Andy Katz's Daily Word: Former player Don Swegan honored to watch Harvard Crimson in NCAAs (ESPN)
It wasn't a shocker to see South Carolina's Darrin Horn and SMU's Matt Doherty were fired Tuesday. Former Boston College coach Al Skinner has a home in South Carolina and is trying to make a play for the Gamecocks gig. He could do for South Carolina what Bobby Cremins did for College of Charleston. Of course, Wichita State's Gregg Marshall is likely first up on the docket. But Marshall may feel he can get a better job with the Shockers' success.
Danny Hurley, Al Skinner reportedly candidates for URI opening (The BC Blog)
The Rams also are said to have an interest in former Boston College coach Al Skinner, who already had one stint at URI (1988-97).
Hockey East Preview (College Hockey News)
"When you look at recent results, how Providence went to UMass-Lowell and advanced, that's a wake-up call for our club," BC coach Jerry York said in Tuesday's Hockey East Coaches' Teleconference. "We know how good Lowell is and for the Friars to go there and advance to the Garden, that has certainly got our attention."
Hockey East: Ryan Hegarty and Championship Weekend Capsules (Inside College Hockey)
How Boston College Wins: Ratchet the offense back up. The Eagles swept Massachusetts despite scoring just five goals in the two games after averaging 4.4 goals per game in the 11-game winning streak leading into the playoffs. They’ll need more than just the stellar goaltending of Parker Milner to claim their third straight Hockey East title.
Talented teams, intriguing matchups mark Hockey East championship (USCHO.com)
"They’re on fire; they’re hot," York said of the Friars. "We certainly have to be ready for a different Providence College team than what we saw a few weeks ago. You can’t say, ‘We’ve got 25 wins and we should be moving on.’ It’s who plays well on this particular night."
My Hockey East awards ballot (The Mack Report)
For my money, there wasn’t a better player in Hockey East this season than Chris Kreider. He has a pro-level combination of speed, size, strength and hands. He single-handily took over a game against Merrimack at Lawler Arena in February. The things he can do with the puck, with his feet moving at full speed, are downright special. The New York Rangers have themselves a bona fide superstar.
Dorchester's Jimmy Hayes playing for Chicago Blackhawks (Boston.com)
"Jimmy has always been the kind of kid that was always going to do whatever he had to do to get to the next level," said Scott Harlow, general manager of the Foxboro Sports Center and longtime family friend and coach of Hayes. "I’m not surprised at all by what he’s doing now because he’s always been that type of kid. With him, it’s just pure determination."
Super 8 Tournament: Slew of locals help lead Lancers (EagleTribune.com)
"Growing up around here I think you either really want to go to BC or BU," said Fitzgerald, who had a goal and two assists in last night's win. "I've always been a BC fan so it was an easy choice for me."
No. 4 WIH Travels to Duluth for Frozen Four (BCEagles.com)
Boston College is in the midst of its fourth postseason appearance and making its third showing at the Frozen Four. The Eagles are 3-3 all-time in the NCAA Tournament, while the Badgers, in their seventh dance, are 14-2 in the postseason. UW ended BC’s run in the 2011 semifinal round, 3-2, with a last minute goal, before going on to claim its fourth national title in six seasons.