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Miracle on Ice

BU men’s hockey team — and their fans — tough it out


Click on the slide show above to watch the BU men’s hockey team become the  national champions.

59 seconds.

No longer just a number on the clock’s countdown, it became a moment BU fans solidified into legend .

“Every dog has its day, and today was the Terriers’,” says Ross Lichtenberg (SAR’10), better known around the rink as Jesus. His counterpart, Hot Dog, a.k.a. Brian Fadem (COM’10), was rendered speechless. “I have to say, that was the best game of hockey I’ve ever seen.”

Only a period earlier, even diehard fans at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., were having their doubts about grabbing a win against the Miami Redhawks. But only for a moment.

“I was a little scared,” says Brandon Epstein (SMG’09), after Coach Jack Parker pulled goalie Kieran Millan (CAS’12) to add an extra attacker to the ice. “But as nervous as I was during those last three minutes, I knew those guys would pull out a miracle — and they did.”

To look back at our Frozen Four coverage, click here.

Edward A. Brown can be reached at ebrown@bu.edu. Kimberly Cornuelle can be reached at kcornuel@bu.edu.


14 Comments on Miracle on Ice

  • Anonymous on 04.12.2009 at 10:43 am

    Simply amazing.

  • Anonymous on 04.12.2009 at 6:34 pm

    GO BU!!! I still can’t believe it. Jesus and Hot Dog you guys rule! thanks for covering the students and fans bu today

  • Anonymous on 04.13.2009 at 7:14 am


    It ain’t over till it’s over…and oh yeah…it’s over and
    BU is #1. Congratulations guys!

  • Anonymous on 04.13.2009 at 10:18 am


    This was the most spectacular sporting event I ever attended. I drove with my son Peter (bioeng 09) from Ct. I still get flahbacks from BU’S amazing victory.

  • Anonymous on 04.13.2009 at 10:22 am

    Hot Dog & Jesus, we love you!

  • JMAN on 04.13.2009 at 11:20 am

    Great Job

    Just a truly unbelievable weekend in DC. Congratulations to the entire team, the university and to US (the fans!).

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  • Anonymous on 04.13.2009 at 1:39 pm

    Greatest game ever.

    I was at Agganis with my girlfriend, and with 1 minute to go the crowd was stunned in silence. But that moment when that 3rd goal hit to tie the game, words could’nt express the emotion going through that arena, it was amazing. When Cohen’s slapper floated over the goalie’s shoulder to win the championship is a moment I will never forget and was one of the best feelings ever. great season, great team= NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP! GO BU!!!

  • Brian, CAS '09 on 04.13.2009 at 2:15 pm

    Thank you, guys

    I’ve been a Terrier fan (by default) since birth, and coming to BU hockey games for literally as long as I can remember. Between the Beanpot, Hockey East and then that unbelievable game on Saturday – easily the best game of hockey I’ve ever watched – to seal the national championship, I feel like this entire season has been a personal gift to me, and to all graduating seniors. Thank you boys, for making it a great ride.

  • Anonymous on 04.14.2009 at 11:22 am

    God loves a Terrier!

  • Anonymous on 05.08.2009 at 4:01 pm

    Go Terriers!

  • Anonymous on 05.08.2009 at 4:24 pm


  • Anonymous on 05.08.2009 at 4:24 pm

    Thank you Terriers for a great year

  • Anony on 07.15.2009 at 4:30 am

    Funny :)

  • Robin on 08.04.2009 at 8:32 am


    2 goals in 1 min :) Love it

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