BU's Jack Parker and BC's Jerry York Call Hockey East 'Most Competitive' in Years Boston University men’s hockey head coach Jack Parker was in the NESN studio Tuesday along with Boston College counterpart Jerry York to talk about the upcoming Hockey East semifinal games on Friday.

Parker, along with the Terriers, will face the Maine Black Bears at 8 p.m., while York’s Eagles will do battle at 5 p.m. with the Vermont Catamounts.

“This is by far the most competitive and closely-fought race,” York gushed. “It’s an exciting time for all of us involved in Hockey East.”

Parker concurred, and said “I think our league is more balanced than it ever has been … whoever represents [Hockey East] for the national tournament will be well-tested and ready to go.”

Check the video for more on the coaches’ take on Hockey East, as well as what the respective teams need to do against their opponents Friday night to ensure victory.