York with potential record-breaking weekend

Published On November 30, 2012 | By Jill Saftel

You’d be hard pressed to find a college hockey fan who doesn’t respect Jerry York. The Boston College head coach of 18 years has quite the weekend ahead of him, and it’s not just because his Eagles are taking on their crosstown rivals, the Boston University Terriers (7-4-0, 5-3-0 Hockey East), in a midseason home-and-home series.

The Eagles (10-1-0, 8-1-0 Hockey East) have the chance to make York, currently with 923 wins, the winningest coach in college hockey history with two wins this weekend. With just one win on the weekend, he’ll tie Ron Mason‘s record of 924.

BC has the upper hand statistically, sitting at No. 1 in Hockey East and in the nation, but the timing couldn’t be better for York to be so close to hitting the record, considering the anticipation surrounding any BC vs. BU weekend. The Terriers are currently third in Hockey East and ranked No. 9 in the nation. Jack Parker, BU head coach, is right behind York with 883 wins of his own.

With 67-year-old York as its leader, BC has a 456-223-60 record and has won the NCAA championship in 2001, 2008, 2010 and 2012. Last year’s national championship team went out with a 33-10-1 record.

In their one meeting so far this season just a few weeks ago on Nov. 11, the Eagles came out on top in a 4-2 win. But BU is coming off a 4-0 non-conference win against St. Lawrence University and stands to make a weekend sweep a challenge for the Eagles.


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Jill studies journalism at Northeastern University, covers Hockey East for College Hockey News and is the sports editor for The Huntington News. You can follow her on Twitter at @jillsaftel, just don't ask her to choose between hockey and baseball, it's impossible.