Odds and Ends: BU crushes UMass in Hockey East opener

On the road at the Mullins Center in Amherst Friday night, the Boston University men’s hockey team rallied for six goals in the final period to come away with a 8-1 win over the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

The Terriers (1-0, 1-0 Hockey East) played 10 freshmen — including an unexpected one. Freshman goaltender Connor LaCouvee was called upon last minute to get the start in place of an injured junior Matt O’Connor. LaCouvee’s 31 saves and the offensive support, especially from BU’s top two lines, propelled the Terriers in their first regular season game.

Here’s a little flavor of what went down Friday at Amherst, as well as some other news and updates around college hockey:

-For a deeper look into the game, check our game story and piece on LaCouvee’s first collegiate action.

-In case you missed it, we also have a Pluses and Minuses article on what went right and wrong for the Terriers on Friday night.

-Our annual Hockey Preview Issue came out this past Thursday, which includes features and much more content more on the team.

-The Boston Globe ran a season preview for the Terriers earlier this week.

-The University of Massachusetts-Lowell defeated Boston College Friday night at the Tsongas Center.

Ohio State University knocked off Hockey East preseason favorite Providence College.

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  1. I am late to the new format. Where do I find (or why are there no) comments displayed?
    Thank you,
    P.S. Downing

  2. This new format stinks!! why isn’t anyone commenting?? Probably because you have to leave your name and email address. (dumb) I always looked forward to all the comments. I was even more excited to read them this year since we are going to be so good and way more fun to watch than last year.
    Disappointed big time!

    • Sarah Kirkpatrick

      Hi Allison — Leaving name and email for comments is an automatic preset on WordPress, which I didn’t realize you could change until I did some poking around earlier. Having commenters leave their name/email is standard with our main Daily Free Press site, but I turned off that setting on the blog for now to see if it fosters conversation a little more. Thanks so much for reading, and thanks for your patience. It’s a big change for all of us, and we’re still trying to work out all the little details.

  3. the comments were a big part of the attraction to the site. Having to leave name and email address is rediculous and dissuades many including me from posting a comment.

  4. Being able to post a comment without identifying information allows many more to participate. One of the things I liked was being able to ask some questions about the program, such as recruiting questions and getting informative responses. But, no way will I post identification on line. There will be much less participation.

  5. In general, the new format is not great.

  6. Why are there no links to the other BU Hockey sites like before? Why did you have to change?

  7. After seeing some of the anon comment over the past few years, I say if you don’t want your name (or at least pseudonym) associated to your comments, you probably shouldn’t be making them.