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From the E-T: Top Spot Showdown, York brings national champ BC to Merrimack tonight with first place at stake

BC head coach Jerry York has five national titles and the most wins of any NCAA Div. 1 hockey coach. He brings his defending champion Eagles to Merrimack tonight with Hockey East’s first place at stake.

When you own enough national championship rings to fill up one hand and also have the most wins of any coach in the history of NCAA Div. 1 hockey, it’s almost your right to be able to walk into any hockey rink in the country with a just dash of ego and maybe an over-inflated swagger.

But you won’t find that with Boston College head coach Jerry York.

Despite all the trophies — the most recent of which being BC’s fourth straight Beanpot title on Monday — York remains regarded as one of the nicest in a game full of nice guys.

”It’s hard for people to believe this, because he’s been around so long and he’s been so successful and he’s won so many games, but I still don’t think that he gets the credit he deserves,” said York’s biggest rival, Boston University head coach Jack Parker.

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Mike McMahon is a freelance sportswriter. He covers Merrimack College hockey for The Eagle Tribune.