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|2007–08 Boston College Eagles|
| National Champions |
Hockey East Tournament Champions
|NCAA Championship Game, W 4-1 vs. Notre Dame |
Hockey East Championship, W 4-0 vs. Vermont
Beanpot Championship, W 6-5 (OT) vs. Harvard
|Conference||4th Hockey East|
|USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine||#1|
|USCHO.com/CBS College Sports||#7|
|Head Coach||Jerry York|
For previous season, see 2006–07 Boston College Eagles men's ice hockey season
For next season, see 2008–09 Boston College Eagles men's ice hockey season
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.
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.
Boston College added five freshmen for the 2007-2008 season, including one defenseman, two forwards, and two goalies.
|John Muse||Goalie||United States||East Falmouth, MA; Earned US Hockey Report Goaltender of the Year honors as a senior at Nobles.|
|Joe Whitney||Forward||United States||Reading, MA; Gained All-NESPAC East honors as a junior at Lawrence Academy.|
|Brian Gibbons||Forward||United States||Braintree, MA; Earned All-Founder's League first-team honors as senior center at Salisbury in 2006-07.|
|Nick Petrecki||Defense||United States||Clifton Park, NY; Selected 28th overall by SJS in 2007 draft.|
|Andrew Margolin||Goalie||United States||Mahwah, NJ; Two-time Founder's League All-Star.|
Departures from 2006-2007 TeamEdit
Awards and honorsEdit
Men: Boston College |
Boston University |
New Hampshire |
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