Confidence. It was the word Boston University women’s hockey coach Brian Durocher used when asked what his team needed most for a successful season.
In many ways, their situations could not be more different. One is a 24-year-old senior who came to Boston University as a virtual unknown, the other is an 18-year-old sophomore who is arguably the top professional prospect in college hockey.
It’s been 13 years since the Boston University men’s hockey team claimed the trifecta ‘-‘- winning the Beanpot Tournament, Hockey East Tournament and NCAA Tournament all in the same year.
In the disappointment that was last season, the Terriers were plagued by shoddy goaltending, a key factor in the team’s perpetual state of unrest.
The Boston University women’s hockey team boasts plenty of veteran experience, with 17 roster spots filled by players with at least two years of collegiate experience.
Sometimes the best things in sports come in threes. Aikman, Irvin and Smith. Garnett, Pierce and Allen. Maddux, Smoltz and Glavine.
There are impressive starts to a season. Then there was this weekend for the Boston University men’s hockey team.
Two games into the season, it appears the Boston University men’s hockey team might again have another goalie problem.
Kicking off their 2008-09 campaign Friday and Saturday at Agganis Arena with the 12th annual Ice Breaker Invitational, the No. 9 Terriers were anything but gracious hosts, sweeping the No. 5 University of North Dakota and No. 11 Michigan State University to ring in the new season with some hardware.
The No. 9 Boston University men’s ice hockey team will kick off the 2008-09 season this weekend, welcoming the No. 5 University of North Dakota tonight before facing No. 11 Michigan State University tomorrow night.