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Marcellus’ Powell Led Boston College To Frozen Four

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By Warren Kozireski —

Boston College senior defenseman and captain Eamon Powell was tied as the fifth highest scoring blueliner in Division I this season with five goals and 33 assists—his best season statistically in college. His assist total slotted him 11th in the nation among all skaters.

His top-ranked Eagles made it to the Frozen Four against Michigan.

“Obviously, they have a lot of talented players up front,” Powell said in the pre-game press conference. “I think it goes to show you for all the teams that are here, a lot of really good players up front. A lot of offense.

“And…as of recent, their defense has been great. Obviously, I’ve played with Marshall Warren and know a couple of the other defensemen as well.”

Powell was a fourth-round draft pick of Tampa Bay in 2020 and since Jan. 26th has shown why registering at least one point in all but one game since.

Developmentally Powell spent 2016-17 with the Syracuse Nationals before moving to the Rochester Coalition the following season and then the U.S. National Team Development Program for two seasons.

He is the youngest of three hockey-playing brothers. Emmet played collegiately at Wesleyan University and now plays in Finland while Seamus spent one year at BC and will join Merrimack this fall.

The day prior to the Frozen Four semi-final, Powell won the breakaway competition scoring at both ends of the ice before spending the final minutes feeding cross-ice passes from his left defense spot to teammates practicing one-timers.

Loose, but serious—just what you want from a team captain before college hockey’s biggest showcase.

“The biggest thing, obviously you can get caught up, it’s a big stage, big pressure, but I think the big thing for our group is just to enjoy it.”

(Photos provided by Boston College Athletic Dept. and Men’s Ice Hockey Program)