Bobo Carpenter: Thank You Terrier Nation

The following letter was submitted by Bobo Carpenter, a four-year Terrier forward who has moved on to the New York Islanders after serving as BU’s co-captain during his senior season.


Dear Terrier Nation,

Four years really does go quick. Now that my time on campus has come to an end, I can honestly say Boston University will always have a special place in my heart.

Our fans are like no others. You all made it special to play in Agganis Arena every night and always give us the energy we need to succeed. I will always remember the creative DogPound chants, especially the “BC Sucks.” Your loyalty has never gone unnoticed; I know you will cheer even harder for the returners and all the new players that will soon call BU home.

Our band is incredible and is always by our side supporting, even if we were out west for a regional. Your send offs and traditions pump us up and remind us of how special it is to be a part of BU Hockey. They elevate the experience at games not just for us as players, but all our fans too.

Our coaches are so knowledgeable about the game of hockey and guide us to succeed individually and most importantly as a whole. Their dedication to teaching and developing us is unmatched and I will be forever grateful for the things I learned while a Terrier. I cannot thank them enough for giving me the opportunity to live out my dream and play at BU.

Our director of hockey ops, training staff, equipment staff, weight room staff, and all those at Agganis Arena are a huge part of the reason me and my teammates are able to do what we do. Your hard work behind the scenes and support are admired and appreciated by all. I hope you all know how helpful, caring, and supportive you all were during my career at BU. I am extremely grateful to have been able to work with all of you and create life long friendships.

I am so thankful to have been able to play with so many talented hockey players during my time at BU, who made me a better person and better player every day. I created so many memories with you all on and off the ice that I will never forget. You helped me stay confident and always pushed me to be the best I could be for myself and for all of you. I am going to miss you guys more than you know.

I have to thank my girlfriend, parents, and siblings for all of their support throughout my four years. Being able to see you all in section 120 every home game meant the world to me and I owe everything I have been able to experience to you.

To those who still have some time left as a Terrier: learn as much as you can, work your hardest every rep and shift, support one another and show everyone why it is so special to be a Terrier. Four years goes by in a blink of an eye.

Thank you Boston University for all of the memories and for letting me wear the scarlet and white the past four years. It was an honor.

It’s a great day to BU.

Once a Terrier Always A Terrier.

Robert “Bobo” Carpenter

8 thoughts on “Bobo Carpenter: Thank You Terrier Nation”

  1. Bobo was and is a class act. As a young boy I enjoyed watching Bobby Carpenter play. It’s clear his son plays the game with the same intensity. Bobo never took a shift off. Bobo led by example and always put bu hockey first. Bobo leadership will only help the returning terriers . Best of luck in the future to a great captain.🐾

  2. Thank you Bobo! I’m glad to know how favorably and gratefully you look back upon your BU experience. I wish you were in the NYR system but best of luck to you as an Islander!

  3. Thank you BoBo from a long time fan. You are what BU Hockey is all about. Going forward we need more like you and not the selfish players players we have seen here recently. Good luck in your pro career.

  4. Give me 10 more Bobo and we can become a perennial contender for the title. Love this kid’s skill and grit. wish him the best

  5. Bobo, thank you for the exciting four years of hockey at BU. We could always count on you for the strong effort and superb play on the ice.
    Thanks again.
    Jack and Lee

  6. First time I’ve ever read such a nice goodbye from a BU hockey player.
    I’m sure there must be a lot of Terriers who feel this way. So eloquent. We’ll miss you Bobo. Good luck in your pro career.Thanks for staying 4 years and playing hard every shift!

  7. I remember you playing for Austin Prep,you were special then and still remain special,what a class act you are,writing such a very nice thoughtful letter, you were fun to watch, playing a sport the right way, all out, thanks for remembering all the fans and teammates, I’ll be following you as you weave your way to the big show, the NHL

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