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Pete MacArthur has scored four goals in the first three games.

The men’s hockey Terriers are currently ranked fourth in the country, but competing in April’s Frozen Four national semifinals — when a number-four ranking really matters — has eluded the team since 1997. BU had its chance last spring, against Boston College, only to be steamrolled by the Eagles, 5-0.

Some offensive firepower early this season, however, along with the expected strengths in defense and in goal, has inspired hopes that the program can return to its glory days of a decade ago, when BU played in the Frozen Four from 1993 to 1997, and won the national championship in 1995.

The 2-0-1 Terriers take the ice again tonight, October 27, at 7 p.m. against UMass-Lowell at Agganis Arena. Before the season started, the team’s ability to put the puck in the net early and often was in question, especially since the whole first line had graduated. But replacing the scoring punch of ex-Terrier forwards Brad Zancanaro (MET’06), John Laliberte (SHA’06), and David Van der Gulik (CAS’06) is a trio of sophomores — as well as a line of upperclassmen — who are determined to build the same kind of momentum that carried BU to the Beanpot championship and the Hockey East title last year.

“We lost six productive seniors,” says coach Jack Parker. “But we have outstanding returning players and a fine recruiting class. We expect our experienced players, and some of our freshmen, to contribute right off the bat.”

Last year’s freshmen did just that. The “rookie line” of Brandon Yip (CAS’09), Jason Lawrence (CAS’09), and Chris Higgins (CAS’09), now sophomore sensations, picked up right where it left off, scoring three times in BU’s 4-4 tie with RPI on October 14. Yip netted the Terriers’ first goal of the season, with an assist by Higgins. Parker never tires of singing the praises of Yip, who adjusted to college hockey in supreme fashion with 9 goals and 22 assists. “Brandon Yip had a solid season last year,” says Parker (SMG’68, Hon.’97). “His offensive production was great, and he was named Hockey East Rookie of the Year.”

Higgins, not to be outdone, scored two goals in the season-opener against RPI, including the game-tying tally. The Lynnfield, Mass., native had 8 goals and 13 assists last year — 3 of the goals at the expense of Nebraska-Omaha, for the fastest hat trick (5:31) in NCAA regional tournament history in BU’s 9-2 victory.

On October 20, it was prime time for the “big line” as Pete MacArthur (SED’08) scored twice and Ken Roche (MET ’07) came up with the game-winner in BU’s 4-3 victory over Northeastern. The following night, MacArthur put two more in the net and added an assist in a 4-1 win that slammed Merrimack and saw Roche score once again. “Roche is obviously a key for us this year,” Parker says. “He had such a great second half for us last season, and a lot of that success had to do with his two line-mates.” Rounding out the line is Bryan Ewing (MET ’08), who scored 16 times last season, just behind Roche (17) for the team lead in goals. “The MacArthur-Ewing-Roche line is one of the main reasons we led the league in scoring,” says Parker, “which is the first time in quite a while we’ve done that.”

“There is a lot of parity in Hockey East this year, so it’s going to be a real challenge to come out on top,” Parker says. Indeed, five Hockey East teams rank in the top 20, with Maine first and Boston College just behind BU at number five. At present, the Terriers are undefeated and atop the conference standings — a place they hope to occupy in the spring if all goes according to plan. “We’ve replaced departing players with players who have a lot of talent,” says Parker, “but it remains to be seen if we did a good job replacing our graduates’ experience.”

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Bu Men’s Hockey Faces Providence In Hockey East Semifinal Friday Night

BU Men’s Hockey Faces Providence in Hockey East Semifinal Friday Night

BU forwards Dylan Peterson (COM’24) and Jeremy Wilmer (CAS’26) celebrate a goal against Vermont in the Hockey East quarterfinal, played on Saturday, March 11.

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BU Men’s Hockey Faces Providence in Hockey East Semifinal Friday Night Top-seeded Terriers play in their first tournament semifinal since 2023, and hope for a shot at the title on Saturday

They’ve been eyeing the trophy all season long. Now, it’s just two games away, with the first one on Friday at 4 pm at TD Garden in the Hockey East semifinals against Providence College.

