Just like Mike Krzyzewski and Duke men’s basketball, Jerry York and BC men’s hockey will bounce right back to winning ways next year after a disappointingly early end to the 2016-17 season.
With 43 seconds left in the Hockey East final, Ryan Fitzgerald slapped the puck past a crowd of River Hawks. But instead of hitting the twine, it bounced off the crossbar, and the Eagles’ third-period comeback fell short.
The Eagles’ bid for a 12th Hockey East title failed against Massachusetts Lowell, mathematically ending their chances for a berth in the NCAA Tournament.
Mellissa Channell broke a scoreless deadlock with 16 seconds remaining in the third period, lifting No. 1 Wisconsin over the Eagles, 1-0, in the Frozen Four.
For the first time all season, BC scored first against its crosstown rivals. It set the tone for what was a dominant Eagles performance. But many will remember the final five minutes of play and its ensuing fight.
After a season of struggles against Boston University, Boston College bit back when it mattered most, shutting out the Terriers at TD Garden.
In St. Charles, Mo., the Eagles will be tasked with facing the nation’s top-ranked team in their second straight trip to the Frozen Four.
After struggling all year long on special teams, the Eagles exploded for four power-play goals against Vermont to keep their season alive.
The Eagles had six different goal scorers on the day against the Saints to punch a ticket to St. Charles, Mo. for the 2017 Frozen Four.
Austin Cangelosi scored the fastest goal in Hockey East playoff history en route to the Eagles’ 7-0 blowout over Vermont.