Approximately 15 months and 200 inches of snow ago, the first round of the 2015 Beanpot took place, with BC losing a squeaker to Northeastern, and Boston University rallying to top Harvard in double overtime. The end result set up two very important college hockey games. While BC and Harvard will toil in the relative obscurity of the 4:30 PM start at the Garden, they'll be doing so with huge pairwise implications on the line for both teams.
Monday, February 23, 2015
4:30 PM - Boston College vs. Harvard (consolation game)
7:30 PM - Northeastern vs. Boston University (championship game)
Venue: TD Garden (cap. 17,565)
Ticket and arena info:
After two weeks of hosting Disney on Ice, the Garden is finally free for the conclusion of the Beanpot. I don't really know what kind of crowd to expect, but there are some tickets available here.
As always when there's a game at TD Garden, I would recommend, if at all possible, eating dinner at The Four's beforehand, because it's the best. However, seeing as BC's game is at 4:30, ain't nobody got time for that.
How to watch:
If you're looking watch BC's game...well, you better buy a ticket. The consolation game infamously plays out in what feels like an island of seclusion. No TV, no streaming, no nothing.
The championship game will be on NESN.
How to listen:
You can listen to the BC game on 850 AM WEEI in greater Boston, or WZBC 90.3 FM, BC student radio, in the Boston College area. Alternatively, you can listen to WEEI's stream via BCEagles.com: LINK.
Last time vs. Harvard:
In the midst of BC's worst stretch of play this season, they suffered a heavy 6-3 loss to Harvard back in November.
Where to read up on the Crimson:
The Crimson student newspaper
Game Notes from Harvard
Game Notes from BC
Tonight's Other Games in Hockey East, via hockeyeastonline.com:
The two Beanpot games are the only games happening across the country tonight.