The No. 5 ranked Boston University men’s hockey team has a lot to show for its 2023–23 campaign: Hockey East regular season champions, Hockey East Coach of the Year in first-year head coach Jay Pandolfo (CAS’96), and a breakout campaign from freshman phenom Lane Hutson (CAS’26)—who coled the conference in points as a defenseman, was named Hockey East Rookie of the Year, and was a top-10 finalist for the Hobey Baker Award.

But for these Terriers, all eyes are on the program’s first Hockey East Championship since 2023. This is the first time anyone on the roster has made it to the semifinals. A pandemic-shortened 2023 season followed by two consecutive losses in the Hockey East quarterfinals (2023 and 2023) means the goal of making the championship game transcends this season. According to alternate captain Jay O’Brien (COM’23), everyone on the roster is excited to make their mark at TD Garden, site of the final four. 

“We’re excited to get the opportunity to play at the Garden again, and play for a championship,” O’Brien says. “Winning the Hockey East, it’s one of the biggest things on your list at the beginning of the year.” 

BU, the tournament’s top seed, hosted No. 11 University of Vermont at Agganis Arena on Saturday and routed the Catamounts 7-3 with help from Nick Zabaneh (COM’24), who scored a hat trick. 

“I really like where our team’s at and the way that we’re playing,” O’Brien says. “It’s playoff time, so to be in a one-game elimination, you gotta be ready to go right off the bat and I feel like in these last five games, that’s what’s helped us as a team.”

Terriers alternate captain Jay O’Brien (COM’23) plays keep-away from a Vermont defenseman. At BU, O’Brien has 11 points in six career games against Providence.

The Terriers finished with an 18-6 conference record, good for the most points (54) in Hockey East. Of BU’s 10 overall losses this season, four of them came when the Terriers dropped the Beanpot semifinal, Beanpot consolation game, and a home-and-home series to Merrimack in a two-week period. 

Undefeated in their last five, BU will need to get past No. 7 seeded Providence in order to reach the Hockey East title game, which will be played Saturday night at 7 pm. The Terriers have seen 25 Hockey East semifinals, and won nine titles since the tournament’s inception in 1984.

BU and Providence have matched up seven times in the tournament format. The Friars have won five of the games, including their only meeting in the semifinals, a 7-4 loss in 1996. However, BU won the most recent tournament matchup, claiming their 38th conference title in the 2023 Hockey East Finals with a 2-0 victory. 

“It definitely helps that we just played Providence, because we know the way they play,” Pandolfo says. “But they can make some adjustments and do some different things against us, as well. I thought we played really well against them at home on Friday and they played a lot better on Saturday night. It was a pretty even matchup, so we have to make sure we’re at our best in this game coming up Friday.”

O’Brien played his freshman year at Providence and transferred to BU ahead of the 2023–21 season. He has 11 points (5G, 6A) in six games against Providence in scarlet and white. Despite his stats against the Friars, O’Brien says it’s just another game. 

O’Brien puts a shot on net against Vermont on March 11. O’Brien says he is excited for his first Hockey East semifinal, played Friday, March 17. “I know everybody’s pumped, playoff time is the best time of the year and there’s nothing better than this.”

“I just hope I can help the team,” O’Brien says. “I am just excited to play at the Garden in front of our fans with a chance to play for a championship. It’s no different than any other game.” 

O’Brien says the Hockey East tournament losses in 2023 and 2023 “still sting,” but he is excited to rectify those results Friday. 

“Come Friday, it’s going to be emotional, loud, and hectic,” O’Brien says. “I’m excited. I know everybody’s pumped, playoff time is the best time of the year and there’s nothing better than this.” 

“It just brings the energy to our group,” Pandolfo says. “They’ve been such great support for us this year. The band is awesome, and it helps our players, gives them energy and they get excited about it. It’s a great environment when our fans and band are into it.”

BU’s 4 pm matchup is the first of two games Friday. The second semifinal between No. 2 seeded Merrimack and No. 5 UMass Lowell is scheduled for 7 pm. The winner of both games will play the following night at 7 pm for the Lamoriello Trophy, and an automatic qualification to the NCAA tournament.

The No. 1 seeded Boston University men’s hockey team will play No. 7 Providence College in the Hockey East semifinal at 4 pm on Friday, March 17. The winner will play Saturday, March 18, at 7 pm against the winner of No. 2 seeded Merrimack vs No. 5 UMass Lowell. Tickets for all Hockey East tournament games are $17 for the BU student section, and can be purchased here. General admission is $23.50. All games will air live on NESN, and can be followed here.

