Boston College signs hockey coach York to extension
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College has signed hockey coach Jerry York to a contract extension.
The school said Monday that the five-time NCAA champion received a multiyear deal. It did not elaborate.
York is college hockey's winningest coach with 1,063 career victories heading into Monday night's Beanpot championship game against Northeastern. It is his 25th season in Chestnut Hill. He has won four NCAA titles at his alma mater and also led Bowling Green to the 1984 championship.
Boston College, playing with its NCAA tournament hopes on the line, got two goals from Ryan Fitzgerald and a career-high 42 saves from Joe Woll to upset Boston University, 3-2, last night at the Garden in the Hockey East Championship semifinals.
The victory advanced the Eagles into tonight’s title game opposite top-seeded UMass-Lowell. It will mark the first time that BC and UML have met for the crown.
So where did all the goals come from, Jerry York?
“I think we’ll have to take the prescription back to the pharmacy and ask for a re-fill,” said the Boston College coach, after his Eagles posted seven spots on back-to-back nights to sweep away Vermont in their Hockey East quarterfinal series at Kelley Rink.
A rejuvenated Boston College offense scored three goals in the first and coasted to a 7-0 victory over Vermont in a Hockey East quarterfinal last night at Kelley Rink.
The third-seeded Eagles (21-11-5) can sweep the series and advance to next weekend’s semis at the TD Garden when the two teams clash tonight at BC.
Freshman goalie Joe Woll made 22 saves to register his first shutout while freshman defenseman Luke McInnis led the onslaught with a goal and three assists.
Dylan Sikura’s late goal lifts Northeastern over BC in Beanpot consolation
Northeastern junior left winger Dylan Sikura has been a third-period scoring threat and he proved it again in last night’s Beanpot consolation game against Boston College at the TD Garden.
NU playmaker Zach Aston-Reese set up Sikura for the game-winner with 42 seconds remaining in the Huskies’ 4-2 victory over BC. Adam Gaudette scored an empty-netter with 28 seconds to play to complete the scoring.
At a frozen Fenway Park yesterday, players hailing from Texas and Florida made the difference. No. 8 Boston College used tallies by Lone Star freshman David Cotton and Sunshine State senior Austin Cangelosi to eke out a 3-1 win against Providence College.
Many of the announced 19,547 fans had long admitted defeat before the end, though, as the 19-degree temperature made to feel appreciably colder by the 12-mph wind.