2008–09 Boston College Eagles men's ice hockey season

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2008–09 Boston College Eagles men's ice hockey season
Conference 6th Hockey East
Home ice Kelley Rink
Rankings
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine unranked
USCHO.com/CBS College Sports #20
Record
Overall 18-14-5
Home 12-5-0
Road 5-7-5
Neutral 1-2-0
Coaches and Captains
Head Coach Jerry York
Assistant Coaches Mike Cavanaugh
Greg Brown
Jim Logue
Captain(s) Brock Bradford
Alternate captain(s) Benn Ferriero, Tim Filangieri
Boston College Eagles men's ice hockey seasons
« 2007-08 2009-10 »

The 2008-2009 Boston College Eagles men's ice hockey team represented Boston College in the 2008-2009 college hockey season. The team was coached by Jerry York, '67, his fifteenth season behind the bench at Boston College. The Eagles played their home games at Kelley Rink on the campus of Boston College, and competed in Hockey East.

Boston College entered the season as defending National Champions after defeating Notre Dame in the 2008 NCAA Tournament Championship game for the program's third National Championship. The Eagles raised their 2008 title banner to the rafters of Kelley Rink in their home opener against Wisconsin on October 10, 2008.

The 2008-09 season was a generally poor one for the Eagles, as the team did not make the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2002, and failed to defend both their Hockey East Tournament and Beanpot titles from the previous year.

Senior Brock Bradford captained the 2008-09 team after missing most of the 2007-08 season with an arm injury.

Recruiting[edit]

Boston College added nine freshmen for the 2008-2009 season, including three defensemen, five forwards, and one goalie.

Player Position Nationality Notes
Tommy Cross Defense  United States Simsbury, CT; Selected 35th overall by BOS in 2007 draft.
Edwin Shea Defense  United States Shrewsbury, MA; Three-time EJHL All-Star selection.
Barry Almeida Forward  United States Springfield, MA; Earned All-USHL First Team Honors with Omaha.
Jimmy Hayes Forward  United States Dorchester, MA; Selected 60th overall by TOR in 2008 draft.
Cam Atkinson Forward  United States Greenwich, CT; Selected 157th overall by CBJ in 2008 draft.
Paul Carey Forward  United States Weymouth, MA; Selected 135th overall by COL in 2007 draft.
Malcolm Lyles Defense  United States Miami Gardens, FL; Played three seasons at Deerfield Academy (MA).
Tommy Atkinson Forward  United States Greenwich, CT; Helped lead Avon Old Farms to two New England Prep School titles.
Chris Venti Goalie  United States Needham, MA; Twice voted team MVP at Buckingham Browne & Nichols.

2008-2009 Roster[edit]

Departures from 2007-2008 Team[edit]

  • Mike Brennan, D - Graduation
  • Joe Adams, F - Graduation
  • Pat Gannon, F - Graduation
  • Matt Greene, F - Graduation
  • Dan Bertram, F - Graduation
  • Nathan Gerbe, F - signed with BUF

2008-2009 Eagles[edit]

Goaltenders
# State Player (Draft) Catches Year Hometown Previous team
1 Massachusetts John Muse L Sophomore East Falmouth, Massachusetts Nobles
29 Connecticut Alex Kremer L Junior Darien, Connecticut Taft
30 Massachusetts Chris Venti L Freshman Needham, Massachusetts Buckingham Browne & Nichols
Defensemen
# State Player (Draft) Shoots Year Hometown Previous team
2 Massachusetts Anthony Aiello (MIN, 129th overall 2005) L Senior Braintree, Massachusetts Thayer Academy
4 Connecticut Tommy Cross - (BOS, 35th overall 2007) L Freshman Simsbury, Connecticut Westminster School
5 New York Tim Filangieri - A L Senior Islip Terrace, New York Waterloo (USHL)
6 New York Tim Kunes (CAR, 145th overall 2005) L Senior Huntington, New York New England (EJHL)
7 Minnesota Carl Sneep (PIT, 32nd overall 2006) R Junior Nisswa, Minnesota Brainerd
8 Massachusetts Edwin Shea R Freshman Shrewsbury, Massachusetts Boston (EJHL)
23 Florida Malcolm Lyles R Freshman Miami Gardens, Florida Deerfield Academy
26 New York Nick Petrecki (SJS, 28th overall 2007) L Sophomore Clifton Park, New York Omaha (USHL)
Forwards
# State Player (Draft) Shoots Year Hometown Previous team
9 Massachusetts Barry Almeida L Freshman Springfield, Massachusetts Omaha (USHL)
10 Massachusetts Jimmy Hayes (TOR, 60th overall 2008) R Freshman Dorchester, Massachusetts Lincoln (USHL)
12 Connecticut Ben Smith (CHI, 169th overall 2008) R Junior Avon, Connecticut Westminster School
13 Connecticut Cam Atkinson (CBJ, 157th overall 2008) R Freshman Greenwich, Connecticut Avon Old Farms
15 Massachusetts Joe Whitney L Sophomore Reading, Massachusetts Lawrence Academy
17 Massachusetts Brian Gibbons L Sophomore Braintree, Massachusetts Salisbury School
18 Massachusetts Kyle Kucharski L Senior Saugus, Massachusetts Phillips Andover
19 British Columbia Brock Bradford - C R Senior Burnaby, British Columbia Omaha (USHL)
21 Massachusetts Benn Ferriero - A (PHX, 196th overall 2006) R Senior Essex, Massachusetts Governor's Academy
22 Massachusetts Paul Carey (COL, 135th overall 2007) L Freshman Weymouth, Massachusetts Indiana (USHL)
24 Massachusetts Matt Lombardi R Junior Milton, Massachusetts Governor's Academy
25 Ontario Matt Price R Junior Milton, Ontario Milton Icehawks (OPJHL)
27 New York Andrew Orpik (BUF, 227th overall 2005) R Senior East Amherst, New York Thayer Academy
28 Connecticut Tommy Atkinson L Freshman Greenwich, Connecticut Avon Old Farms

