Hockey Team Makes 'Frozen Four' Again

Hockey Team Makes 'Frozen Four' Again

The Boston College men's hockey team will make its fourth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament's "Frozen Four" championship round next Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. when Coach Jerry York's Eagles meet Michigan at Pepsi Arena in Albany, NY.

The game will be televised on ESPN2.

The winner will advance to play the winner of the North Dakota-Michigan State game for the national title at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 7 (ESPN-TV).

The Eagles earned a spot in the championship round by beating Hockey East rival Maine, 3-1, last Saturday night in an NCAA quarterfinal game at The Centrum in Worcester. The victory raised BC's season record to 31-8-2, equaling the school's single-season record for wins set by the 1986-87 squad, which finished 31-8. Michigan is 27-12-5 on the season.

Boston College is only the ninth team in tournament history to advance to the semifinal round four straight years. The last team to accomplish the feat was Michigan (1995-98), who capped that run with a 3-2 overtime victory over Boston College in the 1998 title game.

For more news and features on the Eagles' hockey team, visit the Athletic Association World Wide Web page at http://bceagles.fansonly.com/sports/m-hockey/bc-m-hockey-body.html.

-Reid Oslin

 

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