The following letter was submitted by Bobo Carpenter, a four-year Terrier forward who has moved on to the New York Islanders after serving as BU’s co-captain during his senior season.
Dear Terrier Nation,
Four years really does go quick. Now that my time on campus has come to an end, I can honestly say Boston University will always have a special place in my heart.
Our fans are like no others. You all made it special to play in Agganis Arena every night and always give us the energy we need to succeed. I will always remember the creative Dog Pound chants, especially the “BC sucks.” Your loyalty has never gone unnoticed — I know you will cheer even harder for the returners and all the new players that will soon call BU home.
Our band is incredible and is always by our side supporting, even if we were out west for a regional. Your send-offs and traditions pump us up and remind us of how special it is to be a part of BU Hockey. They elevate the experience at games not just for us as players, but all of our fans, too.
Our coaches are so knowledgeable about the game of hockey and guide us to succeed individually and most importantly as a whole. Their dedication to teaching and developing us is unmatched, and I will be forever grateful for the things I learned while a Terrier. I cannot thank them enough for giving me the opportunity to live out my dream and play at BU.
Our director of hockey ops, training staff, equipment staff, weight room staff and all those at Agganis Arena are a huge part of the reason me and my teammates are able to do what we do. Your hard work behind the scenes and support are admired and appreciated by all.
I hope you all know how helpful, caring and supportive you all were during my career at BU. I am extremely grateful to have been able to work with all of you and create lifelong friendships.
I am so thankful to have been able to play with so many talented hockey players during my time at BU, who made me a better person and better player every day. I created so many memories with you all on and off the ice that I will never forget. You helped me stay confident and always pushed me to be the best I could be for myself and for all of you. I am going to miss you guys more than you know.
I have to thank my girlfriend, parents and siblings for all of their support throughout my four years. Being able to see you all in Section 120 every home game meant the world to me, and I owe everything I have been able to experience to you.
To those who still have some time left as a Terrier: learn as much as you can, work your hardest every rep and shift, support one another and show everyone why it is so special to be a Terrier. Four years goes by in the blink of an eye.
Thank you Boston University for all of the memories and for letting me wear the scarlet and white the past four years. It was an honor.
It’s a great day to BU.
Once a Terrier Always A Terrier,
Robert “Bobo” Carpenter