Beanpot (ice hockey)

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The Beanpot is an ice hockey tournament among the four major college hockey schools of the Boston, Massachusetts area, held annually since the 1952–53 season.[1] The tournament gives the winner bragging rights over its cross-town rivals, and the quest for this highly sought-after trophy is contested in front of frantic crowds from all four schools in annual sellouts.

Format[edit]

The competitors are:

The tournament lasts two rounds, with first-round opponents being rotated from year to year. The second round features the consolation game and the championship game.

In addition to the tournament trophy, two individual awards are given out each year. The Eberly Trophy[3] goes to the goaltender with the highest save percentage who plays in both of his team's games, while the Beanpot MVP[4] is awarded to tournament's most valuable player.

History[edit]

The first Beanpot was contested at Boston Arena in December 1952. No tournament was played during the 1953 calendar year. The next two tournaments were held in January (1954 and 1955). All subsequent Beanpot games have been played in February (except 1978; see below).

The second through 43rd Beanpots (1954 through 1995) were held at the old Boston Garden. Since 1996, the Beanpot has been held at the Garden's replacement, currently called the TD Garden. The competition generally takes place on the first and second Mondays in February.

The 1978 Beanpot has taken a mythic place in Boston sports lore, as several hundred fans were stuck in the Garden for several days after the Blizzard of 1978 dumped more than two feet of snow during the night of the first round games. The championship and consolation games were moved to Wednesday, March 1.

Every championship game to date has featured either Boston College or Boston University, or both—Harvard and Northeastern have never met in the Beanpot final.

Boston College controlled the early years of the Beanpot, winning eight titles in the first thirteen tournaments, with Harvard taking four and BU just one. Between 1966 and 2009, however, the Boston University Terriers historically dominated the Beanpot, winning 28 out of 43 titles, prompting fans to nickname the contest the "BU Invitational". However, in recent years, the balance of power has again come under the Eagles of Boston College, who had an active streak of five consecutive titles from 2010 to 2014. That streak ended with a loss to Northeastern in the Semifinal game in 2015, who in turn lost to Boston University in the Final 4-3 in overtime.

The beginning of BU's Beanpot dominance was also the first year on the ice for Jack Parker. Parker won titles in each of the three years he played for the Terriers, and after taking over as head coach in 1973–74, Parker won 21 more championships.

Wayne Turner with 1980 Beanpot

Northeastern, the only Beanpot team that has never won an NCAA hockey title, failed to win a Beanpot until 1980, when an overtime goal by Wayne Turner against Boston College gave the Huskies a win. Turner's wrist shot has often been called the most important goal in Northeastern history, and is generally considered the marquee sporting moment for the university. It is also known as the "Shot Heard Round the Beanpot".[5] Currently, Turner is Director of Operations of the Human Resources Department at MIT.[6]

Northeastern won three more titles in the 1980s, but has failed to capture the Beanpot since 1988. The Huskies came close to winning their fifth title in 2005 when they rallied from a 2–0 goal deficit to tie BU, but fell in overtime when Chris Bourque—son of former Boston Bruin Ray Bourque—scored the winning goal. They have made it to championship game four times in the past five years (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015) but fell to Boston College in 2011, 2013, and 2014 and to Boston University in 2015. The 2015 installment saw another close Northeastern loss, coming back from a 3–1 deficit in the 3rd to force overtime, but were defeated only 51 seconds into the extra period off a power play goal by Matt Grzelcyk.

Recent Tournaments[edit]

2009[edit]

The opening round of the 2009 tournament took place February 2. BU beat Harvard 4–3 after Harvard went up 2–0. Harvard scored what would have been the game-tying goal after regulation had expired, resulting in a BU victory. In the second game, Northeastern crushed BC 6–1. BU and Northeastern entered the Beanpot Championship on February 9 as the #1 and #2 ranked teams in the country in the USA Today Men's Hockey Poll, making the 2009 Championship arguably one of the most anticipated Beanpot games ever played. BU won the game 5–2 thanks to three shorthanded goals.

2010[edit]

In the opening round of the 2010 tournament that took place February 1. BC beat Harvard 6–0. In the second game, BU beat Northeastern 2–1. BC and BU faced off on February 8 in the Championship game. BC beat BU 4–3 with a highlight goal scored by Chris Kreider earning the 15th Beanpot title for Boston College. John Muse earned both the Eberly Trophy and Beanpot MVP honors, stopping 64-of-67 shots (.955) in the two-game tournament to become the first BC goalie since Greg Taylor in 1994 to capture both honors.

