BC Hockey Team Headed to Frozen Four, Led by Watertown's York

Watertown-native Jerry York returns to college hockey's final four after defeating the defending champs.

2012 had been a banner year for Jerry York, the head coach of the Boston College hockey team who hails from Watertown, and he and the Eagles have a chance to grab another title in two weeks.

In February, York earned his 900th, just days after the Eagles defeated rivals Boston University for the Beanpot Title. This month BC won the Hockey East tournament and on Sunday the Eagles defeated defending champions Minnesota-Duluth 4-0 at the DCU Center in Worcester to move on to the Frozen Four in Tampa, Fla.

Worcester has become Boston College's gateway to the Frozen Four, having reached 10 since 1998. York told ESPN Boston that Worcester may be his second favorite community.

"We've been fortunate in Worcester to come out of here as a winner more times than not," said BC coach Jerry York. "It's probably my favorite place next to Watertown [his hometown]." 

York lives in Watertown now, and has been the Boston College coach since 1994, after 15 years at Bowling Green and 7 more before that at Clarkson. He also grew up in town, and played on the same little league baseball team as John Airasian, the co-owner of Eastern Clothing said.

Boston College plays Minnesota on April 5 at 8 p.m. The game will be shown on ESPN2. The winner plays either Union College or Ferris State in the final on Saturday April 7 at 7 p.m. on ESPN 2. 


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