You have to wonder if there was anyone in the Scottrade who thought they would witness what we saw on Friday night. Besides a controversial Michigan win the game before, BC had their hands full and had it handed to them by non other that Colorado College. Not many in the NCAA hockey fan-dom can say they weren’t completely shocked by the 8-4 shellacking that was handed out. BC was making its 30th appearance in the NCAA tournament, Colorado College it’s 20th.
BC goalie senior John Muse had carried a perfect 8-0-0 record in the tournament, a 1.95 GAA, and .930 save percentage. After giving up 7 goals, sophomore Parker Milner came in to replace Muse to start the third period. Muse backstopped Boston College to NCAA titles in 2008 and in 2010. CC were guarded by sophomore netminder Joe Howe, who made 39 saves, some very impressive and earned himself some new fans with his performance.
BC came out firing and scored immediately at just 19 seconds into the game with a goal from Jimmy Hayes. Colorado College would then answer however with four straight goals, all in the first period, one each from the Schwartz brothers. The goals by Jaden and Rylan Schwartz, came 15 seconds apart, freshman Jaden ending with 2 goals and 2 assists, Rylan had one goal and two assists. Stephen Schultz, had a goal and two assists. the third member of this dangerous line was Stephen Schultz, who had a goal and two assists, the line being referred to as the “lawfirm” (Schwartz, Schwartz and Schultz-call us today!) after that performance.