Boston University Terriers
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Institution Boston University
Location Boston, MA
School Founded 1839
Enrollment 15,568
Colors Scarlet & White
President Robert A. Brown
Athletic Director Mike Lynch
Rink Harry Agganis Arena
Capacity 6,224
Dimensions 200'x85'
Men's Coach Albie O'Connell
NCAA Championships Men: 1971, 1972, 1978, 1995, 2009
ECAC Championships Men: 1972, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977
Hockey East Championships Men: 1986, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2006, 2009
Beanpot Championships Men: 1958, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Major Rivals Boston College

The Boston University Terriers are a Men's Division I team in Hockey East. In 2005, the Terriers will be a Women's Division I team in Hockey East.

Men's program[edit | edit source]

The Boston University Terriers men’s ice hockey program is one of the most storied teams in NCAA Division I hockey, playing its first ever game in 1918[1] and winning five national championships, while making twenty-one appearances in the Frozen Four.

BU has won twelve major conference tournament championships as well as 29 titles in the historic Beanpot tournament featuring the four major Boston collegiate hockey teams. BU played in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) from 1961 to 1984, winning five tournament championships; and has since competed in the Hockey East Association, winning seven tournament titles. Men’s ice hockey is the most popular sport at Boston University and has a large fan base on campus and among BU alumni nationwide.

National Championships[edit | edit source]

The Terriers have won five national championships, more than any other team playing in one of the eastern conferences, and are the only eastern team to win back-to-back NCAA titles. They won their first title in 1971 and repeated in 1972, with both titles won under head coach Jack Kelley.[2] BU has won three titles under current head coach Jack Parker, in 1978, 1995, and 2009. [2]. In 1972, 1995, and 2009, BU won the "triple crown," consisting of the Beanpot, conference tournament and NCAA championships. In 1995 and 2009, the Terriers also won the Hockey East regular season title, giving the team four major trophies in a single season. The Terriers have appeared in the Frozen Four twenty-one times and were the runners-up on five occasions. BU has made it to the NCAA Tournament an additional ten times without advancing to the Frozen Four, in 1984, 1986, 1992, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2007.

National Championships
1971 (28-2-1, defeated Minnesota in NCAA final, 4-2)
1972 (26-4-1, defeated Cornell in NCAA final, 4-0)
1978 (30-2, defeated Boston College in NCAA final, 5-3)
1995 (31-6-3, defeated Maine in NCAA final, 6-2)
2009 (35-6-4, defeated Miami University in NCAA final, 4-3 in overtime)

Runners-up in 1950, 1967, 1991, 1994, 1997

ECAC Conference Championships[edit | edit source]

BU competed in the ECAC from 1961 to 1984, winning six regular-season titles and five tournament championships.

ECAC Tournament Champions
1972 (defeated Cornell in final, 4-1)
1974 (defeated Harvard in final, 4-2)
1975 (defeated Harvard in final, 7-3)
1976 (defeated Brown in final, 9-2)
1977 (defeated New Hampshire in final, 8-6)

Hockey East Conference Championships[edit | edit source]

BU has competed in the Hockey East conference since the 1984-85 season, winning eight regular-season titles and seven tournament championships.

Hockey East Tournament Champions
1986 (defeated Boston College in final, 9-4)
1991 (defeated Maine in final, 4-3 in overtime)
1994 (defeated UMass-Lowell in final, 3-2)
1995 (defeated Providence in final, 3-2)
1997 (defeated New Hampshire in final, 4-2)
2006 (defeated Boston College in final, 2-1 in overtime)
2009 (defeated UMass-Lowell in final, 1-0)

Beanpot Results[edit | edit source]

Boston University is sometimes jokingly referred to as “Beanpot University” [3] because of its success in the annual mid-season hockey tournament called the Beanpot. This highly anticipated single-elimination tournament is contested by Boston University, Northeastern University, Harvard University, and Boston College, with the winner receiving the coveted Beanpot trophy[4] and bragging rights over its Boston rivals. The four-team tournament is played on the first two Mondays of February at the TD Garden. Of the 57 Beanpots played since the 1952-1953 season, Boston University has been victorious on 29 occasions, winning more than half the time. The Terriers have won 15 of the past 20 tournaments, and 28 of the 44 Beanpots since 1966. The Terriers' last win came in 2009 as they defeated Northeastern University 5-2 in the final round.

List of Beanpot championships: 1958, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009

Recent Seasons[edit | edit source]

2009-2010[edit | edit source]

BU's season started off with a banner-raising ceremony to commemorate the previous season's Beanpot, Hockey East and NCAA championship victories. But it was a disappointing year for the Terriers overall. BU lost six of its first eight games, and the team finished with an 18-17-3 record that was not good enough to secure a berth in the NCAA tournament. The season's second half was better than the first, with BU defeating Boston College in a unique game played outdoors at Fenway Park, one of nine wins in a span of 12 games. But the Terriers lost to BC in the title game of the Beanpot tournament and to Maine in the semifinals of the Hockey East tournament, putting an end to BU's defense of its national championship.