Standings[edit]

Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#1 Boston University†* 27 18 5 4 40 103 54 45 35 6 4 177 91
#11 Northeastern 27 18 6 3 39 78 59 41 25 12 4 121 91
#6 New Hampshire 27 15 8 4 32 80 78 38 20 13 5 116 112
#3 Vermont 27 15 8 4 32 78 69 39 22 12 5 121 102
Massachusetts–Lowell 27 14 11 2 30 84 66 38 20 16 2 112 86
Boston College 27 11 11 5 27 81 77 37 18 14 5 112 105
Massachusetts 27 10 14 3 23 77 75 39 16 20 3 112 103
Maine 27 7 17 3 17 52 82 39 13 22 4 86 110
Merrimack 27 5 19 3 13 57 80 34 9 21 4 72 89
Providence 27 4 18 5 13 56 106 34 7 22 5 77 133
Championship: Boston University
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Top 15 Poll

Schedule[edit]

2008-2009 Regular Season[edit]

Date Opponent Time Score Rink
Oct. 10 vs. Wisconsin 7:00 p.m. W 5-4 Kelley Rink
Oct. 17 vs. Bowling Green 7:00 p.m. W 5-3 Kelley Rink
Oct. 18 at Northeastern* 7:05 p.m. L 4-3 Matthews Arena
Oct. 24 vs. Vermont* 7:35 p.m. W 3-2 Kelley Rink
Oct. 30 vs. Merrimack* 7:00 p.m. W 4-1 Kelley Rink
Oct. 31 at Merrimack* 7:00 p.m. W 4-3 (OT) Lawlor Arena
Nov. 7 vs. Notre Dame 7:00 p.m. L 4-1 Kelley Rink
Nov. 9 at Maine* 1:00 p.m. L 2-1 Alfond Arena
Nov. 14 at Merrimack* 7:00 p.m. T 5-5 Lawlor Arena
Nov. 15 vs. New Hampshire* 7:00 p.m. W 8-6 Kelley Rink
Nov. 21 vs. Massachusetts* 7:00 p.m. W 2-0 Kelley Rink
Nov. 22 at Massachusetts* 7:00 p.m. L 4-3 (OT) Mullins Center
Nov. 28 vs. Harvard 4:00 p.m. W 5-1 Kelley Rink
Nov. 30 at Dartmouth 4:00 p.m. W 2-1 (OT) Thompson Arena
Dec. 5 at Boston University* (Green Line Rivalry) 7:00 p.m. T 1-1 Agganis Arena
Dec. 6 vs. Boston University* (Green Line Rivalry) 7:00 p.m. L 3-1 Kelley Rink
Jan. 2 at New Brunswick (exhib.) 6:00 p.m. L 5-3 Aitken Centre
Jan. 3 at New Brunswick (exhib.) 6:00 p.m. W 4-2 Aitken Centre
Jan. 9 at Vermont* 7:05 p.m. T 3-3 Gutterson Fieldhouse
Jan. 10 at Vermont* 7:05 p.m. L 4-2 Gutterson Fieldhouse
Jan. 16 vs. UMass Lowell* 7:00 p.m. L 4-3 (OT) Kelley Rink
Jan. 17 at Boston University* (Green Line Rivalry) 7:00 p.m. L 5-2 Agganis Arena
Jan. 24 vs. Maine* 8:00 p.m. W 6-3 Kelley Rink
Jan. 25 vs. Maine* 4:00 p.m. W 4-1 Kelley Rink
Jan. 30 at Providence* 7:00 p.m. T 2-2 Schneider Arena
Feb. 2 vs. NortheasternBeanpot 8:00 p.m. L 6-1 TD Banknorth Garden
Feb. 6 vs. Massachusetts* 7:00 p.m. W 2-0 Kelley Rink
Feb. 9 vs. HarvardBeanpot Cons. 5:00 p.m. W 4-3 TD Banknorth Garden
Feb. 13 vs. UMass Lowell* 7:00 p.m. L 6-0 Kelley Rink
Feb. 14 at UMass Lowell* 7:00 p.m. T 4-4 Tsongas Arena
Feb. 20 at New Hampshire* 7:00 p.m. L 3-2 Whittemore Center
Feb. 21 vs. New Hampshire* 7:00 p.m. L 4-2 Kelley Rink
Feb. 27 vs. Providence* 7:00 p.m. W 5-1 Kelley Rink
Feb. 28 at Providence* 7:00 p.m. W 4-3 (OT) Schneider Arena
Mar. 6 at Northeastern* 7:00 p.m. L 2-1 (OT) Matthews Arena
March. 7 vs. Northeastern* 7:00 p.m. W 4-1 Kelley Rink

All times Eastern
* = Hockey East Conference Play
Beanpot = 57th Annual Beanpot Tournament in Boston

2009 Post-Season[edit]

Date Opponent Time Score Rink
Mar. 13 at New Hampshire
Hockey East Quarterfinals
7:00 p.m. W 5-3 Whittemore Center
Mar. 14 at New Hampshire
Hockey East Quarterfinals
7:00 p.m. W 1-0 Whittemore Center
Mar. 20 vs. Boston University (Green Line Rivalry)
Hockey East Semifinals - Boston
8:00 p.m. L 3-2 TD Banknorth Garden

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