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Boston College knocks out Miami

Four-goal third advances Eagles to title game

Thursday, 04.8.2010 / 11:58 PM ET / News
By Michael Caples  - Detroit Red Wings Staff Writer
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Boston College knocks out Miami
DETROIT – Ben Smith, Joe Whitney and Brian Dumoulin each collected three points in lifting Boston College to a 6-1 win over Miami (Ohio) in an NCAA semifinal Thursday at Ford Field.

The Eagles will play Wisconsin -- 8-1 winners of Rochester (N.Y.) Institute of Technology in Thursday's first semi -- in Saturday's NCAA championship.

“That was a total domination from BC, and we wish them the best of luck. They definitely deserved to win tonight," Miami coach Enrico Blasi said.

Eagles coach Jerry York was quick to point out that while the national semifinal ended with a lopsided win, the game could have turned out very differently.

“If this was an NHL playoff series, this would have went deep into a series,” York said. “It’s one of those one-game series where you move on, and I guarantee if it was in the NHL, it would go deep, go into a seven game series.”

Miami pulled to within one goal in the third period, when Joe Hartman scored the Redhawks' lone goal. Hartman fired a wrist shot that got through traffic, and it withheld a review from the officials.

However, BC responded with four straight tallies, led by goals from Cam Atkinson and Patch Alber just 34-seconds apart.

“I think that goal was a big goal for them,” Whitney said of the lone Miami goal. “But I think on the bench we still had a lot of enthusiasm after they scored. We just wanted to keep playing the way we know how to play -- push the pace -- we didn’t want to change a thing. Our main goal then was just to get the next goal, and keep going.”

BC goalie John Muse added his impressive postseason resume, stopping 17 shots. The win increased Muse’s NCAA playoff record to 7-0.

York also pointed to the fact that his Eagles played strong at both ends, not just in the offensive end.

“Defensively we were strong because we blocked a lot of shots in our own end,” York said. “I thought we did a very good job in that particular area, and we were very, very quick and creative offensively.”

UW is looking to capture its seventh NCAA title, and third in Hockeytown. The Badgers won NCAA titles at Olympia Stadium (1977) and Joe Louis Arena (1990). BC won two NCAA titles under York in 2001 and '08. The Eagles were runners-up in '06 and '07.


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