Saturday, March 10, 2007

Looking back: March 10, 1991

Sixteen years ago today, Shawn McEachern’s “wonderous dash up the Boston Garden ice to score 2:19 into overtime” (quoting the late, great Boston Globe writer Joe Concannon) gave BU a 4-3 win over Maine and its second Hockey East Tournament championship. Defenseman Phil von Steffanelli got the game-winning goal started with a pass from the BU blue line to Tony Amonte, just outside the Maine blueline. He quickly found McEachern streaking into the Maine end where he beat netminder Garth Snow, plunging the Terrier team and the BU faithful into delerium. Coach Jack Parker cited the game as one of the most memorable games he coached against the Black Bears' Shawn Walsh.

The Terriers’ other goal scorers were Amonte, Ed Ronan and Peter Ahola. McEachern, Ahola and goalie John Bradley were named to the All-Tournament team. McEachern, the tournament MVP, finished the season with 82 points.

1991QUARTERFINALS(single game elimination)

#8 Northeastern 6-#1 Boston College 5

#2 Maine 5-#7 Lowell 3

#3 Boston University 7-#6 Merrimack 1

#4 Providence 4-#5 UNH 1

SEMIFINALS (Boston Garden)

Boston University 7-Providence 5

Maine 4-Northeastern 3 (OT)

CHAMPIONSHIP (Boston Garden)

Boston University 4-Maine 3 (OT)

MVP: Shawn McEachern, So. F, BU

An audio clip of an interview with McEachern about his BU and NHL career is here. Scroll down to the photo of Shawn and click the link.

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