UMass-Lowell tops BU, 1-0, for 1st Hockey East title
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D erek Arnold scored with 8:41 left in the third period and UMass Lowell held off Boston University, 1-0, last night to win its first Hockey East tournament championship and end Jack Parker’s 40-year-run as coach of the Terriers.
River Hawks freshman Connor Hellebuyck stopped 37 shots, including a flurry in the final minutes after BU pulled its goalie and the Terriers frantically tried to send the game into overtime and prolong the storied career of their retiring coach.
Top-seeded UMass Lowell (26-10-2) added to its Hockey East regular-season title by beating the third-seeded Terriers (21-16-2) for the fourth time this season.
Parker’s career ends with an 897-472-115 record, one win shy of a 25th NCAA tournament appearance and a chance at his fourth national championship.