2008-2009[edit | edit source]

The Terriers ended the season as national champions with a 35-6-4 record, setting a team high for games won. They finished the season ranked #1 in both the College Sports Poll and the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll, earning the #1 overall seed in the 2009 NCAA championship. BU won a school record 7 championships: the Ice Breaker Invitational, the Denver Cup, the Beanpot, the Hockey East regular season title, the Hockey East tournament, the NCAA Northeast Regional, and finally, the National Championship. The team's success was aided by a strong freshman class (especially goaltender Kieran Millan) and the decisions of senior defenseman Matt Gilroy and sophomore forward Colin Wilson to stick with the team instead of taking offers to go pro.

Following victories against the Ohio State Buckeyes, the UNH Wildcats, and the University of Vermont Catamounts, they defeated the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks 4-3 in OT to capture their first National Championship since 1995 (their fifth ever, and Parker's third as coach). BU trailed 3-1 with one minute left in the game, but scored 2 goals in 42 seconds to tie the score and force sudden death overtime. Sophomore defenseman Colby Cohen scored the game-winning goal on a shot that deflected off a Miami player. The championship game brought the senior class to 100 wins in four seasons.

Longtime head coach Jack Parker, a former Terrier, achieved his 800th win in the January 30th game against Merrimack College. He became only the third college hockey coach to do so, and the first to have all 800 wins be with the same team.

In the Beanpot, the Terriers beat Harvard University 4-3 in the first round and then Northeastern University 5-2 in the championship round. In the Hockey East tournament, they defeated Maine in the quarterfinals, Boston College in the semifinals, and UMass-Lowell in the championship game. Down by one goal in the third period against BC, the Terriers scored three goals in 44 seconds - a tournament record. BU defeated Lowell 1-0, with goaltender Kieran Millan earning tournament MVP honors with the shutout.

BU was ranked #1 in the country for most of the season, thanks in part to non-conference victories over powerhouses such as Michigan, North Dakota, Michigan State and Denver. But Northeastern held the top spot in Hockey East play for most of 2008-09, thanks to a better conference record. BU finally overtook Northeastern on the final day of the season, clinching the Hockey East regular season title by one point with a 3-0 victory at home over Providence.

At the end of the season, Gilroy was awarded the Hobey Baker Award, given to the top NCAA men's ice hockey player each year. Colin Wilson had also been among the three finalists. Millan was named the national Rookie of the Year. During the celebratory parade in Boston a few days after the national championship game, it was announced that Parker had been voted NCAA coach of the year.

2007-2008[edit | edit source]

BU struggled through the first half of the 2007-2008 season. Inconsistency was a major problem, as was the goaltending of sophomore Brett Bennett, who would not return the next season. BU lost to Boston College in the first round of the Beanpot, but played well in the second half of the season to finish in 2nd place in Hockey East. BU's season ended with a loss to Vermont in the Hockey East tournament semifinals. With a 19-17-4 record, BU was not ranked high enough to make the NCAA Tournament.

2006-2007[edit | edit source]

BU went 20-10-9 in 06-07, finishing in third place in Hockey East and advancing to the NCAA tournament. The team won its 28th total and third consecutive Beanpot tournament title, defeating rival Boston College in overtime [5]. At the end of the season, BU continued their surge for the NCAA tournament by earning home ice in the Hockey East quarterfinals and knocking off the University of Vermont two games to one. BU advanced to the Hockey East semifinals at the TD Banknorth Garden but suffered a devastating 6-2 loss to Boston College, the eventual tournament champions and national runners-up. Boston University was then placed in the NCAA tournament as the 2nd seed in the Midwest Regional (Grand Rapids, MI) and 9th seed overall [6]. BU met 10th overall seed Michigan State University in the first round and lost 5-1. Michigan State eventually went on to win the national championship. Highlights from the season include multiple awards by senior goaltender John Curry, including Hockey East Player of the Year, All-America First Team, national leader in shutouts, and Hobey Baker Award finalist [7][8]. Senior Sean Sullivan and sophomore Matt Gilroy were named to the All-America Second Team. Junior Pete MacArthur finished first on the team in all scoring categories with 36 total points off 16 goals and 20 assists. [9].

2005-2006[edit | edit source]

The first full season in Agganis Arena was in many ways a return to glory for the BU hockey program. The Terriers finished 26-10-4, winning the Beanpot, Hockey East regular season title, the Hockey East tournament championship, and a first-round game in the NCAA tournament. BU won hard-fought games against rival Boston College in the Beanpot and Hockey East title game, ultimately winning 18 of their final 21 games heading into the NCAA tournament (with one loss and two ties). The regular season title was BU's first since 2000 and the HE tournament title was its first since 1997.

BU defeated Nebraska-Omaha 9-2 in the first round of the NCAAs, but suffered a 5-0 loss to BC in the regional final. The 2006 squad was led by seniors such as John Laliberte and captains Brad Zancanaro and David Van der Gulik, and received many contributions from underclassmen such as junior goalie John Curry and sophomore forward Pete MacArthur.

