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Beanpot 2015: Harvard Crimson Team Preview

Talkin' bout the Crimson

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Team Name: Harvard Crimson

Coach: Ted Donato (Harvard '91)

Beanpot History: 25-time finalists, 10-time winners; last championship in 1993

All time # of Beanpot Titles: 10 -- 1953, 1955, 1960, 1962, 1969, 1974, 1977, 1981, 1989, 1993

2nd Place Finishes: 15
3rd Place Finishes: 17
4th Place Finishes: 20

Overall Beanpot Record: 52-72 (.419)

Overall Beanpot GF-GA: 455 GF, 491 GA

Last year's Beanpot Results: Third Place

L - Northeastern 6, Harvard 0 (February 3, 2014)
W - Harvard 6, Boston University 2 (February 10, 2014)

2014-15 Record: 12-5-2 overall, 8-4-2 ECAC

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

2014-15 Scores against Beanpot teams:

W - Harvard 6, @ Boston College 3 (November 11, 2014)
W - Harvard 3, @ Boston University 2 (OT) (November 25, 2014)

Trends: Harvard went 2-4 in January after a red hot December. They come in to the Beanpot on the heels of an OT loss at home to Union on Friday night.

PWR: 9t
KRACH: 10
GRaNT: 9

Captains: Max Everson, Kyle Criscuolo

Harvard leading scorers: Jr. Jimmy Vesey (18-15-33), Jr. Kyle Criscuolo (11-17-28), So. Tyler Moy (7-12-19)

Harvard leading goaltender: Sr. Steve Michalek (12-5-2, .926 SV%, 2.28 GAA)

Fun Fact: Harvard has won four straight Beanpot consolation games, beating BU in 2011, 2013 and 2014, and edging Northeastern in 2012. They have not appeared in the Beanpot final since 2008, the year Nick Petrecki scored in OT to give BC the victory over Harvard in the final.