The 2013 tournament marks the 32nd time the Eagles have earned an NCAA Tournament berth. It is the team's 14th berth in the last 16 years. BC has a 45-38 all-time record in the national tournament. Head coaches Snooks Kelley and Len Ceglarski both led BC to nine NCAA Tournament appearances, while Jerry York has led BC to 14 NCAA Tournaments in the last 16 seasons.
Head coach Jerry York has led his teams to 20 NCAA Tournament berths - six at Bowling Green and 14 at Boston College. York has a 37-19-1 all-time record in the NCAA Tournament and owns a 32-9 mark at Boston College. York's 37 wins are the highest total in NCAA Division I history. Twelve York-led squads have advanced to the tournament's semifinal/championship round.
Senior goaltender Parker Milner has a 4-0 record in national tournament competition, having backstopped BC to the 2012 NCAA championship in Tampa. The 6-foot-1, 188-pound product of Pittsburgh, Pa., has recorded a 0.69 goals against average and a .975 save percentage in NCAA Tournament play. In addition, Milner played the fi nal 18:52 of the team's 8-4 loss to Colorado College in the fi rst round of the 2011 NCAA West Regional at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo.
In 2012, Boston College won its third national title in five years and fifth overall. Boston College is the first team since 1961 to win three championships in five seasons; Murray Armstrong's Denver teams won three titles in four years (1958, 1960 and 1961) and BC has captured titles in 2008, 2010 and 2012. The all-time best is five titles in six years, accomplished by Michigan (1951, 1952, 1953, 1955 and 1956).
The 2012 national championship marked Boston College's fifth NCAA Frozen Four and national championship game appearance in the last six years. BC fell in the title game in 2006 (to Wisconsin, 2-1) and 2007 (Michigan State, 3-1), but captured the national title in its last three NCAA Championship game appearances - in 2008 (4-1 over Notre Dame), 2010 (5-0 over Wisconsin), and 2012 (4-1 over Ferris State).
The 2010 NCAA Championship game between Boston College and Wisconsin at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich., was played before 37,592 fans, establishing a world record (at the time) for indoor hockey.
Goaltender Parker Milner's .982 save percentage (110 saves, two goals against) in the 2012 tournament is third best all-time; it marked the best save percentage since 1972 and the best since the tournament expanded beyond four teams.
Goaltender Parker Milner's 0.50 goals against average in the 2012 NCAA Tournament ties him for the best all-time with three others (Ken Dryden, Cornell in 1967; Gerry Powers, Denver in 1968, and Tim Regan, Boston University in 1972).
Boston College has a 4-7 overtime record in tournament play.
Snooks Kelley and Jerry York have each led BC to nine Frozen Four appearances. Len Ceglarski led BC to four Frozen Four aappearances.
With his five NCAA Championships (four with Boston College, one with Bowling Green), Jerry York tied Denver's Murray Armstrong for second place among Division I head coaches. Only Michigan's Vic Heyliger (1948-56; six titles) has more championships than York.
Boston College advanced to four straight Frozen Fours from 1998-2001. It participated in three straight Frozen Fours twice — 1948-50 and 2006-08.
Jerry York is tied for second place with Murray Armstrong with 14 Frozen Four victories; the duo has an identical 14-6 Frozen Four coaching record and .700 winning percentage in Frozen Four contests. York's 11 Frozen Four appearances are tied for second all-time with Michigan's Red Berensen.
Jerry York is one of just three coaches to lead two different schools to national titles. York led Bowling Green to the 1984 title, and Boston College to the 2001, 2008, 2010, 2012 titles.
Goaltender John Muse went 8-1 in NCAA Tournament competition in his career. He earned NCAA Championships in 2008 and 2010. He allowed just one goal in two national-title game appearances and is just the fourth goaltender to post a shutout in the championship game (Boston College 5, Wisconsin 0; 2010), joining Denver's Adam Berkhoel (2004), Boston University's Tim Regan (1972) and Denver's Gerry Powers (1968).
Nathan Gerbe tied the NCAA record with seven goals in four 2008 tournament victories. Additionally, Gerbe's five goals in the 2008 Frozen Four in Denver, Colo., marked the first time since Dave Silk in 1977 that a player registered five goals in Frozen Four play. That mark is tied for fourth-most all-time.