Boston College head coach Jerry York inducted to Hockey Hall of Fame originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com
On Tuesday, Boston College head coach Jerry York became New England's newest Hall of Famer.
York, 73, is the winningest coach in college hockey history. In his 46 seasons, York has racked up 1,067 wins - the most of all time by more than 100 wins. York has won five NCAA Championships - four with the Eagles - which is tied for second-most in college hockey history.
— Hockey Hall of Fame (@HockeyHallFame) June 25, 2019
York is a Massachusetts lifer. He grew up in Watertown, attended Boston College High School and spent his undergraduate years playing center at BC. After coaching stints at Clarkson and Bowling Green, York returned to Chestnut Hill, where he's been the coach of the Eagles since 1994.
When he initially got the call from Toronto, York reportedly didn't believe it at first.
Jerry York almost didn't answer the Call from the Hall. He said he thought when John Davidson was calling that the #NYR were trying to trade for one of his players. "When he told me I was being inducted, I had to sit down." #HHOF
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) June 25, 2019
Hayley Wickenheiser, Guy Carbonneau, Vaclav Nedomansky, Sergei Zubov and Jim Rutherford round out the rest of the 2019 Hall of Fame inductee class.
York's Eagles went 14-22-3 last year and did not make the Frozen Four tournament. BC's most recent national championship came in 2012.
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