Friday, July 22, 2016

Couturier Transferring to UMass

 Josh Couturier put an end to the rumors surrounding his future this afternoon by announcing that he will be suiting up for UMass-Amherst in 2017.  Due to NCAA rules, the Newburyport native will have to sit out a year before hitting the ice for head coach Greg Carvel.

Good luck to Josh as he heads to a place where he will inevitably get more playing time. While there may have been an outside shot of Couturier skating for BC this year, it would have been in a reduced role and that is without considering the scholarship situation.

I don't envision BC bringing in one more player this fall as it's too late in the game to find someone that can contribute at a high level. That being said, with Scott Savage graduating next spring, the staff will need to find a replacement as the class of 2017 is stocked with 8 forwards and 0 blue liners. We shall see what the future holds.

Go Eagles


  1. If he's having trouble getting playing time here, this doesn't bode well for him playing at the professional level. UMass is a good school, but it's not BC. In the long-term, this might not be the best decision for him. I hope it works out well for him, to be sure.

  2. How is this year's team looking with all the departures and the one I think most important thatcher demko.. let's hope who ever is net plays out of this world because last I checked your Defense is very very suspect not that few guys left... any concerns of this year's team Mr mike??.. U already know how my team stands ... 😊

  3. Josh Couturier is one of the best and popular player of hockey. Fans are excited to watch the USA VS Italy Ice hockey world championship 2017.

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