BU head coach Albie O’Connell has been suspended for one game due to “behavior following Saturday’s 4-1 loss at Massachusetts,” according to Hockey East commissioner Joe Bertagna.
“My postgame conduct on Saturday was regrettable and I will learn from this mistake,” O’Connell said in a statement. “I respect the decision of Commissioner Bertagna and I am certainly apologetic for my actions.”
O’Connell will miss Friday night’s game against Vermont at Agganis Arena. Associate head coach Paul Pearl would be expected to take over coaching duties on Friday.
“We have high standards regarding the conduct of our coaches, and when they are not met, it’s important to properly address the situation,” BU Director of Athletics Drew Marrochello said. “We fully support Commissioner Bertagna’s decision.”