Boston University Quotes

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March 21, 2013

BOSTON UNIVERSITY QUOTES
Boston University Head Coach Brian Durocher
Opening statement...
"On behalf of everyone at Boston University, the administration, players and my staff, I'd like to thanks everybody here at the University of Minnesota for the great accommodations hosting the championships. We look forward to the challenges ahead; we know we've got a heck of an opponent in Mercyhurst, who we've had a few battles with in the past few years. We certainly wish the other two contestants, Boston College and Minnesota, the best as the championships go on."


On hoe Boston University matches up with Mercyhurst...
"I think Mercyhurst has great balance in all three lines and their blueline corps. They're probably a little bit younger than last time we played them, when Meghan Augusta was their big bell ringer, the feature of their team. She had other great players around her who were also older, and we were the younger team at the time. As far as matching up this season, I feel like anybody who has followed college hockey this year has seen eight, nine, ten teams right behind the University of Minnesota. They are on a pedestal as far as most people are concerned, and I certainly think so too, but everything else is a one-goal game. If you look at Mercyhurst's match ups with Clarkson, Cornell, and Boston College, they've split along the way. You look at our record, and we've had battles with some of the top teams and have not beaten them five or six times. I think it's about who's going to show up tomorrow, and who's going get a little puck luck, and of the gods are wearing scarlet and white, we'd be happy."

On any weaknesses Mercyhurst might have...
"I don't think we're worried about exploiting their weaknesses, I think we're very focused on how well we can play. In the last few weeks, we've done a nice job in the defensive end, which at other times during the year; we needed a little more work on. We've been able to score goals, so if we take care of business on our end, and just worry about competing hard on our end of the ice, we'll let the chips fall where they may. They go to the net hard; in our league it would be kind of like playing Providence. They have big players who go to the net hard, and Mercyhurst also plays at quite a good pace."


Senior forward Jill Cardella
On the Terrier senior class's legacy of reaching the NCAA tournament all four years...
"I think there are a lot of people that started it before us at Boston University and when we got here as freshmen, they hadn't made it, but they laid the path for us before then. We've just tried to continue that during our four years and we hope that the freshmen through juniors continue it, as well."

On BU's steady season compared to its 2011-12 campaign...
"I think we have a good set of upperclassmen. I think we have a few who have been on the ride for the past couple years here, so I think it's helped having a whole bunch of voices keeping the team steady and making sure the younger players understand what they need to do day in and day out to get the job done."

On facing Mercyhurst in the tournament for a third time in four years...
"We've played a couple NCAA games against them. They got the better of us the first time and we had a little bit of a chip on our shoulder the second time, so we'll expect them to have the same type of feeling this year. Other than that, it's just a bit of a familiarity factor, but whatever team we had to play, we were going to prepare for them."


Senior defenseman Kathryn Miller
On the Terrier senior class's legacy of reaching the NCAA tournament all four years...
"Even though our program's a young program, we've built a tradition every year on winning and it's very important. It's a testament to our university and our athletic staff."

On making it to the Frozen Four...
"I think any time you're in the Frozen Four it's a great accomplishment, but at the same time you set out for the goal of winning it all. Last time, we were happy to be there and we gained some experience. This time, we're going to prepare not only this game, but the final goal, and that's why we're here."