Jack Parker has coached his last college hockey game. After a 40-year career behind Boston University’s bench, he made his last exit Saturday night after the Terriers’ 1-0 loss to UMass Lowell in the Hockey East Championship.
After their coach announced he would be retiring at the end of this season, the BU hockey team vowed to extend their season as long as possible for him. After losing the last game of their season, Terriers forward Wade Megan said the team had no regrets, that they had left everything on the ice.
Parker’s illustrious career included three national championships and 21 Beanpot titles. His face will forever be associated with college hockey in Boston.
“He had a good 40 years here,” BU defenseman Ryan Ruilkka said.
The storylines now turn from Parker’s exit, to who will be his successor. Check out what some of Parker’s players had to say about their coach in the video above.