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Ahti Oksanen and Matt O'Connor. PHOTOS BY JUSTIN HAWK/DAILY FREE PRESS FILE PHOTOS

20 Questions with BU goaltender Matt O’Connor and forward Ahti Oksanen

[rawr] [/rawr] There have been many factors in the No. 2 Boston University men’s hockey team’s success this season, whether it be its veteran leadership, impressive freshmen class or strong coaching staff. One group in particular, however, that has paid dividends for the Terriers is its seven-member junior class, who led the team with 146 points on the season. Key […]

by Sarah Kirkpatrick· · 1 comment · Ice Hockey, Sports
From left to right: Brandon Hickey, Brandon Fortunato, Brien Diffley and John MacLeod. PHOTO BY CLINTON NGUYEN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

The Fab Four: No. 2 BU’s freshman defensemen prove they can handle the blue line

[rawr] [/rawr] No. 2 Boston University men’s hockey coach David Quinn had no choice but to play the cards that he was dealt. Looking to bounce back from a miserable 10-21-4 showing in 2013-14, Quinn and the Terriers (27-5-5, 14-5-3 Hockey East) entered the 2014-15 season with a bevy of talented newcomers and a strong veteran crew, but the makeup […]

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Jack Eichel looking to cap stellar freshman season with Hobey Baker Award

Jack Eichel looking to cap stellar freshman season with Hobey Baker Award

There is little that freshman center Jack Eichel has yet to accomplish in his first season with the No. 2 Boston University men’s hockey team. During his brief tenure with the Terriers so far, the talented forward has already secured Hockey East Player of the Year, Hockey East Rookie of the Year and Hockey East Tournament MVP — a testament […]

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No. 2 men’s hockey has history in Frozen Four

No. 2 men’s hockey has history in Frozen Four

It’s been six years since the team made it this far in the NCAA Tournament, which might seem like an eternity, but the No. 2 Boston University men’s hockey team is just two wins away from a national title. Two one-goal wins at the Northeast Regional have propelled BU back to the Frozen Four for the 22nd time in program […]

by Andrew Battifarano· · 0 comments · Ice Hockey, Sports
Senior assistant captain Evan Rodrigues celebrates his first goal in BU's 3-2 win over Minnesota Duluth. 
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Rodrigues continues to shine in final season at BU, takes home Most Outstanding Player

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — When senior assistant captain Evan Rodrigues corralled the puck in the low right circle on a late third-period power-play chance, junior captain Matt Grzelcyk hoped he would fire the puck on net. But as Rodrigues has shown, that’s not his style. Instead of shooting immediately, Rodrigues displayed the patience he’s had on many occasions this year for […]

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BU players celebrate after beating Minnesota Duluth in the Northeast Regional final. PHOTO BY MAYA DEVEREAUX/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU men’s hockey advances to Frozen Four with close victory over Minnesota Duluth

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — The No. 2 Boston University men’s hockey team is going back to TD Garden. And this time, it’ll be for the biggest trophy of all. Thanks to the heroics of senior assistant captain Evan Rodrigues, who notched the opening and game-winning goals of the contest, BU (27-7-5) earned a berth in the Frozen Four with its […]

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Junior forward Dannu O'Regan (10) celebrates after scoring in overtime against Yale University, PHOTO BY MAYA DEVEREAUX/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Terriers orchestrate yet another comeback in NCAA regional win over Yale

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — It played out as most of us would expect — if you could actively foresee a thrilling overtime hockey contest. The No. 2 Boston University men’s hockey team was staring at a familiar situation going into the third period of Friday’s NCAA Northeast Regional contest against No. 17 Yale University — down by a single goal […]

by Conor Ryan· · 0 comments · Ice Hockey, Sports
The Boston University men's hockey team celebrates forward Danny O'Regan's game-winning goal against Yale University. PHOTO BY MAYA DEVEREAUX/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU defeats Yale in overtime, moves on in NCAA Tournament

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — At this point in the season, it’s fair to say a few things about this No. 2 Boston University men’s hockey team — it doesn’t play well early in games, but it comes on strong late. We’ve seen this played out many times over the course of the year, and Friday’s NCAA Northeast Regional opener was […]

by Andrew Battifarano· · 0 comments · Ice Hockey, Sports
No. 2 Terriers’ offense will be tested against stingy No. 17 Yale defense

No. 2 Terriers’ offense will be tested against stingy No. 17 Yale defense

“Confident and excited” were the words that head coach David Quinn used to describe his No. 2 Boston University men’s hockey team Wednesday afternoon. It should come as no surprise, as the road to the Frozen Four — and a potential sixth national championship — has officially been charted for the Terriers (25-7-5). The first step in that journey? A […]

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Jack Eichel holds the trophy after his team won the 2015 Hockey East Championship. PHOTO BY MAYA DEVEREAUX/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Hockey East Tournament MVP Eichel keeps adding to accolades

David Quinn, head coach of the No. 3 Boston University men’s hockey team, has had plenty to say about star freshman center Jack Eichel since Eichel arrived at BU. The most talked-about player in college hockey this season has been lauded by his coach as giving the team a “swagger,” as humble, and as a “hell of a hockey player.” […]

by Sarah Kirkpatrick· · 1 comment · Ice Hockey, Sports