The #1 ranked, 30-0-0 Boston College women's hockey team didn't just exorcise their demons from last year's stunning Beanpot final loss to Harvard - they completely and utterly demolished them. The Eagles torched their opponents by a combined 15-0 score, throttling Harvard 8-0 in game 1 and following that up with a 7-0 pasting of #6 Northeastern in Tuesday night's championship game.
The Eagles' Beanpot dominance was the most lopsided performance by any women's Beanpot champion since 1989, when Northeastern outscored their opponents by a combined 20-0, including an 11-0 win over BC, who was at that point just a club team. The Women's version of this tournament was founded in 1979, and featured a number of highly uneven matchups, as Northeastern and Harvard were the city's only two varsity programs at that point.
In the era since alll four programs reached varsity status, there's really nothing resembling what BC did to the field this year. The second most lopsided total score was Harvard's 12-4 margin over the field last year, on the strength of a 9-2 win over BU in the semifinals.
The way Boston College handled two quality opponents in perennial-contender Harvard and #6 ranked Northeastern is hopefully a good sign of things to come for the Eagles, who are seeking their first Hockey East tournament crown since 2011 despite being the league's dominant regular season program the last few seasons. BC will also be seeking their first appearance in the NCAA title game.
First thing's first, though - BC's next task is a Friday afternoon game against the same Northeastern Huskies at Conte Forum. If BC wins that one, they will wrap up the league's regular season crown.
Grant will have the full goal by goal GIF recap of last night's game later on today. Given the way BC obliterated their opponents last night, it's going to take a while.