2010–11 Boston College Eagles men's ice hockey season

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2010–11 Boston College Eagles men's ice hockey season
Hockey East Tournament Champions
Hockey East Regular Season Champions
Beanpot Champions
Ledyard National Bank Classic Champions
NCAA Tournament First Round, L 8-4 vs. Colorado College
Hockey East Championship, W 5-3 vs. Merrimack
Beanpot Championship, W 7-6 (OT) vs. Northeastern
Ledyard National Bank Classic Championship, W 4-1 vs. Mercyhurst
Conference 1st Hockey East
Home ice Kelley Rink
Rankings
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine #5
USCHO.com/CBS College Sports #5
Record
Overall 30-8-1
Home 13-1-1
Road 11-6-0
Neutral 6-1-0
Coaches and Captains
Head Coach Jerry York
Assistant Coaches Mike Cavanaugh
Greg Brown
Jim Logue
Captain(s) Joe Whitney
Alternate captain(s) Brian Gibbons, Tommy Cross
Boston College Eagles men's ice hockey seasons
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The 2010–11 Boston College Eagles men's ice hockey team represented Boston College in the 2010–11 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season. The team was coached by Jerry York, '67, his seventeenth season behind the bench at Boston College. The Eagles played their home games at Kelley Rink on the campus of Boston College, competing in Hockey East.

Boston College entered the 2010-2011 season as reigning National Champions, having defeated Wisconsin in the 2010 Frozen Four Championship Game. The Eagles also began the season as defending Hockey East tournament and Beanpot champions, having alo won both tournaments during the 2009-2010 season. The Eagles raised their 2010 National Championship banner in the home opener against Merrimack on October 29, 2010. BC skated to a 3-2 victory.

On February 14, 2011, BC defeated Northeastern 7-6 in overtime on a goal by junior forward Jimmy Hayes in the Beanpot Championship. It was the first time the Eagles have won back-to-back Beanpots (having also won in 2010) since the team won three-in-a-row from 1963-1965. Sophomore forward Chris Kreider was named tournament MVP.

BC clinched the Hockey East regular season crown by sweeping New Hampshire in the final series of the regular season. It was the Eagle's record eleventh Hockey East regular season title and the team's first since 2005. The Eagles also repeated as Hockey East Tournament champions, defeating Merrimack 5-3 in the tournament championship game. It was also BC's tenth Hockey Tournament Tournament title, a conference record. Junior Cam Atkinson was named tournament MVP.

The Eagles entered the 2011 NCAA Tournament as a number one seed in the West Regional played in St. Louis at the Scottrade Center. BC failed to defend their 2010 National Championship, losing in the first round to fourth-seeded Colorado College 8-4.

Offseason[edit]

April 24, 2010: Freshman hockey players Parker Milner, Philip Samulesson, and Patrick Wey were involved in an accident when the SUV they were passengers in was hit by a trolley close to the South Street T-stop near Boston College. Players were treated for minor injuries.[1]

September 13, 2010: Members of the 2009-2010 National Championship team were honored at the White House with other champion student athletes. Players visited the Walter Reed Medical Center, met with Senators Scott Brown and John Kerry of Massachusetts, and were addressed by President Barack Obama on the South Lawn.[2]

Recruiting[edit]

Boston College added four freshmen for the 2010-2011 season: Isaac MacLeod, a Canadian defenseman who previously played for Penticton Vees in the BCHL; Patrick Brown, a forward from Michigan who is the nephew of BC assistant coach Greg Brown; Needham-born forward Bill Arnold, who captured a gold medal with the USA U-18 team at the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships in Minsk, Belarus; and Kevin Hayes of Dorchester, MA, a first round pick of the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and younger brother of junior forward Jimmy Hayes. A fifth recruit, Cody Ferriero, decommitted in August and chose instead to play hockey at Northeastern.[3]

Player Position Nationality Notes
Isaac MacLeod Defense  Canada Nelson, BC; Selected 136th overall by SJS in 2010 draft.
Kevin Hayes Forward  United States Dorchester, MA; Selected 24th overall by CHI in 2010 draft.
Patrick Brown Forward  United States Bloomfield Hills, MI; nephew of BC assistant coach Greg Brown.
Bill Arnold Forward  United States Needham, MA; Selected 108th overall by CAL in 2010 draft.

2010-2011 Roster[edit]

Departures from 2009-2010 Team[edit]

  • Ben Smith F - Graduation
  • Matt Price, F - Graduation
  • Matt Lombardi, F - Graduation
  • Carl Sneep, D - Graduation
  • Malcolm Lyles, D - Currently playing with the Vernon Vipers of the BCHL

2010-2011 Eagles[edit]

As of September 14, 2010 [1]

