March 18, 2013
Boston College head men's hockey coach Jerry York underwent successful scleral buckling surgery to repair a detached retina in his right eye this morning and is resting comfortably at home. His status is day-to-day. The procedure was performed by Dr. Jeffrey Heier at Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston.
York underwent an initial procedure on Jan. 10 and a follow-up procedure on Jan. 14 for a detached retina. He has missed five games because of the injury - four in January after the initial surgeries as well as the team's most recent 4-1 home victory over Vermont that clinched a berth in the Hockey East Tournament's semifinal round at TD Garden.
Associate head coaches Greg Brown and Mike Cavanaugh will continue to lead the team in York's absence.
BC is back in action on Friday, March 22 against Boston University in the tournament's second semifinal game at 8 p.m. at TD Garden. Both semifinal games as well as Saturday's league championship are broadcast regionally by NESN and nationally by NBC Sports Network.