2011[edit]

In the opening round of the 2011 tournament that took place February 7. Northeastern beat Harvard 4–0. In the second game, BC beat BU in overtime 3–2. BC and Northeastern faced off on February 14 in the championship game. BC won 7–6 in overtime with junior forward Jimmy Hayes netting the game-winner and sophomore Chris Kreider winning the tournament MVP earning the 16th Beanpot title for Boston College. This was the first time the Eagles won consecutive Beanpot crowns since winning three straight from 1963–65.

2012[edit]

In the opening round of the 2012 tournament that took place February 6. Boston University beat Harvard 3–1. In the second game, BC crushed Northeastern 7–1. BC and BU faced off on February 13 in the championship game. BC won 3–2 in overtime with sophomore forward Bill Arnold netting the game-winner with 6.4 seconds left and freshman forward Johnny Gaudreau winning the tournament MVP earning the 17th Beanpot title for Boston College. This was the first time the Eagles won three consecutive Beanpot crowns since winning three straight from 1963–65.

2013[edit]

In the opening round of the 2013 tournament that took place February 4. Northeastern beat Boston University 3–2. In the second game, BC beat Harvard 4–1. BC and Northeastern faced off on February 11 in the championship game. BC won 6–3 earning the 18th Beanpot title for Boston College. Northeastern's Kevin Roy being named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament and is the first person to be named MVP who did not play for the championship team since BU's Sean Fields in 2004. Parker Milner won the Eberly Award for having the best save percentage in the tournament. BC's senior class became the first class to go 8–0 and win four consecutive Beanpot titles. Similarly it was the first time in the history of the tournament that a BU graduating class (Class of 2013) graduated without at least one beapot win.

2014[edit]

The 2014 Beanpot took place on February 3 and 10. In the first round of the tournament, Northeastern defeated Harvard in a 6–0 rout and BC defeated BU 3–1. Harvard would defeat BU in the consolation round 6–2, marking the first time in tournament history that BU finished last in consecutive tournaments. In a rematch of the previous season's championship, BC defeated Northeastern by a score of 4–1. It was a tight 1–1 contest through two and three-quarter periods, but the Eagles pulled away with a deflection goal by senior captain Patrick Brown, who managed to redirect the puck while lying on his back. Kevin Hayes was named MVP and freshman Thatcher Demko was awarded the Eberly with the third highest save percentage (.966) in tournament history. BC earned its 5th consecutive championship and 19th in program history. BC's senior class became the second in school history to go 8–0 and perfect in the tournament, the first class being the previous year's senior class.

2015[edit]

The 2015 Beanpot took place on February 3 and 23, with both rounds being respectively delayed due to historically high snowfall. In the opening round of the tournament, Boston University defeated Harvard 4-3 in the second overtime after 82 minutes and 18 seconds of play with Terrier Danny O'Regan scoring the game-winning goal. During the course of the game the Terriers outshot Harvard 67-34. Northeastern University narrowly defeated Boston College 3-2 with the game-winning goal occurring with 1:34 left in the third period. This marked the first time since the 2008-09 season that BC has not won the tournament, while Northeastern made it third straight championship game appearance. BC would defeat Harvard 3–2 in overtime of the consolation game. In the Championship, BU won it's 30th title with a thrilling 4–3 victory in overtime. Northeastern surged late, coming back from a 3–1 deficit in the 3rd to force another period, but a NU penalty only 9 seconds into OT gave BU a powerplay chance to win the game. Matt Grzelcyk converted 51 seconds into overtime to give the Terriers the trophy, earning him the Beanpot MVP award. Harvard's Steve Michalek was awarded the Eberly Award as the best goalie of the tournament.

Other Beanpots[edit]

The success of the men's ice hockey tournament has spawned "Beanpot" tournaments in other sports, including women's ice hockey, baseball (with the University of Massachusetts Amherst replacing Boston University, which does not offer varsity baseball), softball, men's and women's soccer, women's rowing (which also features MIT) and cycling.

