From the Freep: Terriers host Hockey East Quarterfinals against New Hampshire

By Kevin Dillon/DFP Staff

Last March, the Boston University men’s hockey team missed out on a trip to the TD Garden for the first time in nine seasons when it dropped its quarterfinal matchup with Northeastern University in three games. That result is something No. 6 BU will look to avoid this season as it confronts the University of New Hampshire on home ice over the weekend.

BU (21-12-1, 17-9-1 Hockey East) enters the matchup with UNH (14-17-3, 11-14-2 Hockey East) after losing its last game of the season to Northeastern, the same team that ended the Terriers’ season last year. The loss came after winning their previous three games, but BU coach Jack parker said it still hurts the Terriers’ momentum entering the weekend.

“I think we would have liked to have gone into the playoffs winning the last two games instead of splitting,” Parker said. “Hopefully they realize that is that, and now we are playing UNH and we’ll see what happens.”


Video: BU women’s hockey captures Hockey East crown

On Sunday afternoon, the Boston University women’s hockey team won the Women’s Hockey East Championship with a 2-1 double overtime win over Providence College. Daily Free Press staffer Meredith Perri was able to record some of the postgame awards ceremony as well as reaction from men’s hockey coach Jack Parker in the immediate aftermath of the win. A full recap of the game with reaction from women’s coach Brian Durocher will be posted on the blog later tonight.