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Boston College media notes for the Eagles' weekend series at Denver on Oct. 31, 2014.

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  • oct312014 | 7pm (MT) | MagnessARENA | Denver, Colo. 1

    Contact: Mark Majewski | mark.majewski@bc.edu | @MarkMajewski | 321 Conte Forum | Chestnut Hill, Ma 02467

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    quickfactsUNIVERSITY INFORMATION

    Location ..............................................Chestnut Hill, Mass.Founded ........................................................................ 1863Nickname .................................................................. EaglesColors ......................................................Maroon and GoldEnrollment ...................................9,099 (undergraduates).......................................................................... 14,460 (total)Colors ......................................................Maroon and GoldHome Rink ............................................ Kelley Rink (7,884)President ...................................Rev. William P. Leahy, SJNCAA Faculty Representative ................Robert TaggartAthletics Director ..............................................Brad BatesSr. Assoc. AD/Hockey Administrator............Tom PetersAssistant Director / Media Contact .......Mark MajewskiBC Athletics Website ..................................bceagles.com

    HOCKEY STAFFName (Alma Mater, Year) ........................................... TitleJerry York (Boston College 67) .................................................................... The Schiller Family Head Hockey CoachGreg Brown (Boston College 90) ....Assoc. Head CoachMike Ayers (New Hampshire 04) ......... Assistant CoachMarty McInnis (Boston College 90) ..... Assistant CoachJohn Hegarty (Boston College 94) ..Dir. of Hockey Ops.Bert Lenz (Castleton State 91) ............... Athletic TrainerRuss DeRosa (Springfield 95) ................Strength Coach

    PROGRAM HISTORYAffiliation ...................................................NCAA Division IConference ................................Hockey East AssociationFirst Season ...............................................................1917-18Total Seasons ....................................................................92Overall Record .................................................1448-771-119Kelley Rink Record (1988-pres) ............ 290-111-35 (.704)McHugh Forum Record (1958-86) ........ 282-95-10 (.748)Winning Seasons ..............................................................73NCAA Championships ......... 5 (1949, 2001, 2008, 2010, 2012)NCAA Tournament Record .......................................47-40NCAA Tournament Record under Jerry York ..........34-11NCAA Frozen Four Appearances ...................................24(1948, 1949, 1950, 1954, 1956, 1959, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1985, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)NCAA Tournament Appearances ..................................33Hockey East Regular Season Titles ................................13Hockey East Tournament Titles ...................................... 11Hockey East Tournament Record ....................... 62-26-2Hockey East Tourney Record under Jerry York ..53-14-1All-Americans ...................... 59 (43 first-team honorees)

    HOCKEY INFORMATION2013-14 Overall Record ............................................28-8-42013-14 Hockey East Record (Finish) .............. 16-2-2 (1st)Final Ranking ................................................ No. 3 / No. 3Lettermen Returning / Lost ....................................... 21/5Newcomers .........................................................................32014-15 Captain ....................................Michael Matheson2014-15 Alternate Captains ............................. Michael Sit.......................................................................... Quinn Smith

    ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONSAddress .......321 Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467Contact .......................................................Mark MajewskiEmail............................................ mark.majewski@bc.eduOffice Phone ............................................... (617) 552-2094Cell Phone ................................................... (734) 812-5480BC Athletics Twitter Feed .....................@BCSportsNewsHockey Twitter Feed ...........................@BCHockeyNewsHashtags ............................................................#WeAreBC............................................................................#BCHockey

