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Hockey East Roundup: Merrimack Ousts Northeastern In Double-OT Thriller

It’s almost impossible to follow up the longest college hockey game ever. But Merrimack and Northeastern came pretty darn close. After nearly 100 minutes of game action, the No. 11-seeded Warriors (16-16-4) scored a controversial goal in double overtime Saturday to dispatch the No. 6-seeded Huskies (16-16-4) 2-1 in the opening round of the Hockey East...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Hockey East Roundup: Merrimack Downs Northeastern 3-2 In OT, Takes Series Lead

The opening round of the Hockey East tournament did not disappoint. No. 11 seed Merrimack (15-16-4) gave No. 6 seed Northeastern (16-15-4) all it could handle and then some Friday night at Matthews Arena in the first of a three-game series. Just 2:24 into overtime, Warriors forward Kyle Singleton scored a shorthanded goal to give his team the 1-0 series advantage. Things started...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Hockey East Roundup: Northeastern Earns Beanpot Revenge, Downs BU 6-5

Northeastern’s overtime loss to Boston University in the Beanpot championship game Monday understandably left a bitter taste in the Huskies’ mouths. A huge victory in Friday night’s rematch should make things a little sweeter. Northeastern poured in six goals in the first two periods and held on for dear life in the third to earn a 6-5 win over the...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Prospect Matt Grzelcyk Propels BU To 2015 Beanpot Title

BOSTON — Boston University claimed its 30th Beanpot championship Monday night at TD Garden with a thrilling 4-3 overtime win over Northeastern. Terriers defenseman and Boston Bruins prospect Matt Grzelcyk scored twice, including the game-winner 51 seconds into overtime to give his team its first Beanpot crown since 2009. “Well, No. 1 he’s a great player,” BU head coach...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Beanpot Live: Boston College, Northeastern Square Off In Semifinal

8:40 pm: Boston College’s quest for a sixth straight Beanpot championship begins Tuesday night at TD Garden when thy take on Hockey East rival Northeastern in the second semifinal. A spot in the Beanpot final is at stake, with the winner playing Boston University , who defeated Harvard 4-3 in double overtime in the first semifinal Tuesday. These teams tied 1-1 in their first meeting...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Hockey East Roundup: Northeastern, No. 16 BC Battle To 1-1 Tie

Boston College entered Friday night as the No. 16 team in the country and had won its last four games. Northeastern came in with a losing record. But this is the Hockey East, and anything can happen. The Huskies (7-10-3) used some strong goaltending from netminder Clay Witt to fight to a 1-1 tie against the Eagles (11-7-2) at Matthews Arena on Friday night...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Hockey East Roundup: No. 3 BU Earns 4-2 Home Win Over No. 18 Merrimack

Jack Eichel had another impressive game, but it was linesmate Danny O’Regan who stole the show Saturday night. O’Regan scored a hat trick and added an assist in No. 3 Boston University’s (10-3-2) bounce-back win over No. 18 Merrimack (10-5-2) at Agganis Arena. Eichel assisted on each of O’Regan’s goals and provided a helper on BU’s fourth goal...
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December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Preview: Northeastern Huskies vs. UMass Lowell River Hawks

The UMass Lowell River Hawks have not only gotten off to a great non-conference season, but have started off the Hockey East conference schedule with a 3-0-1 record with wins over the Boston College Eagles on opening night, wins over the New Hampshire Wildcats last Friday and Saturday night and a tie against the Northeastern University Huskies...
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Live Blog: UMass Lowell River Hawks vs. Northeastern Huskies

The UMass Lowell River Hawks have not only gotten off to a great non-conference season, but have started off the Hockey East conference schedule with a 3-0-0 record with wins over the Boston College Eagles on opening night and wins over the New Hampshire Wildcats last Friday and Saturday night. This weekend the River Hawks will face the Northeastern...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Preview: UMass Lowell River Hawks vs. Northeastern Huskies

The UMass Lowell River Hawks have not only gotten off to a great non-conference season, but have started off the Hockey East conference schedule with a 3-0-0 record with wins over the Boston College Eagles on opening night and wins over the New Hampshire Wildcats last Friday and Saturday night. This weekend the River Hawks will face the Northeastern...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey East Roundup: Vermont Dominates No. 16 Northeastern In 6-2 Upset

