The Top 5 Worst Boston College Sports Moments of 2014

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Top 5 Worst Boston College Sports Moments of 2014
Apr 10, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Boston College Eagles goalie Thatcher Demko (30) makes a save against Union Dutchmen forward Nick Cruice (8) during the first period in the semifinals of the Frozen Four college ice hockey tournament at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports /

2014 Top 5 Worst Boston College Sports Moments — #5

Boston College hockey blown out by Notre Dame in Hockey East quarterfinals; March 14

The first sign that this might not be like the other recent years in which the Eagles won it all came on March 14 at Kelley Rink.

Boston College had just seen their 19 game unbeaten streak come to an end at the hands of Notre Dame in the regular season finale, and drew the Irish again in the Hockey East quarterfinals.

Eagles hockey had not lost a game in the best-of-three series in ten years. Put another way, Boston College had won 18 Hockey East quarterfinals games in a row, sweeping it nine times in the previous nine seasons. Not since 2004 had the Eagles failed to get to the TD Garden.

In the previous meeting, Notre Dame slowed Boston College down to a halt, and in the second, the frustration would be magnified as the Irish pounded BC on their home ice by a 7-2 final score.

Boston College got the first goal thanks to Ryan Fitzgerald on the power play, but Notre Dame tied the game off of Thatcher Demko with nine seconds left in the first period, and from there, the Irish were off to the races. ND scored the next six goals after Stephen Johns tied it, taking a 1-0 deficit and ballooning it into a 7-1 lead.

Demko, who had been solid as a freshman goalie until that point, let in all seven goals in his worst defeat of the season. Meanwhile, Steven Summerhays stood on his proverbial head in net and held the Irish together.

The Eagles dominated on faceoffs and scored two power play goals, yet still lost by five in an embarrassing effort by the defense. A few nights later, Boston College would lose the quarterfinals and Johnny Gaudreau’s almost record-setting points streak ended as well.

After that, Boston College’s stretch of even-year national championships ended in Philadelphia at the hands of Union.

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