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“The video ended with a simple, "Thanks coach," and then Parker was handed a microphone and he thanked the fans who make hockey the school's flagship athletic program. "You people made it great," Parker said. "I was getting pretty emotional about it," Rosen, a senior forward, said of the brief postgame ceremony. "You're really starting to realize who you're playing for, the organization you're on and the kind of guy that's on your bench. It gives you an extra pride in the jersey you're wearing." Hockey East commissioner Joe Bertagna was in the press box during the game and in the postgame news conference, where he managed to maintain his professional distance despite their longtime relationship. "I'm still a commissioner and he's still a coach," he said. But he said he expected Parker would be recognized at the coaches' meetings in Florida during the offseason. "Given the nature of his relationship with a lot of the coaches," Bertagna said, "I think it will be something like a roast."
I'll have the same feeling as I did before. The thing is, I don't have practice next October. I don't think it will really hit me until then.” -- BU hockey coach Jack Parker