Boston College Eagles men's ice hockey

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Boston College Eagles men's ice hockey
Current season
Boston College Eagles athletic logo
UniversityBoston College
ConferenceHockey East
First season1917–18
Head coachGreg Brown
2nd season, 14–16–6 (.472)
Assistant coaches
Captain(s)Marshall Warren
Alternate captain(s)Gentry Shamburger
ArenaKelley Rink at Conte Forum
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
ColorsMaroon and gold[1]
Fight songFor Boston
MascotBaldwin the Eagle
NCAA Tournament championships
1949, 2001, 2008, 2010, 2012
NCAA Tournament Runner-up
1965, 1978, 1998, 2000, 2006, 2007
NCAA Tournament Frozen Four
1948, 1949, 1950, 1954, 1956, 1959, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1985, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016
NCAA Tournament appearances
1948, 1949, 1950, 1954, 1956, 1959, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2021
Conference Tournament championships
1965, 1978, 1987, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012
Conference regular season championships
1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020
Current uniform

The Boston College Eagles are a NCAA Division I college ice hockey program that represents Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. The team has competed in Hockey East since 1984, having previously played in the ECAC. The Eagles have won five national championships, the most recent coming in 2012. Home games have been played at Kelley Rink at Conte Forum, named after coach named in honor of long-time BC hockey coach John "Snooks" Kelley, since 1986, having previously played at McHugh Forum. The Eagles are coached by former Eagles and NHL defenseman Greg Brown, who recently took over the reins after the retirement of Jerry York.

Boston College hockey history[edit]

Boston College is among the top and oldest college hockey programs in the country. The Eagles first fielded a team from 1917 to 1929. School officials briefly dropped hockey as a cost-cutting measure in the wake of the Great Depression.

The modern era of hockey on the Heights began when former player John "Snooks" Kelley agreed to coach a small team of BC students who formed a team midway through the 1932–33 season. Apart from a short break during World War II, Kelley would lead the Eagles until 1972. He led the Eagles to their first national championship in 1949, along the way establishing Boston College as a perennial powerhouse in both regular season and post-season play.

From 1933–2022, BC hockey only had three other full-time coaches, Len Ceglarski, Steve Cedorchuk, and Jerry York, all Boston College alums. They all continued to build upon the success began by Kelley. Ceglarski achieved over 400 career wins with the Eagles; York attained over 600 as head coach of the program, and retired with over 1,100 career wins overall, the most by any coach in collegiate history and only one over 1,000.[2][3]

To date, BC has won 13 conference tournament titles, including 11 Hockey East titles, a conference record. Their most recent triumph in 2012 came after beating Maine 4–1 in the championship game.

On ice celebrations after BC defeated Northeastern in the 2011 Beanpot final.

Post-season and Frozen Four[edit]

Boston College has made 36 NCAA tournament appearances, reaching the tournament's Frozen Four 25 times, second only to Michigan's 26 appearances.

Under John "Snooks" Kelley, BC advanced to the NCAA tournament three straight years from 1948 to 1950 (when the field was only four teams), winning the National Championship in 1949 after defeating Dartmouth 4–3 in Colorado Springs, CO.

After Jerry York took over as head coach in 1994, the Eagles began to work their way back to the NCAA tournament, having not qualified since 1991, and not having been to a Frozen Four since 1990. In 1998, four years after York became head coach, the Eagles were back in the national championship game, losing to the Michigan Wolverines men's ice hockey in Boston. BC was back in the national championship game in 2000, facing North Dakota. They lost the game 4–2, but returned the favor a year later in 2001, beating North Dakota 3–2 in overtime thanks to a sensational Krys Kolanos goal. This was the Eagles first national championship since 1949. The championship was all the more satisfying for BC as the Eagles defeated in the process the three teams that had eliminated them from the previous three tournaments (Michigan, Maine, North Dakota). The 2001 National Championship team contained current NHL standouts Brian Gionta, Brooks Orpik, and Chuck Kobasew.

