From the E-T: Top Spot Showdown, York brings national champ BC to Merrimack tonight with first place at stake
- Updated: February 15, 2013
When you own enough national championship rings to fill up one hand and also have the most wins of any coach in the history of NCAA Div. 1 hockey, it’s almost your right to be able to walk into any hockey rink in the country with a just dash of ego and maybe an over-inflated swagger.
But you won’t find that with Boston College head coach Jerry York.
Despite all the trophies — the most recent of which being BC’s fourth straight Beanpot title on Monday — York remains regarded as one of the nicest in a game full of nice guys.
”It’s hard for people to believe this, because he’s been around so long and he’s been so successful and he’s won so many games, but I still don’t think that he gets the credit he deserves,” said York’s biggest rival, Boston University head coach Jack Parker.
Mike McMahon is a freelance sportswriter. He covers Merrimack College hockey for The Eagle Tribune.