Program Profile #1- Boston College

**This post will appear permanently in my BF Program Profile Page**

Boston College –

  • Official Website
  • Esteemed BC Bloggers to follow – BC Interruption, The Boston College Hockey Blog
  • Twitter sources for BC Hockey-  @bcinterruption, @bchockeyblog1
  • The Rink and Facilities : Conte Forum/Kelley Rink
  • Famous Hockey Alumni – Brian Leetch, Bill Guerin, Brian Gionta, Joe Mullen
  • Famous Alumni (Non- Hockey) –  John Kerry, Chris O’Donnell, John Connolly (of Whitey Bulger fame)
  • My Biased Opinion  on <Tradition, BF Rank #2> Boston College has been a dominant fixture in Hockey East since its inception in 1984/1985 winning 11 regular season crowns and 10 Hockey East championships. The Eagles have amassed an impressive 4 national titles, with 3 coming in the past 11 years under the NCAA’s winningest coach, Jerry York. The program fell on hard times after the depature of then coach Len Ceglarski in the early to mid 90’s, which I remember vividly. This proved a mere temporary set back as Jerry York took over the program and elevated it to levels never seen before at the Heights. Every aspect of the program exudes success and tradition, from its legendary coaches (Kelley, Ceglarski, and York) to its impressive resume of titles and alumni (Leetch, Guerin, Gionta, etc…). <Fanbase, BF Rank #4> The much maligned ‘”superfans”  have been mocked for their apathy by many college sports pundits over the years. Although most stereotypes have some element of truth, in my opinion, BC represents the closest thing New England has to a true top flight sports program and much of the angst against the program stems from pure jealousy.  There are no other New England School’s that feature nationally prominent football, hockey and baksetball programs like BC does (UMass may well be on their way however). <The Barn, BF Rank #4> BC/BU battles rank right up there with some of the most storied rivalries in sports and the atmoshphere for these tilts is unmatched anywhere else in the league hands down (although I will admit the fan base at BU is a bit nastier and less parochial and thus gets my vote as the best barn in the league to watch a game).  I still view Conte Forum as a ‘new’ arena which shows my age, hard to believe its inaugural season was 1988. Perhaps its youthful hyperbole or just the fact that the gorgeous campus itself has me blinded, but I still view Conte as one of the better rinks in the league despite its stark quality. I was also quite fond of the stunning trophy case that is on display on the concourse. <The Campus, BF Rank #1> The campus itself represents everything a college should be with its picturesque gothic buildings and a tree lined, stereotypical New England-esque feel to it. In terms of campus environment, BC ranks #1 in the league by a long shot
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