Next Monday, Boston University and Northeastern will face off in the Beanpot hockey finals.
No, that isn’t a mistake. Northeastern.
The Huskies haven’t won the Beanpot since 1988, but don’t be fooled; this is a much different NU team. Last night the Huskies pulled off a 6-1 beating of Boston College, the defending national champions, when even powerhouse BU struggled against a pathetic Harvard team.
The Beanpot has been held each year since 1952 and features four Boston area college hockey teams: BC, BU, Harvard and Northeastern. The women’s hockey teams from each of the schools compete in their own Beanpot. Their qualifying rounds will take place tonight.
BU (20-5-1) is now ranked first in the nation, with Northeastern ranked third after compiling an 18-6-2 record. Seeing how they didn’t even get 18 wins through all of last season, their record is a vast improvement over their 16-18-3 finish last year. A Beanpot win would be the icing on the cake for a team that has something to prove.
The Beanpot hockey final will be held at T.D. Banknorth Garden on Feb. 9. The consolation game between BC and Harvard will be held at 5 p.m. with the final at 8 p.m.