Another day in the Hockey East season, another big upset. One day after No. 17 UMass Lowell knocked off No. 4 Boston College with a 5-2 win, unranked Vermont (1-0-0) kicked off its season in style with a resounding 6-2 upset of No. 16 Northeastern (0-1-0). Defenseman Mike Paliotta got the Catamounts on the board near the end of the first period when he fired a one-timer past Huskies...
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October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey East Awards Recap: BC’s Johnny Gaudreau Wins Player Of The Year

Hockey East announced its men’s hockey award winners for the 2013-14 season on Thursday night, and the nation’s top scorer took home Player of the Year honors. Boston College junior forward Johnny Gaudreau, who led Division I with 69 points (32 goals, 37 assists) in 37 games, claimed the award for the second straight year. Gaudreau’s consistent offensive production, which includes...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Northeastern’s Beanpot Bid Falls Short In Final Yet Again

The 2014 Beanpot championship game will go into the record books as a 4-1 win for Boston College — another conquest for an Eagles team that may very well go on to lift another trophy in Philadelphia on April 12, and another sad chapter in Northeastern’s tortured Beanpot history. That’s a real shame. The Boston College squad that celebrated its fifth straight Beanpot victory...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston College’s Patrick Brown Scores Beanpot Winner Laying On Ice (GIF)

Battling late into the third period of the Beanpot final to the tune of a 1-1 tie, Boston College and Northeastern were each looking for just one opportunity. Boston College capitalized on theirs 14:30 into the third period, when forward and senior captain Patrick Brown tipped a shot from the point past Northeastern goalie Clay Witt. The tip was made even more impressive by the fact...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Beanpot Championship Preview: Northeastern Looks To Finally Snap Title Slump

When Bruce Racine and the 1987-88 Northeastern Huskies raised the Beanpot trophy at the old Boston Garden, not a single current Huskies player had been born yet. That victory, on Feb. 8, 1998, capped what is still the greatest stretch of Beanpot success in Northeastern history. In a five-year span from 1984 to 1988, the Huskies won three Beanpot tournaments and lost in overtime in...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Parker, Nick Bonino Among 10 Hockey Greats Who Played In Beanpot (Gallery)

Legacy, rivalry and tradition — that’s what the Beanpot tournament is all about. The 62nd annual Beanpot tournament is well under way as Boston hockey’s best suit up and face off in a hometown competition that dates back to 1952. Boston College, Boston University, Harvard and Northeastern have always attracted some talented players and this year is no different — combined...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Northeastern Steamrolls Harvard, Announces Beanpot Presence With Authority

The last two times Northeastern earned a trip to the Beanpot championship game, they entered the final as major underdogs. That won’t be the case this year. The No. 10/11 Huskies demolished Harvard 6-0 in the tournament’s first semifinal Wednesday evening, securing a spot in next Monday’s title game for the third time in the last four years. “Obviously, we’re disappointed...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Beanpot Highlights: Northeastern Scores Early, Scores Often Against Harvard (Video)

The Northeastern Huskies are heading to the Beanpot championship game for the third time in four years after steamrolling Harvard, 6-0, on Monday night. Freshman Dalen Hedges got the offense rolling for Northeastern early in the first period, notching his eighth goal of the season. It was all Northeastern from that point on, as five more Huskies joined in on the scoring fun and added...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Beanpot 2014: A Fan’s Guide To Boston’s Greatest Hockey Showcase

The Super Bowl rules this time of the year in most parts of the country, but for college hockey fans in Boston, the first week of February means one thing: It’s Beanpot time. Each year, the city’s four hockey-playing colleges and universities — Boston College, Boston University, Harvard and Northeastern — face off at the home of the Boston Bruins with the Beanpot trophy and...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Frozen Fenway: Northeastern Uses Dominant Second Period, Strong Special Teams to Beat UMass Lowell

Northeastern earned its first ever outdoor game victory on Saturday with a 4-1 defeat of Hockey East rival UMass Lowell in Game 1 of the afternoon’s Frozen Fenway doubleheader. After a scoreless first period that was controlled by the River Hawks, the Huskies opened the scoring with a goal from Braden Pimm to kick off a dominant second period. The senior right-winger grabbed the...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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