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York Breaks NCAA Hockey Win Record With 925

Jerry York and staff on the bench in the final moments of Saturday's record-breaking victory in Minneapolis, Minn.

Jerry York and staff on the bench in the final moments of Saturday's record-breaking victory in Minneapolis, Minn.

Dec. 29, 2012

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - No one in college hockey history has more wins than Boston College coach Jerry York.

The Eagles scored three times in the first period and once in each of the second and third en route to a 5-2 non-league win over Alabama-Huntsville in the first game of the Mariucci Classic on Saturday.

More importantly, the victory marked yet another personal milestone for the coach. The win represented win No. 925 in York's remarkable 41-year coaching career. The 67-year-old York is 925-558-95 in 41 seasons and has moved past former Michigan State coach Ron Mason for the record. In 19 seasons at Boston College, York is 458-223-61.

Cam Spiro scored his first collegiate goal just less than three minutes into the game. Junior Bill Arnold doubled the Eagle lead in the game's 12th minute and Danny Linell scored his second of the season just more than one minute later to give York's top-ranked club a 3-0 lead - and all the goals it would need - after the opening period of play.

Both teams scored once in the middle stanza, and both teams scored once in the final frame.

BC captain Pat Mullane scored his eighth goal of the season to put be Eagles up 4-0 at 1:23 of the second period, and Alabama-Huntsville's Jeff Vanderlugt got the Chargers on the scoreboard with a power-play goal at 5:38.

BC senior Steven Whitney then scored his eighth of the season, rocketing a wrist shot high past the glove hand of UAH back-up goaltender Gregg Gruehl on a 2-on-1 break, in the ninth minute of the third period, before Chargers' forward Craig Piece concluded the scoring at 18:49 for the 5-2 final.

BC senior goalie Parker Milner stopped 26 shots to capture his 12th win of the season and the 54th of his career.

Alabama-Huntsville starter John Griggs absorbs the loss, allowing four goals on six shots in the opening 21:23 of the game.

Next, Boston College will face fourth-ranked and tournament-host Minnesota on Sunday, Dec. 30 at 8 p.m. EST. The game will be televised by Fox Sports North and carried regionally by the New England Sports Network.

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