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Triumphs, Tragedy, And Titles: 100 Seasons Of Bu Men’s Hockey

Triumphs, Tragedy, and Titles: 100 Seasons of BU Men’s Hockey

The first-ever Boston University hockey game was played on February 6, 1918, at Boston Arena against a group from Boston College. BC won the contest, 3-1. All photos courtesy of BU Athletics

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Triumphs, Tragedy, and Titles: 100 Seasons of BU Men’s Hockey Stories and photos through Terrier hockey history, from the 1936 Olympics to the early days of the Beanpot to NCAA titles to the great Russian upset to Jack Parker, Chris Drury, Travis Roy to the first Black college hockey coach and more

On February 6, 1918, 11 young men from Boston University gathered at Boston Arena for the first official ice hockey game in their school’s history, meeting a team from Boston College.

“In those days, it was like a challenge,” BU hockey radio broadcaster and historian Bernie Corbett (CAS’83) says. “BC got some guys together and said, ‘We’re the BC team. We’re going to play BU, so you put a team together.’” And they did.

By 1922, the BU hockey team had an organized schedule, an established home at Boston Arena, and a school mascot. The Terriers have played a competitive season almost every year since, pausing only during World War II.

Captains Brian Durocher (Wheelock’78) (left) and Jack O’Callahan (CAS’79) hoisting the 1978 Beanpot trophy. The tournament was delayed that year by the historic Blizzard of ‘78. The two captains helped BU claim its third national championship of the decade that year.

If you’ve watched any game in the National Hockey League over the last several decades, chances are good there’s been a Terrier on the ice. Close to 100 have played in the NHL, including 20 currently, and many more have played professionally abroad.

Maybe it was the proximity of the Boston Bruins, one of the Original Six teams from the early days of the NHL (1942 to 1967), or maybe it was the growing presence of other college teams around the city. For whatever reason, hockey seemed destined to soar on Comm Ave. “The University has always wanted a successful college hockey program,” says legendary BU captain and coach Jack Parker (Questrom’68, Hon.’97). “It’s been a big part of the fabric of this University for a long, long time.”

Boston Arena was the first site of BU men’s hockey and seven other nearby college teams. Because of the localized competition, the Terriers played 480 of their first 874 games at Boston Arena, meaning 55 percent of BU’s games through half a century were skated on the same sheet of ice.

“You cannot underestimate the supreme importance of Boston Arena. That was the place,” Corbett says. “Boston Arena functioned 24-7 because there was no other indoor ice facility.”

Boston Arena still stands today as Matthews Arena, the world’s oldest active multipurpose arena and Northeastern’s home rink, where the Terriers continue to play annually, only now as the visiting team. BU and Northeastern met at Boston Arena in the first-ever Beanpot game, a 4-1 Terrier victory, on December 26, 1952.

BU’s first long-tenured coach was Wayland Vaughan, who Corbett calls “the father of BU hockey.” Vaughan totaled 87 wins, 82 losses, and 8 ties in his years with BU, from 1928 to 1943. He oversaw some of the school’s original stars, including 1934-35 cocaptains John Lax (Wheelock’36) and Paul Rowe (Questrom’35), who led Team USA to a bronze medal at the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany.

When BU hockey resumed after a two-year hiatus during World War II, Harry Cleverly (Wheelock’37) took the helm, guiding the Terriers to 212 wins, 142 losses, and 10 ties in 17 years, from 1945 to 1962. “He’s the guy that put them on the map early on after the war,” Corbett says.

The BU men’s hockey program has also played an important role in the integration of Black players into the sport. Mike Grier starred for BU in the mid-1990s, and enjoyed a stellar, 14-year career in the National Hockey League, where he became the first American-born Black player to score 20 goals in a season. Jordan Greenway (CGS’17, CAS’19) in 2023 was the first Black hockey player to play for Team USA in the Winter Olympics. Eddie Wright (’69) played for Jack Kelley in the late 1960s, and went on to be the first Black NCAA hockey coach, helming University of Buffalo. And Lloyd Robinson (SED’50) is regarded as the player who broke the NCAA color barrier in hockey when he joined the Terriers for the 1947-48 season.

With the help of Jack Garrity (Wheelock’51,’59), the program’s all-time single-season leader in goals (51) and points (84), Cleverly helped BU to its first national tournament appearance, a 4-3 victory over Michigan on March 17, 1950. Cleverly also secured BU’s first Beanpot title, when the Terriers defeated Northeastern 9-3 on February 20, 1958, at Boston Garden, the host of the Beanpot for 43 years.

Jack Kelley’s 10-year tenure as BU head coach included six Beanpot titles and two national championships, in 1971 and 1972.

After Cleverly brought the Terriers to the national stage, Jack Kelley only further fixed the spotlight on BU hockey in his decade behind the bench. “BU hockey was an established program before Jack Kelley arrived, but he put it on the level that it is today,” Parker says.

Kelley directed the program from 1962 to 1972, posting 206 wins, 80 losses, and 7 ties. After reaching the national tournament in 1966 and 1967, Kelley and the Terriers broke through in 1971 for the program’s first national championship, a 4-2 win over Minnesota. BU lost just twice in that 1970-71 campaign, and after a 4-2 defeat to Harvard in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) semifinals, the national tournament selection committee made the unprecedented decision to invite the Terriers to the four-team tournament despite the team not reaching the ECAC final. The Terriers validated the invitation by taking the championship.

“I think everybody would perceive the 1971 team being the best team in BU history, and I would argue that it might be the best team in college hockey history,” Parker says. “I don’t think anybody could have predicted how dominant they would be, except the guys that were on the team themselves.”

Goaltender Tim Regan (Wheelock’72) set program single-season records for save percentage (.929) and goals-against average (1.77) in the 1970-71 season, and was one of many Terriers to return for the 1971-72 campaign. The end result was the same: with a 4-0 victory over rival Cornell on March 18, 1972, BU won its second consecutive national title, a rare feat in college hockey at the time.

“Once every 10 years, an eastern school might win the national championship. It was dominated by the Western Collegiate Hockey Association [WCHA] teams,” Parker says. “For an eastern school to win it, and then win it again, kind of put BU on a level above everyone else.”

“That place was rocking,” Corbett says. “When you had 3,800 people and a big game, it was pretty crazy.”

During his 40-year BU coaching career (1973-2013), Jack Parker (Questrom’68, Hon.’97) had the most wins by any coach at one school—897, more than half of the program’s all-time victories. He began coaching the team at just 28 years old. Above: Parker and his 1984-85 team.

Walter Brown Arena was Jack Kelley’s vision, but he spent only one season at the new venue. Midway through the 1972-73 campaign, 28-year-old Parker began his 40-year tenure in charge of the team he played for from 1965 to 1968, captaining BU in the 1967-68 season.

Kelley’s success “was a blueprint for me, and it was a benchmark for our teams,” Parker says. “He pushed everybody to give their best effort all the time. By demanding that day in and day out, I think the team got the feeling that: we deserve this. We’ve outworked everybody else.’”

It didn’t take long for Parker to match the success of his former coach. After winning the ECAC championship four years in a row, from 1974 to 1977, BU claimed its third national title in less than a decade with a 5-3 win over Boston College in March 1978.

Brian Durocher (Wheelock’78), who has coached the BU women’s hockey team since it became a varsity program in 2005, was a goaltender and cocaptain of the 1977-78 men’s team that capped off the program’s defining decade. “That was an era of dominance and a super high point for BU hockey,” he says.

Durocher shared the net with Jim Craig (Wheelock’80, MET’09), who would go on to become one of four Terriers—alongside Mike Eruzione (Wheelock’77), Jack O’Callahan (CAS’79), and Dave Silk (CAS’80, MET’92, Questrom’94)—on the history-making United States squad that first upset the Soviet Union at the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y., (“Do you believe in miracles? Yes!”) and then went on to beat Finland for the gold medal.

Jim Craig (Wheelock’80, MET’09) (front), Mike Eruzione (Wheelock’77) (left), Jack O’Callahan (CAS’79) (back) and Dave Silk (CAS’80, MET’92, Questrom’94) (right), the four former Terriers skaters who played on Team USA’s 1980 “Miracle on Ice” squad that won the Olympic gold medal against all odds.

