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Fourth-Ranked Eagles To Host No. 1 North Dakota Friday On CSTV




Oct. 16, 2007

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BC and CSTV Networks, Inc. have announced that live online video streaming of the CSTV television feed of Friday's hockey matchup versus North Dakota (8:00 p.m. ET) will be available on a pay-per-view basis. The presentation will be available live and on-demand at a rate of $7.95 per game.

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The broadcasts also are available to current annual subscribers to CSTV XXL - which gives fans access to content from many schools across several sports. For more information on CSTV XXL, click here.

Radio

WTTT-Boston 1150 AM is the official radio home of 2007-08 BC hockey. Additionally, each BC hockey radio broadcast can be heard free of charge over the internet at www.bceagles.com. Greg Madden (play-by-play) and Ken Hodge (color) are BC's broadcast team.

Television

BC vs. UND (10-19-07): CSTV will broadcast the game nationally with Mike Emrick (play-by-play) and Dave Starman (analyst).

BC at UVM (10-21-07):

ESPNU will broadcast the game nationally with Dan Parkhurst (play-by-play) and Ken Hodge (analyst) calling the action.

Sunday's BC vs. UVM game will also be broadcast over the internet by B2 Networks and is available at: www.b2livetv.com.

The Series -- North Dakota

Friday's game will mark the 21st meeting between BC and North Dakota. The Fighting Sioux have an 11-9-0 advantage in the all-time series. BC defeated the North Dakota in its last trip to Conte Forum on Oct. 29, 2004. The 5-3 win marked head coach Jerry York's 700th career victory. The teams have met six times in the last nine NCAA tournaments: twice in the quarterfinals (1999 and 2005), twice in the semifinals (2006 and 2007) and twice in the title game (2000 and 2001). BC defeated UND, 3-2, in overtime to capture the program's second national in 2001 in Pepsi Arena in Albany, N.Y. Boston College has defeated North Dakota in each of the last two national semifinals.

Boston College vs. North Dakota -- At A Glance

All-Time Series: North Dakota leads, 11-9-0
Current Streak: BC has won the last two meetings
In the NCAA Tournament: BC leads, 5-3
BC Seniors vs. North Dakota: 3-2

BC vs. North Dakota in the NCAA Tournament

BC 6, UND 4 (April 5, 2007 at St. Louis, Mo. -- NCAA Semifinal) - Nathan Gerbe scored the go-ahead goal with 4:06 in regulation leading BC to a 6-4 victory in the Frozen Four semifinals. Only 32 seconds after North Dakota tied the score, Gerbe beat Philippe Lamoureux for a 4-3 lead. Dan Bertram scored two power-play goals in the victory. Joe Rooney's empty-net goal 50 seconds remaining proved the be the game-winning goal as UND's Chris Porter scored with 17 seconds remaining and Gerbe added an empty-net goal with fives seconds left for the 6-4 final.

BC 6, UND 5 (April 6, 2006 at Milwaukee, Wis. -- NCAA Semifinal) - Chris Collins notched a hat trick and BC avenged the previous season's NCAA Tournament loss by holding off the Fighting Sioux for the 6-5 win. Anthony Aiello, Nathan Gerbe and Brett Motherwell added goals and BC advanced to the national championship game for the first time since 2001.

UND 6, BC 3 (March 28, 2005 at Worcester, Mass. -- NCAA East Regional Final) - Chris Collins scored two goals and Dave Spina scored once, but it was not enough to rally the team from a four-goal deficit as BC's season came to an end with a loss to North Dakota in the NCAA Tournament's East Regional title game.

BC 3, UND 2 - OT (April 7, 2001 at Albany, N.Y. -- National Championship) - Krys Kolanos' overtime goal gave BC its first national championship since 1949. BC built a 2-0 lead, but North Dakota scored twice -- once on the power-play and once with an extra skater -- to tie the score and send the game into overtime. Kolanos, goalie Scott Clemmensen, defenseman Rob Scuderi and freshman Chuck Kobasew (Most Outstanding Player) were selected to the Frozen Four All-Tournament team as BC closed its season with its 10th straight victory.

