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2007–08 Boston College Eagles men's ice hockey season

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The 2007–2008 Boston College Eagles men's ice hockey team represented Boston College in the 2007–2008 college hockey season. The team was coached by Jerry York, '67, his fourteenth season behind the bench at Boston College. The Eagles played their home games at Kelley Rink on the campus of Boston College, and competed in Hockey East.

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Having lost in the previous season's national championship to Michigan State, Boston College made its third consecutive appearance in the title game and defeated Notre Dame 4–1 in the 2010 Frozen Four Championship Game, earning the school's third national championship and first since 2001. The Eagles defeated Minnesota and Miami (OH) in the Northeast Regional in Worcester, earning them a berth in the Frozen Four to be played at the Pepsi Center in Denver. BC defeated North Dakota 6–1 in the national semifinal before taking on the Irish in championship game.

The Eagles finished fourth in the 2007–2008 Hockey East Regular Season, which was good enough for the last home-ice spot in the Hockey East playoffs. After sweeping the quarterfinal series against Providence, the Eagles met regular-season champion New Hampshire in the conference semifinals. After trailing early on, the Eagles mounted a come back and eventually beat UNH on a Benn Ferriero goal early in the third overtime. BC went on to defeat Vermont in the championship game 4–0 for the school's eighth Hockey East tournament championship.

BC also won the 56th Annual Beanpot Tournament. After defeating defending champions Boston University 4–3 in overtime thanks to a Nathan Gerbe goal, the Eagles went on to defeat Harvard 6–5 in overtime on a goal by freshman defenseman Nick Petrecki. This was BC's 14th Beanpot title and first since 2004.

Junior forward Nathan Gerbe, who led the nation in scoring, narrowly missed out on winning the Hobey Baker Award. Gerbe was however named US Hockey National Player of the Year, and also earned NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player and Hockey East Tournament Most Valuable Player honors.

Recruiting

Boston College added five freshmen for the 2007–2008 season, including one defenseman, two forwards, and two goalies.

Departures from 2006–2007 Team

  • Brian Boyle, F – Graduation
  • Joe Rooney, F – Graduation
  • Justin Greene, F – Graduation
  • Corey Griffin, F – left team
  • Joseph Ehiorobo, F – left team
  • Brett Motherwell, D – dismissed midseason
  • Brian O'Hanley, D – dismissed midseason
  • Adam Reasoner, G – left team
  • Cory Schneider, G – signed with VAN
  • 2007–2008 Regular Season

    All times Eastern
    * = Hockey East Conference Play
    Beanpot = 56th Annual Beanpot Tournament in Boston

    2008 Post-Season

    All times Eastern

    2008 USA Hockey National College Player of the Year

  • Nathan Gerbe, F
  • 2007–2008 AHCA University Division First Team All-American

  • Nathan Gerbe, F
  • 2008 NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player

  • Nathan Gerbe, F
  • 2008 Hockey East Tournament MVP

  • Nathan Gerbe, F
  • 2008 Hockey East Best Defensive Forward

  • Matt Greene, F
  • 2008 Beanpot Tournament MVP

  • Brian Gibbons, F
  • References

    2007–08 Boston College Eagles men's ice hockey season Wikipedia


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