Tuesday, November 11, 2008

We're #1?

I received word last night that my alma mater, Boston University, is currently ranked #1 in the country in college hockey... which I don't believe has happened since I was back in college and going to every single game. My attendance has slipped a bit in the years since, only making it to a couple of games a year at most, but I still try to pay attention to them. They had descended into mediocrity for the most part... able to make the 16 team national tournament in order to lose in the first round. However, this year they are off to a torrid start, beating North Dakota, Michigan State, and Michigan (which were ranked #5, #11, and #4 respectively) in their early non conference schedule. Their lone loss was a narrow 2-1 defeat to New Hampshire.

It looks like Hockey East has a ton of good teams this year, with Boston College, New Hampshire, and Northeastern all in the top 10 right now, so it should be an interesting season. I guess it's time to look at getting some tickets, eh? Maybe the Beanpot?

Assuming the Terriers don't implode and depress me, expect to see more College Hockey blogging in the coming months.

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