The men’s hockey team may be playing at 5pm next week, but the BC women’s hockey team is looking to claim back-to-back titles in tonight’s Beanpot Championship. It would be their third Beanpot in four years.
Game Day Info
The 39th Women’s Beanpot Championship Game
Boston College Eagles (20-3-5, 15-2-3 WHEA)
vs. Northeastern Huskies (18-9-3, 13-7-2 WHEA)
Date: Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
Puck Drop: 7:30pm
Venue: Matthews Arena, Boston MA
How To Watch: Stream the games for free in HD courtesy of Northeastern’s excellent GoNUxstream platform.
How To Listen: Hear the live call at BCEagles.tv.
As seems to be the case every single year, the Beanpot holds huge NCAA tournament implications. Northeastern needs to win out in order to have even a chance of making the tournament as an at-large bid, and Boston College is hanging by a thread onto 4th in the Pairwise Rankings — the last home-ice spot for the quarterfinals.
With only four games remaining in the regular season, BC is in a battle between 5 different teams fighting for 2nd through 6th in the rankings, and getting into the top 3 will be critical for the Eagles to stay on the opposite side of the tournament bracket from the Badgers, the clear #1 team in the nation.
Last week, the Eagles had a thrilling come-from-behind win against the Terriers, followed by a comeback tie against UConn in which BC trailed 3-0 and 4-1 in the 2nd period. It’s not a winning strategy to play from behind, and Northeastern is a better team than either of those opponents. The Eagles can’t afford to have another slow start.
Trophy season starts now!