There was a built in excuse if Jack Drury had a subpar game in his return to the Harvard lineup on Tuesday night. The 18 year-old freshman returned two days prior from representing the United States at the 2019 World Junior Championship. He had played seven games in eleven days as he and his teammates earned the Silver Medal in Vancouver.
However, excuses aren’t what Drury is all about. With the help of a pregame nap, Drury was dominant at the faceoff dot, came up with a huge block on the penalty kill, and had an assist on the team’s second goal in a 2-2 tie against crosstown rival Boston University.
“I’m hanging in there. I had a good nap before the game. It will be nice to get into a good schedule,” said Drury, who will have a few days to rest before Harvard returns to action Friday night at Princeton.
“Those guys are tired,” said Harvard head coach Ted Donato, referring to Drury and the two BU players who also were returning from the World Juniors. “You play on that stage, that many games, with that much passion and emotion.”