“We weren’t ready to play.” “We weren’t hungry enough.” “We didn’t want it.”
Those were three of No. 20 Boston University men’s hockey coach Jack Parker’s most-used phrases in postgame press conferences this season. On any given night, there was a chance the Terriers were going to come out totally flat and have their opponent skate circles around them for 10, 20, maybe even a full 60 minutes.
It hasn’t been a textbook run for the No. 20 Boston University men’s hockey team to the semifinals of the Hockey East Tournament.
While students were enjoying their spring break, the No. 8 Boston University women’s hockey team made an unpredictable postseason run all the way into the first round of the NCAA Tournament, where they lost to No. 1 Mercyhurst College, 4-1, on Saturday. The Terriers ended the 2009-10 season 17-9-12 overall and 10-6-5-3 in Hockey East, the fewest losses in program history.
The Boston University men’s hockey team will be heading to the TD Garden for the Hockey East semifinals for a record ninth straight season.
During the first half of the season, sophomore goaltender Kieran Millan was at times a question mark for the Boston University men’s hockey team. This past weekend, however, Millan was the exclamation point, capping off a solid quarterfinals series with a shutout in last night’s 3-0 victory over Merrimack College.