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Gaudreau, Arnold help lead Boston College to Frozen Four

by Torie Peterson / Calgary Flames

CALGARY, AB -- Boston College's top line has been dominant since Jerry York placed them together earlier this season and they continued their mastery on Sunday.

The Eagles downed Lowell 4-3 to advance to the 2014 Frozen Four and that line, comprised of Calgary Flames prospects Johnny Gaudreau and Bill Arnold, and Kevin Hayes, combined for six points.

Gaudreau set up the first two goals of the game, coming from Hayes and Arnold respectively, to push him to 77 points on the year, the most from a collegiate player since the 2002-03 season when Colorado College’s Peter Sejna posted 82 and Ferris State’s Chris Kunitz had 79.

The Carneys Point, NJ native leads all NCAA skaters in scoring and is a Hobey Baker Top 10 finalist.

Arnold's tally pushes him to 52 points in 39 games this season, a career-high for the Boston College senior. He is averaging 1.33 points-per-game this year.

Both Flames prospects are a plus-41 this year, leading all Eagles skaters.

Ryan Fitzgerald, a Boston Bruins draft pick, and Ian McCoshen, a Florida Panthers prospect, also scored for the Eagles.

Lowell got goals from Michael Kapla, Josh Holmstrom, and Evan Campbell.

Boston College's freshman goaltender Thatcher Demko, who is draft-eligible this season, made 29 saves in the victory.

The Frozen Four takes place in Philadelphia, PA on Apr. 10 and 12. The 2014 Hobey Baker Award will be handed out on Apr. 11.

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