Scoggins: B.C. goalie stops nearly everything

  • Article by: CHIP SCOGGINS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 6, 2012 - 9:15 AM

No matter what the Gophers tossed at Boston College goalie Parker Milner, he answered every threat.

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phiphoApr. 6, 12 4:54 AM

That goalie is the MVP of the tourney. The Gophers outplayed BC for a large part of the game after the early goal but Milner was a brick wall. Hats off to BC. Great Season Gophs, picked for 6th in the WCHA, win the McNaughton and make it back to the Frozen Four. Look forward to great things next year. GOOOOOOOO GOPHERS !

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notsidApr. 6, 12 6:12 AM

After seeing BC take care of UMD so easily at 4-0 in the regional fianls, no one seriously expected the Gophers to beat them last night in Tampa, the hockey capital of the world/ On the other hand, their fans did expect them to be competitive which they were not as it was a game between men and boys with BC being the men. At least the Gophers di make the Frozen Four in spite of how non-competitive they were last night. Rather embarrassing, actually.

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voner26Apr. 6, 12 7:39 AM

The difference in the game was spelled MILNER. I was surprised at all the close in chances the BC defense gave up yet Milner stopped them all. MVP of tourney. Nice season for a young Gopher team. See you at the Frozen Four next year.

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GolfGuy81Apr. 6, 12 7:55 AM

Notsid, totally disagree that they weren't competitive. From a scoring standpoint you are correct, but when they score was 6-1 at one point it was 20 scoring chances for MN to 12 for BC. Unfortunately, they picked a bad night to not be able to bury their chances. I would say BC would beat MN 7-8 times out of 10, but the game was more competitive and back and forth than the score indicates.

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squiggleApr. 6, 12 8:17 AM

I must have watched a different game than the other commentors. Milner was hot in the BC goal, that's true, but the Gophers were out skated and out hustled starting midway thru the first period. I was at the game so I could see the entire rink, not just what was on TV. It was clear that the Gophers gave up midway thru the 2nd. I can't even count the number of times BC had someone wide open in front of our net with no defender in sight. This was a sad way to end an otherwise tremendous season.

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reader8Apr. 6, 12 8:27 AM

People should start to realize how good the Air Force Academy hockey program has become over the last 6 to 7 years. So far, they are the only team that has given BC a run; and BC is an excellent team!

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nogopherApr. 6, 12 9:52 AM

The gofers had NO business lacing up against BC. The gofers lost every battle, lost their cool, lost their wits, then finally lost the game. What a way for the seniors (and Bjugs) to end a college career: Blown out on National Television!

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jackpinesavApr. 6, 1210:49 AM

Great run for a great young team. They peaked 3 weeks ago..and ran into a hot goalie. Will move over now for the Lucia-haters to rant...I'll go search for their medications.

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Loon03Apr. 6, 1211:09 AM

I can not agree that the goaltender was the key. Our guys did not have that many really good chances or prolonged attacks at him. Our D was horrible, our O was ineffective and our goal tending was non existent. It was just a very ineffective performance by our guys and a really easy win for BC. Such is life and at least some of the guys will have another kick at the can in the years to come. A big thank you to all our guys and it is time to turn the page and move on with our lives. Go Gophers!!

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boomdaddyApr. 6, 1211:37 AM

They could have been shooting Beach balls at Patterson and he wouldn't have stopped them. Nice lttle comeback year for Donny Lose-Chia and his team but after 4 or 5 years of horrible results lets see how they do next year. And don't come back with they are going to lose a couple good players for your excuse, every good program loses players every year so save it!

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