The season was also notable for the entrance of six freshmen who would make significant contributions in their inaugural season and ultimately win a national title as seniors. Three of these first-year players - Jason Lawrence, Chris Higgins and Brandon Yip - collaborated to set up perhaps BU's biggest goal of 2006, an overtime strike to win the Hockey East championship over Boston College (Yip tipped in the goal off assists from Lawrence and Higgins).

2004-2005[edit | edit source]

After a disappointing 2003-2004 season in which BU lost the Beanpot and finished with a losing record, the Terriers were able to turn it around with a 23-14-4 record and an appearance in the 2005 NCAA tournament. BU won the Beanpot over Northeastern with an overtime goal by freshman Chris Bourque, son of Boston Bruins defensemen and Hockey Hall of Famer Ray Bourque.

BU opened the new Harry Agganis Arena midway through the season, with a Jan. 3, 2005 victory over Minnesota, which was ranked number one in the country at the time. Agganis Arena replaced Walter Brown Arena, which had been BU's home ice since 1971.

BU Terriers on the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey team[edit | edit source]

The "Miracle on Ice" team that defeated the Soviet Union and won the gold medal during the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, featured four Boston University players including Olympic team captain Mike Eruzione. Along with Dave Silk, Jack O'Callahan, and goalie Jim Craig, these Terriers played key roles and were the only players from eastern schools on a U.S. squad composed primarily of Minnesotans.

Eruzione scored the famous winning goal against the Soviets with 10 minutes remaining, and Craig made 36 saves to preserve the 4-3 victory. Silk, who assisted on the United States' second and third goals, was mentioned in sportscast Al Michaels' final call: "Eleven seconds, you've got ten seconds, the countdown going on right now! Morrow, up to Silk. Five seconds left in the game. Do you believe in miracles? Yes!"

O'Callahan, who had injured his left knee in an exhibition match, returned for the famous "Miracle on Ice" game and in his first seconds on the ice, delivered a massive hit on a Soviet player that turned the puck over to the Americans near the Soviet defensive zone. The hit caught the Soviets off guard and set up a goal scored by William "Buzz" Schneider to tie the game at 1-1.

After vanquishing the Soviet Union squad, the U.S. players went on to defeat Finland to secure the gold medal.

Other Olympic medal-winning Terriers[edit | edit source]

BU's hockey program has been represented in 16 of the past 18 Olympic ice hockey tournaments dating back to 1936, with Terriers making a total of 41 appearances. In addition to the U.S. squad, BU players have suited up for Canada, Japan, Italy and the Netherlands. Five gold medals and 18 medals overall have been awarded to BU players, including the four on the 1980 team.[10]

Medal-winning Terriers:

  • 1936: John Lax (U.S.) and Paul Rowe (U.S.) win bronze medals.
  • 1952: Joseph Czamota (U.S.) wins silver medal.
  • 1956: Dick Rodenhiser (U.S.) wins silver medal.
  • 1960: Dick Rodenhiser (U.S.) wins gold medal.
  • 1972: Tim Regan (U.S.) wins silver medal.
  • 1980: Mike Eruzione, Jim Craig, Jack O'Callahan, Dave Silk win gold medals playing for United States.
  • 1994: Adrian Aucoin (Canada) wins silver medal.
  • 2002: Tony Amonte, Chris Drury, Tom Poti, Keith Tkachuk, Scott Young win silver medals playing for United States.
  • 2010: Chris Drury, Ryan Whitney win silver medals playing for United States.

Rivals[edit | edit source]

Boston College[edit | edit source]

Boston University's biggest rival is Boston College. Referred to as the Green Line Rivalry or The Battle of Commonwealth Avenue because of the proximity of the schools and the means of transportation to get from one campus to another,[11], the Terriers and Eagles have played each other well over 200 times since their first meeting in 1918. The rivalry is considered one of the best in NCAA hockey, both in terms of intensity and quality. The schools have combined for eight national championships and even played each other in the NCAA championship game in 1978, with BU skating off to a 5-3 victory.

After the 1978 national championship victory over Boston College, BU co-captain Jack O'Callahan was quoted as saying "We shouldn't have to beat BC for the nationals. Hell, we can do that anytime."[12] But every game between the teams is highly anticipated. "You could wake up both teams at three o'clock in the morning and tell 'em we're playing on Spy Pond in Arlington, and they'd be there," BU coach Jack Parker once said.[13]

BU and BC play three Hockey East regular season games each year, and typically face each other once more in February during the Beanpot, with BU holding a substantial edge in tournament and head-to-head victories. The teams have twice played each other for the Hockey East Championship, in 1986 and 2006, with BU winning both titles. In 2005-06, BU and BC played six games -- three in the Hockey East regular season, and once each in the Beanpot, Hockey East tournament, and NCAA tournament. At every game, regular season and playoffs, the spirited student sections - BU's nicknamed the Dog Pound and BC's the Superfans - are seated in proximity to each other and hurl insults and chants back and forth. BU and BC ratcheted up their rivalry on Jan. 8, 2010, when they played each other at Fenway Park in front of 38,000 fans, the biggest crowd to ever watch the teams play. BU won the game, 3-2.

