2012 NCAA Hockey Tournament National Championship: Boston College Vs. Ferris State Game Thread (7 PM, ESPN2)

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No. 2 Ferris State Bulldogs (26-11-5, 16-7-5-1 CCHA) vs. No. 1 Boston College Eagles (32-10-1, 19-7-1 Hockey East)

What: 2012 NCAA Tournament Frozen Four, National Championship
Time: 7:00 PM Eastern
Date: Saturday, April 7, 2012
Place: Tampa, Fla.
Arena: Tampa Bay Times Forum
Capacity: 19,204

TV: ESPN2
Online: ESPN3.com
TV Announcers: Gary Thorne (play-by-play), Barry Melrose (analyst) and Clay Matvick (reporter)
Radio: FM 98.5 The Sports Hub
Online Audio:
bceagles.com
Announcers: Adam Kaufman (play-by-play) and Ken Hodge (analyst)

Series: BC and Ferris State have previously met twice. Boston College leads the all-time series 1-0-1.
First Meeting:
Boston College 9, Ferris State 6 (December 28, 1983)
Last Meeting: Boston College 3, Ferris State 3 (OT) (December 30, 2005)

This will be the first meeting in the NCAA Tournament between Boston College and Ferris State.

Trends: Boston College has won 18 straight games, the longest active streak in the nation. Boston College's six seniors -- Tommy Cross, F Barry Almeida, F Paul Carey, F Tommy Atkinson, D Edwin Shea and G Chris Venti -- are going for career win 110 over their four seasons at The Heights (109-42-10). The senior class also owns a 21-2 playoff record. York's 36 career NCAA Tournament wins are the highest total in Division I history. With a victory, York will be just 12 short of tying Ron Mason's 924 wins, the most in Division I history.

Ferris State's Leading Scorers: Sr. Jordie Johnston (20-16-36), Jr. Matthew Kirzinger (10-24-34), Jr. Kyle Bonis (20-11-31)
Ferris State's Leading Goaltender: Sr. Taylor Nelson (21-6-3, 2.06 GAA, .924 SV%)

This is it. The last game of the college hockey season. Leave your thoughts on the game below.

The Quest For 5 ... Go Eagles!

Prediction: Boston College 4, Ferris State 2
Record-to-date: 31-12-0

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