Last-minute surge leads BU to title

Terriers defeat Miami RedHawks to win first hockey national championship since 1995

Originally Published: April 11, 2009
By David Albright | ESPN.com

WASHINGTON -- Burn the boats.

All season long the Boston University hockey team wore T-shirts under their jerseys that said "Burn The Boats" on the front.

The reference was to 16th century Spanish explorer Hernando Cortes. To keep his men from retreating upon reaching Mexico in search of gold, Cortes gave the order to burn the boats. The idea was that his men had no choice but to be successful as it was only way to get back home.

Jack Parker's club took that sentiment ...

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