Belichick 'loves' Valentine


Belichick 'loves' Valentine

FOXBORO -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick was on the New York Jets coaching staff from 1997-1999, while Bobby Valentine was manager of the New York Mets.

Now Valentine is the new Red Sox manager; Belichick had nothing but good things to say about his old pal from Queens.

"I love Bobby," said Belichick on Friday. "He's a great guy, a great baseball guy. I love to talk to him, he's got a lot of energy. Don't get me wrong, I love Terry Francona. But I had a great relationship with Bobby in New York. Went to some Mets games. Went with Keyshawn Johnson to throw out the opening pitch . . . I look forward to catching up with him."

Hockey returns to Fenway with two Hockey East doubleheaders in January


Hockey returns to Fenway with two Hockey East doubleheaders in January

There'll be hockey again at Fenway Park this winter, with Hockey East holding a pair of doubleheaders as part of a 12-day event that will include additional college and high school games and a free public-skating day for Boston residents.

Frozen Fenway 2017 will be held between Jan. 4-16. The Hockey East games will be played on back-to-back Saturdays, Jan. 7 and Jan. 14:

Boston University vs. Massachusetts
Boston College vs. Providence College

Saturday, January 14, 2017:
Maine vs. Connecticut
New Hampshire vs. Northeastern

“Outdoor hockey is quickly becoming a staple on Boston’s winter sports calendar and we look forward to joining with Hockey East and the City of Boston to build on that tradition by bringing some of the most accomplished and talented collegiate teams in the country to compete on the ice at Fenway Park,” said Boston Red Sox president Sam Kennedy.