The 2010-2011 Boston College hockey team may well have been the most loaded Jerry York team despite not coming home with the national championship trophy. Down the stretch that season, they were a fearsome machine, but early in the year the results were a little more uneven, and they entered the then-traditional first week of December home and home against BU as the #8 team in the national polls.
BU, on the other hand, sat at #2 in the polls, but seemed very much ripe for the picking that weekend. The Terriers came in to the week with an odd 7-1-5 record, and was 1-1-4 in their six games leading up to the BC weekend after a 6-0-1 start. As BC prepared to travel down the street to their favorite away venue, it felt like a bludgeoning might be in the cards.
For the most part, it was. The Eagles torched BU for 9 goals in a 9-5 victory, amassing leads of 4-0, 5-1, and 7-2 along the way. BU scored four third period goals to make it look closer in a frenzied, goofy finish to end the game, pulling at one point to within three goals on the strength of a patented Jack Parker goalie pull with over 5 minutes to play on a power play.
As you can see, this was when the CBS College Sports Network was still a thing, and when Hockey East games were on it. Good times.
While the Eagles' season ultimately ended in disappointment in 2011, they did take home the Beanpot and the Hockey East tournament crown. BU's season ended in the Hockey East quarterfinals at the hands of the Northeastern Huskies.
The win was BC's 6th in 9 tries at Agganis Arena, a record they've only improved upon since this win. BC is 11-3-1 to date at Agganis.