Jerry York

Boston College’s Jerry York ties all-time NCAA wins record

Boston College’s Jerry York is one win away from cementing his legendary status as college hockey’s winningest head coach.

After seeing his Eagles earn a 5-2 win over crosstown rival Boston University, York tied legendary Michigan State coach Ron Mason with his 924th career victory.’s Joe Haggerty was there to witness it and it was his rival, BU coach Jack Parker, who had the nicest things to say about him.

“He deserves all of the accolades. It’s hard for people to believe this because he’s been so successful and because he’s won so many games, but I still don’t think he gets the credit he deserves.”

In his career with Clarkson, Bowling Green, and Boston College, he’s coached five national championship teams. Four of those have come at BC and all within the last 12 years (2001, 2008, 2010, 2012). He also led the 1984 Bowling Green Falcons to their lone national championship in hockey.

York will have the chance to break Mason’s record on Friday night at Providence College. If that fails, December 29 against Alabama-Huntsville in the Mariucci Classic in Minnesota would be his next opportunity.

Dropping like flies: Johnson, Killorn hurt in Bolts’ exhibition

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You probably know the drill: injury updates are murky in the NHL basically from the moment a puck drops.

We’ll learn more once the 2015-16 season begins, but at the moment, Saturday might have served as a costly night for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Both Tyler Johnson and Alex Killorn went down with injuries stemming from a 3-2 pre-season win against the Florida Panthers.

“Guys were dropping like flies,” Steven Stamkos told the Tamba Bay Times.

These could be minor situations – just about any ailment will sideline a key asset this time of year – yet one cannot help but wonder if the Lightning might limp into this campaign.

Nikita Kucherov is dealing with his own issues, so that means at least minor issues for one half of the Bolts’ top six forwards.

It’s believed that more will be known about these banged-up Bolts sometime on Sunday.

Raffi Torres gets match penalty for being Raffi Torres

Raffi Torres

With knee issues still limiting him, Raffi Torres isn’t as mobile as he once was. Apparently he still moves well enough to leave the usual path of destruction.

It’s the pre-season, so it’s unclear if we’ll get a good look at the check, but Torres received a match penalty for his hit on Anaheim Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg.

Most accounts were pretty critical of the San Jose Sharks’ chief troublemaker:

It’s too early to tell if Silfverberg is injured. If he is, that’s a significant loss for the Ducks, as he really showed signs of fulfilling his promise (especially during the 2015 playoffs).

As far as Torres goes, he’s hoping to play in the Sharks’ season-opener. Wherever he ends up, he’ll certainly make plenty of enemies on the ice.

Whether it was because of that hit or just the general distaste shared by those sides, it sounds like tonight’s Sharks – Ducks exhibition is getting ugly, in general:

This post will be updated if video of the hit becomes available, and also if we get a better idea of Silfverberg’s condition.

Update: Bullet dodged?