The Women's Ice Hockey Beanpot takes place each year on the first two Tuesdays in February, one day after their male counterparts. Northeastern and Harvard have historically dominated the tournament, with 14 and 11 titles respectively, but Boston College has won the title two years in a row. Notably, they advanced to the 2007 final with a 4–3, triple overtime victory over nationally ranked Harvard, in a game that drew national attention. BC's freshman goalie Molly Schaus set an NCAA record with 73 saves in the contest. In recent years, an informal "Pep Band" beanpot has been held between the two games of the first round of the women's beanpot, with the bands from each school performing a unique piece.

The final round of the baseball Beanpot is played at Fenway Park.

A Beanpot for women's rowing was established in 2007, with the crews from Boston College, Boston University, Harvard University (Radcliffe), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Northeastern University competing.

The first Men's Lacrosse Beanpot was held October 19, 2008 at Harvard University. Harvard's Men's Club Team hosted Boston University, Boston College and Northeastern University.

There are also many non-athletic events attached to the Beanpot. These typically occur the same time of year as the hockey beanpot. There is a Concert Band Beanpot, Pep Band Beanpot, Beanpot of Comedy, and a Rice and Beanpot burrito-eating contest, sponsored by Qdoba. The Concert Band Beanpot and Beanpot of Comedy are non-competitive events.

Also, there is the B-School Beanpot Competition, an annual case analysis competition held at Boston University's School of Management since 1996. Undergraduate business schools from the Greater Boston area participate for cash prizes.

The Concert Band Beanpot and Rice and Beanpot participants are the same schools as the men's hockey tournament. The Beanpot of Comedy, hosted by NU & Improv'd of Northeastern University, features sketch and improvisational comedy groups from different schools each year. Past participants have included Boston College, Boston University, Salem State College, Suffolk University, Clark University, and Tufts University. The Business Beanpot participants are Babson College, Boston University, Bentley College, Northeastern University, and Suffolk University. Northeastern University has won ten of the twelve Business Beanpots since 1996, and has taken the top two spots four times. The most recent 1–2 sweep for Northeastern was in 2008.

The Boston College Office of Undergraduate Admission and the Boston University Office of Undergraduate Admission also play in the annual Beancan softball tournament, usually held in July.

On September 26, 2014, the BBC reported that Boston mayor Marty Walsh announced publicly during an official visit to Belfast (Boston's sister city since 2014) that he was supporting a bid to hold a future Beanpot tournament at Odyssey Area in Belfast and that Walsh reportedly will be hosting a delegation from Belfast alongside representatives from the NCAA and the four beanpot schools in October 2014 to further discuss the possibility.[7] However, after a large negative outcry from the Boston media, Walsh later stated that the idea of moving the tournament to a non-Boston venue was taken out of context, and that he only supported "the hosting of a "Beanpot-like" tournament in Belfast that would feature Massachusetts colleges." [8]

All-time results[edit]

Four games are listed for each Beanpot, in the order they were played. Each row represents one Beanpot. Champions are listed in bold. Games requiring one overtime are in pink , while games requiring two or three overtimes are in chartreuse and cyan , respectively.

