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The 2017 Women’s Beanpot Championship: Game Time, How To Watch, Preview, and More

BC Women’s Hockey looks to make it two in a row

Jim Pierce, BC Athletics

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.

Let’s go!

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.

Preview:

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!