Monday, January 14, 2013

BC's York still sidelined after eye issues

Boston College head coach Jerry York is an even-keeled guy.

Which is why it comes as no surprise that if the world gave him the gift of lasting long enough to become the NCAA's all-time winningest college hockey coach, it would also turn the tables by not allowing him to bask in that glory too long.

York wasn't behind the bench for BC's home-and-home series on Friday and Saturday against Hockey East rival New Hampshire (which the Eagles split by winning at Conte Forum 5-2 on Friday and lost at the Whittemore Center by a 2-1 count on Saturday) due to surgery to repair a detached retina.

A celebration planned to formally acknowledge that record-setting 925th win, originally scheduled for this coming Friday, has been postponed. The announcement came from the university on Monday, along with the revelation that York will remain home after a follow-up procedure.

Assistant coaches Mike Cavanaugh and Greg Brown will join forces to lead the program, which resumes play four days from now against the University of Massachusetts at home. BC then plays Northeastern at Matthews Arena on Saturday.

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