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    BOSTON COLLEGE vs. DENVERA non-conference matchup featuring a combined 12 national titles will be in the national spotlight out West this weekend when Boston College and Denver square off at Magness Arena for a pair. Not much time has passed since the last time the Eagles and Pioneers faced off. On March 29, 2014, BC drew DU in the first round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament. Boston College marched passed the Pios when the line of Johnny Gaudreau Bill Arnold Kevin Hayes combined for all six goals in a 6-2 beating. It marked the third time Boston College and Denver had seen one another in the NCAA Tournament with DU claiming the prior contests on March 14, 1986 (4-1) and March 15, 1973 (10-4). The March 14, 1968 contest marked the first of a 26-game series between the two programs as Denver holds a slight 14-12 advantage. The last time Boston College embarked upon a trip to the Mile High City, then No. 1 BC swept the Pioneers by respective counts of 6-2 and 3-0 on Oct. 15-16, 2010. The Eagles are 8-3-1 in 12 outings in Denver. This weekend marks BCs sixth trip to the Rocky Mountains since the 1994-95 season and will be head coach Jerry Yorks second trip. Since York took over, Boston College is 7-5 against Denver.

    PIO PEEKNo. 11 Denver started off on a tear, sweeping Rensselaer by respective 3-0 and 4-1 scores on Oct. 17-18 followed by a 3-1 win over NCHC opponent Minnesota Duluth on Oct. 25. The Bulldogs stopped Denver in its tracks with a 6-1 drubbing the following night in Duluth to settle DUs record to 3-1 heading into this weekends series. Senior Zac Larraza leads the Pioneers in goal scoring with three and is averaging 0.75 goals per game which is tied for 14th in the NCAA. Two of Larrazas markers have come via the power play, tying him for fifth in the land with a pair of PPGs. Junior Quentin Shore and sophomore Trevor Moore are both tied with 1.25 points per game, tied for 27th in the nation. Junior Nolan Zajac is tied for 12th in scoring amongst defensemen with a goal and three assists while Will Butcher has logged three to put him in a tie for 27th amongst blue liners. Newcomer Danton Heinen (1-3-4) is averaging a point per game, tied for sixth amongst all freshmen. SNetminder Evan Cowley has seen the brunt of the work and ranks in the top 20 in both goals against average (1.85 13th) and save percentage (.937 15th). Cowleys staunch play has the Pioneers defense tied for eighth in the country, giving up only two goals per game. The Denver offense is scoring at a clip of 2.75 goals per game, tied for 31st in the NCAA. Denvers power play has been the driving force behind the offense, scoring six of its 11 goals with the extra skater. The Pioneers power play ranks sixth in college hockey, converting 28.6 percent of their chances (6-for-21). The penalty kill has also been put to the test as DU has committed the third most penalties per game in the country, netting 20.5 PIMs per outing. The Pioneers penalty kill ranks 39th, preventing 78.3 percent of opponents chances (18-for-23).

    HISTORY (STILL) IN THE MAKINGThe Schiller Family Head Hockey Coach of Boston College, Jerry York, enters his 43rd season of coaching college hockey. Not only is York the winningest coach in the games history, having amassed 966 victories and a win loss total of 966-578-102 (.618), York is approaching another historic benchmark at his alma mater. Now in his 21st season as BC bench boss, Yorks next victory behind the Eagles bench will result in his 500th victory as Boston College head coach. York is 499-243-68 (.659) up this point.

    OFFENSIVE ONSLAUGHTThe Eagles scored six goals in back-to-back games on Oct. 18 and Oct. 24 against RIT and Colorado College, in that order. The last time Boston College combined for 12 goals in two games was last season when the Eagles defeated Boston University, 6-4, and Maine, 7-2, back-to-back on Jan. 17-18, 2014. Under Jerry York, Boston College has combined for 12 goals or more over the span of two games all but three times in a single season. The only seasons BC has never scored 12 or more goals in back-to-back games was 1994-95 (first season), 2003-04 and 2012-13.

    - Jerry Yorks next victory behind Boston Colleges bench will stand as his 500th since accepting the position on June 15, 2014 #InYorkWeTrust

    - Boston College is 8-3-1 in its last 12 games in Denver #WeAreBC

    - The Eagles are averaging 4.50 goals per game which currently ranks as the gold standard in college hockey #WeAreBC

    - Alex Tuch is the second-leading scoring freshmen amongst all rookies in college hockey with 1.25 points per game #WeAreBC

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