March 24, 2006
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WORCESTER, Mass. - Benn Ferriero scored a pair of power-play goals and goalie Cory Schneider recorded 33 saves to lead third-seeded Boston College to a 5-0 shutout victory over second-seeded Miami (Ohio) in the first round of the 2006 NCAA Tournament before 7,663 fans in the DCU Center.
After a scoreless first period, Ferriero tallied 34 seconds into the middle session to give Boston College (24-12-3) the lead. The freshman forward doubled the advantage 2:40 later and Dan Bertram made it 3-0 with 85 seconds remaining in the period.
Chris Collins and defenseman Mike Brennan scored empty-netters in the third and Schneider made 13 of his stops in the session for the Eagles, who improved to 2-2-0 all-time against the RedHawks.
Charlie Effinger made 26 saves for Miami (26-9-4), which had eight power-play opportunities.
The shutout, BC's seven of the season, matches the school's single-season record set during the 1999-2000 season.
Boston College will face top-seeded Boston University, which defeated Nebraska-Omaha earlier in the night, on Saturday at 6 p.m. The winner will earn a berth in the Frozen Four in Milwaukee, Wis.
Game Notes: Boston College is making its 26th overall appearance in the NCAA Tournament. BC is 28-35 in NCAA Tournament play, including a 15-6 mark under head coach Jerry York ... The Eagles are 8-0 in the tournament's first round/opening game under York ... the shutout marked the first for BC in NCAA Tournament play since Matti Kaltiainen stopped all 26 shots in a 1-0 win over Ohio State on March 29, 2003.