Weekend roundup: Frozen Four and Skinner stuff
In one of the strangest hockey games I've ever seen, BC beat Yale 9-7 to advance to the Frozen Four. Even though BC got up big, it was a back and forth game. Yale used a three goalies, none who played well. Muse wasn't sharp but did enough.
This is now BC's 9th Frozen Four under York. York also improved to 26-4 in the NCAA Tournament while at BC.
The other big news of the weekend is that Al Skinner is still our basketball coach. There are plenty of rumors and speculation out there. Much of the focus has shifted to former UCLA coach Steve Lavin. Mark Blaudschun is saying that Al's loyalty to his staff may have hurt his chances in New York. The staff issue speaks to why I never thought Skinner-St. John's was a good fit. Skinner has plenty of autonomy at BC that he was unlikely to get at St. John's. Does he want to put up with that nonsense at this stage in his career? Does St. John's want a good coach, but someone who is not willing to deal with the politics of the position? It just doesn't make sense. Unfortunately this flirtation has become public and will change the dynamic at BC. It will be an interesting week.