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2016 Women's Beanpot Championship: Game Time, How To Watch, Previews and More

BC going for the Beanpot Double tonight at Walter Brown Arena

Kristen Morse, Gavel Media

How are you feeling this morning? Can you handle any more hockey after last night's craziness? If you can, head on down to Walter Brown Arena tonight on the campus of Boston University as the #1-ranked Boston College women's hockey team gets set to take on Northeastern in the women's Beanpot final. The ladies will look to follow up on the men's win last night and earn BC a Beanpot double, a feat they accomplished in 2014.

A remarkable subplot is that Alex Carpenter has never won a Beanpot while at BC. The Eagles' crown in 2014 came while Carpenter was away at the Olympics. BC fell to Northeastern in 2012 and 2013, and had last year's infamous defeat to Harvard in Carpenter's junior year. The defending Patty Kazmaier award winner will look to lift some big hardware and get that monkey off her back.

The Matchup

Start time: 7:30 PM
#6 Northeastern University (25-4-1) vs. #1 Boston College (29-0-0)

The Huskies won the coin toss (Coyne toss?) and will serve as the home team tonight, though the game will be played on a neutral site at BU's Walter Brown Arena.

Broadcast Information

Streaming: BU's streaming service, Terrier TV, will stream tonight's game live for free.

Live Stats/Twitter

You can follow live stats from tonight's game here.

Follow the two teams on Twitter: @BC_WHockey and @GoNUWHockey.

Our writers will be covering/discussing the game from both at home and on-site: @salzano14@joegrav@arthurbailin@laurbear90

Comparing the teams

Boston College is unsurprisingly at or near the top of the nation in most statistical categories. The Eagles are #1 in the nation in team offense, averaging a staggering 5.31 goals per game, though NU is not far behind at #3 (4.57 G/GM). BC also has the nation'[s #3-ranked defense (1.21 GAA). The Huskies are 13th in that category (2.13 GAA).

A big upgrade for BC over last year is their power play, which sits at #3 in the nation at 28.04%. Last year, BC's power play struggled mightily and came up empty in numerous key opportunities against Harvard in both the Beanpot final and the NCAA national semifinal. Special teams could be an edge for BC; their PK is also #3 in the nation.

Of course the key matchup between these two teams is the head to head duel between arguably the two best players in the nation, Alex Carpenter and Kendall Coyne.

The Consolation Game

Host Boston University takes on Harvard in the consolation game as Harvard still tries to figure out what happened after getting dump-trucked 8-0 by BC last weekend. BC's victory may well have sent the Crimson in to a tailspin; they tied much lower ranked Brown over the weekend.

Amusingly, unlike the men's consolation game, you can actually watch this game if you want (free streaming on TerrierTV). Though I don't know why you'd want to.


Here's the game preview from

Also,'s game notes.

You can read BCI's complete Beanpot coverage throughout the day as we prep for the women's final and recap the men's tournament.