Sunday, April 12, 2009

Boston University: NCAA Hockey Champions

Washington DC hosted the NCAA Frozen Four at Verizon Center. When this was announced over a year ago I entered into the NCAA's lottery thinking it would be cool to experience a national championship here. In August I received a letter from the NCAA stating I was to receive two tickets. They arrived in March and the championship game was last night. And what a championship game it was.

Boston University trailed 3-1 to Miami (Ohio) with three minutes left in the game. The Terriers pulled their goalie for an extra attacker and amazingly scored two goals to tie the score. The first came with a minute left in the game. The second came with just seventeen seconds left.

In the overtime, BU had the momentum and Colby Cohen gave BU the title with 8:13 left. Cohen's slap shot went off sliding Miami defenseman Kevin Roeder’s leg and over goalie Cody Reichard’s shoulder and into the upper-right corner to give the Terriers their fifth NCAA hockey championship.

For Miami, they came so close to winning their first ever national championship in any sport. It will have to come another time as sadly one school had to lose this game.

The Post recap and pictures from the game. As usual, for a larger version of the shot, click on the photo. For the record my friend Jeff and I were in Section 431, Row O, Seats 7-8.

Boston University Owns the Ice

The U.S. Navy hosted the Frozen Four. Thank you!

Face off to start the game.

Boston University on the attack.

Miami attacking.

Not a bad pic from high up.

Miami takes a 2-1 lead with seven minutes left in regulation.

The game winner. Thrill of victory and agony of defeat captured here.

Post game hand shakes. Best tradition ever in sports.

ESPN interviewing the champions.

The champions skate with the trophy.

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