Seeing “the BU Four” win with Team USA was a highlight of the 1980s for the program, which reached the national tournament twice that decade, in 1984 and 1986. In that time, John Cullen (Questrom’87) set the record for most points by any Terrier, tallying 241 through his four-year career, from 1983 to 1987, which was bisected by BU’s move from the ECAC to Hockey East, which was founded in 1984.

“Talk about landing on your feet,” Corbett says. “Hockey East had instant credibility because the WCHA needed games, and they cut a deal [with Hockey East] to play this interlocking schedule, which is the best thing to ever happen to college hockey. It was good for everybody.”

BU went on to win the Hockey East trophy five times between 1986 and 1997. After an NCAA final loss in 1994, the Terriers won it all a year later, taking the Beanpot and Hockey East before winning their fourth NCAA title in 1995 in a 6-2 win over Maine.

“I think [the loss in the 1994 NCAA final] spurred us the next year,” Parker says. “It was a team that was easy to coach because of the leadership, easy to coach because of the talent, and really easy to coach because of the motivation from the year before.”

He says that was a common recipe for BU’s strongest teams: “The really great players were competitive and they were skilled, but they also were people that cared about their teammates.” Parker also noticed a shift in the landscape of college hockey in that era. “By the 1990s, college hockey was supplying a lot of players to the NHL,” he says. “There were a whole bunch of NHLers on that 1995 team.”

Current BU men’s hockey coach Albie O’Connell (CAS’99) was one of those players with professional aspirations, skating at BU from 1995 to 1999 and serving as captain for the 1998-99 season. He was with the team for four of its Beanpot-best six straight titles, from 1995 to 2000.

“Playing beyond here is even more realistic than it was in the past. It wasn’t as common,” O’Connell says. “College hockey has become a breeding ground for the National Hockey League.”

Prior to his 14-year NHL career, Chris Drury (CAS’98) was a member of the 1995 national championship team and in 1998 won the Hobey Baker Award, presented to “college hockey’s finest player.” He holds the record for most goals scored in a Terrier career, potting 113 from 1994 to 1998.

Only months after winning a national championship, an unthinkable tragedy struck the Terriers and the BU program in the opening moments of the 1995-96 campaign. Making his college debut on October 20, 1995, freshman Travis Roy suffered a spinal cord injury 11 seconds into his first shift at BU, ending his hockey career and leaving him a quadriplegic until his death on October 29, 2023, at the age of 45.

Travis Roy (COM’00, Hon.’16)) (center) remained closely tied to the team following a devastating injury in 1995 during his first game as a Terrier that left him paralyzed. He’s celebrating BU’s 1999 Beanpot title with his former teammates, including Terrier captain and current head coach Albie O’Connell (CAS’99) (left).

In the 25 years he lived after his accident, Roy (COM’00, Hon.’16) and those around him turned his condition into a source of positive change. Along with completing speaking engagements and visits to those with similar spinal cord injuries, Roy founded the Travis Roy Foundation, which has raised more than $21 million.

“Right from that moment, I remember everybody rallying and everybody becoming active. It was just that mentality of ‘what can we do,’” Corbett says. “With what he became, what he meant to people, and how he positively impacted people—what a legacy. And it will live on.”

Roy’s number, 24, became the first retired number in BU hockey history on October 31, 1999, and the program kept him in mind when plans began for its new arena, which was inspired by Parker and includes one-of-a-kind elements catered to those, like Roy, with accessibility needs.

Agganis Arena opened on January 3, 2005, with a 2-1 BU win over Minnesota, which had beaten the Terriers 2-1 in their final game at Walter Brown Arena the night before. With double the capacity of its predecessor and elite amenities, Agganis Arena became an immediate symbol of the BU community’s support for hockey.

“Our facilities are great,” O’Connell says. “It’s a program that really gets supported by the administration and a fan base that’s pretty fanatical about wanting a winner.”

“In my day, not many kids were wearing BU paraphernalia,” Durocher adds. “Now, they wear it proudly. [BU] rides shotgun with a lot of the elite institutions that we didn’t back then.”

