Jan. 1, 2013
Boston College senior defenseman Patch Alber has undergone successful surgery to repair a displaced lateral meniscus in his right knee, according to head coach Jerry York.
The surgery was performed today by Dr. Robert Nascimento at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton, Mass. The defenseman is expected to miss three months during recovery.
A 5-foot-10, 170-pound senior from Clifton Park, N.Y., Alber sustained the injury prior to Boston College's 5-2 victory over Alabama-Huntsville on Saturday, Dec. 29, in Minneapolis, Minn.
Alber has registered 29 points - four goals and 25 assists - in 109 career games. He has registered three assists and +6 rating in 14 games this season.
Boston College (12-3-1, 9-2-1 Hockey East), which went 1-1-0 in two games at the Mariucci Classic (Dec. 29-30), is ranked second in the nation according to the USCHO.com poll released on Monday and is ranked third - behind Minnesota and Notre Dame - by the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll released today.
The Eagles return to action at home against Yale on Friday, Jan. 4 at Kelley Rink. Faceoff is set for 7 p.m.