Sports Illustrated columnist Steve Rushin went so far as to call BU-BC the biggest rivalry in all of sports.[13] Despite substantial bitterness between the fan bases of the two schools, the hockey teams and coaches generally agree that the magnitude of the rivalry has benefited both hockey programs. "The best thing that ever happened to BU hockey was BC," Parker told Rushin.

The first varsity ice hockey game BU ever played was a 3-1 loss to Boston College on Feb. 6, 1918. [14] As of the 2009-10 season, BU led the all-time rivalry 125-108, with 17 ties.

Cornell[edit | edit source]

The rivalry between Boston University and Cornell dates to 1925 when Boston University beat Cornell 7-2. The teams played each other in the NCAA championship game in both 1967 and 1972, with Cornell defeating BU 4-1 in '67 and the Terriers taking the '72 title with a 4-0 win. Between the years 1967 and 1977, Boston University and Cornell won the ECAC crown five times each.

The schools renewed the rivalry over Thanksgiving weekend of 2007, with a sold out game dubbed "Red Hot Hockey" at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. After scoring three goals in the first several minutes of play, BU went on to win 6-3. Red Hot Hockey returned to Madison Square Garden on November 28, 2009 with the two teams skating to a 3-3 tie after one overtime period. The event again sold out the arena.

University of Maine[edit | edit source]

In the first half of the 1990s, the BU-Maine rivalry was one of the most talked about in college hockey, with the teams battling each other both for eastern and national college hockey supremacy. Boston University defeated Maine in the 1991 Hockey East championship game, in overtime, and Maine returned the favor by soundly beating BU in the HE title game in 1993. In the '93 season, Maine won the national title and lost only one game all year, and it came at the hands of their rivals at BU. Maine had to forfeit most of its wins in the 1994 season because of recruiting violations. BU coach Jack Parker criticized the Maine program, calling the use of ineligible players a "black mark on the league."[15] In 1995, both teams were at the top of their games and faced off in the NCAA championship game in Providence, R.I., which BU won 6-2.

Harvard and Northeastern[edit | edit source]

BU's rivalries with Harvard and Northeastern stem mainly from regular meetings in the Beanpot, the tournament in which Boston bragging rights are on the line. BU also plays Northeastern three times each year in conference regular season play, and sometimes plays the ECAC-based Harvard in a nonconference game early in the season. BU, BC, Northeastern and Harvard formerly played their home games in the Boston Arena,[16] the site of the first Beanpot in 1952 and the current home of Northeastern. BU stopped playing home games in Boston Arena when it opened the Walter Brown Arena in 1971. [17]

Hobey Baker Award Winners[edit | edit source]

2009 Hobey Baker winner Matt Gilroy

The Hobey Baker Award is an annual award given to the top National Collegiate Athletic Association men's ice hockey player. It is named for hockey player and World War I hero Hobey Baker.

Hobey Baker Award Winners
1998 Chris Drury
2009 Matt Gilroy

Forward Chris Drury became BU's first Hobey winner after a senior campaign in which he scored 28 goals and assisted on 29 more. Drury's 113 career goals are the most in BU history. Drury has gone on to a successful NHL career, which included the 1999 rookie of the year award and a 2001 Stanley Cup championship with Colorado. After captaining BU as a senior, Drury has also worn the captain's "C" for both the Buffalo Sabres and New York Rangers.

Defenseman Matt Gilroy won BU's second Hobey Baker trophy after a senior season in which he scored 8 goals and posted 29 assists. Gilroy came to BU as a walk-on and became a three-time All-American. After winning the Hobey and national championship, Gilroy signed a two-year contract with the New York Rangers.

Travis Roy[edit | edit source]

On Oct. 20, 1995, BU raised its fourth national championship banner as it opened a new season, yet just moments later the program suffered its greatest on-ice tragedy. On that night Travis Roy, a freshman recruit who grew up in Maine, was paralyzed from the neck down just eleven seconds into his first college shift. The 20-year-old Roy crashed head-first into the boards after a University of North Dakota player, Mitch Vig, avoided his check. Roy cracked his fourth vertebra and was left a quadriplegic.

Roy missed a year of college, but ultimately returned to BU, earning a degree in communications in 2000. Roy has remained a presence with the BU hockey program, attending games and on several occasions joining his teammates on the ice to celebrate Beanpot championships. Roy, today a motivational speaker, has become an inspirational figure for sufferers of spinal cord injuries. In 1997 he founded the Travis Roy Foundation[18] to raise money for research and individual grants, and in 1998 he published an autobiography titled Eleven Seconds. Roy remains close with Coach Jack Parker.

"It's very special to be a part of the BU hockey family," Roy wrote in a new afterword in the 2005 edition of his autobiography. "Coach Parker looks after his players long after they have played their last game for him."

In October 1999, Roy's #24 was retired, and raised to the rafters of Walter Brown Arena. Roy is the only BU hockey player to have been honored with a retired number.

All-time scoring leaders[edit | edit source]

1987 graduate John Cullen's 241 points (98 goals, 143 assists) are the most in BU history. Here's a look at the top Terriers in terms of points, goals, and assists.

