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Olivier Hanlan to remain at Boston College

Olivier Hanlan to remain at Boston College

It appears new Boston College basketball coach Jim Christian has landed the first big recruit of his tenure — and it’s a player the Eagles are already very familiar with.Olivier Hanlan informed the Herald today in a text message that he will be coming back to Boston College for his junior season. The former ACC Rookie of the Year last season's leading scorer was deciding between leaving early for the NBA Draft or sticking around under the new BC regime.

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Spinelli joins Christian's staff at BC

In his introductory conference call, new Boston College basketball coach Jim Christian called his coaching staff a “critical” component in recruiting -- which in turn is critical to on-court success. Christian is making progress on his staff, officially hiring Scott Spinelli as an assistant coach on Monday. The long-rumored move gives Christian a top assistant with ties to New England -- Spinelli is a Leominster, Mass., native and Boston University graduate -- and experience in high-profile programs.
Boston Herald Apr 12, 2014
Call him Johnny Hobey

Call him Johnny Hobey

PHILADELPHIA — In what had been one of the worst-kept secrets in college hockey, Boston College junior Johnny Gaudreau last night was named the 34th winner of the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, emblematic of the college game’s best player.Fans who’d nicknamed Gaudreau “Johnny Hockey” can now officially refer to the Eagles All-American as “Johnny Hobey.”
Boston Herald Apr 12, 2014

Future bright for York, BC

PHILADELPHIA — It was not the ending that Boston College sought, losing to Union in the NCAA tournament for a second straight season. But while the Dutchmen took away the Eagles’ shot at a title, they couldn’t dampen the bright future BC holds.Nine freshmen skated for BC in Thursday night’s 5-4 national semifinal defeat at the Wells Fargo Center, including three on defense, as well as college hockey’s youngest player in goaltender Thatcher Demko, who turned 18 on Dec. 8.
Boston Herald Apr 11, 2014
Will Johnny Gaudreau decide to go?

Will Johnny Gaudreau decide to go?

PHILADELPHIA — Decision time.Boston College’s dramatic 5-4 loss to Union in the national semifinals yesterday may have been scintillating junior Johnny Gaudreau’s swan song. The left winger, expected tonight to receive the prestigious Hobey Baker Award as college hockey’s best player, is mulling an opportunity to sign with Calgary after three years with the Eagles. The Flames selected the Carneys Point, N.J., skater in the fourth round (104th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Boston Herald Apr 11, 2014
Sorry state against Union

Sorry state against Union

Philadelphia — Union College ended Boston College hopes for a national championship for a second straight season as the Dutchmen rode a hat trick by right winger Daniel Ciampini to a 5-4 victory over the Eagles last night in the NCAA Frozen Four semifinals at Wells Fargo Center.The Dutchmen also benefitted from a strong performance by Saugus freshman center Mike Vecchione, who had a goal and assist, as Union (31-6-4) advanced to tomorrow night’s national title game.

Union edges BC, makes Frozen Four final

PHILADELPHIA -- Daniel Ciampini and tiny Union College are thriving on college hockey's biggest stage. Ciampini broke a third-period tie with the second of his three goals to help Union beat Boston College 5-4 in the NCAA hockey semifinals Thursday night. The Dutchmen (31-6-4) advanced to the final for the first time. They will face the Minnesota-North Dakota winner in the championship game Saturday night. "When I came in here as a freshman, there were goals set, but our ultimate goal was not to win the national championship that year," said Ciampini, now a junior.
Boston Herald Apr 10, 2014
Union puts BC’s season on ice

Union puts BC’s season on ice

Philadelphia — Union College ended Boston College’s hopes for a national championship for a second straight season, getting a hat trick from Daniel Ciampini to spark a 5-4 victory at Wells Fargo Center.
Boston Herald Apr 10, 2014

A happy homecoming for Gaudreaus

PHILADELPHIA — The only person to attract a larger media contingent than junior star Johnny Gaudreau yesterday after Boston College’s Frozen Four practice was his kid brother, Matt, a 19-year-old freshman forward.The Gaudreau brothers are familiar figures here as they grew up just 33 miles down the road in Carney’s Point, N.J., and played Mite hockey at the Wells Fargo Center as kids.
Boston Herald Apr 9, 2014
Check out BC’s Steve Santini

Check out BC’s Steve Santini

The X-factor for the Boston College hockey team this season has been the true grit supplied by a freshman defenseman, whose thumping shoulder checks draw comparisons to another popular skater who wore No.6 in these parts: former Bruins blueliner Ted Green.
Boston Herald Apr 9, 2014
Buckley: York’s Eagles read up

Buckley: York’s Eagles read up

Jerry York played his hockey at Boston College back when the Eagles were coached by Snooks Kelley, who was so from another time that he actually taught at the old Cambridge High & Latin School by day and would then drive out to Chestnut Hill for his night job behind the bench.

Anderson to transfer from BC

When Jim Christian was named Boston College’s head coach last week, he made a point of saying he would attempt to keep the team’s current core in place and build on it. On Monday night Christian lost a big part of that core, as Ryan Anderson announced via Twitter that he would be leaving Chestnut Hill: I have decided to transfer from BC. Thank you to everyone who has supported me over the last 3 yrs. Proud I was able to be an Eagle #RIPDK— Ryan Anderson (@_AndersonBC12) April 7, 2014 A three-year starter for the Eagles, Anderson was former coach Steve Donahue’s best post player...
Boston Herald Apr 8, 2014
New BC coach Jim Christian hit with adversity out of the gates

New BC coach Jim Christian hit with adversity out of the gates

Jim Christian’s arrival at Boston College coincided with a notable departure.Christian was formally introduced as BC’s 12th head basketball coach at a press conference this afternoon at the Yawkey Center. Christian replaced Steve Donahue, who was fired after BC was eliminated by Georgia Tech in the opening round of the ACC tournament.But Christian's welcome was a bit tainted.

Video: Frozen Four preview

John Buccigross and Barry Melrose preview Thursday's national semifinal games of the Frozen Four in Philadelphia, including BC-Union.
Boston Herald Apr 8, 2014
One up in air, one out, at BC

One up in air, one out, at BC

While new Boston College basketball coach Jim Christian will be officially introduced at a press conference today on campus, his best player, sophomore Olivier Hanlan, is busy deciding his own future.One of Hanlan’s teammates, Ryan Anderson, has already made his decision. Last night on Twitter, Ryan Anderson revealed that he’s transferring from The Heights.The tweet read: “I have decided to transfer from BC. Thank you to everyone who has supported me over the last 3 yrs. Proud I was able to be an Eagle.”

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