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From Pop Warner To UMass: RB Jonathan Hernandez Ready For 2011

At 8 years old, Jonathan Hernandez repeatedly begged his father, Cesar Batallas, to sign him up for Pop Warner, a non-profit football organization for kids from the ages of five to 15. Despite being financially strapped, Batallas caved in and allowed Hernandez to play. Before long, Hernandez developed a love for the game and brought […]

Boston College, UMass Complete 2011 Recruiting Class

Local programs Boston College and the University of Massachusetts have their 2011 recruiting classes signed, sealed and delivered. Days after losing its No. 1 prospect Graham Stewart to Florida, Boston College bounced back and signed a total of 23 prospects Wednesday. At the top of the list includes, Albert Louis-Jean, Brian Miller, Connor Wujciak and […]

The Couch Potato Report: Halfway to St. Patty’s Day Edition

Ladies and gentlemen, the final official weekend of summer is upon us. Fall is already in the air, and so is football… and it is a truly glorious thing. Beyond it being the final weekend of summer, Friday also marks an unofficial holiday… “Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day!” You wouldn’t guess it from my very […]

Hockey East Semis Set as UNH Upset, BC Sweeps

With seven of the teams finishing within four points of each other, quarterfinals going the distance and overtimes were to be expected and the conference delivered! Second-seeded BC swept the seven-seed UMass behind freshman goalie Parker Milner, who struggled, and junior John Muse. Other than that, the other three series went to a third game, […]

BC No. 4, UNH No. 11 in Latest Hockey Poll

BC took three of four points from UNH in their series in the final weekend of Hockey East regular season play, but the one point was enough for the Wildcats to clinch the league’s title. The pollsters continue to favor the Eagles, who are up to fourth in this week’s USCHO.com Division I Men’s Hockey […]

UNH Wins Hockey East, Playoff Picture Set

New Hampshire defended home ice on Friday night, rallying to tie Boston College 3-3, enough to clinch their third Hockey East regular season title in four years and eighth overall. This was the second time the Wildcats had overcome a three goal deficit to tie the Eagles in as many games this season. BC got revenge on […]

BC No. 5, UNH No. 10 Ahead of Weekend Clash

The top four in the latest USCHO.com Division I Men’s Hockey poll remained unchanged with Denver on top. The Pioneers now have 48 of 50 first place votes and Miami, in second, claims the other two. Wisconsin and St. Cloud State held onto their spots in third and fourth, respectively, but Hockey East finally cracks […]

Hockey East Beating Itself Up in Stretch Drive

With two weeks left in Hockey East play, nothing much is settled. This weekend did not help to provide much clarity either as three of the five pairings were splits and the lone sweep was an “upset”, further jamming the schools in the standings. New Hampshire and Boston College have separated themselves from the pack […]

Terriers Back in Poll, Eagles Still Tops Among Hockey East

BU’s sweep of Maine this weekend has the Terriers as the league’s hottest team and they have elevated to fourth place, which would mean home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs, in Hockey East. The pollsters have taken notice of BU’s recent tear, putting them back in the poll for the first […]

BC Captures Beanpot, Returns to Top 10

Boston College built a 4-1 lead and turned back BU’s two goal rally before the Terriers could tie the game to capture the school’s 15th Beanpot Tournament Championship, and second in three years. BC and BU have now split four games this season in four different venues with BC winning at BU and at the […]

BC, BU Advance to Beanpot Final, UHN Leads Bunched Group in Poll

BC and BU will meet in next week’s 58th Beanpot final after each advanced Monday night by beating Harvard and Northeastern respectively. The Terriers and Eagles will meet in the final for the sixth time in last seven tourneys that the feat was possible (excluding the years when BC-BU is played on the first week). […]

BU Drops BC as Beanpot Looms

The seasons of the Terriers and Eagles are on opposite trajectories now. BU had a very tough start, but is rebounding lately and has now beaten their arch-rival in the last two meetings. They won the Fenway Classic and took out the Eagles in Chestnut Hill in a 5-4 overtime game. Meanwhile, BC seems to […]

Eagles Still Top Rated Hockey East Team at Number 11

Boston College was two for two this weekend and remains the top rated Hockey East representative in the latest USCHO.com Division I Men’s Hockey Poll. However, at 11, the conference still lacks a Top 10 team, but, like last week, the league is dominating the bottom half of the poll. After BC at 11, UMass […]

Fenway Loss Sends Eagles Tumbling Out of Top 10

Archrivals BC and BU took the ice at Fenway in a college hockey version of the Winter Classic last Friday night and the Teriers took the victory. The Eagles loss was their third in a row after a hot stretch before the holidays and dropped them five spots from seven to 12 in the latest […]

Eagles, Terriers Heading in Opposite Directions Leading into Fenway Matchup

BC and BU have been on opposite trajectories all season as the Terriers have struggled and BC became among the hottest teams in the country. Over the last week, however, things may be beginning to change. BC lost both of their Denver Cup games, including to host and number two Denver. BU did not play […]