I’m a basketball fan, but outside of the weekly college games on ESPN and keeping up with my Kentucky Wildcats (shut up.) I don’t watch too much college basketball. This is probably why when I was handed my annual NCAA March Madness bracket in exchange for five dollars the other day I immediately started filling it out by “just going with my gut”. This was probably a poor decision. (more)
Junior defenseman Tommy Cross launched the game-winning slap shot past three Boston University defenders for the Boston College Eagles to win 3-2 in overtime in front of the 17,565 in attendance last night at the TD Garden. The victory puts the 20-6 Eagles into the Beanpot finals for the 31st time. “It feels awesome,” said Cross after the game. “Obviously, it’s a great feeling to win the game. So much went into that goal. The faceoff win, the screen. The goal was just the cherry on the top.”
Northeastern University is set to contest BC next week following their dominant 4-0 win over Harvard in Monday night’s other Semifinal contest. This marks the Huskies second Beanpot final in three years. Despite their recent streak of success, Northeastern hasn’t been able to earn Boston’s #1 rank since their run in 1988. The Beanpot consolation game between Boston University and Harvard will take place at 5:00 PM next Monday, February 14. Boston College and Northeastern will face off at 8:00 PM. 2011 Boston Beanpot tickets are now available!
With the 59th annual Boston Beanpot tournament approaching, the BC Eagles were able to remind the BU Terriers who the current champions were in last week’s 3-2 victory in front of the 6,150 in attendance at the Agganis Arena. The Eagles have won all three contests against Hockey East opponents so far this season.
“We really had an excellent start, our first period was one of our best all year,” said BC coach Jerry York. “I thought the goaltenders were strong and we each controlled a period. They controlled the second, and the third was just back and forth.” BC and BU will face off in the Beanpot Semifinals Monday, February 7th at the TD Garden.
The Northeastern Huskies and Harvard Crimson will also matchup that day with February 14th reserved for the second round. The Huskies currently hold the advantage in light of their mid-January 3-0 win over Harvard. Find the best Boston Beanpot ticket deals with us at AceTicket.com!
The BC Eagles relied heavily on goalie and tournament MVP John Muse for 31 saves as the offense took control with 4 goals to Boston University‘s 3 to claim their 15th Beanpot championship yesterday at the TD Garden. So far this season Muse is 11-6-2 with a .912 save percentage.
“If there’s one thing about John, he’s a competitor. He wants to win. He wants to get those games, he wants to play those minutes,” said BC captain Matt Price. “He did a great job, especially coming off that surgery. He worked really hard.” Barry Almeida solidified the victory with a game-winning score early in the third period. Steve Whitney, Carl Sneep and Chris Kreider notched the other three goals for the Eagles.
The Northeastern Huskies were able to finish strong in the consolation match, easily controlling Harvard 4-1. Wade MacLeod produced two goals in the third period to give his team their 13th win of the season. Rawlings made 27 saves that included 14 in the second period. “The one common thread that is visible when he’s on his game is how aggressive he is and how square to the puck he is,” said Northeastern coach Greg Cronin. “There were very few second shots because he was really controlling the rebounds so well.”
The Boston University Terriers are scheduled to matchup against the Boston College Eagles in the 2010 Beanpot finale following Monday night’s first round in Bruins territory. BC went on to blank Harvard as Carl Sneep controlled the offense with a goal and two assists to win 6-0. Next featured a tight contest with Northeastern giving the defending champs a run in the final minute with a two-man advantage. Despite the mismatch, the Terriers were able to notch the 2-1 victory to defend their title.
BU has advanced to the finals in 25 of the last 27 Beanpot tournaments. Harvard and Northeastern haven’t been able to call themselves Boston’s best hockey program since the early 1990′s. The Terriers and Eagles last faced each other at Fenway Park as part of the Winter Classic events, where BU captured the 3-2 W. The final round is set for Monday, February 8th at the TD Garden. 2010 Boston Beanpot tickets are now available!
