Gallery: Boston University wins its Hockey East home opener over Connecticut

Boston University defeated Connecticut 4-2 on Friday in both teams’ Hockey East opener. Here’s the photo gallery:

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22 COMMENTS

  1. Merrimack is in with losses by Harvard, Cornell, and Air Force. all three must lose for the Warriors to get in.

  2. It is a shame that Western finished tied for 2nd in the CCHA, smoked #1/2 seed last night en route to the conference championship and still might not make it in if they don’t win. Then again, they do only have a .590 winning percentage so it’s hard to get too upset

  3. The crazy thing no one seems to be picking up on is how the ECAC could put in 1 school (Union) or 3, (add Cornell and Harvard), depending how tonight goes.  Wouldn’t that make CCHA fans so angry?

  4. NCAA Bracketology update, my opinion.

    Right now, with the ECAC, AHA and CCHA finals done and the Hockey East and WCHA games in hand this is my prediction for the seeds.

    1) BC2) Michigan 3) Union 4) N. Dakota5) Miami6) Ferris7) UMD8) Minn9) BU10) Maine11) Denver12) UMASS Lowell13) Cornell14) WMU 15) MSU16) Air Force

    My regional breakdowns are as follows.

    The breakdown should be

    Worcester, Mass
    BC vs Air Force
    Minn vs BU

    Bridgeport, Conn
    Union vs WMU
    Ferris vs Denver

    Green Bay, Wisconsin
    Michigan vs MSU
    UMD vs Maine

    St. Paul, Minn
    N. Dakota vs Cornell
    Miami vs Umass Lowell

    The first change we need to make is Minnesota to the St. Paul regional as host. I will switch Minnesota with Miami

    Now we need to avoid conference matchups in round one. We have Michigan-MSU as the only conference matchup. We can switch MSU with Air Force, or Cornell. Lets move Cornell East to the BC regional and move MSU to St. Paul and put Air Force in with Michigan.

    We now have the following regionals.

    Worcester, Mass
    BC vs Cornell
    Miami vs BU
     
    Bridgeport, Conn
    Union vs WMU
    Ferris vs Denver
     
    Green Bay, Wisconsin
    Michigan vs Air Force
    UMD vs Maine
     
    St. Paul, Minn
    N. Dakota vs MSU
    Minn. vs Umass Lowell

    I would still like to avoid 3 western teams in with Union, but given all 4 #2 seeds are from the western conferences The only switch I can see being made in switching BU and Denver so Worcester and  Bridgeport are both 2-2. Denver has to stay east because moving them west would create a conference game.

    One other possibility is moving UMD and Maine to Bridgeport and moving Ferris and Denver to Green Bay.

    I think this might be the best solutuion so in my final bracket I will have.

    Worcester, Mass

    BC vs Cornell
    Miami vs BU
     

    Bridgeport, Conn

    Union vs WMU
    UMD vs Maine

     
    Green Bay, Wisconsin

    Michigan vs Air Force
    Ferris vs Denver

    St. Paul, Minn

    N. Dakota vs MSU
    Minn. vs Umass Lowell

    • Just thought I’d point out, with five CCHA teams in the field, a first-round intra-CCHA game is allowed by the rules.  I think some people may be forgetting that…

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