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Terriers Take to the Streets

Icemen celebrate their NCAA title

| From BU Today | By Art Jahnke

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From Kenmore Square to Marsh Chapel, Comm Ave became an ocean of red and white BU spirit last week at midday as the Terrier men's hockey team — also known as the 2009 NCAA champions — celebrated their winningest season ever with a Duck Tour parade.

Thousands of fans turned out, and many more watched a live streaming of the event online. In fact, so many fans watched the live stream that BU servers were hard put to support the rush of traffic.

If you missed it, even a snippet, here’s your chance to catch a replay.

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On 15 April 2009 at 11:39 PM, Chas Manning (ENG'12) wrote:

I'm in the Pep Band and being in DC at the Verizon Center on Saturday night was by far the best moment of my time here at BU, if not my entire life. Keep it going Terriers. -BC Sucks

On 15 April 2009 at 8:51 PM, Bob Gaston (SPRC'66) wrote:

Congrats on the Fine Season and FINAL FOUR ON ICE, it was far from Cold those Last Few Minutes of The Third Period, WHAT A FINISH for All the Coaches, Staff, and Players The BU Nation is so Proud...!!!

On 15 April 2009 at 8:43 PM, Mike Haftel (ENG'79) wrote:

40 years later!!! You all fill me with pride. Congratulations on a job well done. Now we have a Terrier day to boot.

On 15 April 2009 at 6:04 PM, Bob Moses (CAS'68) wrote:

If you want something badly enough and are willing to work for it, without ever giving up, then you will achieve it. These are the character lessons that Jack Parker has been teaching young men for many years on and off the ice. It sometimes goes unnoticed when fame doesn't coincide in any given year but you can be sure it serves them well and prepares them for life after college when it can count even more. I've always been proud to have been a Terrier student-athlete and proud of the University in many ways. Now, everyone knows why. GO BU!

On 15 April 2009 at 4:38 PM, Don Mo (MET/BUSM'02) wrote:

Check out the celebration photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/donmotheman/sets/72157616716693817/with/3444009383/

On 14 April 2009 at 10:21 PM, Charlene Priester (COM'73) wrote:

Go Terriers, I'm in the deep south still cheering for BU. I second the motion we need to bring back football. I was at BU when they played in the Rose Bowl in 69. The students deserve a full sports program.

On 14 April 2009 at 9:01 PM, Richard Desrochers (SED'61)) wrote:

I stayed for the last second of the game, because your hearts where on the ice for BU. You all should be so proud of your efforts.

On 14 April 2009 at 8:59 PM, Scott Linsky (CAS'91) wrote:

My 7-year old son and I were at the game Saturday night, it was the most amazing comeback I have seen any hockey team achieve. Congratulations to Coach Parker and an exceptional team.

On 14 April 2009 at 8:21 PM, Jim Estes (CGS'49) wrote:

That triple threat quarterback was hot when I graduated. Forgot his name. I'm 85 in 7 days. Maybe that's got something to do with it. They played powerhouse Maryland in football then ....1948 or 49

On 14 April 2009 at 7:32 PM, Rich Cullen (SED'71) wrote:

Start football on a club basis and go from there.Baseball too!A major American university needs football and baseball.

On 14 April 2009 at 6:27 PM, Raul Diaz (ENG'87) wrote:

Now that is Hockey! Licing in Colorado now, I get an earful year after year from the locals... B Who??? Well, Now they know! And Jackie leads York! Does it get any better! I know: All of you students can have next Monday off!

On 14 April 2009 at 5:40 PM, Matthew Elyachar (SMG'82) wrote:

WOW!!! Miricle On Ice II!!! Thanks BU for making all of us (the entire Boston University Nation - over 200,000 strong - world wide) so proud! To see our Terriers grab victory from the certain jaws of defeat was nothing short of heroic and miraculous! Major cudos to the players, the support staff, but most of all...Coach Parker for putting together one of the best championship college ice hockey teams ever to strap on laces. GO BU!!!

On 14 April 2009 at 4:02 PM, Paul Karam (CFA'62) wrote:

Go B.U. Go B.U. I'll sing your praises loud and true.......Congratulations on an outstanding season. You sure made us proud!!!!!!!!!!!! Bring back football.We can do it,YES WE CAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On 14 April 2009 at 3:26 PM, Clark Broden (CAS'64) wrote:

I'm on the Board of Directors of BTUFF, the alumni group that has tried for years to bring back football. If you like to contact me, feel free to do so at clarkbroden@erakey.com or 508-769-0797.

I was at the parade and rally today and what a grand sight - a beautiful day, about 3-4000 fans, mostly students, everyone in great spiritsand cheering, great speakers, the BU band and the BU national champions sign in front of Marsh Chapel.

I was also in Washington and you can't believe the celebration there. It was awesome!

It doesn't get any better than this. Now could be a great time to talk football.

On 14 April 2009 at 3:25 PM, Yolanda Campos (SON'78) wrote:

What an exciting season! congratulations to the Hockey Team. I second the motion to bring football back!!

On 14 April 2009 at 1:50 PM, Heather-Mist Abad (GRS'91) wrote:

Even compared to my daily view from the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, you guys are a much more spectacular sight! What a season, what a championship!! You guys rock more than granite!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

On 14 April 2009 at 1:30 PM, Jman65 (COM'89) wrote:

I second the motion of bringing back the football program. People are passionate about BU and the hockey team has shown how important a successful, well-run program is to a school. Congratulations Terriers! You've made us all very proud. Please join us to talk about the BU Hockey team (and BU in general) all year long over at: http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/BostonUniversityHockey/

On 14 April 2009 at 1:29 PM, Paul Milbauer (CAS'73) wrote:

I watched all the games. Fantastic! I was at the home games during our 1971 and 1972 championship seasons. 2 goals in 59 seconds - unbelievable. I hope this is the omen that Chris Drury (BU 1995 championship team) will lead the NY Rangers to the Stanley Cup. Congrats!

On 14 April 2009 at 1:20 PM, Kevin (COM'89) wrote:

I second Bring Back FOOTBALL go D1 join Big East. Also have hoop team go to the Atlantic 10.

On 14 April 2009 at 12:57 PM, Digna Mejia (MET'03) wrote:

Thank you for making Boston University alumni part of the 2009 NCAA Championship celebration. Go Terriers -- you are the best!!!

On 14 April 2009 at 12:39 PM, James Vinick (SMG'62) wrote:

You make us proud .............Now bring back football so that alumni can continue developing an increased school spirit that hasn't been seen around the country in years. Alumni around the world and even in Springfield Mass where I live share the glory....Keep it going....JIm Vinick

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