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BU captures national title in unbelievable fashion

Posted by Nancy Marrapese-Burrell, Globe Staff  April 11, 2009 10:25 PM

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Defenseman Colby Cohen ripped a slap shot from the left circle that caromed of the pads of diving Miami defenseman Kevin Roeder, popped up into the air and sailed inside the right post past goalie Cody Reichard at 11:47 of overtime, giving Boston University its fifth NCAA national title in men's hockey, 4-3, at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

Miami University thought it was about to lock up the first national title in the school's history but a funny thing happened on the way to the RedHawks' celebration - Boston University rallied for a pair of goals in the final minute to tie the game at 3-3 and force overtime.

The RedHawks were up 3-1 on Trent Hogelhuber's goal at 15:52 of the third but Zach Cohen pulled the Terriers to within 3-2 with 59.5 seconds remaining and Nick Bonino brought them all the way back with 17.4 ticks left on the clock.

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