It’s not an over-exaggeration: The New England men’s college hockey scene is going to be outstanding this season.
The Boston University-Boston College rivalry is hot. Macklin Celebrini, the popular pick to be taken No. 1 overall in the 2024 NHL Draft, will be playing in the region. A good number of others have a legitimate chance at winning the Hobey Baker Award — given annually to the best player in college hockey — come the end of the season.
Not to mention the number of teams outside of BU, BC and Merrimack — the top three preseason teams in Hockey East — that have shots at getting national recognition.
Oh, and Quinnipiac, the reigning national champs, will look to defend its title.