Five-point performances from Kevin Hayes (3-2-5) and Johnny Gaudreau (0-5-5) propel Boston College to eighth victory in nine games
NATHAN DAVID GERBE; born July 24, 1987 ... shoots left ... participated in the Buffalo Sabres Development Camp in 2007 ... has extensive international experience ... traveled overseas with the U.S. National Team that placed third at the 2007 IIHF World Junior Championships in Leksand and Mora, Sweden; played in all seven games and finished tied for first on the team (with Erik Johnson) in assists with six ... was a member of the U.S. National Team that finished fourth at the 2006 IIHF World Junior Championships in Vancouver, British Columbia ... has twice participated in the U.S. National Junior Team Evaluation Camp; traveled to Lake Placid, N.Y. in August of 2005 and August of 2006 ... graduated from Huron (Mich.) High School in 2005 ... played the 2003-04 and 2004-05 seasons with the U.S. National Under-18 Team in Ann Arbor, Mich.
AS A JUNIOR (2007-08): He has played in 39 games ... He is one of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award ... He earned All-Hockey East first-team accolades ... He gained Hockey East Tournament Most Valuable Player honors after he registered nine points -- four goals and five assists -- in four league playoff wins ... Gerbe earned Hockey Commissioners' Association National Division I Player of the Month honors for December after he recorded 16 points -- nine goals and seven assists -- in four games ... He has twice earned Hockey East Player of the Month honors -- in December and in January ... Named Most Valuable Player of the Dodge Holiday Classic after he registered seven points -- two goals and five assists -- in two BC victories ... He has recorded 57 points -- 28 goals and 29 assists ... Gerbe ranks among the nation's leaders in several offensive categories -- points per game (first; 1.46), goals per game (t-fourth; 0.72), assists per game (15th; 0.74) and shorthanded goals (t-9th; three) ... He has scored nine power-play goals, three shorthanded goals and four game-winning goals ... He recorded 31 points -- 13 goals and 17 assists -- in 26 league games ... scored twice in the team's 4-3 win over Boston University (2/4) in the semifinals of the Beanpot Tournament in TD Banknorth Garden; tied the score at three goals apiece with a power-play goal early in the third period, then netted the game-winning score at 7:15 of the overtime session ... was involved in all four BC goals in a 4-1 win at Massachusetts (2/8); assisted on each of BC's first three scores and recorded an empty-net score to seal the victory over the Minutemen.
Hockey East Tournament MVP: Gerbe recorded four points - three goals and one assist - in consecutive quarterfinal-round victories over Providence; he scored twice in the team's 5-1 home win over the Friars (3/14) and tallied one goal - a penalty shot - and one assist in BC's 5-1 series-clinching victory over the next night. Gerbe then assisted on three of BC's five goals scored in the team's 5-4 triple-overtime victory over the top-seeded Wildcats (3/21) and tallied one goal and one assist in the team's 4-0 championship win over Vermont (3/22).
Scoring Streak(s): In addition to Gerbe's nine-game midseason scoring streak, he enters the NCAA Tournament's Northeast Regional having registered at least two points in each of the last five games. Gerbe has totaled 11 points -- five goals and six assists -- during his current five-game scoring streak.
