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It’s a Party!

Up Comm Ave to Marsh Plaza, the parade starts at noon


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Click on the video above to see Dean Elmore’s dream come true.

Red Sox fans waited 86 years for a national championship. When it came in 2004, how did they celebrate? A parade, of course — with a “rolling rally” of Duck Tour vehicles down Boylston Street.

Celtics fans’ wait was shorter — 22 years. Last year, it was their turn to fill the streets and cheer.

The Terriers ended their own national championship drought on Saturday night with a 4-3 victory over Miami University of Ohio, capping off an unbelievable season with BU’s first NCAA title since 1995. Now it’s time for what Kenneth Elmore, the dean of students, calls a “traffic-stopping, jaw-dropping” celebration of the BU men’s hockey team.

So strike up the band, toss around the ticker tape, and hit the streets to join the Terrier men’s hockey team — also known as the 2009 national champions — as the BU community celebrates today with a Duck Tour parade down Commonwealth Avenue.

The vehicles roll out from the Deerfield Street parking lot at noon. From there, cheer the players on along the way as they head to Marsh Plaza, where the campus celebration will feature music, hockey highlight videos, the cheerleading and dance teams, and free cake, ice cream, and macaroons. Hockey coach Jack Parker, team captain and Hobey Baker Award–winner Matt Gilroy, and the whole team will be on hand. Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino will help commemorate the Terriers’ terrific season with a proclamation: today, officially, is Terrier Day in the City of Boston.

Stake out a spot on Commonwealth Avenue, print your "Go BU!" sign, and get ready — the fun starts at noon.

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Alan Wong can be reached at alanwong@bu.edu. Jessica Ullian can be reached at jullian@bu.edu.

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