Over the weekend, the Boston College Eagles took on the Ferris State Bulldogs (Michigan) in the NCAA Men’s Hockey Championship. With some spectacular work and effort, the Eagles beat the Bulldogs 4-1! Shots on goal ended up at 37-28 in BC’s favor. This was their fifth national title in 11 trips to the championship overall. It was also their second in three years. BC head coach Jerry York now has 913 career wins, winning the title with the Eagles in 2001, 2008, 2010, and 2012. BC’s other title was in 1949. The Eagles are the first program to win three titles in five years since Denver accomplished the feat with wins in 1958, 1960 and 1961. This was also the 19th consecutive game that they won and the 18th consecutive game not allowing more than 2 goals.
This amazing feat was made possible by the whole team, but I wanted to highlight a couple of players. First, the Eagles’ Johnny Gaudreau, a freshman, with three minutes left in the game, had the most amazing college hockey goal I’ve ever seen (admittedly, I don’t watch nearly as much college hockey as NHL). He weaved around one defenseman, faked forehand and dangled around the other, then deked and flipped a sweet backhand shot to the top corner on the far side of the net. He was assisted by Kevin Hayes and Patrick Wey. They other player, who I would say was the MVP, was Eagles goalie Parker Millner. He made 27 saves on 28 shots in his 19th consecutive start and was amazing. Some of his saves were on the level of the best saves made by top-tier NHL goalies.
Here’s a video of Johnny Gaudreau’s goal:
Here’s another video of the above goal in slightly better quality, and slow-mo:
Here’s another video of the above goal, with some other angles:
Here’s a video of Boston College’s four goals:
Here’s a video recap of Boston College’s season and the championship:
Thanks for reading,