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  • #61
    Originally posted by Rogie21 View Post

    Funny you should ask, Bomber. The Terrier Hockey Fan Blog is running a series of posts marking the 50th anniversary of the '70-'71 national champs who went 13-0-1 out of the gate. They finally lost at Cornell on January 23rd. We're posting game recaps on the dates they were played, some with comments from the players, along with a few feature pieces. In a Q&A with Jack Parker (questions sadly intended for Jack Kelley), he called the '70-'71 team the best BU team ever, largely due to its 40% power play, which produced more goals (65) than the total yielded by BU (60).
    The closest I can think of in "my time" is the 97-98 team. Didn't they go something like 18-1 to start the season?
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    • #62
      Originally posted by defkit View Post
      The closest I can think of in "my time" is the 97-98 team. Didn't they go something like 18-1 to start the season?
      BU went 11-1 before 2 ties and then their second loss that season, with the loss the fifth game overall. You are more likely thinking of the 1995-96 season when BU went 18-1-2 before a tie and back-to-back losses, with the loss the fifth game overall. BTW, both losses were to UNH at Lake Whitt, the one in 95 the first game at the arena in OT and the one in 97 a bad 5-0 loss.

      The last time BU was undefeated at the holiday break was 1978-79, when they were 7-0 before losing the opening game of the GLi vs MTU. BTW, 6 of those 7 games were at WBA that season. The other seasons BU was undefeated at the holiday break were: 77-78, 5-0 on the way to a 21-0 start; 75-76, 4-0 before losing the opening game of the GLi vs MTU; 71-72, 7-0-1 before winning the SIT semifinal then losing the championship game; 70-71, 6-0-1 on the way to a 13-0-1 start; 66-67*, 9-1 with the loss to the Eastern Nationals (a non-collegate team), on the way to a 12-1-1 start; 64-65, 10-0 before losing the first game of the BAC; 50-51, 3-0 on the way to a 4-0 start; 45-46, no games before 1946; 32-33, 2-0 before losing their next game; 26-27, 0-0-1 before losing their next game; 25-26, 2-0 before losing the next game; 1919-20, no games before 1920; and 1917-18, no games before 1918.

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      • #63
        All Hockey East men's and women's teams will qualify for the Hockey East playoffs.
        The way things are going, BU's first men's game will be the playoff opener in March.


        https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/12/...nce-announces/

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        • #64
          Loss of the strength coach will be a huge problem.... Guys literally come and came here to play because of him. I imagine others like Skoog who went back overseas for the break will likely not return as well and I wonder who else. Sadly the hockey program is no longer a priority for the administration when so much of your money is now brought in by full paying foreign students.

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          • #65
            As we head into the new year the lack of information about the BU hockey program is alarming
            There has been no communication from the athletic department, coaching staff or connected sources (terrier hockey blog) about the status
            Have any players left since the season started
            Have we picked up any of the opt outs-- BC shored up their only weakness with a defender from Yale and others teams are snatching up players
            We have generally failed with the graduate transfers so this is not surprising

            BU is only team in hockey east not to have played- the schedule list Northeastern games this weekend with Friday on NESN
            Is this happening?

            Support for the team has faded in past years and lack of communication furthers this perception

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            • #66
              The terrier hockey blog now says January 8th is opening day
              Last D-1 school to start playing

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              • #67
                Originally posted by DLG View Post
                As we head into the new year the lack of information about the BU hockey program is alarming
                There has been no communication from the athletic department, coaching staff or connected sources (terrier hockey blog) about the status
                Have any players left since the season started?
                No news because ... there is literally no news.


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                • #68
                  Originally posted by ColinWilsonFan View Post
                  ...Sadly the hockey program is no longer a priority for the administration...
                  From a Northeastern alum who loves to hate BU: I take absolutely no pleasure in reading this but I fear the handwriting has been on the wall for awhile. The intra-city hockey rivalry between NU, BU, and BC is good not only for hockey but also (whether certain administrators want to recognize it or not) for each of the institutions.

                  Please don't become a pseudo-Harvard.


                  (BTW, the NU Hockey website still shows the Jan 1 and 2 games.)
                  Last edited by Split-N; 12-28-2020, 03:02 PM.
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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by Split-N View Post

                    From a Northeastern alum who loves to hate BU: I take absolutely no pleasure in reading this but I fear the handwriting has been on the wall for awhile. The intra-city hockey rivalry between NU, BU, and BC is good not only for hockey but also (whether certain administrators want to recognize it or not) for each of the institutions.

                    Please don't become a pseudo-Harvard.


                    (BTW, the NU Hockey website still shows the Jan 1 and 2 games.)
                    The BU website also lists games this weekend. https://goterriers.com/sports/mens-ice-hockey/schedule

                    Have to agree with sentiments above, the communication from the program and the school over the last few years has increasingly become awful. While that's far from the most important thing going on right now, the fact that they continue to literally say nothing on the status of the season makes no sense.
                    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by Harry Cleverly View Post

                      No news because ... there is literally no news.

                      I believe two defenseman will be joining the Terriers over break. Thomas Jarman who committed recently and Union's Joseph Campolieto who has one year of eligibility left. If Campolieto does join the terriers this will be a big addition due to all other defenseman (besides Farrance) being either Fr. or So.

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                      • #71
                        As a BC fan, can’t wait to see BC-BU back at it. My favorite rivalry in sports

                        On another note, I remember seeing last year some people on your board weren’t a big fan of Zegras and there may have been some locker room issues with him. Can anyone here refresh me on what went down?

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by sigx15 View Post
                          As a BC fan, can’t wait to see BC-BU back at it. My favorite rivalry in sports

                          On another note, I remember seeing last year some people on your board weren’t a big fan of Zegras and there may have been some locker room issues with him. Can anyone here refresh me on what went down?
                          A couple of people speculated about that on here but I don’t know it was based on any real information.

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by Harry Cleverly View Post

                            No news because ... there is literally no news.

                            Harry is correct regarding news.

                            BU hasn’t played because of COVID. (Unclear weather we have fared the worst or are being the most cautious). Either way I don’t think that should be interpreted as lack of support for the program.

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                            • #74
                              hockey east in today's press release cancels the BU games originally scheduled for this weekend

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by ericredaxe View Post

                                BU hasn’t played because of COVID. (Unclear weather we have fared the worst or are being the most cautious). Either way I don’t think that should be interpreted as lack of support for the program.
                                IMO BU has been the most cautious of all the HE programs (and perhaps in all of D1 Hockey excluding the Ivy League programs who shut down for the season) regarding its COVID protocols. BU has a very strict testing, isolation & quarantine policy for its community members if they have tested positive or are deemed a "close contact". AFAIK the positive test(s) that caused the postponement of the UMASS series were the 1st on the team; however it's unclear if additional team personnel have tested positive since.

                                I believe Albie allowed the players to return to their families for the holidays and that the team has since returned to campus. But due to BU's testing and quarantine protocols for students returning to campus, there was no way this weekend's games were gonna be played as scheduled. The BU Men's B-Ball games originally scheduled for this weekend vs. Holy Cross were rescheduled to a later date next week to accommodate BU's protocols.

                                I get the frustration over what seems to be ongoing delays, cancellations, postponements, etc. But I'd rather have BU not take any unnecessary risks with the well-being of its community members and frankly I think BU has done a tremendous job of keeping its students, faculty & staff as safe as possible on campus with its robust on-campus testing and comprehensive protocols.

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