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Beanpot 2015: Northeastern Huskies Team Preview

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Talkin' 'bout the Huskies.

Amy Blenk, BC Interruption

Northeastern

Team Name: Northeastern Huskies

Coach: Jim Madigan (Northeastern '86)

Beanpot History: 16-time finalists, 4-time winners; last championship in 1988

All time # of Beanpot Titles: 4 -- 1980, 1984, 1985, 1988

2nd Place Finishes: 12
3rd Place Finishes: 16
4th Place Finishes: 30

Overall Beanpot Record: 36-88 (.290)

Overall Beanpot GF-GA: 387 GF, 608 GA

Last year's Beanpot Results: Runner Up

W - Northeastern 6, Harvard 0 (February 3, 2014)
L - Boston Colege 4, Northeastern 1 (February 10, 2014)

2014-15 Record: 10-11-4 overall, 6-7-2 Hockey East

2014-15 Record vs. BC: 0-1-1
2014-15 Record vs. BU: 0-0-0
2014-15 Record vs. Harvard: 0-0-0

2014-15 Scores against Beanpot teams:

T - Northeastern 1, Boston College 1 (OT) (January 9, 2015)
L - Boston College 4, Northeastern 2 (January 10, 2015)

Trends: Northeastern is 3-1-1 in its last five games, including a sweep of Notre Dame last weekend. The Huskies have rebounded nicely from a disastrous 0-8-1 start to the season. Northeastern has yet to play a neutral site game yet this season, but is just 3-7-2 playing away from Matthews, getting out-scored 36-31 in those contests.

PWR: 26t
KRACH: 27
GRaNT: 19

Captains: Dax Lauwers, Adam Reid

Alt. Captains: Torin Snydeman, Clay Witt

Northeastern leading scorers: Jr. Kevin Roy (11-15-26), So. Dalen Hedges (7-16-23), So. Mike Szmatula (10-9-19)

Northeastern leading goaltender: Sr. Clay Witt (6-6-2, 2.70 GAA, .910 SV%)

Fun Fact: Not only does Northeastern own the record for Beanpot futility with just 4 tournament wins, they also have the honor of being on the receiving end of the largest beatdown in tournament history. Boston College scored 15 (!) goals on the Huskies in a 15-1 victory in the 1961 Beanpot tournament.