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 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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