It was an 8-0 decision for Boston College over Massachusetts that gave BC head coach Jerry York his 1,000th career win. That doesn’t make the value of the victory any less.
1) 1-0 or 8-0, York’s victory on Friday was special
I honestly don’t care about the final score. But Boston College head coach Jerry York won his 1,000th game on Friday night, the first – and possibly the only – college coach who will ever accomplish that feat. Think about what it takes – if a 25-year-old becomes head coach, he needs an average of 20 wins each season over a 50-year career to reach 1,000. In this day and age where head coaches reach that position in their 30s of 40s, we’ll never see this again. The fact the win was a foregone conclusion in the first period, when BC led 5-0, didn’t matter. Jerry York will take this memory along with his hundreds of other great milestones, and enjoy them.
2) The best continue to shine
We have talked about Hockey East having an elite five teams at this point – the quintet fighting for four first-round byes and a regular-season title. Those teams went a combined 7-2-1 this weekend with UMass-Lowell and Providence splitting a weekend series. Boston University and Notre Dame swept Maine and New Hampshire, respectfully, while BC beat UMass and tied Connecticut. In other words, the rich get richer in Hockey East.
3) If you didn’t hear me the last time, keep an eye on Northeastern
The Huskies might be the hottest team in Hockey East, having swept three straight weekend series. The Huskies are 8-1-2 in their last 11, outscoring their opponents, 43-21. All of which was done, until this past weekend, without the efforts of Kevin Roy. Might this be the most dangerous team heading down the stretch? And might Northeastern make this one of the most interesting Beanpots in recent years – which, ironically, is Northeastern’s next game? Time will tell.