This Day In Agganis Arena History

Live events will be back and we can’t wait!  In the meantime, join us each day as we flashback to some of our favorite past events that rocked Agganis Arena over the last 15 years!

Monday, January 21, 2019

The Terriers scored 3 powerplay goals and 1 shorthanded goal en route to a 7-2 victory over Merrimack on this date in 2019. David Farrance had his first 2 goal game as a Terrier and Patrick Harper skated away with a goal and an assist in the contest. Read more here.

Friday, January 20, 2012

The Terriers lit the lamp 4 times in the opening period and kept the momentum all the way through to propel BU to a 6-1 victory over Providence on this day in 2012. Six different Terriers scored in the game with Alex Chiasson, Matt Nieto and Garrett Noonan each recording a goal and an assist. Read the full story here.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

English singer-songwriter Sam Smith released his debut studio album, In the Lonely Hour, in May 2014 and shortly thereafter, played to a sold out crowd at Agganis Arena on this date in 2015.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Terriers broke a 3-3 tie in the 3rd period to claim victory over Merrimack 6-4 on this date in 2010. Colby Cohen scored 2 in the game and Nick Bonino had a career best 4 assists. Read more here.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Chris Connolly netter a power play goal and a short handed goal to propel the Terriers to a 5-2 victory over Harvard on this date in 2011. To read the full story, click here.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Clayton Keller notched the game winner to boost the Terriers to a 2-1 win over Comm Ave rival BC on this date in 2017. Three days later, BU traveled up the road to BC and took that game too, 3-0. Read more here.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

On this date in 2013, standup phenomenon Jeff Dunham brought his worldwide “Disorderly Conduct Tour” to Agganis Arena. His famed troupe of sidekicks were there as well: Walter, Achmed, Bubba J, Peanut, José Jalapeño, and Peanut’s own ventriloquist dummy Little Jeff, a mini-version of the ringmaster himself. This was Dunham’s second visit to Agganis Arena. In 2020, Jeff joined the Agganis Arena 5 Timers Club with his fifth show here!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Matt Grzelcyk recorded his first collegiate hat trick, including the game-winner, in the Terriers’ 7-2 blowout win over Massachusetts on this date in 2016. Read the full story here.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

On this date last season, Wilmer Skoog made his collegiate debut, and what a game he had; scoring the winning goal in overtime to boost the Terriers to a 3-2 OT win over Brown. Read the full story here. Don’t forget, BU Men’s Hockey is finally back tonight after a 10 month hiatus. They take on Providence at 6pm. Tune in on NESN+.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Three goals in the first period and a 42-save performance by goaltender Kieran Millan, the Terriers skated away with a 4-2 victory over Merrimack on this date in 2012. To read the full story, click here.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

On this date in 2011, Cirque du Soleil kicked off their 8 show run of Dralion. Fans were enchanted by the fusion of 3000 year old Chinese acrobatic arts with the multidisciplinary approach of Cirque du Soleil. In Dralion, the four elements that govern the natural order took on a human form. Thus embodied, each element was represented by its own evocative colour: air was blue; water was green; fire was red; earth was ochre. In the world of Dralion, cultures blended, Man and Nature were one, and balance was achieved.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Cason Hohmann scored 2:56 into overtime to boost the Terriers to a 3-2 overtime win over Rensselaer on this date in 2013. Rensselaer never trailed until the final fatal overtime shot. Click here for the full story.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Evan Rodrigues tied the game with just over 4 minutes left in regulation on this date in 2015 to send the game to overtime. After OT, the Terriers skated to a 3-3 draw with Union, the defending National Champion. To read more, click here.

Monday, December 31, 2012

On this New Years Eve in 2012 My Morning Jacket brought the house down and rang in 2013 in style with their rock and country roots and everything from psychedelic rock to funk, dub, and reggae. It was a New Years to remember!

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Brian Ewing posted 2 goals, and Chris Higgins added a goal and an assist on this date in 2007 to propel the Terriers to a 5-2 win over Merrimack. Read more here.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Disney on Ice Presents Treasure Trove kicked off a 15 show run on this date in 2015. All our favorite Disney princesses were there including, Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Aurora, Tiana, Mulan and Snow White. Fans set sail with Peter Pan, the always sassy Tinker Bell and the cantankerous Captain Hook & his pirate pals, and they trekked the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon. It was a show to remember!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Our favorite mice, Mickey and Minnie were back on this date in 2016 when Disney on Ice kicked off their 14 show Dare to Dream run. The crowd laughed with Rapunzel, Flynn and Maximus from Tangled. Traveled to the enchanted forest with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo’d as Cinderella’s dreams came true with the help of her animal friends and Fairy Godmother. And boogied to the beat of the bayou with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen from The Princess and the Frog.

