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Muse Named 59th Recipient of Walter Brown Award

March 24, 2011

Boston College senior goaltender John Muse has been named the 59th recipient of the Walter Brown Award, presented annually to the best American-born college hockey player in New England, the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston announced on Wednesday.

The Walter Brown Award is the oldest nationally-recognized college hockey honor. It was established in 1953 and named for the coach of the 1933 Massachusetts Rangers, which was the first American team to win the World Championship.

Muse is the 18th BC player to earn the award and the first Eagle recipient since forward Chris Collins in 2006. He joins two of his Boston College coaches - Jerry York (1967) and Greg Brown (1990) - as Walter Brown Award recipients.

Muse backstopped Boston College to the Beanpot, Hockey East regular-season and Hockey East Tournament titles this winter and enters NCAA Tournament competition with a 27-5-1 record, a 2.13 goals against average and a .926 save percentage.

Muse earned All-Hockey East Association first-team honors this winter, compiling a league-low 1.84 goals against average, a league-high .933 save percentage and a league-best 80-percent win percentage (18-4-1).

The East Falmouth, Mass., resident is 89-38-16 with a 2.36 goals against average and a .916 save percentage in his career. He has led Boston College to three Beanpot titles, three Hockey East Tournament titles and two national championships - as a freshman in 2008 and as a junior in 2010.

He is Boston College's career saves leader with 3,674.

The Eagles enter the 2011 NCAA Tournament with a 30-7-1 record and have won each of the last eight games. BC will face Colorado College in the West Regional on Friday, March 25 at 9 p.m. EST at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo. Colorado College is 22-18-3.

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