Good morning! Happy Beanpot #2!
As this post goes up, the US women's hockey team is in action against Switzerland (5 AM start), following their 3-1 win over the weekend in which Kelli Stack and Alex Carpenter both scored goals. Molly Schaus will have her chance to join those drawing accolades to the BC program in Sochi as she will be between the pipes today.
Also, Olympic curling starts today. Not that that has a direct BC tie, but come on, that's great news.
But the real story of the day is the Beanpot final, featuring your Boston College Eagles looking for their fifth straight Beanpot title, squaring off against Northeastern tonight at 7:30. Also, if you're into this sort of thing, BU plays Harvard in the consolation game at 4:30 PM. We'll be all over the Beanpot all day here at BCI, and here are some links to get you ready:
Boston College and Northeastern will meet on the second Monday in February for the third time in four years to play for the Boston's bragging rights.
It's the second Monday in February, and the No. 11/11 Northeastern men's ice hockey team will take on No. 2/2 Boston College looking to end a 26-year Beanpot championship hiatus in the title game of the 62nd annual tournament at 7:30 p.m. at TD Garden. The game will be aired live on NESN.
It's not everyday where you have a chance to win five straight Beanpot championships. But tomorrow night, nineteen guys will take the ice with an opportunity of a lifetime in front of them.
It's been 26 years since Northeastern won its last Beanpot, while Boston College has won four straight, but both schools are feeling pressure to win.
Growing up in San Diego, Thatcher Demko hardly knew that college hockey - much less the Beanpot tournament - existed. That changed in 2012. Demko was playing with the Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League when, with a group of teammates that included Boston College commit Matt Gaudreau, he watched Boston's annual four-team tournament for the first time. Matt's brother Johnny, then a freshman at BC, was playing against Boston University in the championship.
And now for something completely different.
The Boston College women's basketball team fell to Florida State, 72-55, on Sunday afternoon at the Donald L. Tucker Center in ACC action. The Eagles are now 12-13 overall and 3-8 in the ACC. Florida State is now 16-7 and 4-6 in the conference.