Nicely Done, BU Hockey!

Will the 2010-11 Terriers' promising start lead to the same success as years' past? Image from Wikipedia user Marcusfvx

The Terriers men’s hockey team went into last Saturday night’s game against rival University of Maine with a scorching hot 6-0-1 record, determined to make the game their 7th win. In the end, the game did not put a “W” in the scorebooks, and Coach Jack Parker had to settle for a hard-fought 2-2 tie after a five-minute overtime. But the maintainance of that “undefeated” title was all that the Terriers needed to secure the top spot in both national polls on Monday.

In this week’s poll, the Terriers took 31 of the 50 first-place votes, moving them from No. 3 in the rankings to the coveted No. 1 spot. BU also moved up two points in the USA Hockey Magazine/USA Today poll. Both polls put Minnesota-Duluth (7-1-2) at second; Yale (4-0-0) was at No. 3 on and Miami (5-2-3) took third at USA Hockey.

This is an exciting accomplishment for BU men’s hockey. Their eighth consecutive game without a loss was secured by the awesome right pad stop of goalie Kieran Millan with eight seconds left in the game.With a 6-0-2 record on the year — 4-0-2 in Hockey East —  this year’s team has the best record since the 1977-78 squad, which rode its 21-game winning streak all the way to the national championship. The 2008-09 championship team was the last to hold the top spot in either the or USA Hockey poll.

BU hopes to continue their dominance and maintain that sweet #1 position this Friday, November 12 against Hockey East opponent Merrimack. Merrimack is No. 7 in the division with a 3-2-2 record. The Terriers had better watch out for Karl Stollery, a junior defenseman who has been surging lately in shots on goal – he had five in Merrimack’s loss last week against Providence. Sports pass tickets are still available for the game so be sure to show up and support your squad. Faceoff is at 7pm sharp!

5 Comments on “Nicely Done, BU Hockey!”

    1. Hey Fan,

      Thanks for pointing this out. We didn’t intend to pass the image off as one of this years’ team, but we can understand the confusion. We’ve edited the caption to reflect that the image is not of this years’ team. Additionally, we want to note why we’ve used an old photo: because we don’t have access to hockey games to take new photos, and we are firmly opposed to stealing photos from other places. That’s why all of our images are either taken by our staff or used with the permission of their creators (typically distributed without copyright or under a creative commons license).

      Thanks again,

      Gabe Stein
      Assoc. Publisher

      1. Why don’t you click on that photo and take a look at their helmets. I don’t think there’s a ‘W’ in Boston University.

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