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#CountdownToJY1K: March 28, 2010 - BC Defeats Yale 9-7 in the NCAA Northeast Regional Final

The Eagles would go on to win the NCAA Championship in Detroit.

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This game is memorable not only because it was so high scoring, but because of the absurdity of some of the goals (I'm looking at you, Sneep). Highlights of the game included 10 points for the Cam Atkinson / Joe Whitney / Brian Gibbons line, including a hat trick for Atkinson, two goals in 23 seconds for Jimmy Hayes, and Sneep's 170-foot short-handed goal.

I can't find the highlights on YouTube, so instead you get a video of Jimmy Hayes's John Wall goal celebration during the game.

The first goal of the game came from Brian Gibbons at 5:21, but Yale tied things up midway through the first. The game was tied at 1-1 in the first when Sneep cleared the puck from BC's end on a penalty kill. Surprising everyone, the puck took a funny bounce and went past the Yale goalie to put BC up 2-1. Joe Whitney extended the lead early in the second period, but Yale quickly cut BC's lead back to one. Atkinson was having none of that and put BC pack up 4-2 only 11 seconds after Yale's second goal.

Halfway through the second period, Atkinson scored again to extend the lead to 5-2, and Joe Whitney quickly followed up with a sixth BC goal. Yale scored two goals to close out the second, bringing the score to 6-4 BC.

At 4:16 of the third period, Atkinson completed his hat trick and put BC up 7-4. Then, Jimmy Hayes scored his two goals of the game in a span on 23 seconds, celebrating with the John Wall dance seen above. Yale closed out the game with three unanswered goals, but it was too little, too late and BC took the game 9-7.

John Muse made 32 saves in the win, and nine different BC players recorded at least one point. Whitney and Atkinson both contributed four points in the win. Despite winning, BC went 0 for 5 on the power play in this game!

Atkinson, Whitney, Sneep, and Muse all made the All-Region Team, and Atkinson was named the Northeast Regional Most Outstanding Player.

BC would go on to (easily) win the NCAA Championship in Detroit in 2010, defeating Miami (OH) 7-1 and Wisconsin 5-0.