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Boston College Wins 2012 Frozen Four National Championship

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bill-swift - April 10, 2012

When the Frozen Four ended on Thursday night setting the stage for Boston College to meet Ferris State in the NCAA Division I Hockey Championship there was one thing that went through the minds of most fans and analysts.

Chalk up another one for Boston College.

It may seem a little crude to just assume that one team is going to win so easily, but when you have the track record that BC does it's understandable. Prior to this season they had won the championship three times since 200 ('01, '08, and '10) and came in second in three ('00, '06, '07).

It's kind of hard to do much better than that.

Ferris State had hoped that they would be able to overcome the long odds and take down the mighty Eagles hockey team, but it just wasn't in the cards. They played well—much better than expected—but in the end it was BC hoisting the championship trophy after skating to a 4-1 win.

"It's hard to put it into words because everyone did their part and we came together as a team," Eagles goalie Parker Milner said. "You don't do this without contributions from everyone and that's what we got."

After a hard-fought opening period the Eagles were on top 2-1. The score remained just that till late in the final period when BC freshman Johnny Gaudreau backhanded a shot in to give the Eagles some room, 3-1. An open net goal with just over a minute left made the final score 4-1.

Milner was named the Frozen Four's Most Outstanding Player.

Congratulations Boston College Eagles!

Article by Travis Pulver

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