Monday, February 9, 2009

Terriers win Beanpot

Boston University beat Northeastern University 5-3 Monday night at the TD Banknorth Garden to capture the unofficial title of Best in Boston Hockey.  The no. 1 ranked Terriers held off the no. 3 Huskies en route to their 29th Beanpot title, the second in the past three years.  

Jason Lawrence (CAS '09) scored the game winner, breaking a 2-2 tie, midway through the 2nd period.  B.U. added two more goals in the 3rd, both came during a Northeastern power play.

Freshman goaltender Kieran Millan turned in a 23-save performance and improved his season record to an impressive 18-1-1.    

"It's quite a run he's been on," said B.U. head coach Jack Parker.  "We're fortunate to have him going as good as he's going."

Sophomore forward Nick Bonino (CAS '11) was awarded the Most Valuable Player honors while Northeastern goaltender Brad Thiessen took home the Eberly Award for best save percentage in the tournament.

For a school with no football team and half empty attendance at basketball games, hockey is the culture at B.U.  The Terriers take on the University of Maine for a back-to-back President Day's weekend matchup in Orono, Maine.

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