On Sunday, Boston College, led by the great Johnny Gaudreau, found a way to get the puck past UMass Lowell goalie Connor Hellebuyck in a great game for the Northeast Regional championship in Worcester, Mass. Gaudreau had two assists (for an eight-point weekend) in the game between Hockey East rivals.
The Eagles has to make great individual and team plays to beat Hellebuyck, and Gaudreau, the clear Hobey Baker favorite, was on the ice for three of the four goals. BC made just a few more than the Mavericks did the day before.
BC will play Union, the East Regional winner in the national semifinals, while the other semifinal will pit former WCHA rivals Minnesota and North Dakota against each other after winning the West and Midwest regionals, respectively.
Next season, the Frozen Four returns to Boston, and MSU captain Johnny McInnis, who played his final college game Saturday, says he expects the Mavericks to be there.