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Boston College Daily Links: High Praise For Parker Milner

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‘Unbelievable’ Milner leads Boston College past Minnesota-Duluth (
"I’m so excited to go to Frozen Fours; it never gets old," said BC coach Jerry York. "To go to Tampa and bring your club, who you play is secondary at this point."

Eagles ride hot Milner (
"I think I’m a lot different. I think our team is different," Milner said. "Everyone is playing really good defensively, and that leads to strong offensive (play). I have to thank coach York for putting me back in and thank my goalie coach (Jim) Logue and coach (Mike) Cavanaugh for coming down to the rink and working with me in the morning to get better. It feels good, obviously, but we’re going to the Frozen Four and that’s what feels great."

BC’s defense has played vital role (The Boston Globe)
"This guy is going on,’’ said Cross, nodding toward Milner seated nearby. "Parker has been playing unbelievable. There are so few second chances and he’s making some unbelievable saves. He’s making the routine saves and then he’s making a couple of saves a game that he has no business making and they’re unbelievable plays.’’

Minnesota Gopher Hockey advances to Frozen Four against Boston College (The Daily Gopher)
Then I found out they were playing BC. Crap. Crap, crap, CRAP! As CHN points out, the four teams at the Frozen Four are Minnesota and BC, who have nine natty titles between them, and Union and Ferris State (I am the type of person who can't help but call them Ferris Bueller State even though it's probably not funny. I still giggle and quote Ferris Bueller lines anytime I see them. Yep, I am that guy) who have won a grand total of one NCAA tournament game before this season. Their new combined total? Five! So that's fun.

Cross, Bruins prospect, continues to impress (
"It's been an unbelievable experience, the best four years of my life," Cross said. "But I don't want to talk about it like it's over yet. Hopefully, we put together some good memories over the next couple of weeks."

2011-12 Final Ratings Roundup (
The Boston College women’s ice hockey team concluded its season with the No. 4 national ranking in the final USCHO and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls. The Eagles (24-10-3, 15-3-2 Hockey East) advanced to the NCAA Frozen Four for the second straight year, falling to Wisconsin (33-5-2), 6-1, in a national semifinal.

Boston College, Paul Carey, advance to Frozen Four (The Patriot Ledger)
"It starts with Mills in net," Carey said of junior goaltender Parker Milner, who was named the Most Outstanding Player of the regional after stopping all 53 shots he faced. "Backbone (of the team). He's playing incredible, best hockey of his career. As a team we really focus on puck management and preventing turnovers, which lead to us playing defense. We're doing a great job of that. And then when we do (have to defend) we have a lot of great back pressure."

Boston College overwhelms Minnesota-Duluth for Frozen Four berth (The Boston Globe)
"I thought we had great defensive play from a lot of different people. It’s one of my most proudest moments. Frankly, I didn’t expect this from our club. We lost a lot of really good players but we’ve meshed together and we’ve had terrific improvement from a number of different people that make us a very formidable team now. We’re so excited but now we want to win the thing.’’

2011-12 New England Division I Men's Hockey All-Stars & Awards Announced (
Boston College's Brian Dumoulin repeats as the Bob Monahan Award winner for Best Defenseman after leading the Eagles to their 10th Frozen Four in the last 15 years. Dumoulin is a two-time Hockey East First-Team All-Star after his stellar junior year campaign.

Bekker, Canada Earn Semifinal Berth In Olympic Qualifying (
Bekker started and played the full 90 minutes in Canada's first two matches, a scoreless draw against El Salvador and a 2-0 win versus the United States. In the group play finale against Cuba, Bekker entered the match in the 46th minute. The contest ended in a 1-1 tie as the Canadians allowed a goal in extra time.

Bolden, Carpenter Named New England All-Stars (
Boston College women’s ice hockey team members and Patty Kazmaier nominees Blake Bolden and Alex Carpenter were named to the 2011-12 New England Hockey Writers Division I All-Star Team by a vote of coaches and respective media outlets throughout New England released on Tuesday.