Friday, December 20, 2019

Disney on Ice returned for the 7th year in a row and kicked off their 15 show Worlds Of Enchantment run on this date last year. From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, our favorite Disney moments came to life at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

On this date in 2013, Disney on Ice Presents Passport to Adventure kicked off a 22 show run at Agganis Arena. Guests embarked on the ultimate sightseeing vacation with all our favorite Disney characters where we journeyed to the magical worlds of Disney’s The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan and Lilo & Stitch. Filled with upbeat music, lovable characters and exciting destinations, Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure was a vacation we’ll never forget.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Queens of the Stone Age sang about the “Lost Art of Keeping a Secret” and “No One Knows”, but plenty of people knew and it was no secret when QOTSA tickets went on sale for their show at Agganis Arena on this date in 2013. The arena was PACKED and the crowd was electric!

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Julio Iglesias is arguably the most celebrated artist in Spanish and Latin music history. He is the Best Selling Latin Artist and one of the top Best Selling Artists with more than 300 million records sold in 14 languages. Having more than 60 million spectators across all 5 continents and 2,600 albums of gold and platinum over the course of his extraordinary career, Julio Iglesias has received numerous awards. On this date in 2019, the Spanish legend graced Agganis Arena with his powerful ballads and melodies.

Friday, December 14, 2018

On this date in 2018, the Terriers closed off the first half of the season with a 4-1 win over Dartmouth. Jake Oettinger had 33 saves in the game, and Patrick Harper scored the game winning goal. Cam Crotty, Ty Amonte and Joel Farabee each netted one, with Farabee’s being an empty netter. The full story is here.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Lots of local four legged friends were probably on their best behavior after this night in 2009 when The Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan came to Agganis. During the show, he shared a vast array of insights on how to transform both dogs and their owners behavior. It was anything but “ruff”.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

All ye faithful did come on this date in 2019, when Pentatonix returned for their 3rd visit to Agganis Arena. The building was bursting with holiday cheer!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Jordan Greenway scored his first career hat trick in a 9-3 blowout win against Umass Lowell on this date in 2017. Five other Terriers netted goals, with Patrick Harper scoring 2. Click here for more.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Emerging in New York City in 2002, LCD Soundsystem reunited and brought their American Dream U.S. Tour to Agganis on this date in 2017.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Crosstown rival Northeastern came to play on this date last year, but the Terriers shut them down, winning 6-3. Patrick Harper scored a pair of goals and Trevor Zegras skated away with 3 assists in the contest. The full story is here.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Pentatonix brought the holiday spirit for the second night in a row on this date in 2018. They packed the house both nights and left the crowd fa la la la la-ing the night away.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

With under 4 minutes remaining in regulation and the game tied 3-3, the Terriers scored 2 to propel BU to a 5-3 win over Vermont on this date in 2015. Brandon Hickey scored the go ahead goal and Matt Lane finished the game with 3 points, a career best. To read the full story, click here.

Friday, December 4, 2009

On this date in 2009, BU rallied from a 3-1 deficit and a game tying goal by Corey Trivino sent the game to overtime. The Terriers previous 3 games also went to overtime. This fourth straight overtime game marked the first time in history the Terriers had 4 overtime contests in a row. To read more, click here.

Saturday, December 3, 2005

Entering the third period tied 2-2, BU erupted to score 4 unanswered goals early in the third period to propel the Terriers to a 6-2 win over Comm Ave rival Boston College on this date in 2005. Junior forward Kenny Roche netted two in the game for the first time in his career. To read more, click here.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Thanks to 35 saves from Matt O’Connor and goals from 4 different Terriers, BU topped archrival BC 4-2 on this date in 2012. Garrett Noonan opened the scoring near the game’s midpoint and sophomore Evan Rodrigues doubled the lead with under 4 minutes left in the second. Matt Grzelcyk converted a wraparound in the early stages of the third to bring the score to 3-1, before Wade Megan tacked on a shorthanded empty-netter. To read more, click here.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

In an exciting 3rd period that saw BU light the lamp 4 times, the Terriers pulled off a 5-2 come from behind win over Colgate on this date in 2014. Evan Rodrigues scored two goals, including the go-ahead tally. Jack Eichel, Chase Phelps, and Danny O’Regan also found the back of the net. To read the full recap, click here.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Aventura’s nouveau sound fused bachata (a guitar-based Dominican folkloric music sometimes called the “Dominican blues”) with R & B, hip hop and other American pop and urban styles and they had the whole Agganis Arena crowd dancing on this date in 2009.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

