In a huge blow to the Boston College men’s hockey program, it is being reported that Eeli Tolvanen has been rejected by BC admissions and will not be playing for the Eagles. We have been hearing rumblings of this being a probable outcome for a couple months now, so it seems likely the reports are accurate. A source close to the program reports that this was an issue with high school course credits.
Tolvanen was set to be the shining star in next year’s class and would have been a much needed boost to BC’s offense. He led the Sioux City Musketeers with 54 points and 30 goals in 52 games this past season, plus he had 10 points in 13 playoff games. Tolvanen also had a strong WJC in 2017, despite playing for a struggling Team Finland. He was tied for the team lead (with incoming Eagle Aapeli Räsänen) with 6 points.
Next year was set to be another rebuilding year for the Eagles, but the loss of Tolvanen means that BC could serious struggle unless some players step up their games.