Column: Recapping The Best Of BC For 2012-2013
Published: Thursday, May 3, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 19:01
Mar. 21, 2013 – BC loses to UNC in the semifinals of the ACC tournament in a revenge game for the Tar Heels, but makes it to March Madness as a No. 10 seed with a fourth place finish in the conference. A first-round loss is soothed by the fact that the Eagles open the tournament in Austin, Texas, and this reporter gets to enjoy queso and BBQ post-game.
April 7, 2013 – The Eagles win back-to-back National Championships in hockey behind sophomore sensation Johnny Gaudreau and star goaltender Parker Milner … for the school’s second National Championship of the year. That’s right—three weeks earlier, a surging women’s hockey team defeats Wisconsin for its own national title. Death, taxes, and BC hockey trophies remain the only sure things in the world.
A couple hours ago, before I wrote this column, I never would’ve believed all of this could happen next year, but now that I’m done, it’s starting to look pretty appealing. My confidence in Donahue and his players probably has me overreaching even a best-case scenario for that squad, back-to-back titles for hockey is a challenge no matter how good a program is, and the state of the football program still remains a mystery.
But hey, it never hurts to have a little faith. We’ve got about three months until the fun starts up again. Let’s get our minds in the right place. I think it’s going to be a good year. We are BC.