On this day in history (March, 30th, 1991), the Northern Michigan Hockey team captured their first and only, national championship when they topped the Boston University Terriers in triple-OT, 8-7, in what many call one of the greatest hockey games ever played.
The Wildcats would fall behind 3-0 in the 1st period but would score the next six goals with five of those goals coming in the second.
NMU led 7-4 with eight minutes to play, but Boston would come roaring back tieing the game at 7 with less than a minute to play.
After two overtime periods without the puck finding the back of the net, both teams took the ice exhausted for a third overtime frame.
It would be Darryl Plandowski’s memorable goal off a give-and-go with Mark Beaufait that would seal the deal for the Wildcats, 8-7, in the third overtime. It was plandowski’s third goal of the game and it was the 14th hat trick in a national championship game.