Reader hockey memories
I got a lot of good submissions. Thanks to all who shared. Here are some of the best.
Sick Before the game from Dave
1998 Frozen Four -- National Championship game -- I was 8 years out of BC and BC last made the Frozen Four in my senior year (1990). I had tickets to the 1998 title game at the Fleet Center and I was pumped. I ate something real bad at Wonder Bar (the old Bunratty's) for lunch. I was a victim of a nasty case of foood poisoning and was relegated to my hotel room in Cambridge where I watched every second of the glorious OT game against the hated Michigan Wolverines.
BC hit the post several times in the OT -- I did not know what was going to kill me 1st -- the food poisoning or the stress of that incredible contest.
BC lost, I was sick all night, but I knew that BC hockey was back and back in a big way -- one could see that Jerry York was a magician and multiple titles would be in BC's future. It was just a matter of time.
That 1998 BC team got me through one night of gastrointestinal hell.
A couple different people sent in a note regarding Gionta's five goals including Richard and Carter.
Championship party gets a little big from Stephen.
Started at BC in 1997, so we had two horrific losses in the championship game our freshman and junior years. Finally had a standing room only Mod viewing party for North Dakota (round 2) in 2001 and saw the OT game winner. Our neighbors had dragged their sofa and TV into the middle of our Mod yard, so we ran outside to start drunkingly hi-fiving people.
Well... other mods saw us outside and ran over... followed by underclassmen from Walsh, Vanderslice, etc. Next thing we know, the entire campus is in our backyard and it's a full scale riot. Our fence was torn down and somehow the Boston Globe got into my roomates bedroom and took a picture of the crowd from above. But the funniest part was my parents came to Boston the following day, and I had to explain to them why my backyard was no longer grass, but a sea of crushed Natty cans.
But the winner were two of my loyal readers (Bill and Jane) who witnessed Snook's Kelley's 500th win in 1972. I am as guilty as other people of glossing over what happened at BC prior to my own arrival, so I am glad these two reminded us how great BC's been at hockey. As I said they both submitted the Kelley win but I only had one pair of tickets. Fortunately Jane's a big fan and already had tickets. Thanks to all that submitted and let's hope the game is fun.
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