Jan. 30, 2013
BOSTON - Jerry York of Boston College, who helped lead the Eagles to a Beanpot title as a player in 1965 and coached them to six more from 2001 to 2012, will be inducted into the Beanpot Hall of Fame in ceremonies between games of the first round of the 61st Beanpot Tournament on Monday, February 4, 2012, at the TD Garden.
York was a member of the Boston College team that captured the 13th Beanpot in 1965 by edging Harvard, 5-4, in overtime before defeating Boston University by the same score in the championship game. Despite not returning to the title game, York's Eagles never finished in fourth place during his time in Chestnut Hill. As a senior in 1967, he led all Beanpot players with seven points (three goals, four assists), tied for the third-highest point total ever in a single Beanpot.
The Eagles captured the title for the first time with York behind the bench in 2001 and have won five additional championships since 2004, including a school-record three straight from 2010 to 2012. Boston College has appeared in the Beanpot's first-place game in 12 of York's 19 seasons as head coach. Trailing only John "Snooks" Kelley (eight), York is second all-time among BC coaches in Beanpot championships with six.
Beanpot luncheon notes:
Eddie Sullivan, a senior on the 1962-63 Boston College hockey team that captured the Beanpot with a 3-1 win over Harvard, represented the 50th anniversary team at the luncheon.