Jack Parker walked into the room minutes after the Boston University men’s hockey team wrestled the national championship away from Miami University in an overtime thriller. He pulled out his chair, took his seat in front of the microphone and breathed deeply, the strain of a season’s worth of close calls visible on his face.
Flanked by his linemates on an odd-man rush, he glides toward the Boston College net. The puck zips behind him as Jason Lawrence’s cross-ice pass makes its way to Chris Higgins at the right faceoff circle. Anticipating that the rubber biscuit will soon find his stick, he roams to the right doorstep of Eagles goaltender Cory Schneider.
The Boston University men’s ice hockey team was honored last night at Fenway Park when it threw out the first pitch before the Red Sox played the New York Yankees.
With senior co-captain Matt Gilroy headed off to the National Hockey League next season, and his running mate John McCarthy graduating next month, the Boston University men’s hockey team is ready for some new leaders. Gilroy and McCarthy will turn their C’s over to junior Brian Strait and sophomore Kevin Shattenkirk to keep next year’s Terriers in line.
The Nashville Predators signed Boston University’s sophomore center to a three-year entry-level contract Friday, according to a report in The Tennessean. Wilson was drafted 7th overall by Nashville in the 2008 NHL draft.