WORCESTER, Mass. — One bounce, and Boston College was on its way to another Frozen Four.

Cam Atkinson had three goals and Carl Sneep scored a 170-foot short-handed goal to help the Eagles beat Yale 9-7 on Sunday in the Northeast Regional final for their ninth trip to the national semifinals in 13 seasons.

With the game tied 1-1, Sneep collected a puck between the circles in his own end, turned and fired a seemingly harmless clearing shot toward Yale’s end. As the puck approached the goal, it appeared to bounce to the right and past goalie Ryan Rondeau.

“That was a huge goal, a really crazy goal as well,” Atkinson said. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen (one) as long. It definitely got us up on the bench. The momentum shifted.”

Joe Whitney and Jimmy Hayes each scored twice, Brian Gibbons also scored and John Muse made 32 saves for the Eagles (27-10-3), looking for their third national title since 2001.

Mark Arcobello scored three goals for the Bulldogs (21-10-3), Brian O’Neill added two and Denny Kearney and Broc Little also scored.

“The objective is to win and advance,” BC Coach Jerry York said. “We did that tonight.

MIAMI (OHIO) 3, MICHIGAN 2: Alden Hirschfeld scored at 1:54 of the second overtime to give top-seeded Miami (29-7-7) a victory over the third-seeded Wolverines (26-18-1) in the Midwest Regional final at Fort Wayne, Ind., sending the RedHawks to the Frozen Four for the second straight year.

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