Boston College High School’s 2-1 victory in quadruple overtime that gave the school back-to-back MIAA Super 8 titles was one of the most entertaining games most players, coaches, fans and media will ever compete in or watch from the stands.
With BC High trailing Pope Francis, 1-0, late in the game, senior Thomas Kramer took the game over and carried his team on his back. His end-to-end rush drew a penalty that gave his team a power play with the chance to force overtime. With the man advantage, he eventually slid the puck over from the right-wing circle to his brother Joseph at the left-wing circle for a one-timer goal.
“Thomas just willed that power play. He picked the puck up at our goal line, got a head of steam, and went ahead of all five of their guys to draw the power play. That pass right across the middle for the one-timer was a thing of beauty,” BC High coach John Flaherty said.
The Eagles had a few near-misses with shots hitting the post or crossbar in the first three overtimes. One of those chances came off the stick of freshman defenseman Declan Loughnane. He almost ended the game twice, but the third time was a charm.