The Boston College Eagles and Harvard Crimson will first matchup in this year’s Bean Pot tournament at 5:00 PM before the BU Terriers and Northeastern Huskies take the ice just hours later February 1st at the TD Garden. Following the initial round, the final two games are scheduled for the following Monday.
BC and BU last met during the Winter Classic events at Fenway Park, where the Terriers went on to capture the 3-2 victory. The two programs are favored to reach the finale, but don’t be surprised if Harvard or Northeastern find their rhythm in the initial contests.
BU edged out Harvard 4-3 in the 2009 championship to earn their 29th Bean Pot title. Catch all the action live as Boston’s finest hockey programs compete to decide 2010′s city champions. Boston Bean Pot tickets are available right here with us at Ace!
Conor Morrison netted four goals for the Harvard Crimson in last night’s contest against the Boston University Terriers. Despite his efforts BU rallied back and supplied the final dagger with LW Chris Connolly’s goal 2:18 left in overtime for the Terriers to take this one 6-5 at Bright Hockey Center. The game featured plenty of momentum shifts and lead changes throughout.
Boston University improved to a 4-7-1 record while Harvard remains in desperation with just one regular season win. “Obviously we’re disappointed,” said Harvard coach Ted Donato. “Give a lot of credit to BU. They kept coming…We had a lot of answers and we were able to maintain the lead for most of the night, but they kept coming. As a group, we have to do a better job of being able to hold onto leads and close games out.”
BU and Harvard will likely match up again at the 58th annual Boston Beanpot hockey tournament on February 1st and 8th at the TD Garden. The Terriers defeated Harvard 4-3 in last year’s title match to claim their 29th Beanpot championship. Tickets for the 2010 Beanpot Tournament are available right here with us at AceTicket.com!
The 58th annual Boston Beanpot hockey tournament is set for February 1st and 8th at the TD Garden. The longtime intercollegiate showcase features the best of Boston hockey between Boston University, Boston College, Harvard and Northeastern in a two round tourney. Boston University edged out Harvard 4-3 in last year’s finals, giving the Terriers their 29th Beanpot title.
Boston College has won 13 Beanpot’s with Harvard and Northeastern earning the other 10 and four, respectively. BU and BC will also be facing off January 8th at Fenway Park as part of the Winter Classic events. Don’t miss your chance to witness the most exciting college hockey around. Who will earn the rights to call themselves Boston’s premier hockey program? 2010 Boston Beanpot tickets are now available!
The 57th annual Beanpot tournament took off last night at the TD Banknorth Garden. The lasting tradition features Boston University, Harvard, Northeastern University, and Boston College, as they compete for bragging rights for what school best represents Boston Hockey for the year.
The tournament opened up with #1 ranked Boston University against Harvard. B.U. managed to barely escape with a 4-3 win. Harvard started hot scoring the first two goals of the game. B.U. quickly responded with two goals of their own 1:43 seconds apart. The third period started with B.U. Junior Zach Cohen scoring to take the lead, only for Harvard to tie the game back up three minutes later. With
two minutes left Terriers Jason Lawrence scored the go ahead goal. Harvard then took control and got a shot off past goalie Kieren Millan, but the puck crossed the goal line one second too late and was beat by the buzzer.
The Following game featured Northeastern as they soared over the defending champion B.C. Eagles 6-1. Brad Thiessen came up with 45 saves as the Huskies advance to their first Beanpot final in four years. The game was tied 1-1 in the first period when Greg Costa scored off a rebound to give Northeastern the lead. The Huskies cruised from there scoring four more goals as Thiessen stopped everything that came his way.
Theissen will look to lead Northeastern next Monday as they take on B.U. in the finals. Harvard will face off against B.C. in the consolation match. Look for a high intense atmosphere in the Garden between the players on the ice and between rival fans side by side in the stands.
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