With two more victories under his belt, Boston College hockey coach Jerry York now needs five wins to tie and six to become the winningest ice hockey coach in NCAA history. Here are the updated standings:
1. Ron Mason 924
2. Jerry York (BC)* 919
3. Jack Parker* 880
4. Rick Comley 779
5. Red Berensen* 752
6. R.H. "Bob" Peters 744
7. Len Ceglarski (BC) 673
8. Jeff Sauer 655
York, Boston University's Jack Parker and Michigan's Red Berensen are the only active coaches listed in the top eight. York and the Eagles earned two more victories this weekend while Parker and Berensen earned just one win.
Here is the Eagles' upcoming slate of games:
11/09 vs. Notre Dame
11/11 at Boston University (NESN)
11/16 vs. Merrimack
11/24 vs. Dartmouth
11/30 at Boston University (NBCSN)
12/01 vs. Boston University (NBCSN)
12/07 at Providence (Cox)
12/29 vs. Alabama-Huntsville - Mariucci Classic in Minneapolis, MN
12/30 at Minnesota - Mariucci Classic in Minneapolis, MN (FSN+)
01/04 vs. Yale
01/11 vs. New Hampshire (NESN)
01/12 at New Hampshire
Since dropping the season opener, BC has won six straight to get York to 919. Should the Eagles extend that winning streak to 12 games, Coach York would tie Ron Mason's win record on November 30 at Agganis and break the record at home the following night against the Terriers (and on national television). Seems all too perfect.
If the Eagles drop a couple of games between now and then, we're then looking at the possibility of York breaking the record in Minneapolis at the Mariucci Classic against either Alabama-Huntsville (lame) or Minnesota (now we're talking). A little further out, BC starts the new year with a pair of home games against Yale (January 4) and New Hampshire (January 11), with the BC-UNH game televised on NESN.
Above all else, I would love to see York break the record at home. On TV would be gravy. Perhaps with the NHL season still sitting on the shelf, NESN can pick up the Eagles' next home game once York gets to 924 victories. Gotta think the team will also break out the gold sweaters given York's first opportunity to become the NCAA's all-time winningest hockey coach.
So the question is when is Jerry York breaking the NCAA's all-time college hockey coaching wins record?