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2009 CAA Football Conference Preview: North Division

Editor’s Note: This is Part One of a two part preview of the Colonial Athletic Conference 2009 Football Season, focusing on the North Division. Look for the South Division, coming Monday. The CAA is coming off one of its best seasons, as a conference in 2008. They tied an NCAA record for five of their teams […]

BC-BU to Headline Hockey Doubleheader at Fenway

Commonwealth Avenue rivals Boston College and Boston University will play a game at Fenway Park on January 8 this coming season. The Eagles and Terriers get the back end of the doubleheader, with their game starting at 7:30 PM. They will follow the 4 PM game between Northeastern and New Hampshire’s women’s teams, annually two of […]

Fenway to Stay Frozen for College Hockey

Fenway Park is set to have a very busy and very chilly off-season. The MLB’s oldest active stadium will play host not only to the NHL’s Winter Classic between the Boston Bruins and Philladelphia Flyers on New Year’s Day, but also to a college hockey double-header one week later, on January 8. Hockey East officials […]

Huskies 2009 Football Preview

Things can only get better at Parsons Field for the Northeastern Huskies’ 2009 football team after last season. The Huskies had a dismal 2-10 record, finishing 1-7 in the Colonial Athletic Association and last in the CAA North. Both the offensive and defensive teams seemed to be absent from the field last year, only showing […]

Top 5 Massachusetts College Football Players Filled With Defensive Talent

Boston College: Mark Herzlich: Linebacker, Sr. 6-4 238 Coming off a season where Herzlich earned the 2008 ACC Defensive Player of the Year Honors, Herzlich might be one of the most feared players in Massachusetts’s college football. Last season he was also a finalist for the Butkus Award. He led the Eagles with 110 total […]

Terrier Matt Gilroy is 2009 Hobey Baker

Matt Gilroy beat fellow Terrier Colin Wilson and Northeastern’s Brad Thiessen to become 2009’s Hobey Baker, college hockey’s player of the year.  Gilroy is the second Terrier to win the honor, following in Chris Drury’s 1998 footsteps. Gilroy scored eight goals and recorded 28 assists, with his 36 points leading all conference defensemen.  He made […]

Hockey East Sweeps Hobey Baker Final Three

We know that a Hockey East player will be crowned 2009’s Hobey Baker Award winner, honoring college hockey’s top player.  The trophy will make its way to the conference for the first time since 2000, when Boston College’s Mike Mottau earned it. The finalists this year are senior defensemen Matt Gilroy, sophomore forward Colin Wilson, […]

BU, UNH, Vermont All Move On in NCAA Hockey Tournament

Hockey East is dominating the NCAA Hockey Tournament so far as Vermont advanced to the Frozen Four and awaits the winner of the Northeast Region, which will be another Hockey East team.  BU and UNH each won their semis to set up an all Hockey East Regional Final on Sunday. Northeastern lost its Midwest Regional […]

Vermont Advances in NCAA Hockey Tournament

Vermont, behind Rob Madore’s 25 saves and four different scorers, defeated Yale in Bridgeport, CT in the first round of the East Regional 4-1.  Madore, like BU’s Kieran Millan, is a freshman trying to repeat the feat that BC’s John Muse did last year and win the Championship.  Peter Lenes, offensive leader Viktor Stalberg, Colin […]

BU #1 Overall Seed in NCAA Hockey Tournament

The NCAA College Hockey Tournament field was announced Sunday morning and, to no surprise, BU was dubbed the overall #1 seed.  The Terriers are coming off a 1-0 victory over UMass-Lowell to win the Hockey East Tournament, won the conference regular season title by a single point over Northeastern on the season’s final day, and claimed victory in the […]

BU Earns Shutout to Claim Seventh Hockey East Title

The Terriers put down a valiant effort from the River Hawks to claim their seventh Hockey East Tournament Title, its first since 2006.  The seven titles are second only to BC’s eight in the league’s 25-year history.  BU will enter next week’s NCAA Tournament as the overall #1, however, this game’s outcome would not have […]

River Hawks Oust Huskies, Terriers Down Eagles to Set HEA Final

UMass-Lowell scored the game-tying goal on a power play with the goalie pulled with 20 seconds remaining in the third period and then won the game three minutes into the extra period to rally past the second seeded Northeastern team into the Hockey East Championship Game.  For Lowell, the 3-2 victory paves the way for only […]

NU Goalie Thiessen Hockey East POY, Among Hobey Baker Finalists

Northeastern’s junior goaltender, Brad Thiessen, key to the school’s turnaround, was named Hockey East’s Player of the Year. He lead the conference with a .932 save percentage and 2.00 goals against average while playing every minute of the season in goal for the Huskies. Northeastern reached the Garden Semis for the first time since 1994 […]

BU Down to #2 After Stumbling Against Maine

Notre Dame reclaimed college hockey’s #1 spot in the latest poll, flip-flopping with BU as the pair of teams continues their stranglehold on the top of the ballot.  ND was last #1 seven weeks ago and the teams have gone 1-2 for 11 consecutive polls. BU defeated Maine two games to one to advance to […]

BC-BU, Northeastern-UMass-Lowell in Hockey East Semifinals

Hockey East’s version of the Frozen Four is set with BU beating Maine in three, BC sweeping New Hampshire, Northeastern surviving UMass, and UMass-Lowell beating Vermont in two.  I, for one, am not sure if the bigger surprise was BU needing three games or that the BC-UNH series was a sweep.  The semis and finals […]