The Eagles returned to the national championship game in 2006, facing the Wisconsin Badgers in Milwaukee, WI. The Eagles lost 2–1. A Brian Boyle shot was denied by the post as time expired, securing the win for the Badgers. The Eagles made it back to the national championship game in 2007, riding on the heels of a 13-game winning streak. However, they came up short again, losing 3–1 to the Michigan State Spartans.

Boston College Eagles players and coaches celebrate their 2008 Frozen Four victory at the Massachusetts State House with Governor Deval Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray

BC got back to the national championship game in 2008, disposing of Minnesota, Miami (OH), and North Dakota in the Frozen Four semifinals along the way. The 2008 tournament marked the third year in a row that the Eagles ending Miami's season, beating the top seeded Red Hawks 4–3 in overtime thanks to an acrobatic goal by freshman Joe Whitney. In the national championship game, the Eagles met the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, who had upset Michigan in the other semifinal. The Eagles won the contest by a score of 4–1, behind an MVP performance by Nathan Gerbe. The defeat of the Irish by BC has added fuel to the growing rivalry between Boston College and Notre Dame, carrying over to the ice what has been being fought on the gridiron for years between the two schools' football teams in the Holy War. The hockey rivalry, called the Holy War on Ice added the moniker "on ice" in reference to the aforementioned rivalry.

BC's National Championship banners at Kelley Rink prior to the 2010 championship.

After missing out on the 2009 tournament, BC returned in 2010 as a number one seed. The Eagles defeated Alaska and Yale in the Northeast Regional in Worcester, earning them a berth in the Frozen Four to be played at Ford Field in Detroit. BC defeated Miami (OH) 7–1 in the national semifinal, the fourth time in five years that the Eagles ended the RedHawks' season in the NCAA tournament. BC would face Wisconsin in the championship, a rematch of the 2006 title game. The Eagles avenged that loss by defeating the Badgers 5-0 behind a two-goal effort from sophomore Cam Atkinson and an MVP performance by senior Ben Smith, who would be named the Frozen Four's Most Outstanding Player. Junior John Muse became just the fourth goalie to record a shutout in a title game. The game was played before a record crowd of 37,592, the largest to attend an indoor hockey game.[4]

After a first round loss to Colorado College in the 2011 tournament, BC once again returned to the Frozen Four on the heels of a 15-game winning streak in 2012. After dispatching Air Force and Minnesota-Duluth with two shutouts in the Northeast Regional in Worcester, they advanced to their 23rd Frozen Four played at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida. The continued their now 17-game winning streak, making quick work of Minnesota in a 6–1 rout thanks to the efforts of forward Chris Kreider and a 30-save performance by netminder Parker Milner. The Eagles would go on to win the national championship by defeating the Ferris State Bulldogs in a 4–1 victory, featuring a highlight-reel goal by rookie Johnny Gaudreau late in the 3rd to secure the Eagles' fifth national title. Kreider would go on to join the New York Rangers in the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs, where he would score 5 goals and 7 points before ever playing a regular NHL season game, a feat unaccomplished by any player before him.

Once again, the Eagles would continue their every-other-year or even-numbered-years trend by missing out on the Frozen Four in the 2013 tournament via a 5–1 first round loss to Union College and returning the following year in 2014. After defeating Denver 6–2 and UMass Lowell 4–3 in Worcester, the Eagles advanced to their NCAA-leading 24th Frozen Four appearance played at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, having tied the record with Michigan. However, they would not continue to win the championship in their every-other-year trend, as they lost once again to Union in a close 5–4 match. Junior Johnny Gaudreau had a tremendous season, scoring 80 points in 40 games, with a 31-game point streak during the season, and was named the Hobey Baker winner, the third in school history.

The Eagles' season in 2014–15 was not up to their usual standards. Despite a respectable 21–14–3 record and finishing 2nd in the conference, the Eagles were bounced out of their 34th NCAA tournament bid in the first round, a 5–2 loss to Denver, who took revenge for the previous year's defeat.

Again finding success in even-numbered years, the Eagles advanced to an NCAA-record 25th Frozen Four in 2016 after dispatching Harvard 4–1 and Minnesota-Duluth 3–2 in the Northeast regional, held in Worcester. After heading to Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL for the Frozen Four, however, they would fail to advance to the title game at the hands of the Quinnipiac Bobcats, who defeated the Eagles 3–2 in the programs' first-ever meeting. Junior goaltender Thatcher Demko was named a Hobey Baker hat trick finalist as well as the winner of the Mike Richter Award after leading the NCAA with a school-record 10 shutouts during the season.

2017 was a down year for the Eagles, as they failed to qualify for the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2009. Although, they did finish with a strong 21–15–4 (13–6–3) record and a share of the regular season conference title (shared with UMass Lowell and Boston University). They also made it to the Hockey East tournament championship, but would fall 4–3 to the River Hawks of Lowell, ending their effort to earn an auto-bid into the NCAA tournament.

Since 1998, the Eagles have qualified for the NCAA tournament 17 times, making it to 12 Frozen Fours, seven National Championship games, and have won four national titles.

Season-by-season results[edit]



National Championships[edit]

Year Champion Score Runner-up City Arena
1949 Boston College 4–3 Dartmouth Colorado Springs, CO Broadmoor Arena
2001 Boston College 3–2 (OT) North Dakota Albany, NY Pepsi Arena
2008 Boston College 4–1 Notre Dame Denver, CO Pepsi Center
2010 Boston College 5–0 Wisconsin Detroit, MI Ford Field
2012 Boston College 4–1 Ferris State Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Times Forum

Runners-up in 1965, 1978, 1998, 2000, 2006, and 2007

Hockey East Tournament championships[edit]

Year Champion Score Runner-up Notes
1987 Boston College 4–2 Maine Hockey East regular-season champions
1990 Boston College 4–3 Maine Hockey East regular-season champions
1998 Boston College 3–2 Maine lost to Michigan in National Championship game
1999 Boston College 5–4 (OT) New Hampshire lost to Maine in Frozen Four
2001 Boston College 5–3 Providence defeated North Dakota in National Championship game
2005 Boston College 3–1 New Hampshire Hockey East regular-season champions
2007 Boston College 5–2 New Hampshire lost to Michigan State in National Championship game
2008 Boston College 4–0 Vermont defeated Notre Dame in National Championship game
2010 Boston College 7–6 (OT) Maine defeated Wisconsin in National Championship game
2011 Boston College 5–3 Merrimack Hockey East regular-season champions
2012 Boston College 4–1 Maine defeated Ferris State in National Championship game

Runners-up in 1985, 1986, 1989, 2000, 2006, 2017, and 2019

Hockey East regular-season championships[edit]

Year Conference record Overall record Coach
1984-85 24-9-1 28-15-2 Len Ceglarski
1985-86 23-9-2 26-13-3 Len Ceglarski
1986-87 26-6-0 31-8-0 Len Ceglarski
1988-89 16-6-4 25-11-4 Len Ceglarski
1989-90 15-6-0 28-13-1 Len Ceglarski
1990-91 16-5-0 27-12-0 Len Ceglarski
2000-01 17-5-2 33-8-2 Jerry York
2002-03† 16-6-2 24-11-4 Jerry York
2003-04 17-4-3 29-9-4 Jerry York
2004-05 14-3-7 26-7-7 Jerry York
2010-11 20-6-1 30-8-1 Jerry York
2011-12 19-7-1 33-10-1 Jerry York
2013-14 16-2-2 28–8–4 Jerry York
2015–16‡ 15–2–5 28–8–5 Jerry York
2016–17# 13–6–3 21–15–4 Jerry York
2017–18 18–6–0 20–14–3 Jerry York
2019–20 17–6–1 24–8–2 Jerry York

† Shared with New Hampshire
‡ Shared with Providence
# Shared with Boston University and UMass-Lowell

  • The Eagles achieved the highest finish in Hockey East conference standings during the 2020–21 season, however, no regular season title was officially awarded, due to disparities in scheduling caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Runners-up in 1997–98, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2009–10, 2012–13, 2014–15

ECAC Tournament championships[edit]

Year Champion Score Runner-up Notes
1965 Boston College 6–2 Brown lost to Michigan Tech in National Championship game
1978 Boston College 4–2 Providence lost to Boston University in National Championship game

Runners-up in 1963, 1968, and 1973

ECAC regular-season championships[edit]

Year Conference record Overall record Coach
1979-80 18-3-1 (East) 25-7-2 Len Ceglarski
1980-81 13-6-3 (East) 20-8-3 Len Ceglarski
1983-84† 15-6-0 (East) 26-13-0 Len Ceglarski

† Shared with Boston University

Runners-up in 1964–65, 1968–69, 1972–73

The Beanpot[edit]

See: The Beanpot

BC competes in the annual Beanpot tournament with fellow Boston-area schools Boston University, Harvard, and Northeastern. The Eagles have won 20 Beanpots, their most recent being the 2016 tournament that saw the Eagles defeat Boston University.

Year Champion Score Runner-up Coach
1954 Boston College 4–1 Harvard John "Snooks" Kelley
1956 Boston College 4–2 Harvard John "Snooks" Kelley
1957 Boston College 5–4 (OT) Boston University John "Snooks" Kelley
1959 Boston College 7–4 Boston University John "Snooks" Kelley
1961 Boston College 4–2 Harvard John "Snooks" Kelley
1963 Boston College 3–1 Harvard John "Snooks" Kelley
1964 Boston College 6–5 Boston University John "Snooks" Kelley
1965 Boston College 5–4 Boston University John "Snooks" Kelley
1976 Boston College 6–3 Boston University Len Ceglarski
1983 Boston College 8–2 Northeastern Len Ceglarski
1994 Boston College 2–1 (OT) Harvard Steve Cedorchuck
2001 Boston College 5–3 Boston University Jerry York
2004 Boston College 2–1 (OT) Boston University Jerry York
2008 Boston College 6–5 (OT) Harvard Jerry York
2010 Boston College 4–3 Boston University Jerry York
2011 Boston College 7–6 (OT) Northeastern Jerry York
2012 Boston College 3–2 (OT) Boston University Jerry York
2013 Boston College 6–3 Northeastern Jerry York
2014 Boston College 4–1 Northeastern Jerry York
2016 Boston College 1–0 (OT) Boston University Jerry York

Runners-up in 1955, 1970, 1973, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1991, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007 and 2019


Boston University Terriers[edit]

Boston College's chief and biggest rival is the Boston University Terriers, separated by a mere four miles on Boston's Commonwealth Avenue.[6] The rivalry is often referred to as the Green Line Rivalry, as the MBTA Green Line is the principal mode of transportation between the two schools. BC-BU is considered one of the top rivalries in college sports as well as the number one rivalry in college hockey.[6][7] The schools regularly meet in Hockey East play three times each season. Besides meeting in conference play, the two schools often meet in the annual Beanpot tournament. Although Boston University has historically dominated the tournament, Boston College has commanded the cross town competition in recent years, having won five titles in a row from 2010 to 2014.

BC and BU before the start of a game at Kelley Rink on January 22, 2010.

The two schools have also met in NCAA tournament play. In their most recent meeting, Boston College skated to a memorable 5–0 victory against the top seeded Terriers in the 2006 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey tournament Northeast Regional Final. The Eagles and Terriers have met once in the NCAA tournament championship game in 1978, with BU winning 5–3 in Providence, RI. BC and BU have combined for ten national championships, with each school having won five.

Games between the two schools are also highlighted by the intensity of the two school's student sections, the BC Superfans and the BU Dog Pound. The BU students often shout their infamous "BC Sucks" or "Sunday School" chants while the Superfans will retort with "Safety School", "Sucks to BU", or "BC Rejects" at their counterparts.

The two schools have met on the ice over 250 times, leading the rivalry to be one of the most historic and well known in college hockey. The Terriers have the edge in wins in the series; currently the record sits at 134-124 (with 18 ties).

Boston College and Boston University faced off in Hockey East play at Fenway Park on January 8, 2010. The game was the first men's college hockey game played at Fenway Park, with a women's game between Northeastern and New Hampshire played earlier in the day. BU edged BC for a 3–2 win.

North Dakota Fighting Hawks[edit]

Boston College has developed a national rivalry with the North Dakota Fighting Hawks (formerly the Fighting Sioux), a rivalry fueled by each teams post-season success. Boston College ended North Dakota's season in three straight Frozen Fours, most recently winning 6–1 in 2008 en route to a national championship, while in the 2005 tournament the Sioux beat the Eagles in the East Regional finals, 6–3.

In 2000, the Sioux triumphed over BC 4–2 in the national championship game in Rhode Island. A year later, in 2001, the Eagles and Hawks met again in Albany, this time with BC prevailing 3–2 in overtime. In 1963, the Sioux beat Boston College by a score of 8–2 in the National Semifinal game. Two years later in 1965, Boston College defeated North Dakota 4–3 in the National Semifinal game.

On October 10, 2007, the two teams squared off in a regular season match best remembered for the unusual circumstances in which the game ended. Midway through the second period, the power went out at BC's Conte Forum. When power was restored, the ice surface began to melt, leading to the game being called after two periods due to the hazardous playing conditions. The game ended 0-0.[8]

The Eagles and Hawks last met in the championship game of the 2011 Ice Breaker Tournament at the Ralph Engelstad Arena, with BC defeating North Dakota 6–2.[9]

New Hampshire Wildcats[edit]

The rivalry between Boston College and New Hampshire has grown in recent years due to the success of the two programs. UNH leads the all-time Hockey East regular season series over BC. The Eagles, however, hold a distinct advantage in Hockey East tournament play, holding an 8–3 record. Most recently, in the 2009 Hockey East Tournament, UNH hosted BC in the quarterfinals on their home ice at the Whittemore Center. UNH had the chance to end BC's season and their hopes of reaching the NCAA tournament to defend their national title. BC won the best-of-three series 2–0.

During the 2007–2008 season, the Wildcats swept the season series and won the Hockey East regular season championship. The two teams met in the semifinals of the Hockey East tournament, with the top-seeded and favored UNH squad jumping out to a 4-1 midway through the second period. The Eagles mounted a comeback, however, and won the game 5–4 in triple overtime.

Both UNH and BC have also competed closely for the Hockey East regular season championship. In the 2009–2010 season, the Wildcats cemented the title on the final weekend of the season, earning a 3–3 tie against the Eagles at the Whittemore Center in the penultimate game season after BC jumped out to a 3–0 lead. In the 2010–2011 season, the regular season title was again decided on the final weekend, with the Eagles, sitting in second place, sweeping a home-and-home series against the Wildcats, earning their 11th regular season championship.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish[edit]

Boston College and Notre Dame first met on the ice in 1969, and have faced-off annually since 1994. BC leads the all-time series 24-21-2, including beating the Irish in the 2008 National Championship game, as the Eagles captured their third national title in a 4–1 victory. After Notre Dame joined Hockey East in 2014, the rivalry evolved into a conference rivalry as well as a school rivalry. In their first meeting as conference foes, Boston College defeated the Irish 4–3 on January 4, 2013, played at Fenway Park during the league's third Frozen Fenway exhibit. The two teams also met in the Hockey East tournament during the Irish's first year of league membership, where Notre Dame defeated the Eagles in the best-of-three Quarterfinals at BC's Kelley Rink. The in-conference rivalry was short-lived however, as the Irish's stay in Hockey East lasted only four season, as they left to join the Big Ten Conference in 2017–18. The teams played 11 games as conference foes, with Notre Dame edging out the Eagles 6-5 during that time.

The rivalry is commonly referred to as "The Holy War on Ice," a take on the name of the football rivalry between the two schools.[10]

Awards and honors[edit]


Individual awards[edit]


AHCA First Team All-Americans

Hockey East[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

ECAC Hockey[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

Statistical Leaders[edit]

Career scoring leaders[edit]

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player Years GP G A Pts PIM
David Emma 1987–1991 147 112 127 239
Brian Gionta 1997–2001 164 123 109 232
Scott Harlow 1982–1986 149 105 118 223
Joe Mullen 1975–1979 110 110 102 212
Richie Smith 1972–1976 110 94 104 198
Dan Shea 1984–1988 155 66 124 190
Jeff Farkas 1996–2000 159 88 102 190
Tim Sheehy 1967–1970 80 74 111 185
Paul Barrett 1974–1978 121 78 99 177
Johnny Gaudreau 2011–2014 119 78 97 175

Career goaltending leaders[edit]

GP = Games played; Min = Minutes played; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

Since 1932

Player Years GP Min W L T GA SO SV% GAA
Matti Kaltiainen 2001–2005 136 6572 66 32 10 224 8 .908 2.05
Thatcher Demko 2013–2016 124 5915 62 26 10 205 13 .928 2.08
Cory Schneider 2004–2007 123 5861 65 25 7 201 15 .926 2.09
Parker Milner 2009–2013 119 5448 64 20 5 203 6 .919 2.24
John Muse 2007–2011 170 8651 89 39 16 346 12 .914 2.40

Statistics current through the start of the 2018–19 season.


  • Brian Gionta is BC's all-time leading goal-scorer, netting 123 goals in his college career.[11]
  • Mike Mottau is BC's all-time assists leader, with 130 in his career at the Heights.[11]
  • David Emma is BC's all-time leading scorer, with 239 points in his four years.[11]
  • Rob Scuderi has played in the most games at BC, appearing in an Eagles uniform 168 times in his four-year career at Boston College.[11]
  • Chuck Kobasew is tied for first place in the number of game-winning-goals scored in a season with ten in 2000–01.[12]

For more Boston College stats, visit Boston College on Internet Hockey Database.

  • On March 16, 1985, BC goalie Scott Gordon and Chris Terreri (playing with Providence College) both placed water bottles on the top of their nets. This would be the first time ever that goalies would place water bottles on the top of nets in a hockey game.[13]

Head coaching records[edit]

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct.
1917-1919 Robert Fowler 2 4-2 .667
1919-1920 Walter Falvey 1 6-1 .857
1920–1923, 1925-1927 Fred Rocque 5 32-18-3 .632
1923-1925 Charles Foote 2 15-16-4 .486
1927-1929 Sonny Foley 2 7-13-1 .357
1932–1942, 1946-1972 John "Snooks" Kelley 36 501-247-15 .666
1942-1943 John Temple 1 7-2 .778
1945-1946 Joseph Glavin 1 1-2 .333
1972-1992 Len Ceglarski 20 420-242-27 .629
1992-1994 Steve Cedorchuk 2 24-40-10 .392
1994–2022 Jerry York 28 656–347–94 .642
2022–present Greg Brown 0 0–0–0
Totals 12 coaches 100 seasons 1673–930–154 .635

Current roster[edit]

As of October 2, 2023.[14]

No. S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
1 Florida Jacob Fowler Freshman G 6' 2" (1.88 m) 214 lb (97 kg) 2004-11-24 Melbourne, Florida Youngstown (USHL) MTL, 69th overall 2023
2 New York (state) Eamon Powell (C) Senior D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 173 lb (78 kg) 2002-05-10 Marcellus, New York NTDP (USHL) TBL, 116th overall 2020
3 Massachusetts Nolan Joyce Freshman D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 192 lb (87 kg) 2003-09-25 Dedham, Massachusetts Chicago (USHL)
4 Connecticut Charlie Leddy Sophomore D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 2004-01-11 Fairfield, Connecticut USNTDP (USHL) NJD, 126th overall 2022
5 New York (state) Drew Fortescue Freshman D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 2005-04-28 Pearl River, New York USNTDP (USHL) NYR, 90th overall 2023
6 Massachusetts Will Smith Freshman F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 181 lb (82 kg) 2005-03-17 Lexington, Massachusetts USNTDP (USHL) SJS, 4th overall 2023
7 California Aidan Hreschuk Junior D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 178 lb (81 kg) 2003-02-19 Long Beach, California USNTDP (USHL) CBJ, 94th overall 2021
8 Georgia (U.S. state) Lukas Gustafsson Sophomore D 5' 10" (1.78 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 2002-12-16 Atlanta, Georgia Chicago (USHL)
9 Massachusetts Ryan Leonard Freshman F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 192 lb (87 kg) 2005-01-21 Amherst, Massachusetts USNTDP (USHL) WSH, 8th overall 2023
11 Ontario Colby Ambrosio Senior F 5' 9" (1.75 m) 174 lb (79 kg) 2002-08-07 Welland, Ontario Tri-City (USHL) COL, 118th overall 2020
12 New York (state) Mike Posma Junior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 183 lb (83 kg) 2001-12-04 Pomona, New York Omaha (USHL)
13 New Jersey Jack Malone Graduate F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 193 lb (88 kg) 2000-10-13 Madison, New Jersey Cornell (ECAC) VAN, 180th overall 2019
14 Georgia (U.S. state) Gentry Shamburger (A) Senior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 196 lb (89 kg) 2000-09-29 Atlanta, Georgia Avon Old Farms (USHS–CT)
15 Sweden Jacob Bengtsson Senior D 6' 3" (1.91 m) 202 lb (92 kg) 1999-05-08 Stockholm, Sweden Waterloo (USHL)
17 New Jersey Aram Minnetian Freshman D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 194 lb (88 kg) 2005-03-19 Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey USNTDP (USHL) DAL, 125th overall 2023
18 Connecticut Paul Davey Sophomore F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 2003-01-11 Greenwich, Connecticut Des Moines (USHL)
19 Arizona Cutter Gauthier Sophomore F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 201 lb (91 kg) 2004-01-19 Scottsdale, Arizona NTDP (USHL) PHI, 5th overall 2022
21 Sweden Oskar Jellvik Sophomore F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 2003-02-08 Täby, Sweden Djurgårdens J20 (J20 Nationell) BOS, 149th overall 2021
22 Massachusetts Will Vote Freshman F 5' 8" (1.73 m) 161 lb (73 kg) 2005-02-22 Arlington, Massachusetts USNTDP (USHL)
23 Minnesota Will Traeger Sophomore F 5' 8" (1.73 m) 172 lb (78 kg) 2002-04-10 Mendota Heights, Minnesota Jersey (NCDC)
24 California Andre Gasseau Sophomore F 6' 4" (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 2003-07-03 Garden Grove, California Fargo (USHL) BOS, 213th overall 2021
25 Rhode Island Jamie Armstrong Graduate F 6' 2" (1.88 m) 192 lb (87 kg) 1998-08-07 Warwick, Rhode Island Boston University (HEA)
27 Massachusetts Connor Joyce Junior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 168 lb (76 kg) 2001-07-06 Dedham, Massachusetts Connecticut (NCDC)
28 Massachusetts Timmy Delay Freshman F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 2003-06-16 Hingham, Massachusetts Chilliwack (BCHL)
30 Slovakia Jan Korec Freshman G 6' 1" (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 2004-09-28 Bratislava, Slovakia Des Moines (USHL)
31 New York (state) Alex Musielak Musielak Freshman G 6' 4" (1.93 m) 183 lb (83 kg) 2003-07-23 Buffalo, New York Kemptville (CCHL)
34 Quebec Gabe Perreault Freshman F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 2005-05-07 Sherbrooke, Quebec USNTDP (USHL) NYR, 23rd overall 2023


This is a list of Boston College alumni were a part of an Olympic team.

Name Position Boston College Tenure Team Year Finish
Joseph Fitzgerald Forward 1924–1928 United States USA 1932  Silver
Len Ceglarski Forward 1948–1951 United States USA 1952  Silver
Jack Mulhern Forward 1948–1951 United States USA 1952  Silver
Wellington Burtnett Center 1949–1953 United States USA 1956  Silver
Red Martin Defenseman 1958–1961 United States USA 1964 5th
Jim Logue Goaltender 1958–1961 United States USA 1968 6th
John Cunniff Left wing 1963–1966 United States USA 1968 6th
Paul Hurley Defenseman 1964–1967 United States USA 1968 6th
Kevin Ahearn Left wing 1967–1970 United States USA 1972  Silver
Tim Sheehy Right wing 1967–1970 United States USA 1972  Silver
Tom Mellor Defenseman 1968–1971 United States USA 1972  Silver
Gary Sampson Forward 1978–1982 United States USA 1984 7th
Kevin Stevens Center 1983–1987 United States USA 1988 7th
Craig Janney Center 1985–1987 United States USA 1988 7th
Brian Leetch Defenseman 1986–1987 United States USA 1988, 1998, 2002 7th, 6th,  Silver
Greg Brown Defenseman 1986–1987, 1988–1990 United States USA 1988, 1992 7th, 4th
Scott Gordon Goaltender 1982–1986 United States USA 1992 4th
Tim Sweeney Left wing 1985–1989 United States USA 1992 4th
David Emma Right wing 1987–1991 United States USA 1992 4th
Steve Heinze Right wing 1988–1991 United States USA 1992 4th
Marty McInnis Center 1988–1991 United States USA 1992 4th
Ted Crowley Defenseman 1988–1991 United States USA 1992 4th
Bill Guerin Defenseman 1989–1991 United States USA 1998, 2002, 2006 6th,  Silver, 8th
Brian Gionta Right wing 1997–2001 United States USA 2006, 2018 8th, 7th
Brooks Orpik Defenseman 1998–2001 United States USA 2010, 2014  Silver, 4th
Jack McBain Center 2018–Present Canada CAN 2022 6th
Marc McLaughlin Center 2018–Present United States USA 2022 5th
Drew Helleson Defenseman 2019–Present United States USA 2022 5th

Eagles in the NHL[edit]

as of July 1, 2023.

= NHL All-Star team = NHL All-Star[15] = NHL All-Star[15] and NHL All-Star team = Hall of Famers


Player Position Team(s) Years Avco Cups
Kevin Ahearn Left wing NEW 1972–1973 1
John Cunniff Left wing NEW, QUE 1972–1976 1
Rich Hart Defenseman BIR 1976–1977 0
Paul Hurley Defenseman NEW, EDM, CAC 1972–1977 1
Tim Sheehy Center NEW, EDM, BIR 1972–1978 1

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Boston College Athletics Style Guide" (PDF). May 1, 2021. Retrieved December 19, 2022.
  2. ^ "All-time Coaching Records :: :: U.S. College Hockey Online". Archived from the original on 2010-08-21.
  3. ^ "The Heights, Volume LXXIII, Number 7 — 2 March 1992 — Boston College Newspapers". Retrieved 2021-12-11.
  4. ^ "Boston College Scores Four in Third to Rout Wisconsin for Fourth NCAA Title :: :: U.S. College Hockey Online". Archived from the original on 2010-04-14. Retrieved 2010-09-24.
  5. ^ "Boston College men's Hockey 2017-18 Record Book" (PDF). Boston College Eagles. Retrieved 2018-08-28.
  6. ^ a b "College Hockey's Top 10 Rivalries".
  7. ^ "Presenting nation's top 10 rivalries - Sports". Archived from the original on 2008-06-11. Retrieved 2008-08-16.
  8. ^ "2007-08 Game Recap - Hockey East Association".
  10. ^ Holy War on Ice Continues Archived 2012-03-26 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ a b c d "Boston College all-time player list".
  12. ^ "Inside College Hockey | Hobey Baker Award History".
  13. ^ Hockey’s Book of Firsts, p.12, James Duplacey, JG Press, ISBN 978-1-57215-037-9
  14. ^ "2023-24 Men's Hockey Roster". Boston College Eagles. Retrieved October 2, 2023.
  15. ^ a b Players are identified as an All-Star if they were selected for the All-Star game at any time in their career.

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