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Page16 BOSTON POST-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 17,2012 CORNER TALK by Reinaldo Oliveira, Jr. Great Members of Our Fight Family/ Fight World is the Best. You actually Fight your way to the "Top!" Results and Schedules of Fighters. R.I.P. Champion Trainer Great Goody Petronelli. R.I.P. Two Great Fight Team Members. Goody Petronelli and brother Pat Petronelli awarded for their great contribution to the Fight World. The Fight Family, some of the Makers of this article; Jimbo Amato, Johnny Bos, Edward Bernard, Mark Baker, R.I.P. Mr. Laing "Bobby" Bridges, Dan Cuoco, Joe DeNucci, R.I.P. Angelo Dundee, Paul Doyle, Sarah Favot, Joseph Francis, Bobby Franklin, Brenda Glur, Emily Harney, Shaun Frederick Hawkins, Pete Heintzelman, Richard Hand, John Kalbhenn, Denis Marrese, Shannon McNair, Pattee Mak, Danny O'Con- nor, Paul Poirier, R.I.P. Goody Petronelli, Edwin Rodriquez, Michael Ryan, Dany's Danye Thomas, Bob Trieger and John Vena. Results; Miguel "Titere" Vasquez 30-3, 13 KO's is still the IBF Lightweight Champion defeating Ameth Diaz 30-11, 21 KO's by unanimous decision. Kamil "Little Tyson" Laszczyk 7-0, 5 KO's remained unde- feated in defeating Texas Champion Samuel Sanehez 7-3, 3 KO's. Fighting in an NABF heavyweight title eliminator fight were Tony Grano 19-2-1, 15 KO's fight- ing past Cruiserweight title challenger Brian Minto 35-4, 22 KO's. The winner in this fight by way of a Hell bent for Leather fight. Schedule of Events: Febru- ary 17 th on ESPN2; from Texas; John Molina and Marvin Quintera square off in battle. Shawn Estrada and Terrance Woods meet and fight. The same night Showtime: from California Thomas Delorme and Jose Reynosa square off, and Jonathan Gonzalez and Billy Lyell fight it out. The 18 th on Showtime from Texas, Paul Williams fights Nobuhiro Ishlda, Tavoris Cloud and Gabriel Campillo mix it up in an IBF light heavyweight title fight. From Puerto Rico on Telefutura; Abner Cotto brawls with Guillermo Sanchez, Miguel Robles mixes it up with Juan Angel Cota, Erik Morales vs. Danny Garcia, WBC junior welterweight title, James Kirkland fights Carlos Molina. On the NBC Sports Network from New York Zab Judah vs. Vernon Paris IBF junior welterweight elimi- nator, Curtis Stevens vs. Jose Medina on the 30 th at Foxwoods Resort iin Mahsantucket C.T. Hawk Lundy battles Dannie Will- iams, and Elvin Ayala fights Hector Camacho Jr. Many honored World Champion Great Trainer Goody PetroneUi, and at- tended his services. Goody PetroneUi is one of the great trainers in fight history. Along with Pat Petronelli and World Champion great Mar- velous Marvin Hagler made a place for themselves in Fight History. There great Fight team achieved many notable accomplishments in World Fight History. Other key elements to this great Fight team accomplish- ments are those of World Title challenger, North American Champion Tony Petronelli. Tony is the first World Player I remember from this great team. R.I.P. Goody and Pat Petronelli. Goody Petronelli I call a Scientist of Boxing. I had the opportunity to work with this great fight team on several occasions. First as a Golden Glove Champion Teammate with Tony Petronelli 1970, 71, and 72. Then as 1973 Golden Glove and New England A.A.U. Champion teammate with Marvelous Marvin Hagler. I was a part of this World Player Team, as his spar- ring partner (3) times. Two times for his World title defenses versus Vito Antuofermo and Mustpha Hamsho I saw this great fight team closely. They are great. I called Goody Petronelli the "Mad Scientist of Boxing." Mad Scientist Dr. Frankenstein created the Frankenstein monster. The Petronelli Brothers, Marvelous Marvin Hagler. Goody understands the sport of Boxing, in a scien- tific type manor. Observing him instructing World Champion great Marvelous Marvin Hagler was great. Training Camp was tough. Marvelous Marvin Hagler is no joke. Especially with Goody and Pat Petronelli in his corner. Corners of Fighters makes a big dif- ference. Both have to be the best. A great Fighter, is best with a great Trainer. A great Trainer, is best with a Great Fighter. Both have to be the Best, to ac- complish what they do. Goody specified minute details, like Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein, and Gen- eral Tecumseh Sherman combined. Their great fight team was no joke. Rest in Peace Goody Petronelli. You'll always be remem- bered, for your great contri- butions on earth. Your great service in our Military, to humanity, and to the World of Boxing. The World will never forget you. R.I.P. and God Bless you. They were just a little more than six seconds from history, they were, and the crowd had made up its collective mind that there would be yet an- other period of hockey. After all, there had never been a double overtime championship game in the 60-year history of the Bean- pot Tournament. But as the seconds