Tommy Cross: 2-Time NCAA Champ Seeks Continued Success with Boston Bruins

April 7th, 2012 by Al Daniel Leave a reply »

On the night the Boston Bruins learned that the Washington Capitals will be their first of up to four obstacles to a second straight Stanley Cup, one of their longest-incubating prospects savored a second title of his own.

Senior captain Tommy Cross and the Boston College Eagles garnered their second NCAA laurel in three years Saturday night with a 4-1 repression of Ferris State at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Cross, going on five years since his second-round selection in the NHL draft, finished the Frozen Four weekend with six blocked shots, a cumulative plus-three rating and an assist.

In all, the 22-year-old blueliner has accumulated 134 career games with BC, racking up three Beanpot titles, three Hockey East pennants and two national titles. His team went 8-1 in NCAA tournament games over his four-year career.

“I can’t say enough about Boston College, the environment you get to develop in as a hockey player, a student and a person,” Cross said in Saturday’s postgame press conference.

“For the hockey part, with the coaching that you get and the players you get to practice against, it&rsq ...

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