Career points leaders:

Player Years Goals Assists Points
John Cullen 1983-87 98 143 241
David Sacco 1989-93 74 143 217
Chris Drury 1994-98 113 101 214
Rick Meagher 1973-77 90 120 210
Mike Eruzione 1973-77 92 116 208
Shawn McEachern 1988-91 79 107 186
David Tomlinson 1987-91 77 102 179
Mark Fidler 1977-81 77 101 178
Mike Kelfer 1985-89 83 89 172
Mike Hyndman 1967-70 52 119 171

Single-season points record:

  • Jack Garrity, 84 points in 1949-50

Career goals leaders:

Player Years Goals
Chris Drury 1994-98 113
John Cullen 1983-87 98
Bob Marquis 1957-60 98
Mike Eruzione 1973-77 92
Rick Meagher 1973-77 90

Single-season goals record:

  • Jack Garrity, 51 goals in 1949-50

Career assists leaders:

Player Years Assists
John Cullen 1983-87 143
David Sacco 1989-93 143
Vic Stanfield 1972-75 129
Peter Brown 1972-76 122
Rick Meagher 1973-77 120

Single-season assists record:

  • Vic Stanfield, 60 assists in 1974-75

Goaltending leaders[edit | edit source]

2007 graduate John Curry holds the BU career records for goals against average, and save percentage.

Career save percentage leaders (min. 40 games):

Player Years Goals against Saves Save %
John Curry 2003-07 217 2,606 92.3%
Ed Walsh 1971-74 160 1,633 91.1%
Tim Regan 1969-72 99 985 90.9%
Cleon Daskalakis 1980-84 257 2,440 90.5%
Sean Fields 2000-04 322 3,055 90.5%

Single-season save percentage record:

  • Tim Regan, 92.9% in 1970-71

Career goals against average leaders:

Player Years Games played Goals allowed Goals against average
John Curry 2003-07 107 217 2.07
Dan Brady 1969-72 51 105 2.27
Tim Regan 1969-72 46 99 2.39
Wayne Ryan 1964-67 44 100 2.52
Jack Ferreira 1963-66 78 195 2.58

Single-season goals against average record:

  • Tim Regan, 1.77 goals against in 1970-71

Boston University Coaching Legends[edit | edit source]

Wayland Vaughan[edit | edit source]

Vaughan coached Boston University from 1928 until 1943, compiling an 87-82-8 record. Vaughan was far from the most successful coach in terms of winning percentage, but maintained the Terriers program in the face of both the Great Depression and World War II. Without any conference affiliation, Boston University played erratic schedules, with anywhere from 10 to 15 games per season. [19]

Harry Cleverly[edit | edit source]

Cleverly, the BU coach from 1945 until 1962, guided the Terriers into the era of the NCAA tournament, which began in 1948, and brought BU to its first national championship game in 1950 and an additional three appearances in the tournament, which consisted of just four teams in those years. Under Cleverly's watch, BU helped create the Beanpot tournament and joined the ECAC hockey league.

Jack Kelley[edit | edit source]

The first coach to bring BU to the summit of college hockey, Kelley coached just ten seasons but appeared in four NCAA tournaments and won back-to-back titles in 1971 and 1972, his final years behind the bench. Kelley also won three ECAC regular season titles, one ECAC tournament title, and six Beanpots. Kelley recruited Jack Parker, who captained the Terriers in 1968 and became an assistant coach under Kelley.

Jack Parker[edit | edit source]

The longest-tenured and winningest coach in Boston University history, Parker has led BU since replacing coach Leon Abbott early in the 1973-74 season. Parker's accomplishments are almost unparalleled in college sports. He has won more than 800 games, the highest tally for a hockey coach who has spent his whole career at just one school, while winning 21 Beanpot titles, 11 conference tournament titles and three national championships in 1978, 1995, and 2009. Parker helped found Hockey East in 1984, when several teams broke away from the ECAC to form their own conference, and played a crucial role in building Boston University's state-of-the-art arena. Although he is still going strong in his mid-60s, the ice sheet at Agganis Arena already bears his name - Jack Parker Rink. Parker was voted NCAA hockey coach of the year in 1975, 1978, and 2009, and his 30 NCAA tournament wins are among the most of all time.

Terriers in the NHL[edit | edit source]

As of the 2009-2010 season, there are 61 former Terriers who have played in the National Hockey League.[20] Six of them won the Stanley Cup and have their names inscribed on the famous trophy - Jay Pandolfo, Scott Young, Joe Dipenta, Chris Drury, Ed Ronan and Shawn McEachern.

