Apr 7, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Boston College Eagles forward Barry Almeida (9) celebrates with forward Bill Arnold (24), forward Steven Whitney (21), defenseman Brian Dumoulin (2) and defenseman Patrick Wey (6) after scoring a goal in the third period of the finals of the 2012 Frozen Four at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Boston College defeated Ferris State 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-US PRESSWIRE
Back to Class: Boston College was just too good (ProHockeyTalk)
What’s amazing is that York’s teams have been a fixture in the tournament since he got to Chestnut Hill in 1994 and he’s only been named national coach of the year once in his career. I think he’ll take the four titles at BC over personal accolades just fine, but watching the teams he assembles continue to get it done in big spots is incredible.
Boston College Is Your NCAA Hockey Champion, Though This Fan Passed Out Before The Game Was Over (Deadspin)
We don't know whether to congratulate or be concerned for this fan, though, who appears to have passed out midway through the third period. Also, the fan may or may not be dressed like Elvis. Either way, great job BC!
Boston College wins NCAA hockey championship again, and no one is surprised (Puck Daddy)
What we have here is a terrifying hockey power rising out of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, masterminded by York in a way that doesn't seem particularly fair to the other 57 teams participating. They entered the tournament, and every game they played, as heavy favorites, and dispatched each opponent with relative ease, just as it has done in every game since Jan. 27.
Freshman Johnny Gaudreau makes lasting impact (BostonHerald.com)
The goal moved Gaudreau past Ken Hodge Jr. into fifth place for goals by a BC freshman. Only Brian Gionta (30), Chuck Kobasew (27), Richie Smith (27) and Steve Heinze (26) had more productive freshman seasons.
BC’s success in details (BostonHerald.com)
York took that message to heart, right down to jotting notes in a notebook on the bench during games, and numbering each practice (Friday’s final practice was No. 117) and keeping a file on each drill. The formula has reaped dividends, with the 66-year-old York guiding BC to its fifth NCAA championship Saturday night with a pulsating 4-1 victory over Ferris State at Tampa Bay Times Forum.
Boston College breaks down the doors (USCHO.com)
"You just have to keep knocking on the door," BC coach Jerry York said before the 2001 breakthrough; the mantra reemerged following the crushing 2007 loss.
Frozen First Shift: Ferris State-Boston College (Inside College Hockey)
"When guys commit to Boston College, do they fill out their ring size on their NLI?" - Former Miami RedHawk Carter Camper was denied a national championship by Boston University back in 2009, but the current Providence Bruins standout obviously has a pretty good bead on the goings on in Chestnut Hill.
FF: Carey Gets His Due (College Hockey News)
Ending his career with a game-winning goal in a national championship game still won't earn Paul Carey a spot in the Hockey East First or Second Team. He wasn't an all-American and it was Gaudreau's dazzling clincher in the third period that fans were buzzing about when they left the Tampa Bay Times Forum Saturday night.
Parker Milner’s magic goes distance (BostonHerald.com)
Even before last night’s game was finished, virtually everyone in the Tampa Bay Times Forum crowd of 18,818 had conceded that Boston College junior Parker Milner was the unanimous choice for Most Outstanding Performer. And after posting 18 straight victories, Milner made sure that underdog Ferris State would become victim No. 19.
NCAA Frozen Four review: Quite a weekend for Jeremy Welsh; future of BC hockey dynasty (Puck Daddy)
Again, this is their second title in three years, third in five, fourth in 11, fifth overall. Of the last 16 national title games, BC has played in eight of them. I don't know exactly what qualifies you as a dynasty, but if that's not it, it's time to tear up the dictionary.
BC fans gather to watch Eagles latest hockey title (The Boston Globe)
"You will be hard pressed to find college stats like that anywhere,’’ said Dave Levy, 27, a 2006 graduate. "Not to sound cocky, but we expect Frozen Four as a minimum now. We got another trophy. I’ll take it,’’ he said, raising his glass. Other members of the group raised their glasses, too, and all cheered, "To winning!’’