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BC beats Lowell To Reach Frozen Four

Worcester, Mass. (ap) — Ian McCoshen scored with 8:44 left and top-seeded Boston College beat UMass-Lowell 4-3 on Sunday in the NCAA Northeast Regional final to reach the Frozen Four for the 11th time in 17 years.

Boston College (28-7-4), seeking its fourth NCAA championship in seven seasons, will faces East Regional champion Union in the national semifinals on April 10 in Philadelphia.

BC’s Johnny Gaudreau, the nation’s leading scorer, set up goals by Bill Arnold and Kevin Hayes. Ryan Fitzgerald also scored for the Eagles.

Thatcher Demko stopped 29 shots for the Eagles. BC has won NCAA titles each of the three times (2008, ‘10 and ‘12) it advanced from Worcester.

Evan Campbell, Michael Kapla and John Holmstrom scored for UMass-Lowell (26-11-4), the region’s second seed and Hockey East tournament champion.