UND 4, BC 2 (April 8, 2000 at Madison, Wis. -- National Championship) - BC led 2-1 after two periods before North Dakota scored three times in the final period to capture the 2000 national championship. Jeff Farkas tied the game at 1-1 with a power-play goal late in the first period, and Marty Hughes netted the only goal of the second period.

BC 3, UND 1 (March 28, 1999 at Madison, Wis. -- NCAA West Regional Final) - The Eagles got a 31-save effort from West Regional MVP Scott Clemmensen and Jeff Giuliano netted the game-winning goal at 17:45 of the second period to help Boston College advance to a second straight Frozen Four. Bobby Allen and Brian Gionta joined Clemmensen on the All-West Regional Team.

BC 4, UND 3 (March 18, 1965 -- Meehan Auditorium -- NCAA Semifinal) -- Sophomore Jerry York registered a hat trick to lead the Eagles into the national championship game in Providence. Michigan Tech would defeat the Eagles in the final.

UND 8, BC 2 (March 14, 1963 -- McHugh Forum -- NCAA Semifinal) -- The Eagles fell to the Sioux in Chestnut Hill, the second of three straight losses to close the 1962-63 season. North Dakota went on to win the national championship with a 6-5 win over Denver.

Notes From The Ice Breaker In St. Paul, Minn.

• Junior forward Benn Ferriero recorded four points - one goal and three assists. He scored with 6:17 left in the third period against Michigan to send the game into overtime on Friday and recorded three assists in the team's 4-1 victory over RPI on Saturday.

• Junior defenseman Tim Filangieri tallied two assists and a team-high rating of plus-three in BC's first two games of the season. He assisted on BC's first goal of the season (scored by Ben Smith) against Michigan and assisted on Mike Brennan's shorthanded goal in a 4-1 non-league win over RPI.

• Freshman forward Joe Whitney registered three points - one goal and two assists. He scored his first collegiate goal at 8:59 of the third period in the team's 4-3 overtime loss to No. 9 Michigan and tallied two third-period assists in a 4-1 victory over RPI.

• Five BC freshmen - goaltender John Muse, defenseman Nick Petrecki and forwards Brian Gibbons, Ryan Hayes and Joe Whitney - all made their collegiate debuts in the Ice Breaker Tournament. Whitney scored his first collegiate goal at 8:59 of the third period in the team's 4-3 overtime loss to No. 9 Michigan while Petrecki recorded his first collegiate point - an assist on Joe Whitney's third-period goal - in the team's 4-3 overtime loss to No. 9 Michigan.

• Freshman goaltender John Muse made 22 saves to earn his first collegiate victory - a 4-1 non-league win over RPI in the consolation game.

• Senior captain Mike Brennan played in his 125th and 126th straight contests and scored a shorthanded goal in BC's 4-1 victory over RPI in the consolation game of the Ice Breaker Tournament.

Ben Smith totaled three points - two goals and one assist in the Ice Breaker. He scored the team's first goal of the 2007-08 season at 15:57 of the first period in a 4-3 overtime loss to No. 9 Michigan and recorded one goal - the gamewinner - and one assist in a 4-1 victory over RPI on Saturday, marking the fifth multiple-point performance of his career.

• Opponents are 0-of-14 in power-play opportunities against BC through two games this season.

• Senior alternate captain Dan Bertram recorded three points, including a two-assist performance in the team's 4-3 overtime loss to No. 9 Michigan. He netted his first goal of the season on the power play at 18:44 of the third period against RPI.

Injury Report

Junior forward Brock Bradford suffered a broken left humerus and is out of the lineup indefinitely. Bradford sustained the injury during the second period of BC's season-opening game - a 4-3 overtime loss to Michigan - in St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center. Bradford is a native of Burnaby, British Columbia. He recorded 45 points - 19 goals and 26 assists - in 42 games during his sophomore season in 2006-07.

Countdown To Faceoff ...

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Boston College has won a league-best 10 Hockey East regular-season titles. Ten is also the number of current Eagles drafted by NHL teams.

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Snooks Kelley, Len Ceglarski
and Jerry York have each led BC to nine NCAA Tournament berths.

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Boston College's single-season shutout record set by former Eagle Cory Schneider during the 2005-06 season.

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Frozen Four appearances in the last decade. The Eagles have won seven Hockey East Tournament titles, also a league best.

