Terriers set for playoff opener with Merrimack

By Jake Seiner/DFP Staff As the hunt for playoff positioning put Hockey East through the spin cycle during the season’s final weeks, there was one team Boston University coach Jack Parker said he wouldn’t mind avoiding in the tournament’s first round –– Merrimack College. As fate would have it, the third-seeded Terriers (16-15-3, 13-12-2 HE) … Read more Terriers set for playoff opener with Merrimack

Hockey East Quarterfinals Previews and Predictions

By Scott McLaughlin/DFP Staff (1) New Hampshire (16-11-7, 15-6-6) vs. (8) Vermont (15-12-7, 9-11-7) What have you done for me lately?Neither of these teams is quite what you would call “on fire” entering the playoffs. The Wildcats have been a .500 team since late January — they went 4-4-3 to close out the regular season. … Read more Hockey East Quarterfinals Previews and Predictions

BU lands Belmont Hill defenseman Matt Grzelcyk for 2013

By Scott McLaughlin The Terriers have landed their first recruit for the 2013 season. Matt Grzelcyk, a freshman defenseman at Belmont Hill School, has committed to BU, according to US Hockey Report. The 16-year-old from Charlestown is a 5-foot-9 left shot. He has two goals and 18 assists in 31 games at Belmont Hill this … Read more BU lands Belmont Hill defenseman Matt Grzelcyk for 2013

Terriers defeat Northeastern 4-3, clinch third seed in Hockey East playoffs

By Arielle Aronson/DFP Staff After a season of struggles for the Boston University men’s ice hockey team, it seems fitting that an unlikely third seed in the Hockey East tournament would be secured by an unlikely player. Who was that unlikely star? None other than sophomore forward Kevin Gilroy, a player who had not seen … Read more Terriers defeat Northeastern 4-3, clinch third seed in Hockey East playoffs

Kevin Gilroy visits hospital Friday night, scores game-winning goal Saturday night

By Scott McLaughlin/DFP Staff Saturday night, sophomore forward Kevin Gilroy scored his first goal of the season, a wrister right off a faceoff that proved to be the game-winner in BU’s 4-3 win at Northeastern, and that proved to be the shot that clinched home ice in the Hockey East playoffs. Friday night, Gilroy left … Read more Kevin Gilroy visits hospital Friday night, scores game-winning goal Saturday night

Saponari’s game-winner clinches playoff spot, 5-4 win for Terriers

By Scott McLaughlin/DFP Staff Sophomore forward Vinny Saponari secured the Terriers a spot in the Hockey East playoffs when he one-timed home a beautiful pass from junior defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk for the game-winning goal in BU’s 5-4 win over Northeastern at Agganis Arena on Friday night. With less than 10 minutes remaining in the game, … Read more Saponari’s game-winner clinches playoff spot, 5-4 win for Terriers