Monday, April 21, 2008

Destination: Denver...WCBN Style (Part 4)


6:30 AM MST

Christian and I decide we want to go skiing since neither of us had ever tried it and we figured Denver would be a pretty good place to give it a shot. Since he and I are both under 21, we convinced Tony and his 23 years to wake up and go rent a car for us so we could get to the mountains.

7:15 AM MST

Christian and I take off in our PT Cruiser towards Loveland Ski Area, encountering some beautiful scenery on our way. For as unprepared as we were, Christian and I had a blast, only wiping out a few times. We definitely proved the lady selling the rental equipment wrong as she told us, “under no circumstances should you buy a lift ticket.” We played around on the skis for about half an hour in the area in front of the lift before we decided that we might as well give the real hill a shot. We each whitewashed our share of times but walked away in once piece.

2:30 PM MST

The four of us make our way back to the Pepsi Center to take in the National Championship Game between BC and ND (Notre Dame, not North Dakota as Kevin Porter would have you think). Dinner was a delicious meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and vegetables.

5:00 PM MST

The Pepsi Center was again sold out as it was for both of the semifinal games. The North Dakota fans adopted Notre Dame giving the Irish the vast majority of crowd support. After a scoreless first period, BC scores three quick goals in the first ten minutes of the second period. Nathan Gerbe scores the first two and adds an assist on the third with a beautiful no-look pass to Joe Whitney who one-timed it off a Notre Dame defensemen’s skate and into the net.

Notre Dame appeared to close within one goal at 3-2 but it was waived off after video review showed that the Fighting Irish player had propelled the puck forward into the goal with his skate. BC would score a minute later, dealing the dagger as BC went up 4-1. ND would not threaten again as Boston College won the 2008 NCAA Division One Championship. Gerbe was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player for his five goal weekend.

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