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Men's Hockey Earns No. 2 Seed In NCAA Tournament's Northeast Regional

March 23, 2008

Boston College, which earned the Hockey East Tournament title with a 4-0 victory over Vermont on Saturday for an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, has captured the No. 2 seed of the Northeast Regional in Worcester, Mass., and will face No. 3 seed Minnesota on Saturday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the DCU Center.

The Eagles are making their sixth consecutive appearance in the national tournament. It is the team's 10th berth in the last 11 years and 28th overall.

BC and Minnesota have met 26 times in school history, including eight times in NCAA tournament action. The Golden Gophers hold a 14-10-2 edge in the all-time series while the teams have split the eight national tournament meetings.

Saturday's game against the Gophers will mark the first meeting between the teams since Dec. 28, 2002 when Minnesota beat BC 2-1 in overtime to capture the Dodge Holiday Classic crown in Mariucci Arena.

The teams last met in NCAA Tournament action during late March of 1990 when Boston College, led by captain Greg Brown, defeated Minnesota in a best-of-three game series at Kelley Rink. The teams split the first two meetings on March 23rd and 24th before BC beat Minnesota 6-1 to earn a trip to the Frozen Four in Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Mich.

The Eagles enter the NCAA Tournament with a 21-11-8 record and have won each of their last five games.

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