BC, Ferris State skate for national hockey title

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Boston College is accustomed to playing for a national championship. Ferris State is not.

That’s the backdrop for Saturday night’s Frozen Four title game between the Eagles (32-10-1), one of the nation’s elite hockey programs, and the Bulldogs (26-11-5), who are competing in only the program’s second NCAA tournament play at the Division II level in other sports.

Boston College, the overall No. 1 seed, won its 18th straight game Thursday night by dispatching Minnesota 6-1 in the semifinals. But even though the Eagles seem poised to earn the fifth national championship in program history — and third in five seasons — they are approaching Ferris State with caution.

Eagles coach Jerry York hears talk of David and Goliath, “but I do not consider it to be that way.”