March 29, 2008
Boston College 5, Minnesota 2
March 29, 2008
2008 NCAA MEN'S ICE HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP
NORTHEAST REGIONAL DCU CENTER WORCESTER, MASS.
BOSTON COLLEGE - MINNESOTA POSTGAME NOTES
MARCH 29, 2008
Final Score: Boston College 5, Minnesota 2
BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES The Eagles advance to the Regional Finals for the sixth consecutive year. The Eagles have advanced to the NCAA National Championship game the last two seasons.
BC now owns a 5-4-0 all-time record vs. Minnesota in nine NCAA tournament meetings.
Head Coach Jerry York recorded his 800th collegiate coaching victory in the game tonight. York has posted a 26-18 all-time record in the NCAA's with tonight's win, which includes a 20-8 record while at BC.
The Eagles now own a 34-37 all-time in the NCAA tournament play.
In the last 11 seasons, BC is the winningest Division I team in post-season play with a 54-15-0 record (78.2%).
Boston College has won its last six games by a combined score of 28 to 9. They have scored at least four goals in all of those games.
Sophomore forward Ben Smith scored his 22nd goal of the season. Smith has now scored a goal in four straight games. He has recorded six points (4g,2a) in his last four games.
Freshman goalie John Muse recorded 31 saves in his 22nd win of the season. Muse has recorded 208 saves in his last six starts, averaging 34.6% saves per start in that time.
Junior forward Benn Ferriero has five goals in his last five games with seven points in that time (5g,2a).
The Eagles own a 5-1-0 all-time record in NCAA play at the DCU Center.
BC scored at least four goals for the 22nd time in 41 games this season.
Junior forward Nathan Gerbe is the active leading scorer for BC in the NCAA Tournament with nine points in nine games. He posted two points (1g,1a) in the game tonight.
MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS The Golden Gophers end their season with a 19-17-9 record. They ended the season winning four of their last six games. Minnesota had played seven straight one-goal games heading into today's game.
Head Coach Don Lucia now owns a 17-11 record in NCAA tournament play, while Minnesota as a program has posted a 50-33 record in the NCAA Tournament (an NCAA record 31 all-time appearances).
The Gophers were held to one goal for the 14th time this season. In the last five games previous they had scored at least two goals in all of those games.
Senior forward Mike Howe recorded his seventh goal of the season in his final collegiate game for the Gophers. It was only his second goal in the last nine games.