Rise and shine, BC. It's been a great week for Eagle hockey already, as both the men and the women took home Beanpot titles. The hockey fun continues this morning at 7:30 when Kelli Stack, Alex Carpenter, Molly Schaus, and the USA women's hockey team take on Canada in their final preliminary round game - which the Wall Street Journal previewed:
No one expects full-out fisticuffs at the Olympics. But even though body-checking is technically not allowed in women's hockey, the U.S. and Canadian games are notoriously physical. And now, fans probably get to see twice as many times as usual this month.
The basketball team is in action tonight at 7 PM - not only because the schedulemakers say so, but also because Georgia Tech says so - the game will go on despite awful, life-shattering weather in Atlanta, which I have to imagine means temperatures of 34 degrees and a mix of rain and snow.
Georgia Tech's home game against Boston College will be played as scheduled on Wednesday night even though the school is advising fans to attend only if they can walk to the game.
Continuing an unprecedented four-game homestand and looking to snap a two-game skid, Georgia Tech welcomes Boston College for a 7 p.m. contest Wednesday evening at McCamish Pavilion.
• Boston College makes the trip down to Atlanta on Wednesday night to take on Georgia Tech in McCamish Pavilion.
• The Yellow Jackets won the first meeting this season in Conte Forum on January 21, 68-60.
• BC is 1-4 against Georgia Tech in Atlanta with the lone win coming in 2009.
Since the present of BC basketball is depressing, here's a fun look at the past:
To mark the 25th anniversary of Conte Forum, former student-athletes retell their favorite memories on the court and ice. John Oates (2004-08), a three-year starter under Al Skinner, reflects on his favorite Conte Forum memories.
And ATLEagle peers into the future:
ATL makes a list of what qualities make for a great next coach for BC basketball.
Of course, we're all still abuzz over hockey, so here are some Beanpot aftermath links --- starting with the Pardon the Interruption guys grading Pat Brown's game-winner (they gave it an A- and an A).
Couple of things here:
1. Obviously, there are some "lulz" moments here for anyone who follows college hockey, as these guys obviously don't know much about what they're talking about. But...
2. Look, it's pretty cool to see a full minute's worth of college hockey discussion on ESPN. This is probably the first time that's ever happened outside of when an actual college hockey Frozen Four game was on, and the NCAA selection show, back when that used to air on ESPN2.
3. This is obviously a super dead and overrated tournament that obviously nobody cares about anymore except for BC and BU fans (and NU masochists) though, right?
No matter who captured the 62nd Beanpot championship game, the No. 5 promised to be special to the team hoisting the trophy. In the end, after 60 grueling minutes of whirlwind hockey, the Boston College Eagles won their fifth straight Beanpot, 4-1, over a relentless Northeastern squad, denying the Huskies a chance to capture their fifth title overall.
Tweets and pictures from BC students celebrating the Beanpot title
Article on Calnan and Gilmour, as well as BC's other freshmen
And the women's title put a bow on what's already been a great week:
Boston College went after the Beanpot with relentless energy Tuesday night at Conte Forum, controlling the puck and the pace of the game as the seventh-ranked Eagles beat two-time defending champion Northeastern, 3-0, to win their fifth Beanpot title and first since 2011.