coach said of the program’s first-ever matchup with Bentley. “You’re going to live with it until Jan. 4 [when BU plays Harvard]. And it would be nice to get over .500 before the break. It makes you feel good about yourself, and that’s what we want to do. It would be nice to go to practice on the 27th over .500 and coming off a win.
“It would certainly make the holidays more enjoyable.”