The Terriers treated fans to their fifth national championship in 2009, when they completed another sweep of Beanpot, Hockey East, and NCAA trophies, winning the national title 4-3 in a thrilling last-minute, come-from-behind shocker against Miami University of Ohio. Trailing by two goals with a minute to go and the Terrier goaltender on the bench to allow for an extra skater, BU scored twice and deposited a game-winner in overtime to steal the victory. Matt Gilroy (MET’09) assisted the game-tying goal and went on to win the 2009 Hobey Baker Award.

Brandon Yip (CAS’09), with the NCAA 2009 trophy, helped BU win the national championship, BU’s fifth, in a 4-3 overtime thriller over Miami University of Ohio.

“It was absolutely fortunate that we won that game,” Parker says. “It couldn’t happen too often, that you’re going to get two goals after pulling the goalie. And you certainly aren’t going to get two goals in the last minute. But we played great—great players made great plays.”

Parker retired four years later, in 2013, ending his 40-year BU career with 897 wins, 472 losses, and 115 ties. His wins rank third among all college hockey coaches and are the most at a single school; his total of 1,484 games behind a college bench stands third all-time, as well.

Durocher especially commends Parker’s adaptability. “He found a way to change from the beginning to the end,” Durocher says. “He knew how to manage people—deal with the wise guy, deal with the shy kid, deal with the cocky kid. Nobody ever got the upper hand on him.”

Parker says he enjoyed the relationships the most. “The best part of my job was my relationships with my players when I was coaching them, and the relationship I’ve had with my players since I graduated,” he says. “I always tell people I have 2 daughters and 262 sons.”

David Quinn (CAS’89) had big shoes to fill as BU’s next head coach, and the former Terrier skater (1984 to 1988) delivered in 2023, when BU won the Beanpot and Hockey East title before coming one win away from a sixth national championship, falling to Providence 4-3 at Boston’s TD Garden.

Freshman sensation Jack Eichel (CGS’16) won the Hobey Baker Award in 2023 and became one of 23 Terriers selected in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft.

Quinn totaled 105 wins, 68 losses, and 21 ties in five years at BU, and when he moved on to lead the NHL’s New York Rangers in 2023, O’Connell became head coach. His most successful season so far came a year ago when the Terriers reached the 2023 NCAA tournament despite playing only 16 games in a campaign that was shortened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

To date, BU men’s hockey has amassed 1,604 wins in 2,738 games, earning a total 65 trophies—Beanpot, conference, and national. 

“I would say we’re in the top five all-time brand-name college hockey programs, and I don’t think anybody would argue with that,” Parker says. “BU is in the same conversation as any other great college hockey program.”

As for the fans, Parker says, “People come here from out of this country who never saw a college hockey game before. They come and they get enthralled with the sport.”

As the game has grown, the program has, too, from those 11 local boys with skates back in 1918 to the elite young talent that populates the team today.

Editor’s note: This story was updated February 7 to include the important role BU Men’s Hockey has played in integrating Black players and coaches into the sport.

Boston University and Northeastern during a 1949 game at Boston Arena (now Matthews Arena), then home to both teams. The Terriers and Huskies have been competing against each other since 1943.

Boston University and Northeastern during a 1949 game at Boston Arena (now Matthews Arena), then home to both teams. The Terriers and Huskies have been competing against each other since 1943.

Mike Grier starred for BU in the mid-1990s, and enjoyed a stellar, 14-year career in the National Hockey League, where he became the first American-born Black player to score 20 goals in a season

Jordan Greenway (CGS’17, CAS’19) in 2023 was the first Black hockey player to play for Team USA in the Winter Olympics

Mike Grier starred for BU in the mid-1990s, and enjoyed a stellar 14-year career in the National Hockey League, where he became the first American-born Black player to score 20 goals in a season (left). Jordan Greenway (CGS’17, CAS’19) in 2023 was the first Black hockey player to play for Team USA in the Winter Olympics (right).

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As Women’s Hockey Prepares For The Beanpot, Terrier Senior Captain Reflects On The Season

As Women’s Hockey Prepares for the Beanpot, Terrier Senior Captain Reflects on the Season Kaleigh Donnelly on the team’s strong showing, the end of her BU career, and what the future holds

In addition to being captain of the women’s hockey team, biology major Kaleigh Donnelly (CAS’22) has been named to Hockey East’s All-Academic Team twice. Photo by Steve Babineau

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As Women’s Hockey Prepares for the Beanpot, Terrier Senior Captain Reflects on the Season Kaleigh Donnelly on the team’s strong showing, the end of her BU career, and what the future holds

Kaleigh Donnelly has seen it all in her four years with BU women’s hockey, from the highs of winning the 2023 Beanpot to the lows of two first-round playoff exits. This year, the Terriers are 9-8-4 overall and 8-5-3 in conference play, consistently placing as one of the top teams in the Hockey East standings.

