Remember 20 Years Ago Today [VIDEO]
It happened 20 years ago today. April 3rd, 1999 in Anaheim, California. The UMaine hockey team captured a second NCAA national championship. A 3-2 overtime win over New Hampshire which made it double sweet for Black Bears fans.
The UMaine received an at-large bid to the NCAAs that year with a 27-6-4 record.
Coach Shawn Walsh and his Bears beat Ohio State and Clarkson in the East Regional to gain entry into the Frozen Four, along with UNH, Michigan State and Boston College.
In the national semi-final at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, the Black Bears beat BC 2-1 to set the scene for the title game.
Maine and New Hampshire meeting in southern California for the championship.
Ben Guite (current UMaine associate head coach) and Niko Dimitrakos scored goals to give the Bears a 2-0 lead but the Wildcats got the title game tied 2-2 early in the third period.
It stayed that way through regulation.
And then in overtime, Marcus Gustafsson did this...
NOTE: Goalie Alfie Michaud (current UMaine assistant coach) was named the Tourney MVP. He stopped 46 UNH shots that day.