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April 9, 1997

Boston College Elects 1997-98 Ice Hockey Captains

Forward Marty Reasoner (Honeoye Falls, N.Y./Deerfield Academy) has been elected as Boston College's 1997-98 ice hockey captain. Forward Jamie O'Leary (Needham, Mass./St. Sebastian's) and defenseman Brendan Buckley (Needham, Mass./Needham) were chosen as assistant captains of next season's squad.

Reasoner, who will be a junior when the 1997-98 campaign gets underway, has led the Eagles in points in each of the past two seasons. He led Boston College in goals (20), assists (24) and points (44) and earned All-HOCKEY EAST honors in 1996-97. Reasoner, the 1995-96 HOCKEY EAST Rookie of the Year, also ranked third on the team with five power-play goals this season.

Reasoner played in 35 of the Eagles' 38 contests in 1996-97. He missed three games to captain Team USA to a silver medal at the World Junior Championships in Switzerland. Reasoner leads all returning Boston College players in career scoring with 89 points on 39 goals and 50 assists.

O'Leary played in 37 games this season, tallying 31 points on 15 goals and 16 assists. He was fourth on the team in goals and second in power-play goals with seven.

O'Leary has collected 77 points on 26 goals and 51 assists in his three years at the Heights.

Buckley, who will be a junior next season, was one of only seven Eagles to play in all 38 of Boston College's games in 1996-97. He registered eight points on two goals and six assists. Buckley has never missed a game in his collegiate career, as he has competed in 74 consecutive contests in Maroon and Gold.

Boston College completed the 1996-97 season with an overall record of 15-19-4 and advanced to the semifinals of the HOCKEY EAST Tournament.

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