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Eagles vs. Bulldogs

And once it again it comes down to the BC Eagles versus a team of dogs — No, not those dogs from BU, but rather the Bulldogs of Minnesota-Duluth, who just so happen to be the defending NCAA Champions.

This particular matchup came Sunday night in the Northeast Regional Final of the NCAA Frozen Four tournament, with BC being the No. 1 overall seed at the DCU Center in Worcester. The defending champs didn’t really put up much of a fight, on the scoreboard anyway, as they were stuffed every step of the way en route to a 4-0 shutout by the Eagles.

BC moves on to the Frozen Four, which happens later this week in my old stomping grounds of Tampa, Fla.

3/25/2012 -- WORCESTER, Mass. -- Boston College forward Bill Arnold knocks the helmet off Minnesota-Duluth defenseman Chris Casto as Boston College forward Barry Almeida tries to sneak past in the first period of the NCAA Northeast Region Final of the Frozen Four college hockey playoffs at the DCU Center on Mar. 25, 2012.

3/25/2012 -- WORCESTER, Mass. -- Boston College forward Bill Arnold knocks the helmet off Minnesota-Duluth defenseman Chris Casto as Boston College forward Barry Almeida tries to sneak past in the first period of the NCAA Northeast Region Final of the Frozen Four college hockey playoffs at the DCU Center on Mar. 25, 2012.

3/25/2012 -- WORCESTER, Mass. -- Boston College forward Danny Linell tries to sneak a past Minnesota-Duluth goaltender Kenny Reiter as Minnesota-Duluth center Max Tardy defends in the first period of the NCAA Northeast Region Final of the Frozen Four college hockey playoffs at the DCU Center on Mar. 25, 2012.

3/25/2012 -- WORCESTER, Mass. -- Boston College forward Danny Linell tries to sneak a past Minnesota-Duluth goaltender Kenny Reiter as Minnesota-Duluth center Max Tardy defends in the first period of the NCAA Northeast Region Final of the Frozen Four college hockey playoffs at the DCU Center on Mar. 25, 2012.

3/25/2012 -- WORCESTER, Mass. -- Boston College goaltender Parker Milner makes a save on a shot from Minnesota-Duluth defenseman Wade Bergman in the second period of the NCAA Northeast Region Final of the Frozen Four college hockey playoffs at the DCU Center on Mar. 25, 2012.

3/25/2012 -- WORCESTER, Mass. -- Boston College goaltender Parker Milner makes a save on a shot from Minnesota-Duluth defenseman Wade Bergman in the second period of the NCAA Northeast Region Final of the Frozen Four college hockey playoffs at the DCU Center on Mar. 25, 2012.

3/25/2012 -- WORCESTER, Mass. -- Boston College forward Bill Arnold and his teammates celebrate his goal against Minnesota-Duluth in the second period of the NCAA Northeast Region Final of the Frozen Four college hockey playoffs at the DCU Center on Mar. 25, 2012.

3/25/2012 -- WORCESTER, Mass. -- Boston College forward Bill Arnold and his teammates celebrate his goal against Minnesota-Duluth in the second period of the NCAA Northeast Region Final of the Frozen Four college hockey playoffs at the DCU Center on Mar. 25, 2012.

3/25/2012 -- WORCESTER, Mass. -- Boston College defenseman Patrick Wey celebrates his goal against Minnesota-Duluth in the third period of the NCAA Northeast Region Final of the college hockey playoffs at the DCU Center on Mar. 25, 2012. BC won, 4-0, to advance to the Frozen Four.

3/25/2012 -- WORCESTER, Mass. -- Boston College defenseman Patrick Wey celebrates his goal against Minnesota-Duluth in the third period of the NCAA Northeast Region Final of the college hockey playoffs at the DCU Center on Mar. 25, 2012. BC won, 4-0, to advance to the Frozen Four.

3/25/2012 -- WORCESTER, Mass. -- Boston College forward Johnny Gaudreau sneaks a shot past Minnesota-Duluth goaltender Kenny Reiter in the third period of the NCAA Northeast Region Final of the college hockey playoffs at the DCU Center on Mar. 25, 2012. BC won, 4-0, to advance to the Frozen Four.

3/25/2012 -- WORCESTER, Mass. -- Boston College forward Johnny Gaudreau sneaks a shot past Minnesota-Duluth goaltender Kenny Reiter in the third period of the NCAA Northeast Region Final of the college hockey playoffs at the DCU Center on Mar. 25, 2012. BC won, 4-0, to advance to the Frozen Four.

3/25/2012 -- WORCESTER, Mass. -- Boston College celebrates its 4-0 win over Minnesota Duluth in NCAA Northeast Region Final of the college hockey playoffs to advance to the Frozen Four at the DCU Center on Mar. 25, 2012.

3/25/2012 -- WORCESTER, Mass. -- Boston College celebrates its 4-0 win over Minnesota Duluth in NCAA Northeast Region Final of the college hockey playoffs to advance to the Frozen Four at the DCU Center on Mar. 25, 2012.

Hockey, eh?

I don’t really consider myself a hockey photographer by any stretch. I didn’t grow up playing it, nor have I ever really found much enjoyment watching it. But, it’s not hard to understand why people like it.

The action’s fast, and there’s always a lot of contact — usually a good recipe for making decent pictures. I don’t photograph hockey very often. So, the few times that I do, it’s usually an exercise in patience and frustration as I try to fumble my way through a game trying to get something in focus.

This time around, I covered the NCAA Northeast Region Championship game at the DCU Center in Worcester, where Yale and Boston College squared off for a trip to Detroit to play in the Frozen Four. It was a high scoring, fast-paced game, with BC coming out on top, 9-7. Here are some selects from the night:

3.28.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — BC defenseman Carl Sneep, facing, is mobbed by teammates after scoring on a 150-foot shot against Yale in the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship at the DCU Center in Worcester on Mar. 28, 2010.

3.28.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — BC forward Cam Atkinson gets tangled up with the stick of Yale forward Denny Kearney in the second period of the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship at the DCU Center in Worcester on Mar. 28, 2010.

3.28.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — BC forward Brian Gibbons, left, is greeted by forward Cam Atkinson after scoring the first goal of the game against Yale in the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship at the DCU Center in Worcester on Mar. 28, 2010.

3.28.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — BC forward Cam Atkinson breaks away from Yale defenseman Tom Dignard to score in the third period of BC's 9-7 win in the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship at the DCU Center in Worcester on Mar. 28, 2010.

3.28.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — BC forward Ben Smith gets pinned against the boards by Yale defenseman Tom Dignard in the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship at the DCU Center in Worcester on Mar. 28, 2010.

3.28.2010 — WORCESTER, Mass. — The BC bench clears in the closing seconds of their 9-7 victory over Yale in the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship at the DCU Center in Worcester on Mar. 28, 2010.