Goaltenders
# State Player (Draft) Catches Year Hometown Previous team
1 Massachusetts John Muse L Senior East Falmouth, Massachusetts Nobles (USHS-MA)
30 Massachusetts Chris Venti L Junior Needham, Massachusetts Buckingham Browne & Nichols (USHS-MA)
35 Pennsylvania Parker Milner L Sophomore Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Waterloo (USHL)
Defensemen
# State Player (Draft) Shoots Year Hometown Previous team
2 Maine Brian Dumoulin (CAR, 51st overall 2009) L Sophomore Biddeford, Maine New Hampshire (EJHL)
4 Connecticut Tommy Cross - A (BOS, 35th overall 2007) L Junior Simsbury, Connecticut Westminster School (USHS-CT)
5 Arizona Philip Samuelsson (PIT, 61st overall 2009) L Sophomore Scottsdale, Arizona Chicago (USHL)
6 Pennsylvania Patrick Wey (WAS, 115th overall 2009) R Sophomore Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Waterloo (USHL)
7 British Columbia Isaac MacLeod (SJS, 136th overall 2010) L Freshman Nelson, British Columbia Penticton (BCHL)
8 Massachusetts Edwin Shea R Junior Shrewsbury, Massachusetts Boston (EJHL)
27 New York Patch Alber R Sophomore Clifton Park, New York Boston (EJHL)
Forwards
# State Player (Draft) Shoots Year Hometown Previous team
9 Massachusetts Barry Almeida L Junior Springfield, Massachusetts Omaha (USHL)
10 Massachusetts Jimmy Hayes (TOR, 60th overall 2008) R Junior Dorchester, Massachusetts Lincoln (USHL)
11 Connecticut Pat Mullane L Sophomore Wallingford, Connecticut Omaha (USHL)
12 Massachusetts Kevin Hayes (CHI, 24th overall 2010) R Freshman Dorchester, Massachusetts Nobles (USHS-MA)
13 Connecticut Cam Atkinson (CBJ, 157th overall 2008) R Junior Greenwich, Connecticut Avon Old Farms (USHS-CT)
14 Colorado Brooks Dyroff R Sophomore Boulder, Colorado Phillips Andover (USHS-MA)
15 Massachusetts Joe Whitney - C L Senior Reading, Massachusetts Lawrence Academy (USHS-MA)
17 Massachusetts Brian Gibbons - A L Senior Braintree, Massachusetts Salisbury School (USHS-CT)
19 Massachusetts Chris Kreider (NYR, 19th overall 2009) L Sophomore Boxford, Massachusetts Phillips Andover (USHS-MA)
21 Massachusetts Steven Whitney R Sophomore Reading, Massachusetts Lawrence Academy (USHS-MA)
22 Massachusetts Paul Carey (COL, 135th overall 2007) L Junior Weymouth, Massachusetts Indiana (USHL)
23 Michigan Patrick Brown R Freshman Bloomfield Hills, Michigan Cranbrook Kingswood (USHS-MA)
24 Massachusetts Bill Arnold (CAL, 108th overall 2010) R Freshman Needham, Massachusetts USA Under-18 Team (USHL)
28 Connecticut Tommy Atkinson L Junior Greenwich, Connecticut Avon Old Farms (USHS-CT)

Standings[edit]

  • On September 29, the Eagles were selected as the preseason favorite to win the league regular-season title in Hockey East Coach's Poll.[4]
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#2 Boston College†* 27 20 6 1 41 101 58 39 30 8 1 153 94
#10 New Hampshire 27 17 6 4 38 90 59 39 22 11 6 131 98
Boston University 27 15 6 6 36 76 67 39 19 12 8 116 112
#7 Merrimack 27 16 8 3 35 89 67 39 25 10 4 143 97
Maine 27 14 8 5 33 92 73 36 17 12 7 122 105
Northeastern 27 10 10 7 27 73 69 38 14 16 8 108 104
Vermont 27 6 14 7 19 60 85 36 8 20 8 82 116
Massachusetts 27 5 16 6 16 68 88 36 6 23 6 88 122
Providence 27 4 16 7 15 53 94 34 8 18 8 75 116
Massachusetts–Lowell 27 4 21 2 10 60 102 34 5 25 4 83 136
Championship: Boston College Eagles
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com/CBS College Sports Top 20 Poll

Schedule[edit]

2010-2011 Regular season[edit]

