Boston College-Yale Postgame Notes

MARCH 28, 2010


Boston College 9, Yale 7



  • The game’s 16 goals are the most ever in an NCAA Tournament Regional game. The previous record was 13, which had been done twice before. The most recent was March 24, 2007, in the West Regional, when North Dakota defeated Michigan, 8-5.
  • The game’s 16 goals are tied for third all-time in an NCAA Tournament game and the most since Michigan Tech defeated St. Lawrence, 13-3, in the national semifinals on March 17, 1960.



  • Boston College tied the mark for most goals scored by one team in an NCAA regional game. It had been done three previous times, the most recent being Minnesota’s 9-2 win over Mercyhurst in the West Regional on March 28, 2003.
  • Jimmy Hayes’ back-to-back third-period goals 23 seconds apart are the fastest consecutive goals scored by the same player in an NCAA regional game and the fifth fastest in NCAA Tournament history.
  • The Eagles improve to 27-10-3 this season and have won seven in a row. They are now 39-37 all-time in the NCAA Tournament. Boston College is 13-0-0 this season when scoring five or more goals.
  • The Eagles advance to the Frozen Four for the fifth time since the NCAA Tournament expanded to 16 teams. They now await the winner of the Miami (Ohio) / Michigan contest.  
  • BC last met Miami (Ohio) in the NCAA Tournament in the 2008 quarterfinals, which they won, 4-3, in overtime. The Eagles are 2-0 all-time against the Red Hawks in the NCAA Tournament, as they also squared off in the quarterfinals in 2007, which Boston College won, 4-0.  
  • The Eagles last met Michigan in the NCAA Tournament in the 2004 quarterfinals, which Boston College won, 3-2. They are 2-4 all-time against the Wolverines, including a 1-1 mark in the semifinals. The last time the two schools met in the semis was 2001, where the Eagles were victorious, 4-2.  
  • Boston College moves to 14-13 in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament and will participate in the semifinals for the 22nd time in school history. They are 9-12 in their previous 21 appearances.  
  • Boston College has won five straight at the DCU Center and is 8-1 overall in NCAA Tournament games held at the arena. Junior goaltender John Muse is 6-0 in the NCAA Tournament.
  • Pat Mullane is riding a five-game point-scoring streak. Brian Gibbons has four assists in his last three games. Joe Whitney recorded his second multi-goal game of the year and now has three goals in his last two games.
  • Cam Atkinson netted his third hat trick in the last 10 games and recorded his 12th multi-point and sixth multi-goal games of the season. It’s also the sixth time this season he’s recorded at least three points in a contest.




  • Mark Arcobello’s six points are tied for second all-time in an NCAA Tournament game. He is tied with nine other players who have accomplished that feat, the most recent being Steve Kariya of Maine, who had three goals and three assists against Clarkson in the East Regional, March 27, 1999. It was Arcobello’s only hat trick of the year.
  • Yale set the record for most goals scored by a losing team in an NCAA regional game. The previous record was six, set March 29, 1992, when Northern Michigan lost to Michigan, 7-6, in the West Regional.
  • Yale tied the mark for most goals scored by a losing team in an NCAA Tournament game, which was originally set by Boston University when they lost, 8-7 in triple overtime, in the 1991 NCAA championship game.
  • The Bulldogs end the season 21-10-3. They are now 2-4 all-time in the NCAA Tournament.
  • Yale is now 11-42 all-time against Boston College. Its last win in the series was a 4-3 decision on Nov. 7, 2000 at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, Mass. The Eagles were ranked No. 1 at the time.
  • Yale surrendered nine goals tonight, the highest they’ve given up in a game all season. Three times they had allowed five goals in a game earlier this season, all of them wins.
  • Yale is now 20-47-15 all-time in postseason play and 7-3-1 against nationally ranked opponents this season.
  • Denny Kearney’s second-period goal gives him points in 26 of 34 games this season and goals in five of his last eight contests.