In the final minute of Saturday’s game against No. 2/3 Boston College, with No. 7/5 Boston University clinging to a 2-1 lead, freshman netminder Kieran Millan hugged the left post tight to fend off a wild Eagle flurry. BC goaltender John Muse was on the bench in favor of an extra attacker as Millan moved to his right for a Joe Whitney offering that was blocked by the BU defense.
The No. 6 Boston University women’s hockey team reached a plateau yesterday with the completion of a three-game season sweep of the No. 7 University of New Hampshire.
The first chance John McCarthy got to see the Boston University men’s hockey team came in 1995. McCarthy, then eight years old, tucked in the bleachers of the old Boston Garden, watched with his father as the Terriers ran away from Boston College for their 18th Beanpot title.
Tensions were high yesterday as the No. 6 Boston University women’s hockey team faced off against the No. 7 University of New Hampshire Wildcats at Walter Brown Arena in another epic matchup between two Hockey East powerhouses.
With a possible four-point swing kept off the Hockey East books after No. 2/3 Boston College and No. 7/5 Boston University played to a 1-1 tie Friday night in the first game of a home-and-home series, BU stood tall in the late stages of Saturday night’s finale to claim a 3-1 win on Kelley Rink.
Each weekend in Hockey East has been a rollercoaster ride this season. With the calendar now turned to December, the ride is about to get a bit more interesting.
A week and a half ago, the No. 6 Boston University women’s hockey team was riding a 10-game unbeaten streak. They were ranked No. 4 in the country, the highest ranking in program history. Simply put, life could not have been much better for the Terriers.
The No. 8 Boston University men’s ice hockey team (9-4-0), after holding off the College of the Holy Cross Tuesday, drove St. Lawrence University (5-7-1) off the Jack Parker Rink at Agganis Arena Saturday evening, 4-1, behind a strong 24-save effort from freshman goalie Kieran Millan.
All good things must come to an end. This tenet rang true for the No. 4 Boston University women’s hockey team’s historic 10-game unbeaten streak Tuesday after a 4-1 loss to Yale University at Ingalls Rink in New Haven, Conn.
The box score will show that the Boston University men’s hockey team defeated the College of the Holy Cross, 3-2, Tuesday night in front of 4,710 at Agganis Arena. What it won’t show, however, is the grave level of concern coach Jack Parker has for his No. 8 Terriers (8-4-0), who seem to be gradually losing the confidence and swagger that recently propelled them to national prominence.