Date Rank Opponent Time Score Rink
Oct. 3 #1 vs. Toronto (exhib.) 4:00 p.m. W 8-0 Kelley Rink
Oct. 9 #1 at Northeastern* 7:00 p.m. W 2-0 Matthews Arena
Oct. 15 #1 at #6 Denver 9:30 p.m. W 6-2 Magness Arena
Oct. 16 #1 at #6 Denver 9:00 p.m. W 3-0 Magness Arena
Oct. 23 #1 at #17 Notre Dame 7:00 p.m. L 2-1 Joyce Center
Oct. 29 #2 vs. Merrimack* 7:00 p.m. W 3-2 Kelley Rink
Oct. 30 #2 at Merrimack* 7:00 p.m. L 4-2 Lawler Arena
Nov. 2 #4 vs. UMass Lowell* 7:00 p.m. W 5-2 Kelley Rink
Nov. 5 #4 vs. #10 New Hampshire* 7:00 p.m. L 2-1 Kelley Rink
Nov. 12 #7 at Vermont* 7:00 p.m. W 3-2 Gutterson Fieldhouse
Nov. 13 #7 at Vermont* 7:00 p.m. L 5-3 Gutterson Fieldhouse
Nov. 19 #10 vs. #3 Maine* 7:00 p.m. W 4-0 Kelley Rink
Nov. 21 #10 vs. #3 Maine* 1:00 p.m. W 4-1 Kelley Rink
Nov. 26 #7 at #18 Merrimack* 4:00 p.m. L 5-3 Lawler Arena
Nov. 28 #7 vs. Vermont* 4:00 p.m. W 6-0 Kelley Rink
Dec. 3 #8 at #2 Boston University* (Green Line Rivalry) 7:30 p.m. W 9-5 Agganis Arena
Dec. 4 #8 vs. #2 Boston University* (Green Line Rivalry) 7:30 p.m. W 5-2 Kelley Rink
Dec. 30 #5 vs. Colgate % 4:00 p.m. W 6-5 Thompson Arena
Dec. 31 #5 vs. Mercyhurst %Champ. 7:00 p.m. W 4-1 Thompson Arena
Jan. 7 #3 vs. Providence* 7:30 p.m. W 4-1 Kelley Rink
Jan. 8 #3 at Providence* 7:00 p.m. W 3-1 Schneider Arena
Jan. 16 #3 at #13 Maine* 7:00 p.m. L 4-1 Alfond Arena
Jan. 21 #3 at #15 Boston University* (Green Live Rivalry) 7:30 p.m. W 3-2 Agganis Arena
Jan. 22 #3 vs. UMass Lowell* 7:00 p.m. W 5-3 Kelley Rink
Jan. 29 #2 at UMass Lowell* 7:00 p.m. W 5-1 Tsongas Center
Feb. 4 #1 vs. Massachusetts* 7:00 p.m. W 5-0 Kelley Rink
Feb. 7 #1 vs. #14 Boston UniversityBeanpot (Green Line Rivalry) 8:00 p.m. W 3-2 (OT) TD Garden
Feb. 11 #1 at Providence* 7:00 p.m. W 3-0 Schneider Arena
Feb. 14 #1 vs. NortheasternBeanpot Champ. 7:30 p.m. W 7-6 (OT) TD Garden
Feb. 18 #1 vs. Northeastern* 7:00 p.m. T 7-7 Kelley Rink
Feb. 19 #1 at Northeastern* 7:30 p.m. L 2-1 Matthews Arena
Feb. 25 #2 at Massachusetts* 7:00 p.m. W 4-3 Mullins Center
Feb. 26 #2 vs. Massachusetts* 7:00 p.m. W 2-1 Kelley Rink
Mar. 4 #2 vs. #7 New Hampshire* 7:30 p.m. W 4-0 Kelley Rink
Mar. 5 #2 at #7 New Hampshire* 7:00 p.m. W 4-3 Whittemore Center

All times Eastern
Rankings from USCHO.com/CBS College Sports Poll
* = Hockey East Conference Play
% = 2010 Ledyard National Bank Classic in Hanover, NH
Beanpot = 59th Annual Beanpot Tournament in Boston, MA

  • On December 7, sophomores Chris Kreider, Philip Samuelsson, Brian Dumoulin, and Patrick Wey were named 29-man preliminary roster for the 2011 United States Junior National Team.[5]
  • On December 22, sophomores Chris Kreider, Brian Dumoulin, and Patrick Wey were selected to the final 22-man roster for the 2011 United States Junior National Team to compete at the 2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships from December 26, 2010 to Jan. 5, 2011, in Buffalo and Niagara, New York.[6]
  • On January 22, Jerry York notched his 400th win as Boston College head coach, and 867th overall, with a 5-3 victory over UMass Lowell at Kelley Rink.
  • On February 14, BC won its sixteenth Beanpot title by defeating Northeastern 7-6 in overtime of the championship game.
  • On February 18, BC clinched home ice for the quarterfinal round of the Hockey East playoffs with a 7-7 tie versus Northeastern.
  • On March 5, in the final game of the regular season versus New Hampshire, the Eagles won 4-3 at the Whittemore Center to win its record eleventh Hockey East Regular Season Championship and the school's first since 2005.

2011 Post-Season[edit]

Date Opponent Time Score Rink
Mar. 11 vs. Massachusetts
Hockey East Quarterfinals
7:00 p.m. W 4-1 Kelley Rink
Mar. 12 vs. Massachusetts
Hockey East Quarterfinals
7:00 p.m. W 4-2 Kelley Rink
Mar. 18 vs. Northeastern
Hockey East Semifinals - Boston, MA
5:00 p.m. W 5-4 TD Garden
Mar. 19 vs. Merrimack
Hockey East Championship - Boston, MA
7:00 p.m. W 5-3 TD Garden
Mar. 25 vs. Colorado College
NCAA West Regional Semifinal - St. Louis, MO
9:00 p.m. L 8-4 Scottrade Center

All times Eastern

  • On March 12, the senior class of Joe Whitney, Brian Gibbons, and John Muse recorded their 100th career win in defeating Massachusetts 4-2 in the Hockey East tournament quarterfinals, the trio's final game at Kelley Rink.

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