In a back and forth game that saw Brown jump to a 2 goal lead early in the first, BU was able to come back, scoring 3 straight through the first and second periods. The Bears answered with 2 more in the second and third leading 4-3 until Wade Megan tied it up with a little over 7 minutes left in regulation. Following a scoreless overtime period, the Terriers and Bears skated to a 4-4 tie on this date in 2010. For more, click here.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Terriers had a lot to be thankful for as they skated away with a 3-2 win over Holy Cross on this Tuesday before Thanksgiving in 2008. BU never trailed in the game but the Crusaders kept it close. Brandon Yip and Zach Cohen scored for the Terriers, with Colin Wilson notching the game winner. Read more here.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Freshman Sean Maguire was a force in net stopping all 21 shots he faced and aiding the Terriers in a 4-0 win over St. Lawrence on this date in 2012. Wade Megan, Sam Kurker, Ben Rosen and Matt Nieto all scored in the domineering victory. Click here for the full story.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Freshman Sam Stevens scored the first two goals of his collegiate career on this date in 2019. Junior David Farrance netted his 10th of the season as the Terriers skated to a 3-3 draw in OT against Vermont in this weekend series, which saw BU taking the first game Friday 3-0. Read more, click here.

Friday, November 22, 2013

BU dominated North Dakota on this date in 2013. Thanks to a 37-save performance by sophomore Matt O’Connor, and goals from Cason Hohmann, Danny O’Regan and Kevin Duane, the Terriers took game 1 of the weekend series 3-1. For the full story, click here.

Friday, November 21, 2014

In another contest that found the Terriers trailing 2-0 entering the third period, junior Ahti Oksanen and junior Matt Lane found the back of the net to tie it up to send the game to overtime on this date in 2014. Freshman Jack Eichel scored 2:20 into overtime to lift BU to a thrilling 3-2 victory over Maine. To read more, click here.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Trailing 2-0 after 50 minutes of play, the Terriers benefited from a flurry of goals scored by senior Danny O’Regan and junior Robbie Baillargeon just 12 seconds apart. Junior Doyle Somerby brought the win home scoring with under 3 minutes left in regulation to lift BU over Michigan 3-2 on this date in 2015. To read the full story, click here.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

A pair of second period goals broke a 2-2 tie and propelled BU to a 4-3 win over Vermont on this date in 2011. Four different Terriers notched a goal in the contest, including, Corey Trivino, Charlie Coyle, Wade Megan and Garrett Noonan. To read the full story, click here.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Following in the footsteps of French dance-pop phenomena Phoenix and ’80s icon Duran Duran, Two Door Cinema Club recorded their debut 2010 album Tourist History at Eastcote Studios in London. On various tours, their live sets turned into impromptu dance parties, not even the most passive fans could resist the groove. And the same thing happened on this date in 2016 when they brought that same electricity to Agganis.

Friday, November 17, 2017

On this date in 2017, MTV’s hit show left the screen and headed to the streets, to perform live. It featured the show’s incredible gang of improvisers: Nick Cannon, Rip Micheals, Emmanuel Hudson, Chico Beans, Karlous Miller, DJ D-Wrek, Conceited, Hitman Holla and more. From hilarious stand-up comedy to inviting fans on stage to go head-to-head in games that makes “Wild ‘N Out” famous, no two shows are ever the same!

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Insightful lyrical confessions, alternative ambition, earnest charm, D.I.Y. songcraft, and magnetic pop choruses ushered AJR to mainstream ubiquity just under the radar. And they came out with a bang when they played Agganis on this date in 2019.

Friday, November 15, 2019

In a wild game, that saw only 1 goal in the first period, the Terriers erupted for a 3 goal second period to secure a 4-0 lead over the Minutemen going into the third period. Massachusetts answered quickly, scoring 3 goals in the opening nine minutes of the third, but the Terriers held strong and finished with a 4-3 victory on this date in 2019. Graduate student Sam Tucker made a career high 49 saves. To read the full story, click here.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

An explosion of 4 goals in the first period propelled the Terriers to a 6-4 victory over Merrimack on this date in 2009. Sophomore Chris Connolly tallied two goals and an assist in the contest. To read the full story, click here.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

My, my, my, what a day in 2016 when Troye Sivan brought his Suburbia Tour to Agganis Arena. The Youth singer didn’t disappoint the sold out crowd.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

“How does it feel”? Well, it was pretty awesome when legend Bob Dylan and his band rocked the house on this date in 2006. We were elated, knocking on heaven’s door, if you will, when he later returned in 2017.

