Monday, February 07, 2011

Game Day-- BU vs. BC in the Beanpot opener

Terriers square off with arch-rival Boston College in the nightcap of today’s Beanpot Tournament opening round at TD Garden. This is the 59th annual Beanpot, which began in 195? at Boston Arena. Recognized as the best local tournament in college hockey, the event has often been dubbed the BU Invitation as the Terriers have won the silver pot 29 times and have finished second 19 times, with BU’s last championship coming in 2009. The game airs on NESN with a scheduled 8 p.m. start. Northeastern and Harvard face off in the early game.

Playing for the Beanpot championship is always on the “to-do list” that BU sets when the season begins, but getting there will be a challenge this year since BC has already swept the three regular season Hockey East meetings between the teams and the Eagles are currently top-ranked. A win over the Eagles in this year's first-round match-up would send the Terriers to the Beanpot title game for the 26th time in the last 28 years. From an historic viewpoint, the Terriers have won 15 of their 19 Beanpot first-round match-ups with the Eagles.

For list of Beanpot Watch parties across the nation, click here.
In Boston, there is a pre-game Beanpot Party at the Boston Beer Works, beginning at 6 p.m .

No changes to the Terrier lineup.


Warsofsky Ruikka
Noonan Clendening
Escobedo Nicastro

Millan has links to game notes, the WWZN Radio Web cast and game tracker
• Daily Free Press preview , feature
• Boston Hockey blog live in-game blog
• WTBU Sports preview
• BU Today preview
• NESN preview
• ESPN preview
• Boston Herald preview and Alex Chiasson feature
• Patriot Ledger preview
• Boston Globe preview
• College Hockey News Tale of the Tape

To learn more about the Beanpot Tournament
Beanpot Tradition
The Beanpot: Fifty years of thrills, spills and chills by Bernard Corbett, Voice of Terrier Hockey.

Looking back
Nick Bonino scored a power play goal and an empty-netter in Syracuse’s 4-2 win against Wilkes Barre/Scranton. John Curry, who stopped 21 of 23 shots was Bonino’s victim on the first goal.

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