Monday, April 9, 2012

Eagles Win NCAA Hockey Championship

(J. Meric/Getty Images)
BOSTON COLLEGE 4, Ferris State (Bulldogs, 14,560 students, Grand Rapids, Michigan) 1 -- Top-seed Boston College scored twice in the first period and sealed the fifth national championship in program history.

Junior goaltender Parker Milner recorded 27 saves en route to being named the 2012 Frozen Four Most Outstanding Player on Saturday night at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

"I feel honored and privileged to be a part of the BC program, the university and specifically the hockey program," senior captain Tommy Cross said. "This was the best team I've ever been on. We just had something in our mind that the season was only going to end one way and that was our main focus."

Steven Whitney led the Eagles with two goals, scoring the first on a put-back at 3:18 in the first. Senior forward Barry Almeida won a loose puck near the crease and put a shot on net. The puck deflected off a Bulldog skate, landing in front of the Reading, Mass. native.

The Eagles went 1-for-3 on the power play and killed off all four of FSU's power plays to 23-for-23 on the penalty kill since March 16.

The shots were even at 22 after two periods, but the Eagles controlled the third, 15-6, to claim a 37-28 advantage after three.
WHITNEY (J. Meric/Getty Images)

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