Boston College men's hockey coach Jerry York is resting comfortably at home -- like a boss -- following a second procedure to repair a detached retina on Monday morning. Associate head coaches Mike Cavanaugh and Greg Brown will continue to lead the team in York's absence. The pair of coaches earned a weekend split with the #1t New Hampshire Wildcats.
Sadly, Boston College's celebration to honor #York925, originally scheduled for Friday, January 18, has been postponed. Make-up date TBD.
While both school press releases has been pretty chill about the whole thing, I'm really hoping that this doesn't turn into a prolonged absence for Coach York. Particularly as the team heads into trophy season and the second half stretch run.
That said, the schedule lightens considerably for the next month. So much so that, over the next month plus, the Eagles are guaranteed all of one game (out of eight) against a PairWise team under consideration (the February 8 home game against Lowell). Basically, you couldn't pick a better portion of the 2012-13 schedule to have Coach Cav and Brown continue to cut their teeth as the Eagles' bench boss(es).
For those wondering, though he will likely not be with the team this weekend, any Eagles' victories this weekend belong to Coach York.
The team resumes play this Friday night against Massachusetts (7-11-2), 7 PM at Conte Forum. The following night, the Eagles hit the Green Line to Matthews to face the Northeastern Huskies (6-10-2).