ticked down in the first overtime and double digits became single digits on the clock, it sure looked like that was what was going to happen. But it didn't. With just a mere 6.4 ticks left in the first extra session Boston College sophomore center Bill Arnold let fly a stinger of a shot that zipped past Boston University goalie Kieran Millan, giving the Eagles a thrilling 3-2 victory over the Terriers and bring- ing an abrupt end to one of the most memorable games in recent Beanpot history. In one moment the tight- ness of the closely fought contest was transformed into elation for the Eagles and dejection for the Terriers as the BC players cascaded over the boards in a victorious human waterfall of joy while their BU counterparts knelt or lay on the ice in defeat despite a heroic effort. It was a great college hockey game -- one of the best in the region in years -- and reaffirmed the Beanpot's standing as a premier event on the college hockey cal- endar. It was the 12 " time in history that the champion- ship game had gone into over- time and the sixth time since 2004 that an extra session was needed to decide matters. It was the second year in a row that the Eagles had cap- tured the title in OT. Last year they defeated Northeast- ern, 7-6, in overtime to claim the title. The game pitted two of the top four teams in the nation against one another in the 258 th meeting between the two overall, the 41 st time they had played each other in the Beanpot and the 21 st time that they had met in the championship game. The Terriers lead BC in each of those listings by sig- nificant margins. In fact, BU had formerly won the Beanpot so often -- 29 times -- that the event had become infor- mally known as the BU Invi- tational in some quarters. If BU had won, the Terriers would have literally owned half the titles (30) in Beanpot history. But recent results have in- dicated a noticeable shift. Now it is the Event of the Eagles with BC having cap- tured the most recent three titles, a feat the Eagles last accomplished in 1963, 1964 and 1965, the last of those coming in the sophomore sea- son of one Jerry York, the man who now directs the pro- ceedings of his alma mater's team from behind the bench. The third consecutive year without a title for the Terri- ers was something that has not been witnessed in college hockey circles since 1983- 1985. It also means that next year BU's senior players will come into the tournament as one of the few Terrier fourth year classes still looking for its first Beanpot title. It was BC Coach Jerry York who said he had actually been asked in the days leading up to the tournament if the Pot had lost its luster. At 10:54 p.m. on Monday night -- with the sparkle of the remarkable game still twinkling as it took its place in history -- the trophy shone with a new brightness in keeping with the excitement that had in- vigorated the arena through- out the evening. Hockey is one of the few sports that penalizes teams for infractions by forcing them to play at less than full strength -- a fact very much on display in the champion- ship game where all the goals in regulation time came on man advantage situations with only the final tally in OT being scored with the teams at even strength. And if it was action you wanted around the goal, this contest had more than enough to offer with a total of 81 shots heading for the nets -- 47 for BU and 34 for BC. Only five of those made it through was a testament to the remarkable goaltending of BU's Kieran Millan and BC's Parker Milner. Millan wound up with the Eberly Award as the tournament's outstanding goaltender while BC freshman Johnny Gaud- reau, who looks younger than the typical college student, was named the event's MVP with two goals and a pair of assists over the two-night duration of the tournament. Finally, the Beanpot marks the start of what York likes to call trophy season around here. Next up will be the Hockey East Championship game on St. Patrick's Day at the Garden, followed by the NCAA regionals in late March. Then, come April 7, the most significant trophy will be awarded -- to the win- ner of NCAA National Cham- pionship game in Tampa. So, there's three more tro- phy days to go for college hockey teams in our area. BU and BC have split four games so far this season. They just may meet again before it's all over. BEANPOT BANTER -- The championship win upped BC's season record to 19-10- 1. BU is right behind at 17- 10-1 ... The combined 76 saves in the championship game were four shy of the record 80 stops made in the 1965 opening round contest between BU and Northeast- ern, a game in which the Terriers prevailed, 5-4, in triple overtime. That re- mains the longest Beanpot game ever played ... Going to another extreme, there has never been a 1-0 shutout in the tournament. There have been three 2-0 games, the most recent having been played in 1997 when North- eastern blanked Harvard.