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

Bobo Carpenter signs with New York Islanders

Bobo Carpenter has signed a two-year entry-level deal that will take effect next season with the New York Islanders after entering the offseason a free agent.

Formerly a senior forward with Boston University, the North Reading, Massachusetts native was named a 2017-18 New England All-Star, 2017-18 Hockey East Second Team All-Star, one-time Hockey East Player of the Week, and member of the 2017 Hockey East All-Academic Team.

Carpenter skated in all 39 games during his first year with the team, contributing three postseason goals as a freshman to close out the 2015-16 season. As a sophomore, Carpenter tied for second on the team with 14 goals, also posting a career-best eight-game point streak.

Taking over as an assistant captain for 2017-18, Carpenter led BU with 20 goals and tied for the team lead in points (35) and game-winning goals (4). Becoming a senior captain, Carpenter tallied a team-leading nine goals by the end of 2018, before missing 10 games due to injury late in the season.

Originally coming to BU from the Sioux City Musketeers of the United States Hockey League, Carpenter now closes out his four years as a Terrier with 56 goals and 46 assists in 144 games. The captain notched two hat tricks, and tallied three assists in a single game on one occasion.

During Carpenter’s time at BU, the Terriers won a Hockey East championship and made three appearances in the national tournament.

Moving on to the New York Islanders, Carpenter will get a chance to continue his hockey career by joining an organization that has stockpiled prospects as it continues to build up its system.

Terriers in NHL devlopment camps

Now that the NHL draft is over with, now comes time for NHL development camps. Below you will find the list of Terriers who are in the camps.

Buffalo Sabres

Defenseman Brandon Hickey

Graduate transfer forward Max Willman

Chicago Blackhawks

Junior defenseman Chad Krys

Freshman forward Jake Wise

Colorado Avalanche

Sophomore forward Shane Bowers

Dallas Stars

Sophomore goaltender Jake Oettinger

Detroit Red Wings 

Sophomore defenseman Kasper Kotkansalo

Nashville Predators 

Junior defenseman Dante Fabbro

Junior forward Patrick Harper

Sophomore defenseman David Farrance

New Jersey Devils 

Senior forward Bobo Carpenter

New York Islanders

Senior forward Bobo Carpenter

Forward Kieffer Bellows

Sophomore forward Logan Cockerill

Ottawa Senators 

Sophomore forward Brady Tkachuk

Philadelphia Flyers

Freshman forward Joel Farabee

Pittsburgh Penguins

Freshman forward Jack DeBoer

Recruit forward Liam Gorman

St. Louis Blues

Sophomore forward Ty Amonte

Toronto Maple Leafs

Forward J.J Piccich

New York Rangers

Forward Drew Melanson

The complete list can be found here.


Men’s hockey begins second half of season against Maine after busy break

A long layoff became longer when Friday’s game against the United States National Under-18 team was cancelled due to a snow storm. The Terriers will take on the University of Maine for a third time this season, looking to take the season series. Check out Liam’s preview for The Daily Free Press. 

From the FreeP: UConn Weekend Roundup

The No. 6 Boston University men’s hockey team split its first Hockey East home-and-home series against the University of Connecticut. On both nights, junior forward and assistant captain Bobo Carpenter, who came into the series with no goals, scored for the Terriers first.

Sophomore defenseman Chad Krys is second on the team with 22 shots. PHOTO BY MADDIE MALHOTRA/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
Sophomore defenseman Chad Krys is second on the team with 22 shots. PHOTO BY MADDIE MALHOTRA/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

On Friday, Carpenter found the back of the net twice during the second period, both on a pair of BU penalty kills. However, the stellar performance was not enough and UConn’s two power-play goals kept the contest at a 2-2 draw after 65 minutes.

On Saturday at the XL Center in Hartford, Carpenter continued his success with a hat-trick while sophomore forward Patrick Curry, and senior defenseman and captain Brandon Hickey each got their first goals of the season.

The Terriers’ next matchup will be against the No. 1 University of Denver on Friday night at Agganis Arena and then they will travel to play No. 11 Providence College on Saturday night.

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Read our articles from the weekend below:

Friday’s Articles

Recap – “Men’s hockey ties UConn in first Hockey East game

Sider on Carpenter’s two short-handed goal night – “Men’s hockey ties UConn, 2-2, behind stoic effort by Bobo Carpenter

Saturday’s Articles

Recap – “Men’s hockey beats UConn 6-3 on the road, Carpenter with a hat-trick

Sider on BU’s offensive boost from Carpenter’s hat-trick and Curry’s two even strength goals – “Men’s hockey rides offensive surge from Carpenter, Curry for 6-3 win over UConn

Here are some Twitter posts and highlights from the weekend: