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NCAA Hockey Tournament 2011: Colorado College Stuns Reigning Champs Boston College With Dominant 8-4 Victory

Wow.

At least one Colorado hockey team is advancing in the men’s NCAA hockey tournament this year, as the Colorado College Tigers dominated the reigning national champion Boston College Eagles by a 8-4 margin Friday night in St. Louis, and the game wasn’t even as close as the score indicated.

The Boston College Eagles entered the tournament a #1 seed, and as the national champions for two of the past three seasons. It didn’t matter to Colorado College, who finished fifth in the WCHA standings but will move on to the second round of the tournament.

After two periods of play, Colorado College led by a 7-2 margin, shocking considering their opponent. Boston College scored within the first minute of the game and looked to be cruising towards another title. Instead, they ran into a dominant Tigers first line — led by brothers Jaden Schwartz and Rylan Schwartz — that pushed three goals past Boston College goalie John Muse, who had been 8-0 in tourney play for his career before tonight.

The blitz continued throughout the game, as every goal scored by the Eagles was immediately answered by a ferocious Colorado College attack that scored four even strength, two power play, and two shorthanded goals on the evening.

Colorado College will face a Michigan team that needed a favorable call in overtime to advance, with the winner earning a berth in the Frozen Four.

The puck drops between these two teams on Saturday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m. MDT.