Little truths are scattered throughout a season. They come to light during winning streaks, close games, five-minute runs and brief practices. Most are caught and addressed, but some linger because they can neither be fixed nor exploited.
Shootouts used to be the Boston University women’s hockey team’s best friend. The Terriers were at a conference-best 4-0 in shootouts under Hockey East’s new policy, which rewards shootout wins in conference play with two points and a shootout loss with one, while both count as ties in the NCAA records.
Now in the home stretch of the 2009 season, the No.1 Boston University men’s ice hockey team split a weekend series with the University of Maine, winning Friday night’s contest, 7-2, before settling for a 2-2 tie Saturday.
Before Sunday’s game against the Boston University women’s basketball team, University of New Hampshire juniors Candace Williams and Amy Simpson ranked third and fourth in America East scoring with 20.9 and 14.6 points per game, respectively, in conference play.
Let me start with this ‘-’- you really don’t understand how lucky you are to be a Terrier this year. I don’t know if this school will ever enjoy another year like this, with the amount of talent that is displayed on a daily basis on the field, court or ice.