"I had a couple. One was education. I knew if I left early, it would be a lot harder to get my degree here from BC. I knew three years here would be a lot better than two years and I’d get a lot more classes done. And my brother is coming in next year. We both committed here to play at Boston College together. I really wanted to get a chance to play with him. That was another really big factor of me staying. The last [reason] was the way we ended the year, it was pretty upsetting we didn’t get to go back to the Frozen Four. I really wanted to get another chance to do that."
Senior captain Blake Bolden and sophomore forward Alex Carpenter were named as Second Team All-Americans in an announcement made by the American Hockey Coaches Association on Thursday. Five honorees on the All-American teams will be competing at the Frozen Four this weekend.
"I've been thinking about it for awhile and it just kind of happened," Outlow said. "I had talked with my family about it and we decided it doesn't get any better."
"I was just telling the guys, I don’t know what I would have done if we would have lost that game," Jackson said. "It would’ve really hurt. It just boosted morale and we’re just going to come back ready to work because we’re excited where we’re going right now."
The Wheaton, Ill. native stopped 40 of 41 Harvard shots en route to a 2-1 victory over the Crimson in the Beanpot semifinals last Tuesday. The 40 saves were a season high for Boyles as the Eagles advanced to the Beanpot championship game for the sixth time in the last nine years. This week's honors mark the fourth time Boyles has earned the accolades this season.
It’ll be a process. It won’t be measured on one day. It won’t be like ‘This is the most physically demanding day I’ve ever had’. No, no, no, no, no. It’ll be like ‘This is the most physically and mentally demanding offseason I’ve had,’ and that’s going to be measured over time. It’ll be a series of days and weeks and different things we’ll do over time that will make it very, very challenging.
Why did that mindset get changed? Spaziani paused for some time, then chose his words carefully.
"Recruiting…three coaches in four years," he said. "Different stuff."
Despite the change, Spaziani said he thinks it’s moving back to BC getting the right players—the ones who want to be in Chestnut Hill for the right reasons.
"I think so," Spaziani said. "You’ve got a constant. Whats been the constant?"
Pointing to himself, Spaziani answered his own question.
"The banner, I think, was the end of last year’s championship. It’s in the back of our minds; we want to win another one, but I mean, we’ve got to let that go," Gaudreau said. "We can’t be thinking about last year, it’s a whole new season. I think the captains have put that to our team so far, to make sure we all know that the last season’s over, and the new season’s begun."
Army's 595 total yards of offense ranks seventh in Army history and are the academy's highest since 1989. The top six outputs were against teams, which are currently in the Football Championship Subdivision.
Sylvia's favorite player from those days was none other than Silva. Sylvia sees a lot of similarities beyond their last names. Sylvia is an inch taller but they both weigh in at 210 pounds. Sylvia is from Dartmouth, Mass., while Silva is from Providence, R.I., both in the southern portion of New England. And Sylvia's long, wild hair is nearly identical to Silva's. Sylvia has modeled his entire football style off of the former BC All-American.