As team captain and one of eight seniors on the roster, Donnelly (CAS’22) has played the fifth-most games (98), recorded the third-most points (42), and tallied the most assists (36) among the current Terriers. Moving into the second half of her final BU season, she says she hopes that the best is yet to come.

BU Today spoke with Donnelly about the team’s bounce-back season from a 6-6 record last year, the players who have driven their success, her BU career on the ice, and her goals for the future. 



A with Kaleigh Donnelly

BU Today:

After being an assistant captain last season, what has it been like being captain this year?

Kaleigh Donnelly: So far, it’s been pretty good. I got pretty lucky with the girls on the team—they make my job very easy. I’ve enjoyed every second of it.

BU Today:

Most teams name multiple captains or assistant captains, but you’re the only one on this year’s team. Have other teammates stepped up to support you in that role?

Kaleigh Donnelly: Definitely, especially my senior classmates. They’ve really helped me behind the scenes and working on things that maybe you don’t see on the ice.

BU Today:

One of them is Courtney Correia (CGS’20, Questrom’22), whose 8 goals, 8 assists, and 16 points lead the team and rank her among the top-10 players in Hockey East. What can you say about the way she has played this year?

Kaleigh Donnelly: I think everyone’s really excited about how well Courtney’s doing. She really takes the team in her own hands some games and gets those points for us. I think we really look to her when we need a goal.

BU Today:

Another noteworthy senior, Kate Stuart (CAS’22), a first-choice goalie for the first time in her career, has the fifth-best save percentage (.926) of Hockey East goalies in conference play. What have you seen from her this season?

Kaleigh Donnelly: Kate has always been really good, and I think all her hard work for the past three years has paid off with her starting role this year. Last weekend, she stopped almost 50 shots against Northeastern and kept us in that game. That’s just one example of her talent.

BU Today:

A number of underclassmen have also contributed significantly: Christina Vote (CAS’25), Catherine Foulem (CAS’24), and Julia Shaunessy (CAS’24) each rank among the program’s top-10 skaters in goals and points this year. What’s it been like watching them develop?

Kaleigh Donnelly: I love watching them play, and I especially love playing with them. They’re even better kids off the ice, which I think helps the dynamic of the team. It was super important for the underclassmen to step up since we do have a pretty young team.

Donnelly is just two games away from skating in the 100th contest of her BU career. Photo by Rich Gagnon

BU Today:

Your team went unbeaten in its first seven conference games and has remained near the top of the league all season. What do you attribute that success to?

I think it really transfers from off the ice. We’re a really close team, and we all really respect each other as individuals, which I think transfers to on the ice and respecting ourselves as teammates and working well together.

BU Today:

Two of your best games so far were a 2-1 win over then–No. 2 Northeastern October 8 and a 5-4 win over Boston College November 21. Do those victories give your team confidence going into the Beanpot on February 1?

Oh, definitely. I think what’s different this year than previous years is that we know we can beat them now, and I think that confidence will help us in the tournament.

BU Today:

As playoffs approach, what do you anticipate for the team?

Especially now with everyone playing at their best, especially our goalies, I think the potential is endless. I see us going pretty far and I hope that we do.

BU Today:

As you complete your biology degree, what are your post-Commencement plans?

I’m planning on working at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in a clinical research coordinator role, so I’m pretty excited about that.

BU Today:

And do you think more hockey is in your future?

It’s definitely something to figure out down the road, but I did just talk to Karilyn Pilch (Questrom’09,’19) [former director of hockey operations at BU]—she used to be general manager with the Premier Hockey Federation’s Boston Pride [she’s now a scout for the Chicago Blackhawks]. So there’s definitely a possibility.

BU Today:

Finally, do you have any favorite memories from your four-year career with the Terriers?

