Terrier Nation had a lot to look forward to Saturday night as the defending national champion Boston University men’s hockey team took the ice for the first time since toppling Miami University in the national title game in April.
The No. 10 Boston University women’s hockey team started the season this weekend with back-to-back games against Ohio State University. By the end of the weekend, the Terriers had no wins, no losses and two heart-wrenching ties to show for it.
Expectations are high for the No. 10 Boston University women’s hockey team. The Terriers, in their fifth season at the Division-I level, start the season with their highest ranking in program history ‘- No. 10 in the nation ‘- and predicted to finish third in Hockey East behind the No. 5 University of New Hampshire and No. 6 Boston College.
Despite losing five of its eight top scorers and its top defensive pairing, the 2009-10 version of the Boston University men’s hockey team is still the team to beat in Hockey East, according to the conference’s coaches.
Matt Gilroy appears to be well on his way to making the National Hockey League’s New York Rangers’ opening day roster after leading the Blueshirts in ice time in his return to Boston on Saturday and surviving the team’s first round of cuts after the game.