Boston University’s Jack Parker’s Outlook on the 2011-12 Season

By Matt Noonan 

Last week at the Hockey East Conference media day, Boston University’s men’s ice hockey coach Jack Parker admitted that he believes his team will be better this season, especially since they’re all a year older.

The Terriers, who are ranked second in the pre-season coaches poll will kick-off their ’11-’12 campaign on Saturday, Oct. 8, against the University of New Hampshire Wildcats at Agganis Arena, face-off is scheduled for 8:00pm.

Here’s the coach’s outlook on the upcoming season:

“We were a very inconsistent team last year. We started off great, we finished pretty well and in the middle we were horrible and then when the playoffs came we were horrible again, so I think that’s typical of a young team. That’s typical – probably we got a little full of ourselves early because we were rated so high and doing so well early on and a lot of that had to do with our great goaltending at that time. Kieran Millan was [winning] games for us, [and] it was the youngest team I ever coached [in] 38-years. The only team that came close to that was my very first team and that was not only young [squad] as far as age, but also, young as far as classes go. The best thing that could possibly happen to our team has already happened to us – we’re a year older. We’ve gotten sophomore to [become] juniors, 18-year-olds to become 19-year-olds, so that in it itself is going to make us a better team.”            

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