As expected, No.1-ranked Boston College had no issues in their 5-2 win over Alabama-Huntsville on Saturday, in the first game of the 2012 Mariucci Classic. The big news from the game is that the win gave legendary Boston College head coach Jerry York his 925th for his career.
Win No. 925 pushed York to the top of the all-time winningest coaches in NCAA hockey. York surpassed Ron Mason, who coached the majority of his college career at Michigan State.
York mentioned how he never strived for personal goals, but always measured himself by the amount of championships he could win. He also deflected credit for this achievement by saying it's his players who helped his success:
"Coaches coach and play to win trophies," commented York. "Maybe when I sit down on some porch in 10 years thinking about it, but I have always been about team. I have never really sought individual goals. Starting with Dave Taylor back at Clarkson, Rob Blake at Bowling Green, and a whole bunch of guys at BC."
In the quest for win No. 925, Boston College got out to an early 3-0 lead over Alabama-Huntsville in the first period. Cam Spiro put Boston College on the board just three minutes in the game with a backhanded tap-in goal which came off a rebound. The goal was Spiro's first of his career.
Then just past the midway point of the first period, Bill Arnold put Boston College up 2-0 as he skated around a defender and had an easy goal due as the Alabama-Huntsville goalie was on the ice after committing early on the play.
Danny Linell made it 3-0 just over a minute later, and that lead proved to be enough for Boston College to get the win. The other two goals scored by Boston College were courtesy of Brendan Silk and Steven Whitney.