Game (back) on!
The Boston College men's ice hockey program will honor Coach Jerry York for becoming the sport's all-time wins leader at the Eagles' February 8 game against UMass-Lowell. Jerry York night was originally scheduled for the January 18 game against UMass before a second outpatient surgery to repair a detached retina foiled those plans. The Eagles fell to the Minutemen, 5-2.
BC hits a very soft spot in the schedule, starting this weekend against hapless Maine. The two game set with the Black Bears is followed by a home game the following Friday against Vermont in the Beanpot tune up game.
After the opening round of the Beanpot against Harvard, the Eagles and River Hawks will do battle in what will likely be a matchup of top-ranked teams. Lowell is currently ranked 12th / 15th in the national polls and is currently riding a nine-game winning streak. As worthy an opponent as any remaining on the home schedule to honor the sport's all-time wins leader.
York earned his 925th career coaching victory in the Eagles' 5-2 win over Alabama-Huntsville on December 29. He's missed the last four games due to his surgery to repair his eye. With victories over New Hampshire (5-2) and Northeastern (9-3), the Eagles head coach has a career record of 927-562-96 in 41 seasons at three different schools. Though not behind the bench the past two weekends, the wins (and losses and tie) belong to York.
Both this weekend's games against Maine and the February 17 home game against UNH are sold out, but there are a limited number of tickets available for the Lowell game at bceagles.com.