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BC hockey coach Jerry York to fans: ‘Please don’t curse’

10.25.12 at 11:58 am ET

Boston College hockey coach Jerry York wrote a letter to the team’s fans through the school newspaper, The Heights. In the letter, York implored the students to continue their support but provide it in a classy manner.

The Eagles won their home opener on Saturday, 3-0 over Northeastern, on a night when they unveiled their 2012 national championship banner. The game was a sellout, with 7,884 fans on hand.

In his letter, York thanked the students for their support and noted that the team feeds off their energy.

Added York:

I write to challenge each of you. BC is a special place. As BC students you have amazing minds and great talents. When you support our team, I ask that you put your talents to work. Think creatively when joining together in unison to cheer on the Eagles. Think creatively when coming up with new chants and cheers. Continue to make things interesting for your fellow fans and inspiring for our team.

When doing so, we only ask that you use sound judgment in language. Please don’t curse. We travel to other arenas and hear things I never want to hear. Our hockey program belongs to BC. It belongs to the students, alums young and old, and fans alike. Game day at BC is where we join together in pride. It should be enjoyable for everyone.

BC, ranked third nationally, is 2-1 heading into Friday’s night game at UMass-Lowell. The Eagles host the River Hawks the following afternoon.

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