Former Terriers who have played in the NHL

First Name Last Name Last Year at BU
John McCarthy 2009
Brandon Yip 2009
Colin Wilson 2009
Matt Gilroy 2009
John Curry 2007
David Van der Gulik 2006
Chris Bourque 2005
Freddy Meyer 2003
Ryan Whitney 2003
Mike Pandolfo 2002
Carl Corazzini 2001
Rick DiPietro 2000
Joe Dipenta 1999
Michel Larocque 1999
Chris Drury 1998
Chris Kelleher 1998
Tom Poti 1998
Shawn Bates 1997
Dan Lacouture 1997
Mike Grier 1996
Chris O'Sullivan 1996
Jay Pandolfo 1996
Rich Brennan 1995
Peter Ahola 1994
Doug Friedman 1994
John Lilley 1993
David Sacco 1993
Adrian Aucoin 1992
Tony Amonte 1991
Scott Lachance 1991
Shawn McEachern 1991
Ed Ronan 1991
Keith Tkachuk 1991
Dave Tomlinson 1991
Nick Vachon 1991
Phil Von Stefenelli 1991
Joe Sacco 1990
Mike Sullivan 1990
John Cullen 1987
Clark Donatelli 1987
Jim Ennis 1987
Scott Shaunessy 1987
Scott Young 1987
Dale Dunbar 1985
Cleon Daskalakis 1984
Tom O'Regan 1983
Paul Fenton 1982
Bill Whelton 1981
Paul Miller 1980
John Bethel 1979
Jim Craig 1979
Jack O'Callahan 1979
Dave Silk 1979
Dick Lamby 1978
Rick Meagher 1977
Mike Fidler 1976
Ken Kuzyk 1976
Paul O'Neil 1973
Ron Anderson 1972
Bob Gryp 1972
John Aiken 1955

Additionally, three former Terriers played in the World Hockey Association, a rival league that folded and merged with the NHL in 1979.

First Name Last Name Last Year at BU
Ric Jordan 1972
Robert Brown 1972
John Danby 1972

Terriers in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame[edit | edit source]

  • Tony Amonte
  • Jim Craig
  • Mike Eruzione
  • Jack Garrity
  • Jack Kelley
  • Jack O'Callahan
  • Dave Silk

Craig, Eruzione, O'Callahan and Silk were inducted as members of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team.

NHL first round draft picks[edit | edit source]

The Terriers have had nine players who were chosen in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft as of the 2008-2009 season:

More awards[edit | edit source]

In addition to the above-mentioned Hobey Baker awards, BU players and coaches have earned many prestigious individual honors.

USA Hockey College Player of the Year

  • 2009: Colin Wilson, forward

NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player

  • 2009: Colby Cohen, defenseman
  • 1995: Chris O'Sullivan, forward
  • 1978: Jack O'Callahan, defenseman
  • 1972: Tim Regan, goaltender
  • 1971: Dan Brady, goaltender
  • 1960: Bob Marquis, forward; and Barry Urbanski, goaltender
  • 1950: Ralph Bevins, goaltender

AHCA National Coach of the Year (Spencer Penrose Award)

  • 2009: Jack Parker
  • 1978: Jack Parker
  • 1975: Jack Parker
  • 1958: Harry Cleverly

Hockey East Coach of the Year

  • 2006: Jack Parker
  • 2005: Jack Parker
  • 2000: Jack Parker
  • 1992: Jack Parker
  • 1986: Jack Parker

Hockey East Player of the Year

  • 2007: John Curry, senior goaltender
  • 1998: Chris Drury, senior forward
  • 1997: Chris Drury, junior forward
  • 1996: Jay Pandolfo, senior forward

Hockey East Rookie of the Year

  • 2009: Kieran Millan, goaltender
  • 2008: Colin Wilson, forward
  • 2006: Brandon Yip, forward
  • 2000: Rick DiPietro, forward
  • 1990: Scott Cashman, goaltender
  • 1986: Scott Young, forward

National Division I Rookie of the Year (presented by Hockey Commissioners' Association)

  • 2009: Kieran Millan, goaltender

Hockey East Tournament MVP

  • 2009: Kieran Millan, goaltender
  • 2006: David Van der Gulik, forward
  • 2003: Sean Fields, goaltender
  • 1997: Michel Larocque, goaltender
  • 1991: Shawn McEachern, forward
  • 1986: Peter Marshall, forward

ECAC Player of the Year

  • 1984: Cleon Daskalakis, goaltender
  • 1976: Peter Brown, defenseman
  • 1972: Bob Brown, defenseman

ECAC Rookie of the Year

  • 1984: John Cullen, forward
  • 1979: Bill Whelton, defenseman
  • 1978: Mark Fidler, forward
  • 1973: Vic Stanfield, defenseman
  • 1971: Bob Brown, defenseman
  • 1968: Mike Hyndman, forward
  • 1967: Herb Wakabayashi, forward
  • 1963: Richie Green, defenseman

ECAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player

  • 1977: Rick Meagher, forward
  • 1976: Terry Meagher, forward
  • 1975: Rick Meagher, forward
  • 1974: Ed Walsh, goaltender
  • 1972: John Danby, forward

