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Happy Time: Kobasew, Ireland and Senior Pucksters

There are plenty of reasons to be happy, Boston College! See Hear all the happy Eagles at the NYC game watch at Thunder Jackson’s. Special thanks to Raj for the videos.

Thunder Jackson’s was a decent venue to watch the championship game - packed with Eagles fans, featured a cowboy boot glass of beer, and Miller High Life 40s served in brown bags. You stay classy!

On to the dispensing of the happys ...

Happy Birthday Chuck Kobasew. The right winger for the Boston Bruins was on hand Monday night to watch the 2008 version of the Boston College Eagles hoist the National Championship trophy. Chuck only played one season on the Heights, but was part of the talent-laden 2001 squad that brought home BC’s second title. Kobasew tallied 49 points in his freshman year (27 goals, 22 assists) and was named the Most Valuable Player of the Frozen Four in Albany. Kobasew's Bruins try to stave off elimination tonight in the NHL playoffs vs. the Montreal Canadiens.

Happy Anniversary … the football, basketball and hockey teams have (obviously) never played this far into April. So Happy Anniversary to the Republic of Ireland. On this day 59 years ago, the 26 counties of Ireland broke with the British Commonwealth to form the Republic of Ireland. 1949 was an equally special year for Boston College hockey, who defeated Dartmouth 4-3 on March 19 of that year for the school’s first (and the NCAA’s second ever) title.

Happy Trails to Boston College’s five senior pucksters. Captain Mike Brennan, Joe Adams, Pat Gannon, and Assistants Matt Greene and Dan Bertram. You played your last game in maroon and gold this past Saturday against Notre Dame. Thanks for bringing home a title to BC - after getting oh-so-close the 2 years before - and best of luck in whatever your future holds.