The last time the No. 2 Boston University men’s hockey team met the No. 15 University of Vermont, the Terriers blew through Burlington, Vt., by downing the Catamounts in a 7-2 rout to open its November schedule.
With two weekend road wins under its belt, the No. 5 Boston University women’s hockey team seems to have forgotten how to lose.
Even with the Boston University offense lighting the lamp at a higher rate than anyone in Hockey East, it’s becoming clear that the team’s success begins at the blue line.
A steady stream of victories over the top tier of college hockey put the Boston University men’s hockey team atop the national polls for the first time since 2006 heading into this weekend. One embarrassing loss against the No. 20 University of Massachusetts-Amherst will keep them from maintaining the No. 1 ranking.
With the No. 20 University of Massachusetts-Amherst (4-2-1, 2-1-1 Hockey East) and No. 7 Northeastern University (6-1-2, 4-1-1) on tap this weekend for the No. 1 Boston University men’s hockey team (6-1-0, 3-1-0), the Terriers will have to weather two drastically different styles of play to preserve their top ranking.