Boston College wins 13th Hockey East regular season title with weekend sweep at Vermont
Eagles win fifth consecutive title
Boston College and Northeastern will play for the 62nd annual Beanpot trophy next Monday, Feb. 10; it will be the third time in four years the Eagles and Huskies have met in the finals
The Eagles were one of two teams in college hockey to win both their games this past week; Boston College now on 11-game unbeaten streak, second best in the nation
No. 2 Eagles extend their unbeaten streak to 11 games (10-0-1; Gaudreau, Arnold and Hayes combine for seven points (3-4-7) in the victorious effort
Boston College vs. Minnesota Duluth - AP Photo Gallery
ARNOLD'S CAREER HIGHS
WILLIAM NORRIS ARNOLD; born May 13, 1992 ... shoots right ... was a member of the U.S. National Junior Team at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championships in Alberta; recorded six points - three goals and three assists - in six games and was named one of Team USA's Best Three Players of the tournament (along with Austin Czarnik and Jarred Tinordi) ... participated in the U.S. National Junior Team Evaluation Camp; traveled to Lake Placid, N.Y. in August of 2011 ... played two years - 2007-08 and 2008-09 - at the Noble and Greenough School before moving to Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Mich. to play in the U.S. National Team Development Program.
AS A JUNIOR (2012-13): Played in all 38 games ... shared the John "Snooks" Kelley Award with Parker Milner and Pat Mullane as the individuals who best typify Boston College Hockey ... registered 35 points - 17 goals and 18 assists; recorded 27 points - 13 goals and 14 assists - in conference contests ... finished the season with a plus-minus rating of +5; was a +4 in league play ... scored five power-play goals and one shorthanded goal ... enjoyed eight multiple-point performances, including three multiple-goal efforts ... tallied four points - one goal and three assists - in BC's 6-3 home win over UMass-Lowell (10/28) ... registered four points - two goals and two assists - and a +5 rating in BC's 7-2 win at Vermont (3/9) in the regular-season finale ... scored twice in a 5-2 home win over Boston University (12/1), a victory that marked career win No. 924 for head coach Jerry York who tied Ron Mason as college hockey's all-time wins leader ... tallied two points - one goal and one assist - in each of three victories - against New Hampshire (1/11), at Northeastern (1/19) and against Northeastern (2/11) in the Beanpot championship game in TD Garden ... finished the season having won 52.3 percent of his faceoff attempts (419-of-798).
AS A SOPHOMORE (2011-12): Played in 42 games; missed two games while competing for the U.S. at the World Junior Championship ... registered 36 points - 17 goals and 19 assists; recorded 24 points - 14 goals and 10 assists - in 27 Hockey East contests ... finished the season with a plus-minus rating of +16; was a +6 in league play ... earned Hockey East Player of the Month honors for October; tallied a team-high 12 points - six goals and six assists - in eight October games ... tallied four game-winning goals, three power-play goals and one shorthanded goal ... enjoyed 10 multiple-point performances, including two three-point efforts ... enjoyed two multiple-goal nights ... scored twice, including the decisive tally in the second period, in the team's 4-2 home win over Massachusetts (10/21); earned Hockey East Co-Player of the Week honors on Oct. 24 after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime in a 4-3 win at Northeastern the next night ... tallied three points - two goals and one assist - in a 7-0 home win over Providence (2/25) ... notched three points - one goal and two assists - in a 6-2 win over North Dakota (10/8) in the Ice Breaker Tournament's title game in Grand Forks, N.D. ... notched multiple-point performances in six of the team's first nine games of the season ... scored with 6.4 seconds left in the first overtime to lead the team to a 3-2 victory over Boston University (2/14) in the Beanpot championship game in TD Garden.
AS A FRESHMAN (2010-11): Played in all 39 games ... earned Hockey East All-Rookie Team honors ... earned the program's Bernie Burke Outstanding Freshman award ... registered 20 points - 10 goals and 10 assists; recorded 15 points - eight goals and seven assists - in conference contests ... finished the season with a plus-10 rating; was a plus-seven in league action ... scored one power-play goal, two shorthanded goals and one game-winning goal ... enjoyed three multiple-point performances ... tallied two points - the game's decisive goal and one assist - in a 4-1 home win over Maine (11/21) ... recorded two points - one goal and one assist - in a 9-5 win at Boston University (12/3) ... notched two points - one goal and one assist - in a 5-1 win at UMass-Lowell (1/29) ... broke a 4-4 tie with an unassisted shorthanded goal in the third period of the team's 6-5 win over Colgate (12/30) in the opening game of the four-team Ledyard National Bank Classic at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. ... scored in a shorthanded situation in the team's 4-0 home win over New Hampshire (3/4).
BEFORE BC: Registered 51 points - 20 goals and 31 assists - in 64 games for the U-18 team in 2009-10 ... captured a gold medal with the U-18 at the World U-18 Championships in Minsk, Belarus; tallied three points - one goal and two assists - in four games and a plus-five rating ... earned a silver medal for the U-18 team at the Six Nations Cup in Belarus; tallied five points - three goals and two assists - in five games ... played for head coach Kurt Kleinendorst ... captained the 2008 U-17 select team that played in the Five Nations Tournament in Slovakia; earned the tournament's Most Outstanding Forward award ... finished the 2008-09 season tied with Kevin Hayes for the Noble and Greenough lead with 55 points - 28 goals and 27 assists - in 39 games ... gained MVP and All-Tournament Team honors at the Flood-Marr Tournament in December 2008 ... played for head coach Brian Day.
PERSONAL: Enrolled as a communications major in the Carroll School of Management ... twice earned Hockey East All-Academic Team honors (in 2010-11 and 2012-13) ... is the 2013-14 recipient of the Paul Fulchino Scholarship ... was selected by the Calgary Flames in the fourth round (108th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft ... Bill and his older sister Victoria are the children of Kirk and David Arnold.