This is one of those times where I just don't want to sit here and write about a game. Tonight was an embarrising display of hockey for everyone wearing a Boston College jersey. From the first line to the goalies, everyone just flat out stunk..it's harsh but there is no other way to put it. Yes, BC had a lot of factors going against them such as Johnny G being out, playing 5 freshman defenseman, and being on the road and on an Olympic sheet but in the end, this was horrible. However, unlike last year after the Maine series, it is not the time to just throw it in the towel and makes 100 changes. If you've followed BC Hockey the last few years, you'd notice that they've struggled at lot in late December games/Christmas tournaments. I mean I actually thought BC was OK for part of the first half when they were killing penalties but too often a guy was in the box and BC was shorthanded. As the game was getting out of hand in the second, Mike Sit made of the more boneheaded plays I've seen in a long time around here. Elbowing someone like that is not what you do when you play @ Boston College. If you want to do that, then go down the street but here, that's unacceptable and I hope that the staff tells him that what he did was dead wrong and is not allowed on this team. Sure, there were a few suspect calls early in the game but hand it to the Gophers, they dominated from puck drop to the final horn. Congrats to them.
As for the Eagles, everybody better pray that Johnny G is back for next weekends game vs Yale. I didn't think it would really hurt this team until I saw this display tonight. We need him back. All in all, I'm disappointed that this team decided to turn it off tonight but it is my hope that everyone gets back on their feet and is ready to go next weekend.
1. Penalty Kill was just horrible.
2. Defense looked clueless.
3. Milner just had an off night. Not worried about him.
Next up- Yale next Friday @ Conte.