Tuesday, February 2, 2016

BC, BU to Meet for All the Beans in 2016

It'll be Eagles and Terriers again next Monday (weather permitting) next week at TD Garden.

Boston College and Boston University advanced to the 64th Beanpot Tournament title game after posting wins in the semifinal round yesterday. The fourth-ranked Eagles came back to edge No. 7 Harvard, 3-2, in the opener, while the No. 9  Terriers outlasted Northeastern, 3-1, in the nightcap.

Colin White's second-period power-play goal stood up as the game-winner in BC's victory, after the Crimson had taken a 2-1 lead in the first period by scoring on its first two shots on goal of the game.

Sean Maguire, who was a medical redshirt last season, made 24 saves in net for BU as the Terriers jumped out to a 2-0 lead and then held off the Huskies with a late empty-net goal.

BU won last year's Beanpot title, and has a record 30 crowns to its credit. BC had won the previous five Beanpots, and will be seeking its 20th ring since the tournament commenced in 1952. It will be the 22nd championship game meeting between the two Hockey East Association and MBTA Green Line rivals, and first since 2012 when BC won, 3-2, in overtime en route to the NCAA title.

Harvard last won the Beanpot in 1989, the last year the Crimson also won the national title. that title came one year after Northeastern claimed its last Beanpot crown in 1988.

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