Friday, November 9, 2012

We were “still alive, but barely breathing” because we were singing so hard when The Script played Agganis Arena for the first time on this date in 2012.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Weak and powerless they were not on this date in 2017 when A Perfect Circle brought the house down.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Wouldn’t it be nice to raise money for an amazing cause while dancing the night away with one of the most iconic bands in history? It would, and it happened! In a truly unique event at Agganis Arena, Mission Gratitude featuring the Beach Boys, took place on this date in 2016 and it was “fun, fun, fun”! Home Base raised over one million dollars to support veterans and service members suffering from invisible wounds. 925 Comm Ave was filled with good vibrations!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Senior Ahti Oksanen, scored the game winning goal and tallied three points, to propel the Terriers to a 5-4 victory over Northeastern on this date in 2015 to take the first game of a home-and-home series. To read the full story click here.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Logic – the 29-year-old Grammy nominated (Song Of The Year and Best Music Video) rapper burst onto the music scene through a series of mixtapes that led to a significant, rabid underground fan base. 1-800-273-8255, the 6X Platinum single off Everybody, which spotlights mental health and suicide prevention awareness, has become Logic’s highest charting single to date, and he performed it to a screaming crowd last year, in 2019.

Friday, November 4, 2016

It was something beautiful, when NEEDTOBREATHE brought their Tour de Compadres to Agganis Arena on this date in 2016. They may not have walked on water at this show but they certainly rocked the stage.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

A mix of traditional circus acts and modern acrobatics, Saltimbanco first delighted audiences in 1992 and had become Cirque du Soleil’s longest running production by the time it closed at the end of 2012. On this date in 2012, was show number 6 in a successful 8 show run. Agganis was one of the last stops on the tour before Saltimbanco closed forever.

Wednesday, November 1, 2006

If we had a million dollars, we’d see Barenaked Ladies perform, but “it’s all been done” when they came to Agganis on this date in 2006.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

It was treat not trick on this Halloween evening when senior Ahti Oksanen scored his second goal of the game just 21 seconds into overtime to lift the Terriers to a thrilling 5-4 victory over fifth-ranked Denver on this date in 2015. To read the full story click here.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

In 2007, Agganis Arena was a swirling mass of color featuring lasers, movies and animations, a kaleidoscopic lightshow, and even inflatables as The Australian Pink Floyd Show breezed through with their trademark inflatable kangaroo. Formed in 1988 in Adelaide, South Australia, this Pink Floyd tribute band became increasingly popular due to their propensity to play shows that closely duplicate actual Pink Floyd shows.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Faced with a 3-0 deficit heading into the second period, the Terriers rallied to bring the game to OT, where sophomore Matt Nieto scored 3:17 into overtime to propel BU to an exciting 5-4 overtime win over Massachusetts on this day in 2011. To read more, click here.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Back in 2006, Agganis Arena was busting at the seams with laughter as Dennis Leary, Bill Burr, Bob Marley, and other comedians had the crowd in stitches during Comics Come Home XII. The show would later return for seven more years bringing a ton of lighthearted laughs to Comm Ave.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

It wasn’t 1979 when the Smashing Pumpkins shook the house at Agganis Arena, it was this date in 2012. The pivotal groups many hits defined the alternative music era, and leading up to the show in 2012, they released their 7th studio album Oceania.

Friday, October 26, 2012

On this date in 2012, Freshman Danny O’Regan scored the first two goals of his collegiate career to lead the Terriers to a 5-2 win over Massachusetts. To read the full story, click here.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

One of the most influential artists of his time and a true ambassador of Latin music and culture. Marc Anthony has received countless gold and platinum certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and he can certainly draw a fun crowd of concert attendees. Marc Anthony played his 4th show at Agganis Arena on this date in 2018. He would later return in 2020 for his 5th appearance at Agganis!

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Both individually and collectively The National’s members have been involved in countless artistic, charitable and socio-political pursuits, and they certainly weren’t “Mistaken for Strangers” on this date in 2019, where they played to an energized crowd of 5,000.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

On this date in 2010, the #8 Terriers beat Providence 2-1 to improve to 4-0-1 on the season, matching their best start over the previous 19 seasons. Junior Kieran Millan made 39 saves and sophomores Alex Chiasson and Ryan Ruikka each tallied a goal and an assist. To read the full story, click here.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

We didn’t call him Al, we called him Paul, when Paul Simon rocked the house on this date in 2006. We loved it like a rock!