What happened at Kelly Rink on Friday evening is not really a thing of rocket science. It's not some calculus problem that we've got to try and figure out. Instead, it was one hockey team that couldn't have been more excited to play one of the top teams in the country and another team that wished they were still eating turkey and potatoes. BC just lost to Holy Cross. Let that sink in. They have won three games all year and BC has never lost to an Atlantic Hockey team. It has to be one of the biggest upsets in the history of college hockey, without a doubt.
What can I say ? That was as bad a loss as I can ever remember, in fact, I would say that is the single worst loss in the last fifteen years. The fact that BC lost that game last night because they didn't feel like playing for the first fifty minutes, has to make BC fans wonder what the mindset of this club is right now. The bottom line is BC just didn't want to be there. They didn't want to play, they didn't want to have to skate hard, and they felt like it would be cool to spot another team five goals before coming back. Nope. Awful. Just plain horrible.
Last weekend up in Maine was, in my opinion, just a blimp on the screen. You're going to have bad games once and a while. But when you lose a game many predict you should win by five or six goals, that's a different story. How do the guys come out like that ? How was so little effort shown in the first two periods ? This team obviously thinks they're this great team that's a bunch of world beaters. Guess what ? THEY'RE AN AVERAGE HOCKEY TEAM.
I don't know what the staff is going to do this week in practice but I'm pretty darn happy I'm not going to be one of the twenty seven skating sprints up and down the ice for two hours. A lot of people have told me, "well maybe it's a good wakeup call for them" or "they will be better because of this". I don't want to hear that. What happened on that ice last night was one of the most agonizing displays on hockey I have ever witnessed. This is a super proud program with tons of people that love this school's hockey team. Not one person was proud of that team walking out of the rink yesterday.
Anyways, congrats to Holy Cross. That is a program changing win, no doubt. I'm certainly going to be rooting for those guys to win their league and make the NCAA tournament because they play as hard as any team I've ever seen. Congratulations.