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BU’s Jack Parker to make Garden farewell

It was fitting that circumstance should have brought him back to where the championships began for Jack Parker nearly half a century ago. He was a sophomore out of Somerville when he first put his fingerprints on the Beanpot in the winter of 1966. His first coaching trophy came at the Garden as well, when his 1974 varsity ran the table in the old ECAC tournament and collected the first of a record two dozen NCAA tickets.

So it was cosmic convergence that Parker’s final season at Boston University would have him back on this block of Causeway Street playing for another trophy and that his varsity would have to go through its ancient archrivals to get there.

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