Men’s hockey: UConn 1, Boston College 0

By Francesco Graziano Jr. | CPTV Sports

Mike Cavanaugh was brought to UConn from Boston College last year to oversee the Huskies’ transition to Hockey East and build a national men’s hockey power.

Cavanaugh recounted his interview with UConn athletic director Warde Manuel before he was hired to coach the Huskies in May 2013. “This state is starved for UConn hockey,” Cavanaugh told Manuel. “I really, really believe that.”

On Nov. 5, the Huskies captured their biggest win in program history in a 1-0 shutout of No. 3 Boston College before 8,089 at a raucous XL Center.

It was a night of firsts: UConn’s first Hockey East victory, the first Hockey East game in Hartford and the first time UConn played Boston College — where Cavanaugh was an assistant to coach Jerry York for 18 years.

UConn (2-4-2, 1-2 Hockey East) beat a ranked opponent for the second time this season — the Huskies defeated then-No. 15 Quinnipiac 4-1 Oct. 21 in Bridgeport. UConn has four wins over ranked teams, including one last season.

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