In the BC Record Books: Gerbe has tallied 122 points -- 64 goals and 58 assists -- in 119 career games. He is tied with BC head coach Jerry York (1964-67) and former Eagles Jack Mulhern (1948-51), Billy O'Dwyer (1978-82) and Bill Army (1976-80) for 25th on BC's all-time goal-scoring list. Gerbe's 122 points tie Warren Lewis (1946-50), Marc Beran (1989-93) and Chris Collins (2002-06) for 43rd on the school's list.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2006-07): Played in 41 games; missed the Eagles' game at Northeastern (1/5) while playing with Team USA at the 2007 World Junior Championships ... earned All-Hockey East second-team accolades and All-New England first-team recognition ... gained All-Tournament honors at the NCAA Tournament's Frozen Four in St. Louis, Mo. ... shared the James E. Tiernan Memorial Award with Brock Bradford as the program's Most Improved Players ... earned Hockey East Player of the Month honors in February ... registered 47 points - 25 goals and 22 assists ... ranked among the nation's leaders in several offensive categories - goals per game (0.61; 11th), shorthanded goals (five; tied-second), game-winning goals (six; tied-third) and power-play goals (nine; tied-16th) ... recorded 28 points - 16 goals and 12 assists - in 26 league games; led all Hockey East players in goals per game (0.62) ... finished the season ranked fourth on the team with a plus-18 rating; earned a plus-10 rating in conference contests ... tallied at least one point in 30 games, including a season-long 11-game point-scoring streak (2/13-3/25) ... enjoyed 12 multiple-point efforts, including two three-point games and one four-point performance ... scored two goals in each of four games ... registered 14 points - four goals and 10 assists - in eight post-season games ... tallied a game-high four points - two third-period goals and two assists - in the team's 6-4 victory over North Dakota (4/5) in the NCAA Tournament's semifinal round in St. Louis, Mo. ... earned Hockey East Player of the Week honors after two stellar efforts against Maine; notched two goals and one assist in a 5-2 home win over the Black Bears (2/15), then tallied one goal and two assists in a 6-5 home victory the following night ... scored two goals in a 3-0 win at Wisconsin (10/27); netted a 6 x 4 shorthanded goal in the first period then doubled the team's lead late in the final frame ... assisted on all three BC goals in 3-0 home win over Northeastern (3/8) in the first game of the quarterfinal series of the Hockey East Tournament.
AS A FRESHMAN (2005-06): Played in 39 games, including 26 Hockey East contests; missed two games while playing with Team USA in the 2006 World Junior Championship ... earned Hockey East Rookie of the Week honors on Nov. 15 ... registered 18 points - 11 goals and seven assists; recorded 12 points - seven goals and five assists - in league action ... enjoyed three multiple-point games, including two multiple-goal efforts ... scored two game-winning goals, two power-play goals, one shorthanded goal and one empty-net goal ... tallied his first collegiate points - one goal and one assist - in a season-opening victory at Bowling Green (10/15); assisted on Chris Collins' power-play goal early in the first period, then scored his first collegiate goal at 12:47 of the third period ... scored both goals in the team's 2-1 win at Vermont (11/13); netted BC's first goal in the second period, then tallied the decisive score at 14:50 of the third period ... notched two goals, including one shorthanded goal in the first period, in a 7-0 home win over Massachusetts (12/9) ... scored a highlight-reel goal - the gamewinner - against North Dakota (4/6) in the semifinal round of the NCAA Tournament in Milwaukee, Wis. ... assisted on Brock Bradford's game-winning goal late in the third period of a 3-2 home win over Providence (10/29) ... tallied an assist on Dan Bertram's decisive goal in the team's 3-0 home win over Merrimack (11/26).
BEFORE BC: Played the 2003-04 and 2004-05 seasons in the U.S. National Team Development Program ... registered 29 points - 13 goals and 16 assists - in 38 games with the U.S. National Under-18 Team in 2004-05 ... scored four power-play goals, three game-winning goals and one shorthanded goal ... played for head coach Ron Rolston ... played 25 regular-season games for the USHL's Omaha Lancers in 2002-03; was the youngest player in the league ... was a member of the U.S. National Under-18 Team that captured the gold medal at the 2005 IIHF Under-18 World Championship in Plzen, Czech Republic; registered four goals and four assists in six tournament games ... was also on the Under-18 Team than earned the silver medal at the 2004 IIHF Under-18 World Championship in Minsk, Belarus.
PERSONAL: Enrolled as a communications major in the College of Arts & Sciences ... is active among the Boston College community ... annually visits patients at the Franciscan Hospital for Children ... participant in BC hockey community service events at the YMCA in Brighton, Mass. ... assists in providing food service at local homeless shelters throughout the year ... is the 2007-08 recipient of the Driscoll Family Hockey Scholarship ... was selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the fifth round (145th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft .... Nathan is the youngest of Terrie and Joe Gerbe's six children.