BOSTON — Boston University is one of the hottest teams in college hockey right now.
Boston University also extended its win streak to seven with the victory over No. 13 Northeastern and put itself in position to make some noise come playoff time.
The Terriers just are two points behind both UMass and UMass Lowell for the Hockey East lead and still have four conference games remaining. Realistically, they could still gain ground in the standings but no matter what, they will be a dangerous team when the Hockey East playoffs come around.
Their hot streak has come at the perfect time and has seen them rise all the way to No. 17 in this week’s national polls and that now could rise next week.
Terriers head coach Albie O’Connell discussed what winning the Beanpot can now do for the squad as they attempt to accomplish even bigger goals.
“It’ll definitely give us some confidence in a big game that we have to show up and play a certain way,” O’Connell said. “That’s probably the biggest thing. When you get to the point where you’ve won a championship, you know how to play in those games.”
Boston University wasn’t healthy to begin the season, but now that they’re healthier they have started to shine and the Beanpot was the biggest example. The Terriers now climbed to No. 14 in the pairwise standings and could make some noise by the time the season’s said and done.