The Boston College men’s hockey team booked another trip to the NCAA Frozen Four under head coach Jerry York, a Watertown native and resident.
The Eagles defeated Hockey East rival UMass-Lowell 4-3 in the Northeast Regional Final in Worcester on Sunday evening. BC had one goal leads in the first and second periods – one by Kevin Hayes and the second by Bill Arnold. Both times the Riverhawks tied the game up before the end of the period.
In the third Lowell took a lead just 43 seconds into the period. BC’s Ryan Fitzgerald tied it with goal just 21 seconds later. Defenseman Ian McCoshen put the Eagles in the lead with 8:44 left and BC held on for the victory.
This will be York’s ninth Frozen Four with BC, and he is seeking his fifth national championship at the helm of the Eagles. The last one was in 2012. He has one more title as coach of Bowling Green.
BC takes on Union on April 10 in Philadelphia. The final is April 12.