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Boston College NCAA runner-up finishes -- 1965, 1978, 1998, 2000, 2006, 2007

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Former Eagle Brian Gionta scored five first-period goals in the first period in the team's home win over Maine on Jan. 27, 2001.

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Members of the 2007-08 BC hockey program that have a brother who played for BC (Joe Adams' brother John was a standout defenseman from 2001-05. Matt Greene and his older brother Justin played at BC together for each of the previous three seasons. Justin was a four-year member of the program and graduated last May. Junior manager Justin Murphy's older brother Ryan was a four-year hockey letterman (2001-05) while Andrew Orpik's older brother, Brooks lettered at BC from 1998-01.

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BC goaltending corps is comprised of three newcomers -- sophomore Alex Kremer and freshmen Andrew Margolin and John Muse.

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Boston College has captured two national championships -- 1949 and 2001. The Eagles have also appeared in two straight NCAA championship games. Two is the number of trips to the Land of 10,000 Lakes on the BC 2007-08 schedule as well as the number of Minnesota natives on the roster - Joe Adams (Wayzata) and Carl Sneep (Nisswa). Two is the number of gold medals that senior assistant captain Dan Bertram has won with Canada in World Junior Championship play.

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Uniform number worn by BC starting goaltender John Muse.

The Series - Vermont

Sunday's game will mark the 29th meeting between Boston College and Vermont ... BC holds a 18-8-2 advantage in the all-time series against the Catamounts. The Eagles are 10-3-1 in 14 games against the Catamounts under head coach Jerry York.

Roster Notes

• Boston College has 26 players on its roster -- 15 forwards, eight defensemen and three goalies. • BC has seven newcomers -- sophomore goalie Alex Kremer and six freshmen. Of the six freshmen, there are three forwards, two goaltenders and one defenseman. • Of the eight defensemen, four are juniors and two are seniors. • 10 players hail from Massachusetts and six players are from New York. Connecticut (2) and Minnesota (2) are the only other states with multiple Eagles. Alberta, British Columbia, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey and Ontario each have one representative on the 2007-08 team.

The Captains

Senior defenseman Mike Brennan will serve as the Eagles' 2007-08 team captain. Brennan served as one of two assistant captains last winter. The Smithtown, N.Y., resident has played in 126 career games and has recorded 32 points -- five goals and 27 assists. He scored a shorthanded goal in the team's 4-1 victory over RPI. Senior forwards Dan Bertram and Matt Greene will serve as assistant captains this season.

Eagles, Wildcats Chosen As Preseason Favorites

BC and UNH were chosen as preseason favorites to share the league regular-season title in the Hockey East Preseason Coaches' Poll. The announcement marks the eighth time in the last 10 seasons that the Eagles have been selected as the preseason favorite, or co-favorite, to win the conference crown. The Eagles finished second in last season's Hockey East regular-season standings and won the conference tournament for a league-high seventh time.

The Coach

Jerry York is in his 36th season as a head coach and his 14th season at Boston College. The second winningest coach in NCAA history and first among active Division I coaches, York enters today's game with a 779-505-76 career record, including a 312-170-42 mark at Boston College ... He has guided the Eagles to numerous accomplishments, including seven Frozen Four appearances in the last 10 years, five Hockey East regular-season trophies (2000-01, 2002-03, 2003-04 and 2004-05), five Hockey East Tournament titles (1998, 1999, 2001, 2005 and 2007), and the 2001 national championship. A 1967 graduate of Boston College, York was a three-year letterman at the Heights and earned All-America and All-New England first-team honors in 1966-67.

The Coaching Staff

Associate head coach Mike Cavanaugh is in his 13th season on the BC staff (his 14th season with York; Cavanaugh spent the 1992-93 year on York's staff at Bowling Green) ... Assistant coach Greg Brown is now in his fourth season on the staff. Brown began his coaching career after completing a 12-year professional playing career. A 1990 Boston College graduate, Brown is one of the greatest players in Boston College hockey history. He is the school's only two-time Hockey East Player of the Year (1989 and 1990) and was inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Hall of Fame in the fall of 2004 ... Assistant coach Jim Logue is in his 13th season on the Eagles' bench. Logue, who tutors the team's goaltenders, starred in net for the Eagles from 1958-61.

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