While Andrew Orpik may have not made a name for himself in the NHL like his brother, his work off the ice has sculpted him into a role model.
Recently, Boston College has lived in the cellar of the ACC, as losing has become more of a norm. Blowouts, close losses, you name it. BC has seen it all.
Just like Mike Krzyzewski and Duke men’s basketball, Jerry York and BC men’s hockey will bounce right back to winning ways next year after a disappointingly early end to the 2016-17 season.
With 43 seconds left in the Hockey East final, Ryan Fitzgerald slapped the puck past a crowd of River Hawks. But instead of hitting the twine, it bounced off the crossbar, and the Eagles’ third-period comeback fell short.
The Eagles’ bid for a 12th Hockey East title failed against Massachusetts Lowell, mathematically ending their chances for a berth in the NCAA Tournament.
For the first time all season, BC scored first against its crosstown rivals. It set the tone for what was a dominant Eagles performance. But many will remember the final five minutes of play and its ensuing fight.
After struggling all year long on special teams, the Eagles exploded for four power-play goals against Vermont to keep their season alive.
Austin Cangelosi scored the fastest goal in Hockey East playoff history en route to the Eagles’ 7-0 blowout over Vermont.
The Eagles once had a guaranteed path to the NCAA Tournament. Now, after their seventh-straight winless game, they’re all but guaranteed to need to win the Hockey East Tournament.
In its last home game of the year, BC failed to snap out of its recent funk. Since the Beanpot, the Eagles are just 1-of-10 on the power play. Four of those missed opportunities came in Thursday night’s 4-1 loss to UMass-Lowell.