College Hockey: 2012-13 Season
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02-12-2013, 11:39 AM
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Gaudreau scores twice as Boston College beats Northeastern for fourth straight Beanpot
By Brian Sullivan - ECAC Hockey Columnist - USCHO.com - Feb. 11, 2013.
BOSTON — For the first time in its history, Boston College will graduate a class of seniors that never knew Beanpot heartache. The Eagles fought off hard-charging Northeastern in a thrilling 6-3 final Monday that was far more exciting than the score suggests, giving BC its fourth consecutive Beanpot and extending the Huskies’ annual February famine to 25 years.
Five different players scored for the Eagles (17-7-2), led by sophomore Johnny Gaudreau’s two goals and an assist. Seniors Bill Arnold, Patrick Mullane and Steven Whitney and junior Patrick Brown also lit the lamp in support of senior Parker Milner, who made 20 saves for his 17th win of the year. “We played well,” BC coach Jerry York said. “The team played well and we had to because Northeastern — well, you have to throw out the records” in the Beanpot.
Northeastern freshman Kevin Roy scored goals four and five of his young Beanpot career, becoming the fifth player from a losing team to earn the tournament’s MVP honors. Junior Braden Pimm registered the third and final goal, and senior Chris Rawlings stopped 24 shots for the Huskies (8-14-3), who have not won a Beanpot since 1988.
Northeastern is suffering through the second-longest dry spell in the tournament’s 61-year history, behind its own 28-year drought between the tournament’s inception in 1952 and its first title in 1980. “For me, the story is how we battled,” said Huskies coach Jim Madigan, once a Beanpot champion at Northeastern.
Four-for-four: An already storied Boston College program finds another first.
By David H. Hendrickson - Hockey East Columnist - USCHO.com - Feb. 11, 2013.
BOSTON — With three national championships in the last five years, Boston College has become the envy of college hockey. But until this night, the Eagles couldn’t claim a senior class with a perfect 8-0 Beanpot record — four titles in four years.
Boston University could. Three straight senior classes accomplished that feat from 1995 through 2000 as the Terriers made the tournament their own with an unprecedented and unmatched six consecutive Beanpot titles. Terriers from another era, 1970 to 1973, also went four-for-four.
But not the Eagles. They took three in a row from 1963 to 1965 but never four. Not even the Brian Gionta-led class that went to four straight Frozen Fours. BU stymied that group until it finally broke through in the 2001 national championship season. “That was as close as I could envision us winning them all,” BC coach Jerry York said. “We ran into some unbelievable goaltenders. We made MVPs out of goaltenders.”
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