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  1. BC has familiar foe in Frozen Four

    Brion O'Connor

    The last time Boston College's Johnny Gaudreau stepped on the ice at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, he was in elementary school, skating in a "Mites on Ice" scrimmage between periods of a Flyers game. By his own admission, Gaudreau was proba...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  2. BC freshmen deliver when it counts

    Brion O'Connor

    WORCESTER, Mass. -- The NCAA hockey tournament is going exactly according to script for Boston College. Each of BC's last four national title runs have been launched from Worcester, and the third-ranked Eagles (28-7-4) are headed back to the Froze...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  3. BC edges UMass Lowell for Frozen Four

    Brion O'Connor

    The Boston College Eagles, in a black-and-blue Northeast Regional final that was decided by razor-thin margins, willed their way to the Frozen Four with a nail-biting 4-3 win over the UMass Lowell River Hawks Sunday at the DCU Center in Worcester. ...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  4. BC, Lowell in all-Hockey East regional final

    Brion O'Connor

    WORCESTER, Mass. -- Sunday's NCAA Northeast Regional final between Boston College and UMass Lowell will showcase Hockey East's top two teams, but their styles could not be more different. The second-seed River Hawks employed their trademark grinding,...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  5. BC blows out Denver in NCAA opener

    Brion O'Connor

    WORCESTER, Mass. - Boston College continues to mine a rich vein in this working-class city, as the top-seeded Eagles got a first-rate performance from their first line and clobbered the Pioneers of Denver 6-2 in the opening game of the NCAA Northeast...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  6. Lowell blanks UNH for Hockey East title

    Brion O'Connor

    BOSTON -- Hockey is a game of bounces. Come playoffs, everyone is hoping for a little puck luck. Both UMass Lowell and New Hampshire were beneficiaries of the bounces on Friday, each getting game-winning goals that deflected off their opponents. But ...

    Blog | March 23, 2014
  7. UNH tops Friars to make Hockey East finals

    Brion O'Connor

    BOSTON -- The UNH Wildcats have only one option to guarantee a spot in the NCAA tournament, and that's to win the Hockey East title. Friday, the fourth-seeded Wildcats kept that dream alive, knocking the third-seeded Providence Friars out in the leag...

    Blog | March 22, 2014
  8. Lowell advances to Hockey East finals

    Brion O'Connor

    BOSTON -- Maybe the jetlag and the 1,800-mile round trips simply caught up with Notre Dame. But after two straight successful visits to Boston, the Fighting Irish wilted under a relentless attack of the Lowell River Hawks, as the defending Hockey Eas...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  9. New-look Hockey East semis start Friday

    Brion O'Connor

    Due to a scheduling quirk, the Hockey East quarterfinals last weekend featured three matchups of teams that knew each other intimately, with the opponents having just met in the final weekend of the regular season. The semifinals this Friday at Bosto...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  10. BC stunned by Irish in quarterfinals

    Brion O'Connor

    CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Leave it to the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame to spoil the St. Patty's Day revelry of the Boston College faithful. On Sunday, the late-arriving crowd of 3,246 at the Conte Forum saw the eighth-seeded Irish play party crashers, ...

    Blog | March 16, 2014
  11. BC forces a Game 3 in Hockey East quarters

    Brion O'Connor

    CHESTNUT HILL -- What's a Holy War without a chance for redemption? For the Boston College Eagles, redemption came in the form of a 4-2 victory over Notre Dame before 4,537 fans at Conte Forum on Saturday, less than 24 hours after a 7-2 mauling at...

    Blog | March 16, 2014
  12. Hockey East quarters feature familiar foes

    Brion O'Connor

    If familiarity breeds contempt, and if a healthy dose of contempt is an essential ingredient of playoff hockey, then the Hockey East quarterfinal round this weekend promises to provide some fireworks. Three of the four best-of-three matchups featu...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  13. Hockey East tourney an all-inclusive affair

    Brion O'Connor

    For years, Hockey East was the exception among collegiate conferences due to its practice of excluding teams from its postseason tournament. It was an oft-repeated matter of pride that teams had to earn their way into the playoffs, with spots reserve...

    Blog | March 02, 2014
  14. BC drops season finale in OT to Notre Dame

    Brion O'Connor

    CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- In a season finale without playoff implications, the No. 1 Boston College Eagles and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish met in the latest skirmish of their long-running Holy War, with only bragging rights, and perhaps postseason mo...

    Blog | March 01, 2014
  15. Lowell spoils BC sweep attempt with 2-2 tie

    Brion O'Connor

    LOWELL, Mass. -- Coming into the final weekend of February last year, the Hockey East standings were a complete logjam, with four teams tied for first place and two more within two points of the top spot. Fast-forward 12 months, and the Boston Colleg...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  16. BC making habit of hoisting Beanpot

    Brion O'Connor

    BOSTON -- No matter who captured the 62nd Beanpot championship game, the No. 5 promised to be special to the team hoisting the trophy. In the end, after 60 grueling minutes of whirlwind hockey, the Boston College Eagles won their fifth straight Bean...

    Blog | February 11, 2014