BU Today


The Games Behind the Game

Men’s hockey recipe for success: three taps to the chest, a bracelet for a friend


Click on the slide show above to hear how hockey captains John McCarthy (CAS’09) and Matt Gilroy (MET’09) prepare for game day.

Boston University men’s hockey is now the top-ranked team in the country — and riding high after Monday’s 4-3 win over Harvard in the Beanpot opener. How do the Terriers do it? Skill, strength, endurance, teamwork, and solid coaching are all part of the mix, but a good chunk of winning comes from believing you can win. Exactly how a team conjures up that confidence is often one of its best kept secrets. In the slide show above, hockey captains John McCarthy (CAS’09) and Matt Gilroy (MET’09) talk about pregame routines, superstition, and the importance of having fun on the ice.

The Terriers take on the University of Lowell next, on Friday, February 6, at Agganis Arena at 7 p.m.

On Monday, February 9, the Beanpot championship pits BU against Northeastern. Face-off is at 8 p.m. at the TD Banknorth Garden. The consolation game sees Harvard grappling with BC, at 5 p.m.

Edward A. Brown can be reached at ebrown@bu.edu.


6 Comments on The Games Behind the Game

  • Anonymous on 02.05.2009 at 8:42 am


    can others get the merille herman braclette?

  • Jennifer on 02.05.2009 at 4:00 pm

    Yes, do you go to the Men’s BU Hockey Games? You can pick them up there.
    Meryl’s Daughter
    Jennifer Herman

  • Jennifer on 02.05.2009 at 4:42 pm

    Meryl Herman Bracelettes

    You can get the bracelettes @ the Men’s BU Hockey Home Games

    Jennifer Herman

  • BU Student on 02.05.2009 at 9:46 pm

    Happy BU Today reader

    Features like this are why I love reading BU Today.

  • Anonymous on 04.10.2009 at 6:00 pm

    Gilroy must win the Hobey Baker tonight!!
    What a cool video. you should do more like this one

  • strategy games on 12.22.2009 at 7:56 am

    Nice one.. I really

    Nice one..
    I really appreciate you for sharing this great article and this is great to get all those information here.

Post Your Comment

(never shown)