Nathan Gerbe's hat trick helped Boston College advance to its third straight championship game. John Muse stopped 28 shots as the Eagles skated to a 6-1 victory over the North Dakota Fighting Sioux tonight in the Frozen Four semifinals. The Eagles have beaten North Dakota the last three years in the semifinals, but haven't won a national title since 2001.
Not even the nation's top-ranked goalie could slow down high-flying BC, which will play the Michigan-Notre Dame winner in the final Saturday night. The Eagles roughed up Jean-Philippe Lamoureux for four goals on just 13 shots in the opening period, setting the tone for the evening. Andrew Orpik, Dan Bertram and Ben Smith also scored for the Eagles in their eighth straight victory.