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BC Men’s Hockey’s 10-1 Win Over Northeastern is Our Game of the Year

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Probably the funniest game of the year too

COLLEGE HOCKEY: FEB 10 Beanpot Tournament - Consolation Game - Boston College v Harvard Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Boston College men’s hockey team’s 10-1 win over Northeastern was an absolutely incredible event to watch and a deserving winner of BCI’s Game of the Year Award.

First off, some context for the game itself, which happened on February 21 even though it feels like it was played in 2010. It was the second game of a weekend series between the two schools and BC had won a hard fought road game the night before, knocking off the Huskies 3-2. Northeastern was without their star forward Tyler Madden, but they had just swept a series against UMass Lowell and knocked off BU in the Beanpot Final before the two games against BC. They were playing well and I remember heading to the game at BC thinking it would be another close one and that a BC sweep would be huge for the push towards a Hockey East title.

And for about 20 minutes that looked like what we had in store. BC scored early in the first and looked like the better team, but it was just 1-0 as the second period started. And then for a solid two periods, it was like BC was playing against a high school team. They scored six straight goals in the second period, gave one up, and then scored three more in the third. Just about everyone got involved in the scoring, you can count the number of skaters who didn’t put up at least a point on one hand. Eight different players had goals for the Eagles. Ben Finkelstein scored on a spin move with an 8-1 lead. Northeastern pulled two different goalies and Jack Moffatt saw time in net down the stretch for BC. In a season full of memorable games and moments, this one definitely topped the list.

The 10-1 drubbing of Northeastern won in this category over a number of other candidates. Also receiving votes were: Women’s Field Hockey’s win over Louisville to reach the Final Four, Football’s win over Syracuse, the Women’s Basketball win over Duke, and a trio of different hockey games — the win against Harvard and the two wins over BU.