|1st||14:06||BC||1-0||EV||Teddy Doherty (12)||Adam Gilmour/14|
|2nd||2:52||BC||2-0||EV||Teddy Doherty (13)||Zach Sanford/26, Chris Calnan/8|
|3rd||6:35||BC||3-0||PP GW||Ryan Fitzgerald (23)||Scott Savage/17, Casey Fitzgerald/22|
|3rd||12:49||MND||1-3||PP||Austin Farley (15)||Willie Raskob/11, Alex Iafallo/15|
|3rd||15:34||MND||2-3||EV||Karson Kuhlman (12)||Austin Farley/16, Tony Cameranesi/28|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Minnesota Duluth (19-16-5)||1/4||5/10||0|
|Boston College (28-7-5)||1/5||4/8||0|
|Minnesota Duluth Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Kasimir Kaskisuo (L, 19-15-5)||59:13||3||7||15||9||31|
|Boston College Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Thatcher Demko (W, 27-7-4)||60:00||2||10||10||8||28|
Worcester, Mass. - Senior defenseman Teddy Doherty scored two goals to lead Boston College to a 3-2 win against Minnesota Duluth on Saturday in the NCAA Northeast Regional Finals at DCU Center.
Score: No. 5 Boston College 3 // No. 14 Minnesota Duluth 2
Records: Minnesota Duluth (19-16-5, 11-10-3 NCHC) // Boston College (28-7-5, 15-2-5 HEA)
Location: DCU Center // Worcester, Mass.
Length of Game: 2:31
BC Starters: R. Fitzgerald (LW) - White (C) - Tuch (RW) - McCoshen (LD) - C. Fitzgerald (RD) - Demko (G)
Minnesota Duluth Starters: Iafallo (LW) - Toninato (C) - Johnson (RW) - Welinski (LD) - Pionk (RD) - Kaskisuo (G)
BC HIGHLIGHTS AND GAME NOTES
- In the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament, Boston College held to a 3-2 lead in the final minutes to defeat Minnesota-Duluth Saturday evening in Worcester.
- Boston College is now 2-1 all-time against Minnesota-Duluth in NCAA play and have won two straight against the Bulldogs, following the Eagles 4-0 2012 quarterfinal victory over Duluth en route to the team's fifth national championship title and fourth under coach York. BC now holds a 12-4-1 advantage in the series history and are outscoring UMD, 69-57. Both times the Eagles have made the Frozen Four in Tampa, they have gone through Minnesota-Duluth in the NCAA quarterfinal.
- BC is now 16-13 all-time in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament
- The maroon and gold advance to their 25th NCAA semifinal game and their 12th under head coach Jerry York. This is the team's first since 2014. They are 11-13 in the round of four and have won five of their last six semifinal games. Boston College's 25th semifinal appearance is the most by a single team in NCAA history.
- Coach York's 1984 National Championship team at Bowling Green defeated Minnesota Duluth, 5-4, in four overtimes of the title game, held at Lake Placid, N.Y. (March 24, 1984).
- The Eagles move to 49-41 all-time in NCAA play while they earned their 36th NCAA victory under coach Jerry York, who has been at the helm of the program since the 1994-95 season. This is the 17th time under York that the team has advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
- Coach York earned his 41st NCAA Tournament victory all-time, after winning five tournament games while the head coach at Bowling Green between 1979-1994, including the 1984 national championship. His 41 victories are the highest total in NCAA Division I history.
- Saturday's quarterfinal game marked the 15th NCAA game that the Eagles have played in Worcester dating back to 2001. The Eagles are now 14-1 in NCAA games played at the DCU Center. BC has advanced to the Frozen Four seven times through Worcester.
- Ryan Fitzgerald tallied his 100th career point on the game-winning power play tally in the third period when he beat Kasimir Kaskisuo with a wrister from the top of the crease.
- Four players were named to the All-Tournament Team following the conclusion of Saturday's game. Thatcher Demko was named the Most Outstanding Player while Alex Tuch, Teddy Doherty and Casey Fitzgerald also received accolades.
- BC jumped out to a three goal lead in the third period following Ryan Fitzgerald's tally off a feed from Scott Savage and Casey Fitzgerald. The goal was the difference maker after Minnesota Duluth recorded two goals in the final eight minutes of the game.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Teddy Doherty put the Eagles on the board 14:06 into the first period when his first career tournament goal found the back of the net. The senior captain skated up the far side of the UMD zone, through the circle and released a little bouncer that just beat the netminder Kaskisuo's stick. Adam Gilmour was credited with the assist, the third postseason helper of his career.
- Less than three minutes into the second period, Teddy Doherty tallied his second of the game after Chris Calnan stole the puck from a Minnesota-Deluth defender behind their net, passed it to Zach Sanford, who found Teddy Doherty in front of the net. His second goal of the night marked the 13th of the season for the Hopkinton, Mass. native and the third time in his career where he's notched multi-goal games.
- Ryan Fitzgerald extended the Eagles lead to three at 6:35 of the third period following his wrister in front of the crease that beat the Bulldogs goaltender stick side. The play was set up on the far boards of the UMD zone when Casey Fitzgerald pass along the boards found Scott Savage, who careened it to the middle where the elder Fitzgerald was able to convert it. His fourth career NCAA goal leads all current Eagles.
- Minnesota-Duluth got on the board with a power play goal at the 12:49 mark of the third period to bring the Bulldogs within two. Austin Farley tallied the goal.
- Less than three minutes later, Karson Kuhlman cut the UMD deficit to one, redirecting a Farley shot past the diving Demko.
- Austin Cangelosi made a diving stick save on a puck that got by Demko with nine seconds remaining to preserve the victory in the waning moments of the game
BOSTON COLLEGE LEADERS
Points: Teddy Doherty (2-0-2)
Goals: Teddy Doherty (2)
Assists: Adam GIlmour (1) / Zach Sanford (1) / Chris Calnan (1) / Scott Savage (1)
Shots: Teddy Doherty (5) // Miles Wood (5)
Faceoffs Won: Austin Cangelosi (18-of-26)
Saves: Thatcher Demko (28)
MINNESOTA DULUTH LEADERS
Points: Farley (1-1-2)
Goals: Farley (1) // Kuhlman (1)
Assists: Four players with one
Shots: Cameranesi (4) // Farley (4)
Faceoffs Won: Toninato (10)
Saves: Kaskisuo (31)
Boston College: 1-for-5
Minnesota Duluth: 1-for-4
Boston College: 4 penalties - 8 minutes
Minnesota Duluth: 5 penalties - 10 minutes
Boston College advances to its 25th NCAA Semifinals when they head to Tampa, Fla. in two weeks. The Eagles will play April 7th at either 5 pm or 8:30 pm EST against the winner of the NCAA East Regional Bracket, Quinnipiac or UMass Lowell. The Bobcats and River Hawks faceoff at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow.