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Thursday, January 10, 2013
Eye surgery sidelines BC coach York

By Jack McCluskey

Jerry York, with 925 wins the winningest college hockey coach in history, will miss No. 2 Boston College’s two games against No. 4 New Hampshire this weekend after undergoing outpatient eye surgery on Thursday.

After complaining of slightly blurred vision, York consulted an ophthalmologist Thursday morning, was diagnosed with a detached retina and immediately had surgery to repair the problem, according to a team spokesman. The coach is resting comfortably at home after having the procedure performed by Dr. Jeffrey Heier at Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston.

York will be re-evaluated on Friday.

Associate head coaches Mike Cavanaugh and Greg Brown will coach the team while York recuperates.

The home-and-home series with UNH begins Friday night at Kelley Rink (7 ET, NESN) and ends Saturday night in Durham, N.H.

York passed Ron Mason (924 wins) for sole possession of the most wins in college hockey history with a 5-2 win over Alabama-Huntsville on Dec. 29. Since that win, the Eagles (12-3-2) are 0-1-1 with an 8-1 loss to Minnesota and a 3-3 tie with Yale.

Jack McCluskey is an editor for ESPN.com and a frequent contributor to ESPNBoston.com. Follow him on Twitter @jack_mccluskey.