Ryan Leonard heads to Frozen Four

Ryan Leonard is the cooles freshman on Boston College's campus

Ryan Leonard, Washington Capitals
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Washington Capitals top prospect Ryan Leonard is having quite the freshman year at Boston College. His two goals in yesterday's overtime win over Quinnipac helped push the Eagles to teh Frozen Four. It was a big win over the defending national champions, who had two overtime games before in the tournament.

The final score would be 5-4 and Leonard now has 31 goals in his rookie season, breaking Brian Gionta's 1998 record for most goals by a freshman in school history.

The Eageles trailed early in this game 2-0 and had a power play opportunity but Leonard go them on the board after an offensive zone face off win. The 19 year old parked in his spot and deflected it in.

After BC tied it, the Bobcats responded before Leonard drew a head contact penalty to put the Eagles back on the power play. The number eight pick in the 2023 NHL Draft would get the puck on the attack and make a slick move to tie the game once more.

Leonard told ESPN via Chris Cerullo of RMNB:

""I've never scored like that down there. I saw a chance to beat the goalie to the net and found the net. I think we've got five guys on the ice that are very dangerous and sometimes they don't know who to cover and we try to make them pay as much as we can.""

Ryan Leonard to ESPN at 2nd intermission

Quinnipiac got an early third period goal until Eagles defenseman Aram Minnetian tied it back up to force overtime. In the extra session the Eagles won it thanks to Jack Malone.

The Frozen Four will be held at St. Paul, Minnesota. Ryan Leonard and Boston College will square off with Michigan with a trip to the National Championship on the line.