Division 1 First-team All-Americans

  • 2010: Colby Cohen (D)
  • 2009: Matt Gilroy (D), Colin Wilson (F)
  • 2008: Matt Gilroy (D)
  • 2007: John Curry (G)
  • 2006: Dan Spang (D)
  • 2003: Freddy Meyer (D)
  • 1998: Chris Drury (F), Tom Poti (D)
  • 1997: Chris Drury (F), Jon Coleman (D)
  • 1996: Jay Pandolfo (F)
  • 1995: Mike Grier (F)
  • 1994: Mike Pomichter (F)
  • 1993: David Sacco (F)
  • 1992: David Sacco (F)
  • 1991: Shawn McEachern (F)
  • 1984: Cleon Daskalakis (G)
  • 1979: Jack O'Callahan (D), Jim Craig (G)
  • 1977: Rick Meagher (F)
  • 1976: Rick Meagher (F), Peter Brown (D)
  • 1975: Vic Stanfield (D), Rick Meagher (F)
  • 1974: Bill Burlington (F), Vic Stanfield (D)
  • 1973: Ed Walsh (G), Steve Dolloff (F)
  • 1972: Bob Brown (D), John Danby (F), Dan Brady (G)
  • 1971: Steve Stirling (F), Bob Brown (D)
  • 1970: Mike Hyndman (D)
  • 1969: Herb Wakabayashi (F)
  • 1968: Herb Wakabayashi (F)
  • 1967: Brian Gilmour (D)
  • 1966: Tom Ross (D), Fred Bassi (F)
  • 1965: Jack Ferreira (G), Tom Ross (D)
  • 1964: Richie Green (D)
  • 1959: Bob Marquis (F)
  • 1958: Don MacLeod (D), Bob Dupuis (D), Bob Marquis (F)
  • 1953: Dick Rodenhiser (F)
  • 1951: Jack Garrity (F)
  • 1950: Ralph Bevins (G), Walt Anderson (F), Jack Garrity (F)

Division 1 Second-team All-Americans

  • 2009: Kevin Shattenkirk (D)
  • 2008: Bryan Ewing (F), Pete MacArthur (F)
  • 2007: Matt Gilroy (D), Sean Sullivan (D)
  • 2006: John Curry (G)
  • 2002: Chris Dyment (D)
  • 2001: Carl Corazzini (F)
  • 2000: Chris Dyment (D)
  • 1999: Michel Larocque (G)
  • 1998: Chris Kelleher (D)
  • 1997: Chris Kelleher (D)
  • 1996: Jon Coleman (D), Chris Drury (F)
  • 1995: Kaj Linna (D), Chris O'Sullivan (F)
  • 1994: J.P. McKersie (G), Rich Brennan (D), Jacques Joubert (F)
  • 1993: Kaj Linna (D)
  • 1992: Tom Dion (D)
  • 1991: Peter Ahola (D)
  • 1986: Jay Octeau (D), John Cullen (F), Clark Donatelli (F)

Walter Brown Award (Best American-born Div. 1 player in New England)

  • 2009: Matt Gilroy, defenseman
  • 2007: John Curry, goaltender
  • 1998: Chris Drury, forward
  • 1997: Chris Drury, forward
  • 1996: Jay Pandolfo, forward
  • 1995: Mike Grier, forward
  • 1994: Jacques Joubert, forward
  • 1993: David Sacco, forward
  • 1984: Cleon Daskalakis, goaltender
  • 1974: Ed Walsh, goaltender

Agganis Arena[edit | edit source]

BU plays its home games at Agganis Arena (capacity 6300) in Boston, MA. The hockey rink at the arena is named Jack Parker Rink after the team's longtime coach. Agganis Arena first opened its doors on January 3, 2005 for a hockey game versus the University of Minnesota. The student section at BU, also known as “The Dog Pound,” is located in sections 117-119 and 107-109 at Agganis Arena.

Women's program[edit | edit source]

Caroline Boudreau scored the first goal in BU program history. This was accomplished against Northeastern on Oct. 7, 2005.[21]

On March 8, 2010, sophomore Tara Watchorn scored at 9:52 in overtime as the Number 3 seeded Terriers triumphed over No. 5 seed Connecticut Huskies women's ice hockey program. The game was played at at Schneider Arena on the Providence College campus. The Terriers clinched their first ever Hockey East Tournament title and earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament. It was Watchorn’s second goal of the season. The 2010 Hockey East Tournament Championship game was the first ever to go into overtime in the eight-year history of the league.[22]

Early in the 2010-11 season, the Terriers made club history. On October 2, Olympic gold medallist Marie-Philip Poulin scored a goal for Boston University in her first NCAA game. The following day, BU defeated North Dakota by a 6-2 mark. It signified the first time in program history that the Terriers defeated an opponent from the WCHA.[23]

Year by year[edit | edit source]

Season Wins Losses Ties Coach Postseason
2009-10 17 9 12 Brian Durocher Lost NCAA Quarterfinals
2008-09 18 11 7 Brian Durocher
2007-08 15 17 3 Brian Durocher
2006-07 19 12 3 Brian Durocher
2005-06 12 17 4 Brian Durocher


Current roster[edit | edit source]

As of August 30, 2010. [25]

