Monday, February 06, 2017

Game Day: BU vs. BC in The Beanpot

#3 Terriers take on #8 Boston College for the third time this season in the opening round of The Beanpot Tournament.  BU and BC will play the late game, set for 8 p.m. (although it always starts later). TV coverage is on NESN and TSN2.

This year’s tournament is the 65th Beanpot. BU has claimed the silver pot 30 times, while BC has won 20 times including a year ago when it defeated the Terriers, 1-0, in overtime. BU’s most recent win was in 2015 when Matt Grzelcyk’s overtime goal pushed the Terriers past Northeastern. Nine current Terriers were on the 2015 Beanpot title team, while 16 return for the 2016 runners-up.

Four weeks ago, BU beat BC in a home-and-home series, 2-1 and 3-0, for its first regular-season series sweep since 2002. However, Coach David Quinn noted:

“Those two games have nothing to do with what’s going to happen on Monday night. I think each game is its own entity and it’s going to come down to who plays the most honest hockey. There’s a blueprint for success in our sport and the challenge is how often do you do it in a 60-minute game, because you can do it for 58 minutes one night and the next night you do it for 32 minutes.”

The Eagles’ offense is led by seniors Matt Gaudreau with 26 points, sophomore Colin White (23 points, 13 goals), senior Austin Cangelosi (22 points) and sophomore Chris Brown (22 points). Freshman Joseph Woll, who split goaltending duties with BU’s Jake Oettinger for two seasons with the USNTDP, will be in net for BC.  

For BU, all hands are available with the exception of Nikolas Olsson who underwent surgery for a broken leg bone last week. 


Harper-JFK - Curry
Greenway - Keller - Carpenter
Bellows - Cloonan - Roberto
Phelps – Chabot-Kelley
Hickey - Fabbro
Krys - McAvoy
Somerby - MacLeod

● preview, Game Notes, Live Stats, Terrier Sports Radio Network, BU GameDay
Boston Hockey Blog live in-game blog
● Daily Free Press preview, Recalling the 2015 Beanpot
● Boston Globe: Beanpot preview; Oettinger has play on big stage
● Boston Herald: BU relies on Keller
● New York Times: Beanpot prevew
● Lynn Daily Item Locals gear up for Beanpot
● BC Games Notes

The BU Alumni Association is sponsoring Beanpot Watch Parties in 17 cities. Click here for all the details.

Max Prawdzik stopped 35 shots to gain his first NAHL shutout, as Lone Star blanked Wichita Falls, 4-0.   The Terrier-on-loan improved his record to 5-0 and lowered his GAA to 1.79. 
NAHL recap

Looking back
Matt Nieto recorded his first two-goal game of the season in the Avalanche’s 5-2 win against Winnipeg. recap and video

Jack Eichel assisted on a pair of goals in Buffalo’s 4-0 win over the Sabres.
● recap and video

Evan Rodrigues tallied a pair of goals in Rochester’s 4-2 win over Hartford.

Chris Bourque’s 14th goal was the game winner in Hershey’s 3-2 win over St. John.

Sahir Gill scored his second goal of the season in Wilkes Barre/Scranton’s 5-0 win against Lehigh Valley.

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