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Boston College’s Jerry York becomes first Division I men’s hockey coach with 1,000 career wins

Boston College hockey coach Jerry York earned his 1,000th career victory. AP

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Jerry York got his 1,000th career victory Friday night, becoming the first coach in NCAA Division I men’s hockey to reach the milestone.

York reached the mark with Boston College’s 8-0 win over Hockey East rival UMass. York, in his 44th season on the bench and 22nd at Boston College, has compiled a 1,000-595-108 record since his career began in 1972.

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The 70-year-old York has led his teams to five national championships — one at Bowling Green and four at Boston College — and is one of only three NCAA coaches to win a title at multiple schools.

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York is also the career leader in NCAA Tournament wins with 39.

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In 2012, York secured his 925th career victory to pass Rob Mason and become the winningest coach in college hockey history.

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