Update: BC definitively ended the quest for Jerry York’s 1,000th victory as a coach, beating UMass 8-0 January 22.
York’s record was at 997 wins for some time late in 2015, as BC suffered a swoon of three successive one-goal losses, to Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Providence. A two-game series of Providence this past weekend produced a win and tie, so the needle moved at least a little to 998.
Of York’s career wins, 531 have come as coach at BC. He had previous successful stints at Clarkson and Bowling Green, where he won his first NCAA championship in 1984, before returning to his alma mater in 1994. York was captain and an all-America at BC, graduating in 1967.
This is a 2013 BC video that honors York for becoming college hockey’s winningest coach in December 2012.