The 234th meeting of Boston College and Boston University won't be remembered for what happened on the ice. But it might be remembered for what happened to the ice.
The recent unseasonably warm weather resulted in referee Scott Hansen's call to halt the proceedings with 8:39 left in the first period at Conte Forum on Friday night, after three stoppages in play.
"I told [Hansen] my goalie [John Curry] can't see the puck and he said, 'I can't see the puck either,'" Boston U. coach Jack Parker told The Boston Globe. "Not only is it warm, but there is so much moisture in the air. We had a pregame skate at noontime [at BU's Agganis Arena] and there was condensation on the glass and that never happens. When we looked out at the ice to start the game, the ice looked great but it broke down very, very quickly."
According to the Boston Herald, officials, including Hockey East commissioner Joe Bertagna will determine the future date and site of a replay, and whether the game will be replayed in its entirety or renewed at the point of stoppage.
The archrivals will meet Saturday in a regularly scheduled game at Agganis Arena.