# State Player Catches Year Hometown Previous Team
31 Flag of Alberta Kieran Millan L Junior Edmonton, Alberta Spruce Grove (AJHL)
32 Flag of Texas Adam Kraus L Senior Irving, Texas Alaska (NAHL)
35 Flag of British Columbia Grant Rollheiser L Junior Chilliwack, British Columbia Trail (BCHL)
# State Player Shoots Year Hometown Previous Team
2 Flag of Michigan Ryan Ruikka R Sophomore Chelsea, Michigan New Jersey (EJHL)
4 Flag of New York Adam Clendening R Freshman Wheatfield, New York US NTDP (USHL)
5 Flag of Massachusetts David Warsofsky L Junior Marshfield, Massachusetts US NTDP (USHL)
7 Flag of California Max Nicastro R Sophomore Thousand Oaks, California Chicago (USHL)
8 Flag of New York Ben Rosen L Sophomore Syosset, New York South Shore (EJHL)
11 Flag of Connecticut Patrick MacGregor R Freshman Hamden, Connecticut Avon Old Farms
13 Flag of Massachusetts Garrett Noonan L Freshman Norfolk, Massachusetts Vernon (BCHL)
21 Flag of New York Sean Escobedo L Sophomore Bayside, New York Sioux Falls (USHL)
# State Player Shoots Year Hometown Previous Team
3 Flag of Massachusetts Charlie Coyle R Freshman East Weymouth, Massachusetts South Shore (EJHL)
6 Flag of Connecticut Joe Pereira (C) R Senior West Haven, Connecticut South Kent School
9 Flag of Quebec Alex Chiasson R Sophomore Saint-Augustin, Quebec Des Moines (USHL)
10 Flag of Ontario Corey Trivino L Junior Toronto, Ontario Stouffville (OJHL)
12 Flag of Minnesota Chris Connolly (C) L Junior Duluth, Minnesota Omaha (USHL)
14 Flag of Massachusetts Andrew Glass R Junior Wrentham, Massachusetts Noble and Greenough School
15 Flag of California Ryan Santana L Sophomore Yorba Linda, California Vernon (BCHL)
16 Flag of New York Kevin Gilroy R Junior North Bellmore, New York South Shore (EJHL)
17 Flag of California Matt Nieto L Freshman Long Beach, California US NTDP (USHL)
18 Flag of New York Wade Megan L Sophomore Canton, New York South Kent School
19 Flag of British Columbia Justin Courtnall L Sophomore Victoria, British Columbia Victoria (BCHL)
20 Flag of Massachusetts Matt Ronan Freshman Woburn, Massachusetts Valley (EJHL)
22 Flag of Massachusetts Ross Gaudet L Sophomore Burlington, Massachusetts Bridgewater (EJHL)
27 Flag of Quebec Yasin Cisse R Freshman Westmount, Quebec Des Moines (USHL)
28 Flag of British Columbia Sahir Gill L Freshman Terrace, British Columbia Vernon (BCHL)

Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

  • Melissa Anderson, 2010 WHEA Second-Team All-Star[26]
  • Melissa Anderson, 2010 Frozen Four Skills Competition participant
  • Kasey Boucher, 2010 WHEA Honorable Mention All-Star
  • Kasey Boucher, 2010 Hockey East Sportsmanship Award
  • Jill Cardella – Boston University, Bauer Rookie of the Month, November 2009[27]
  • Jill Cardella - Runner up, 2010 Hockey East Rookie of the Year[28]
  • Jill Cardella, 2010 WHEA All-Rookie Team [29]
  • Melissa Haber, 2010 Frozen Four Skills Competition participant[30]
  • Jillian Kirchner, Hockey Player of the Week (Week of October 5, 2009)[31]
  • Ashley Leichliter - 2010 Turfer Athletic Award[32]
  • Tara Watchorn, 2010 WHEA Second-Team All-Star
  • Tara Watchorn, 2010 New England Hockey Writers All-Star Team [33]

Hockey East All-Tournament Team[edit | edit source]

  • Melissa Anderson, F: 2010 Women's Hockey East All-Tournament Team
  • Melissa Haber, G: 2010 Women's Hockey East All-Tournament Team
  • Melissa Haber, 2010 Women's Hockey East Tournament Most Valuable Player
  • Tara Watchorn, D: 2010 Women's Hockey East All-Tournament Team

References[edit | edit source]

  2. 2.0 2.1 [1] USCHO
  3. BU Daily Free Press
  4. The Beanpot's identical twin
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  10. Boston University 2008-2009 media guide
  11. Connolly, John. "COLLEGE HOCKEY; FACEOFF 2002-03; Hockey East preview; A crowded house", Boston Herald, October 20, 2002. 
  12. It's still a one-way avenue.
  13. 13.0 13.1 BU-BC? B-eautiful!
  15. Westhead, Rick. "Maine Is on the Road Back", The New York Times, January 17, 1997. Retrieved on April 26, 2010. 
  18. Travis Roy Foundation
  20. Boston University media guide
  21. Caroline Boudreau Player Profile. Boston University Terriers athletics. Retrieved on 14 June 2010.
  33. Cunningham, Parsons Named to All-New England Team. ECAC Hockey (30 March 2010). Retrieved on 12 April 2010.

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