Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Taking a Look At How the Eagles Have Fared in the Frozen Four.

As we prepare to get ready for what should be a fantastic hockey game vs Minnesota next Thursday, I thought it would be nice to look back at how Boston College has fared when in the Frozen Four. While the Eagles have four National Titles and are still way behind the national leader (Michigan 9), the Eagles have now tied the Wolverines for most Frozen Four appearances by one program with 23. In those 22 (not including this year) appearances, the Eagles have won four titles, come in second six times, come in third six times, and came in last six times. In their last two trips to the Frozen Four, BC has come away with the big prize both times, ending a two year drought in which they lost in the championship game back to back years. BC has only played Minnesota once in the Frozen Four which was back in 1953, a game in which the Gophers blew out BC 14-1. Another interesting stat however is that since 1998, BC has been to ten Frozen Fours while our archrivals from down the street have been to just one (2009). Here is a look at how the Eagles have fared in the Frozen Four in their 10 appearances since 1990.

1990 Frozen Four- Lost to Wisconsin in the semifinals

1998 Frozen Four- Lost to Michigan in the championship game (In OT)

1999 Frozen Four- Lost to Maine in the semifinals (In OT)

2000 Frozen Four- Lost to North Dakota in the championship game

2001 Frozen Four Won the National Championship with a win over the Fighting Sioux.

2004 Frozen Four- Lost to Maine in the semifinals

2006 Frozen Four- Lost to Wisconsin in the championship game.

2007- Lost to Michigan State in the championship game.

2008- Beat Notre Dame to win the National title

2010- Beat Wisconsin to win the National Title.

Just by looking at these scores, the Eagles could very easily have many more championships but they have lost in either the semis or the final game multiple times in heartbreaking fashion. Hopefully the team will bring home another championship this time around in Tampa Bay.


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