One memory definitely stands out—my freshman year when we won the Beanpot. I was lucky enough to be on the ice in overtime and when Sammy [Davis] (CGS’17, Sargent’19, Wheelock’20) put that in. It was definitely the best moment of my career.

The BU women’s hockey team’s next game is a rematch with No. 3 Northeastern at Matthews Arena on Friday, January 21, at 4 pm. The game can be streamed on chúng tôi and followed via @BUGameDay on Twitter. Fans can keep up with the team on chúng tôi and @TerrierWHockey on Twitter.

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A Winning Season For Bu Men’s Club Golf

A Winning Season for BU Men’s Club Golf Heading to nationals with hopes of first program championship

Matt Kim (ENG’17) at the East Coast NCCGA Match Play Tournament at Crestview Country Club in Agawam, Mass., earlier this season.

It’s been a remarkable year for the BU men’s golf club. After securing first-place finishes in the two opening tournaments of the four they played this season, the 16-member team qualified for the national championship for the first time. Starting today, they’ll be among six teams from around the country competing in the National Collegiate Club Golf Association (NCCGA) Match Play National Championship, being played in Hot Springs, Ark.

“We’re all really excited,” says club member Aaron Slamowitz (ENG’17), sports information director. “I think it’s great for the club. It shows how far we’ve come over the last year. It’s definitely going to be really special. It means a lot for the club and for recruitment going forward.”

The golfers began the season—which starts in the fall—with a win at the East Coast NCCGA Match Play Tournament, followed by a win at the annual Golf Beanpot Tournament and a second and a third place finish at the next two NCCGA Stroke Play tournaments.

“With golf, anything can happen,” says Slamowitz. “The best players can have bad days, and the worst players can catch fire. There are some big schools going to Arkansas, but if a lot of us can put together some steady golf, I think we’ll have a chance.”

Club members trace their success this season to a series of meetings that began last year. Despite a remarkable individual performance by Peter Gunawan (CAS’18), the team finished in the middle of the pack in the NCCGA New England region. Sensing that they had the potential to be better, Matt Kim (ENG’17) says he and a few other players decided to hold biweekly meetings, to book more tournaments each semester, to play every weekend (weather permitting), and perhaps most important, to find a practice facility with an actual course, as opposed to just going to a driving range a couple of times a week.

Kim says that he, Slamowitz, and Mike Hanna (ENG’17) “just started calling every course in the area. We would literally call up every day and ask, ‘How much would it take for the BU club to practice here?’ It took a lot of calls, but eventually we found a home.”

That home turned out to be the Harmon Golf and Fitness Club in Rockland, Mass., which has a nine-hole course, a grass range, and plenty of practice greens and bunkers. The BU team joined the club in the fall, but it didn’t come cheap—dues had to be increased from $100 to $700.

They also decided that being as competitive as possible meant that for the first time they needed to cut players from the team. Of the 28 people trying out last September, 16 made the cut, 12 of them returning players.

“We had to cut people,” says Slamowitz. “If you’re not under a 15 handicap, you shouldn’t try out. I think 10 of the kids on our team are under a 10 handicap. If we want to continue this trend of getting better, that’s just what we have to do.”

Head coach Steve Tasho says that despite the team’s new, more competitive edge, he reminds his players to have fun. “Golf is the hardest game in the world,” Tasho says. “Everyone who’s played knows how frustrating it can be. I just like to remind them to enjoy themselves. They need to have fun in order to do well. That’s when you’re playing your best.”

The team’s seniors say they are as excited about the future of the program as they are about the prospect of capturing a national title.

“I think we’ve built a really strong foundation with everything we’ve done so far,” says Kim. “We already have some scratch golfers along with some other guys who can shoot in the 70s and low 80s. If we can just add some more scratch golfers in the future and qualify and win a few national championships, this team could make it to the next level. From what I’ve heard, the club can turn varsity in less than 10 years if it stays on this upward trend.”

The Boston University men’s golf club competes in the National Collegiate Club Golf Association Match Play National Championship today, Thursday, April 27, and tomorrow, Friday, April 28, at the Hot Springs Country Club, 101 Country Club Drive, Hot Springs, Ark. Find more information about the tournament schedule here.

Tryouts for the golf club are held in September. Follow and like the club on Facebook or email Aaron Slamowitz at [email protected] for more information.

Manny Gomez can be reached at [email protected].

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