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Men’s hockey heads to NCAA Tournament West Regional for clash with Denver

An early exit from the Hockey East Tournament might not initially seem like the ideal recipe for success as the Boston University men’s hockey team readies for its NCAA Tournament opener against the University of Denver. But in hindsight, players and coaches alike said it gave BU (21-12-5) some time to reflect on what it did wrong during consecutive losses […]

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Aim Small, Miss Small: Breaking down BU’s shot tendencies

PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF  The Bright-Landry Center at Harvard University's athletic complex is cold. Cold in the way that leaves people thinking they can shed their winter coats, and cold in the way it makes them shrug back into them in the middle of the first period. For those unable to withstand the chill, zippers are pulled [...]
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Phelps returns to home state for men’s hockey NCAA Tournament matchup

When the Boston University men’s hockey team travels to St. Paul, Minnesota as the ninth overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, it will be the first trip to the state for the Terriers since postseason competition in 2012. But for one player, at least, things will be more familiar. Sophomore forward Chase Phelps grew up in nearby Edina, about 25 […]

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Doyle Somerby, a New York Islanders draft pick, has a plus-8 rating on the year. PHOTO BY MADDIE MALHOTRA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

20 Questions with BU hockey juniors Doyle Somerby and Robbie Baillargeon

1. What’s been your best memory so far this season? DS: I think obviously it’s kind of been a tough season with championships … but for me, coming to BU, a premier program, I really like playing against the other big programs that you grow up watching. So when we beat [the University of] Michigan 3-2 [on Nov. 20, 2015], […]

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Men’s hockey learns NCAA Tournament destination, West Regional awaits

A week of speculation and waiting is now over for the Boston University men’s hockey team, which now knows its postseason fate. To Minnesota it will go. For the second consecutive season, BU (21-12-5) will head to the NCAA Tournament, this time as the No. 3 seed in the West Regional in St. Paul, Minnesota to take on No. 2 […]

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"JFK" has emerged as a dependable first-line center for head coach David Quinn. PHOTO BY MADDIE MALHOTRA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

O’Regan, McAvoy earn Hockey East awards

Senior assistant captain Danny O’Regan and senior captain Matt Grzelcyk of the Boston University men’s hockey team earned Hockey East First Team All-Star honors at the Hockey East annual awards banquet Thursday. So far in the 2015-16 season, O’Regan, the team’s leading scorer, has posted 43 points in 38 games, including 28 in 22 conference appearances. O’Regan was previously named […]

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Brian Durocher reflects on women’s hockey season, looks ahead

When the Boston University women’s hockey team arrived on campus for the 2015-16 school year, it had the chance to win five straight Hockey East championships and qualify for a seventh consecutive NCAA Tournament. With a senior-laden squad — the least of which included forwards Sarah Lefort, Kayla Tutino, Rebecca Russo and Dakota Woodworth — BU (23-14-2, 17-5-2 Hockey East) […]

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‘Hard to pinpoint one thing’ that went wrong as Terriers eliminated from Hockey East Tournament

LOWELL — When asked what he thought went wrong for the No. 8 Boston University men’s hockey team after its loss to the No. 11 University of Massachusetts Lowell on Saturday night, senior assistant captain Danny O’Regan struggled to pick out specifics. “I don’t know we, I don’t know, we just, I don’t know,” he said. “Nothing really went right […]

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BU fell at UMass Lowell Saturday night, ending hopes of a second consecutive Hockey East title. 
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No. 8 men’s hockey swept by Lowell, ousted from Hockey East Tournament

LOWELL — As the third period wound down of Game 2 of its quarterfinal series with No. 11 University of Massachusetts Lowell, it was clear the No. 8 Boston University men’s hockey team would not advance to the next round of the Hockey East Tournament. The River Hawks seemingly did everything right, while BU accomplished little in 60 minutes of a […]

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Sophomore defenseman Brandon Hickey was on the ice for BU during both of UMass Lowell's power-play goals. PHOTO BY MADDIE MALHOTRA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Special teams ‘story of game’ in BU men’s hockey loss to Lowell

LOWELL — David Quinn, head coach of the No. 8 Boston University men’s hockey team, focused on one key area during his postgame press conference after his team fell to the No. 11 University of Massachusetts Lowell, 3-2, in the first game of the Hockey East Quarterfinals. “As is usually the case in playoff games, special teams is a huge […]

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