May 27, 2024

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3 keys for DU Pioneers vs. Boston College in NCAA hockey title game

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Boston College, powered by a quartet of future NHL stars up front and an elite goalie, has been college hockey’s dominant team all season.

The Eagles have won 15 straight games, including the past five against NCAA Tournament teams by a 29-8 margin. They’ve lost five times in 40 games, but one of those was a 4-3 defeat at home to the University of Denver in October.

Belief for the underdog Pioneers? Or motivation for the top-ranked Eagles? That’s one of the key storylines as two of college hockey’s top programs meet Saturday in the 2024 NCAA championship game at Xcel Energy Center.

“That game in October was probably the most exciting game that we’ve been a part of,” DU coach David Carle said. “Just back and forth. It was good offense. It was good…

Corey Masisak

2024-04-12 14:12:27

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