Call it the curse of being ranked No. 1 nationally, place all the blame on head coach David Quinn, fault a player or line – whatever suits your boat, honestly.
The fact remains, though: the Boston University men’s hockey team was just handedly swept by Merrimack College.
Friday night’s 4-1 loss at Agganis Arena came just three days after the Warriors earned a 3-1 win at their place, giving Merrimack its first-ever sweep of BU. The sky isn’t quite falling around the scarlet and white, but it’s fair to sum the series up as disheartening and concerning.
While issues persisted, one of the most concerning parts was how few Grade-A chances came Collin Delia’s way. The Merrimack netminder is by no means a bad goalie, but BU made him look like an All-Star all week.
For one, I also thought this quote from Quinn was pretty telling about how the weekend went:
— Jonathan Sigal (@JonathanSigal) January 28, 2017
1.) A recap of BU’s game at Lawler.
2.) A story on BU’s eight-game winning streak coming to an end at Merrimack.
3.) A recap of Friday night’s demoralizing loss at Agganis.
4.) A story on Clayton Keller emerging as a bright spot amidst dark times.
— Merrimack Men’s Hockey (@MerrimackMIH) January 25, 2017
Postgame Press Conferences
As this space normally allows, we welcome all thoughts and frustrations. The task before BU doesn’t get any easier on Saturday night, as No. 7 University of Massachusetts Lowell comes to town.