If you put the puck on net, good things are going to happen. It’s an adage that’s drilled into every hockey player’s head from the time they’re mites, and it’s true. Unless you’re the 2009-10 Boston University men’s hockey team, that is.
The refs may have been rash with the whistle in Tuesday’s men’s hockey game, but they called the game both ways, and BU didn’t appear urgent to capitalize on its early power play opportunities.
One and six-tenths of a second. That was all the time separating the No. 9 Boston University women’s hockey team from its first loss of the season this past Friday at Wayne State University.
The team that skated off the Mullins Center ice last Friday following a 3-2, season-opening slip up to the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, didn’t look like last year’s national champion Boston University men’s hockey team. Not that anyone expected a clone.
As No. 2/2 Boston University men’s hockey coach Jack Parker, among others, has said, last year is last year. Just in case the message hadn’t sunk in, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst reminded the Terriers first hand Friday night at the Mullins Center.