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SportHarvard beats Boston U 5-2 in Beanpot consolation game

03:40  12 february  2019
03:40  12 february  2019 Source:

Beanpot Notes: Freshmen Shine As BC, Northeastern Advance To Final

Beanpot Notes: Freshmen Shine As BC, Northeastern Advance To Final How do you explain the Beanpot to an outsider? Yes, these are big regular season games between bitter crosstown rivals. But until players step out on to the TD Garden ice, with the raucous roars of their school’s royal rooters raining down from the 300’s, it’s hard to describe. And taking on a stage this grand for the first time as an 18- or 19-year-old can be daunting. But on opening night of the 67th installment of Boston’s hallowed college hockey tournament, the rookies shined bright.

Harvard , the defending champion, beat Boston College 5 -4 in overtime in the consolation game . It was Northeastern’s fifth Beanpot title — by It’s the first time in Beanpot history that all four schools have won the title in a four-year span. It’s also the first time since BU claimed its first championship in

The Beanpot is an ice hockey tournament among the four major college hockey schools of the Boston , Massachusetts area, held annually since the 1952–53 season.

Harvard beats Boston U 5-2 in Beanpot consolation game © The Associated Press Harvard defenseman Jack Rathbone, right, is checked to the ice by Boston University forward Shane Bowers, left, during the third period of the consolation game of the NCAA hockey Beanpot tournament in Boston, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON — Frederic Gregoire scored twice and Harvard added a pair of empty-net goals to beat Boston University 5-2 on Monday night in the Beanpot consolation game.

Reilly Walsh and John Marino had two assists apiece, and Michael Lackey stopped 24 shots for the Crimson (13-7-3).

Patrick Curry and Gabriel Chabot scored and Vinnie Purpura made 34 saves for the Terriers (11-13-3) in the annual matchup of the area's four college hockey powers. BU has won the most Beanpot titles — 30 of 66 — but it has the longest current drought of any of the four schools, last winning in 2015.

Boston College played No. 14 Northeastern in the championship later Monday night.

After a scoreless first period, Gregoire gave Harvard the lead midway through the second. The Crimson made it 2-0 with about four minutes left in the second when Walsh, knocked off his skates in the slot, managed to slide the puck over to Jack Badini, who beat Purpura.

No. 3 Virginia survives, beats No. 23 NC State 66-65 in OT.
Kyle Guy hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with two minutes left in overtime to help third-ranked Virginia hold off No. 23 North Carolina State 66-65. 

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