Boston College advances to Frozen Four

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Cam Atkinson had three goals and Carl Sneep scored a 170-foot short-handed goal to help Boston College beat Yale 9-7 on Sunday in the Northeast Regional final for its ninth trip to the Frozen Four in 13 seasons.

Joe Whitney and Jimmy Hayes each scored twice, Brian Gibbons also scored and John Muse made 32 saves for the Eagles (27-10-3), looking for their third national title since 2001. Boston College matched the regional record for goals in a game and the teams set a regional record for combined goals.

Mark Arcobello scored three goals for Yale (21-10-3), Brian O'Neill added two and Denny Kearney and Broc Little also scored.

Boston College, the Hockey East tournament champion, won national titles in 2001 and 2008 after winning regional finals in Worcester.