Author: Patrick Donnelly

Patrick Donnelly signs off as WTBU Sports Co-Director

By Patrick Donnelly I’ve been dreading writing this as much as I’ve been looking forward to it.  I’m thrilled to be able to share some stories and acknowledge a number of people who have meant a lot to me during my time as a part of student media at BU. On the other hand, there’s […]

Men’s Hockey: Joe Pereira named associate head coach

By Patrick Donnelly Joe Pereira has been named associate head coach of the Boston University men’s hockey team, the university announced on Thursday. The news was first reported by Mike McMahon of College Hockey News and Brad Elliott Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald on May 6, and Daniel Connolly of the UConn Blog also reported […]

‘Do what you need to do’: Inside BU’s search for Jay Pandolfo

By Patrick Donnelly When Boston University announced Albie O’Connell would not be returning as head coach of the men’s hockey team on March 30, the athletic department set out on a nearly month-long quest in search of his replacement. In the end, O’Connell’s successor was the guy standing an arm’s length to his left on […]

Men’s Hockey: Jay Pandolfo introduced as head coach

By Patrick Donnelly BOSTON — As the Boston University men’s hockey team begins to prepare for its 101st season of action, the Terriers began a new chapter in its lengthy history, introducing Jay Pandolfo as the program’s 13th head coach in a press conference at Agganis Arena on Monday. “This program means a lot to […]

Men’s Hockey: Jay Pandolfo named head coach

By Patrick Donnelly Jay Pandolfo was named head coach of the Boston University Men’s Hockey team Thursday, the university’s athletic department announced. The news was first reported by Andrew Mahoney of the Boston Globe. “I want to thank Drew Marrochello and President Robert A. Brown for this incredible opportunity,” Pandolfo said in a statement. “It […]

Men’s Hockey: Exit interview with Robert Mastrosimone

By Patrick Donnelly After three years on Commonwealth Avenue, junior forward Robert Mastrosimone will be taking his talents to Arizona State University, joining the Sun Devils at their new arena in Tempe for his senior season. The East Islip, N.Y., native had a breakout year at Boston University in 2021-22, putting up 11 goals and […]

Women’s Hockey: Mattivi named captain for 2022-23; Cardaci and Martin assistants

By Patrick Donnelly Boston University rising senior defender Nadia Mattivi has been named captain for the 2022-23 season. Rising juniors Madison Cardaci, a defender, and Lacey Martin, a forward, will serve as assistants. “My staff and I are excited to have Nadia, Lacey and Madison wearing letters and being at the head of our leadership […]

Men’s Hockey: Fensore named captain for 2022-23, O’Brien and McCarthy assistants

By Patrick Donnelly  Boston University rising senior defenseman Dom Fensore has been named captain for the 2022-23 season. Rising senior forward Jay O’Brien and defenseman Case McCarthy will serve as assistant captains. It is the first time each skater will sport a letter on their jerseys during their time on Comm. Ave. Fensore, a third […]

Men’s Hockey: Mastrosimone enters transfer portal

By Patrick Donnelly Boston University junior forward Robert Mastrosimone has entered the NCAA transfer portal, as reported by Brad Elliott Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald. Mastrosimone had 11 goals and 14 assists for 25 points, all career-highs, in 34 games with the Terriers this season. On his career at BU, the East Islip, N.Y., […]

Denver comes back to win national championship, 5-1 over Minnesota State

By Patrick Donnelly BOSTON — The University of Denver scored five unanswered goals in the third period to come back and win their ninth national championship, 5-1 against Minnesota State University at TD Garden on Saturday. Sophomore defenseman Mike Benning scored with a one-timer from the left face-off circle to give the Pioneers a 2-1 […]