BC hockey takes to the ice for the first time in real competition Friday night against UMass-Lowell in a big early season Hockey East game. The Lowell Sun's Shawn Hutcheon answered some questions about the new-look UML team to help get us ready for the game:
7. Now to put you on the spot: what do you think we'll see happen on Friday night? And how far do you think BC and Lowell can go this season? Both lose a ton from the rosters that produced a heavyweight bout for the hockey world back in March.
I totally agree with you. Both hockey teams lost a boatload of talent from last year but each have replaced what was lost with high end recruits and in Lowell's case, transfers. The UML/BC rivalry has become one of the fiercest in all of college hockey and I expect it to remain alive and well for years to come. Also, I expect both teams to finish in the top five of Hockey East and return to the NCAA tournament.