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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Boston College wins NCAA hockey title

Boston College 4, Ferris State 1

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Steven Whitney scored twice and Boston College beat Ferris State 4-1 on Saturday night for its fifth NCAA hockey title and third in five seasons.

The Eagles (33-10-1) finished with a 19-game winning streak, outscoring their opponents 77-21 during that span. Ferris State (26-12-5) was making its first Frozen Four appearance.

Paul Carey broke a tie with a power-play goal midway through the first period, redirecting Brian Dumoulin’s blast from left point to make it 2-1.

Johnny Gaudreau also scored for Boston College.

Garrett Thompson scored for Ferris State.

Whitney opened the scoring at 3:18 of the first period, stealing a pass and beating lunging goalie Taylor Nelson. Thompson tied it at 5:19, and Carey put the Eagles in front at 10:33.

Gaudreau weaved through the Ferris State defense to make it 3-1 with 3:02 left in the game, and Whitney added an empty-net goal with 1:03 to go.