Thursday, May 23, 2013

2013-14 schedule announced

BU’s 2013-2014 men's hockey schedule features an expanded out-of-conference schedule, fewer (20) conference games and several first-time opponents for the Terriers. The team will have 18 home dates at Agganis Arena, including an Oct. 5 exhibition game against St. Francis Xavier, with 12 of those home contests in the first semester. BU opens its regular season with home games against a pair of in-state opponents, UMass and Holy Cross, on Oct. 11 and 12.

Among the away venues on tap are visits to Michigan’s Yost Arena and Michigan State’s Munn Arena in October and a two-game series in South Bend, Indiana, at Notre Dame’s Compton Family Ice Arena. 

BU’s visit to E. Lansing will its first game at the Spartans’ rink since the 1990 NCAA quarterfinals when the Terriers won the second and third games of the best-of-three to upset Michigan State, as chronicled in our most recent Terrier Tale, “Rebuilding the Foundation.”
In addition to the annual Beanpot Tournament at TD Bank Garden, BU will renew its Red Hot Hockey rivalry with Cornell at Madison Square Garden and play its second outdoor game of the modern era, taking on Maine in the latest Frozen Fenway series.

Newcomers to BU’s schedule are future Hockey East member (in 2014-15) Connecticut and  Atlantic Hockey’s Bentley College. announcement

Looking back
Former Terrier top scorer Alex Chiasson, who became a Dallas Stars fan favorite following his call-up from the AHL late in the Stars’ season, talked with the Dallas Morning News and Austin Statesman about his first pro season.

“I don’t want anyone to give (me a spot),” Chiasson said. “I’ve got to come in (to training camp) ready and set high expectations. There’s a reason for that, I’m going to have to come in twice as good.”

Former Terrier John Hynes, now head coach of the AHL Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins, knows that a 3-0 playoff lead is not insurmountable as his team stormed back against the Providence Bruins to win four straight games, ending the season of former Terriers David Warsofsky and Chris Bourque. Colby Cohen also is on the P-Bruins but has been out with an injury.

Women’s program
Head Coach Brian Durocher has signed a contract extension that will keep him behind the bench through the 2018-19 season. The former Terrier goalie, who has coached the team since its inception in 2005-06, has a 159-93-37 record. Last season the team achieved a program high in wins—28—a record low in losses—6—and its second appearance in the national championship game in three seasons. Durocher, previously an assistant to former men’s team coach Jack Parker, was named a finalist for the AHCA Division I Women’s Ice Hockey Coach of the Year award for 2013-14.
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