Saturday night could be a milestone night for BC head coach Jerry York. Not only does his team have the chance to advance to the regional final, York is going after career win number 800.
That, though, only crosses the coaches mind when his wife reminds him.
“My wife kids me about it once in a while, saying ‘why didn’t you reach it yet?’” said York.
This weekend, though, York won’t even let his mind wander to the 800 win topic.
“I’ve always thought that you concentrate on what’s important and what’s important is to advance,” said York.”
Relying on the Work Horse
There’s no doubt that BC goaltender John Muse has become the ultimate work horse for the Eagles this season, having played every single minute of every single game (save time spent when pulled for an extra attacker).
York, on Friday was asked if at any point in the season Muse has come to him looking for a little bit of time off, which led to York’s tongue and cheek response.
“He’s never expressed that [he needs time off],” said York. “But then again, I turn away any time I see him coming.”
Adams Make a Different Type of Commitment
Eagles forward Joe Adams, who plays the role of a 13th forward for BC, had made a commitment for his post-Boston College career, and it’s one that doesn’t involve hockey whatsoever.
“We’re very proud that Joe Adams has accepted a position with the Peace Corps,” said York.
The Wayzata, Minn., native will spend the next two years working for the Peace Corps in Suriname, South America.
“I had to look it up,” joked York when asked where Suriname is located.
Third Time a Charm to Face Gophers
This weekend marks the third time this season that the Eagles and the Gophers will play in the same tournament. Ironically, though, it will be the first time that the two clubs meet. BC lost to Michigan in the opening game of the Ice Breaker tournament to end up in the consolation game while Minnesota faced the Wolverines in the championship game. And in December, BC did its job to get to the final of the Dodge Holiday Classic, but Minnesota that evening was upset by RIT in its semifinal pushing them to the consolation matchup.