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There are 3 comments on There’s Life After a Championship

  1. Interesting observation from this picture: The guys from this team who have had significant time in the NHL are all in the back row (Bates, Grier, and Drury).

  2. Chris,

    Great article! Mike Prendergast is a close friend of mine and I remember very well how much excitement and pride this victory brought to our group of friends and the entire town of South Boston, Mike’s hometown. What made that team and that accomplishment so great is that much of the team was made of up blue-collar kids like Mike from towns like South Boston, Medford, Dorchester and Burlington (Prendergast, O’Sullivan, Bates, Pandolfo, etc.). Our group of friends played hockey and sports with Mike our entire lives until his talent brought him to a level that we could only dream of. We went to every game we could and lived vicariously through Mike and his buddies on the BU team. When they won the National Championship in 1995, we truly felt like we were part of it and became champions ourselves. That’s a credit to Mike as a friend, his teammates, Boston University, and college sports in general. I can remember going to BU home games at Walter Brown and waiting for Mike in the “Friends of BU Hockey” lounge after the game with his parents, and when Coach Parker dropped in to greet the crowd he would give us, Mike’s friends from Southie, just as much time as the parents and alumnae in the room. It was a lot of fun and made us very proud to be Mike’s friends.

    Mike and I actually attempted to make the trip to DC this week for the Frozen Four, but we both had scheduling conflicts. A BU championship would definitely bring back some great memories for Mike and all of his friends!


    Jay Rooney

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