2012-13 is shaping up to be another exciting season in Hockey East. With the massive changes to the college hockey landscape on the horizon, the current, ten-member Hockey East conference will see an expansion in the next two years. Notre Dame joins the conference next season, while the University of Connecticut's men’s team will become Hockey East members beginning in the 2014-15 season (the UConn women’s team is already a member of Hockey East).
This season, Hockey East will feature 46 NHL prospects. All member schools have at least one prospect on their roster. Boston University leads all conference teams with 12, followed by Boston College with nine and Northeastern with seven.
The Eagles would look to successfully defend their Hockey East regular season and tournament championships when they open their 2011-12 season on October 7th facing off against Michigan State in the Icebreaker tournament in Grand Forks, ND.
After claiming both Hockey East titles last season, Boston College saw their 2010-11 season come to an unceremonious end at the hands of Colorado College in the NCAA Tournament West Regional semi-final last March. This season, the Eagles will look to change that.
Boston College lost just six players, but they were all significant players on last season’s squad.