Edition Year Arena Date Attend. First Game Second Game Date Attend. Consolation Final
1st 1952 Boston Arena Fri, Dec 26 5,105 Boston University 4
Northeastern 1
Harvard 3
Boston College 2 (OT)
Sat, Dec 27 3,382 Boston College 2
Northeastern 0
Harvard 7
Boston University 4
2nd 1954 Boston Garden Mon, Jan 11 711 Harvard 3
Boston University 2
Boston College 8
Northeastern 5
Tue, Jan 12 2,399 Boston University 5
Northeastern 3
Boston College 4
Harvard 1
3rd 1955 Boston Garden Mon, Feb 7 2,560 Harvard 12
Northeastern 3
Boston College 9
Boston University 5
Tue, Feb 8 5,654 Boston University 4
Northeastern 3
Harvard 5
Boston College 4 (OT)
4th 1956 Boston Garden Mon, Feb 6 2,500 Boston College 7
Northeastern 1
Harvard 6
Boston University 1
Wed, Feb 8 4,000 Boston University 9
Northeastern 3
Boston College 4
Harvard 2
5th 1957 Boston Garden Fri, Feb 1 4,038 Boston College 6
Northeastern 0
Boston University 5
Harvard 3
Tue, Feb 5 4,038 Harvard 5
Northeastern 3
Boston College 5
Boston University 4 (OT)
6th 1958 Boston Garden Mon, Feb 3 6,117 Northeastern 5
Harvard 4
Boston University 5
Boston College 4
Mon, Feb 10 4,784 Harvard 7
Boston College 1
Boston University 9
Northeastern 3
7th 1959 Boston Garden Mon, Feb 2 5,920 Boston College 6
Harvard 4
Boston University 7
Northeastern 4
Mon, Feb 9 8,180 Harvard 4
Northeastern 0
Boston College 7
Boston University 4
8th 1960 Boston Garden Mon, Feb 8 10,909 Harvard 5
Northeastern 3
Boston University 5
Boston College 2
Mon, Feb 15 5,713 Northeastern 6
Boston College 5
Harvard 3
Boston University 2
9th 1961 Boston Garden Mon, Feb 6 5,800 Boston College 15
Northeastern 1
Harvard 3
Boston University 2 (OT)
Mon, Feb 13 13,909 Northeastern 6
Boston University 2
Boston College 4
Harvard 2
10th 1962 Boston Garden Mon, Feb 5 13,909 Boston University 5
Northeastern 4
Harvard 6
Boston College 1
Mon, Feb 12 4,500 Boston College 4
Northeastern 0
Harvard 5
Boston University 0
11th 1963 Boston Garden Mon, Feb 4 6,961 Boston College 2
Boston University 1 (OT)
Harvard 4
Northeastern 3 (OT)
Mon, Feb 11 13,909 Northeastern 4
Boston University 2
Boston College 3
Harvard 1
12th 1964 Boston Garden Mon, Feb 3 8,396 Boston College 7
Northeastern 4
Boston University 3
Harvard 2
Mon, Feb 10 13,909 Harvard 7
Northeastern 5
Boston College 6
Boston University 5
13th 1965 Boston Garden Mon, Feb 8 13,058 Boston University 5
Northeastern 4 (3OT)
Boston College 5
Harvard 4 (OT)
Mon, Feb 15 13,909 Northeastern 3
Harvard 1
Boston College 5
Boston University 4
14th 1966 Boston Garden Mon, Feb 7 13,909 Harvard 5
Northeastern 1
Boston University 6
Boston College 4
Mon, Feb 14 13,909 Boston College 5
Northeastern 3
Boston University 9
Harvard 2
15th 1967 Boston Garden Thu, Feb 9 12,261 Northeastern 6
Boston College 5 (OT)
Boston University 8
Harvard 3
Mon, Feb 13 12,910 Boston College 6
Harvard 5
Boston University 4
Northeastern 0
16th 1968 Boston Garden Mon, Feb 5 11,818 Boston University 7
Northeastern 4
Harvard 6
Boston College 4
Mon, Feb 12 12,674 Boston College 6
Northeastern 4
Boston University 4
Harvard 1
17th 1969 Boston Garden Mon, Feb 3 14,659 Harvard 8
Northeastern 4
Boston University 4
Boston College 2
Mon, Feb 10 9,236 Boston College 6
Northeastern 3
Harvard 5
Boston University 3
18th 1970 Boston Garden Mon, Feb 2 14,835 Boston College 5
Northeastern 0
Boston University 5
Harvard 3
Mon, Feb 9 14,702 Harvard 5
Northeastern 4 (OT)
Boston University 5
Boston College 4
19th 1971 Boston Garden Mon, Feb 8 11,449 Boston University 12
Northeastern 2
Harvard 10
Boston College 4
Mon, Feb 22 14,994 Boston College 8
Northeastern 2
Boston University 4
Harvard 1
20th 1972 Boston Garden Mon, Feb 7 8,159 Harvard 8
Northeastern 3
Boston University 4
Boston College 2
Mon, Feb 14 14,995 Boston College 5
Northeastern 4
Boston University 4
Harvard 1
21st 1973 Boston Garden Mon, Feb 5 13,643 Boston College 9
Northeastern 8 (OT)
Boston University 8
Harvard 3
Mon, Feb 12 15,003 Harvard 8
Northeastern 5
Boston University 4
Boston College 1
22nd 1974 Boston Garden Mon, Feb 4 8,033 Boston University 6
Northeastern 1
Harvard 11
Boston College 6
Mon, Feb 11 12,202 Northeastern 4
Boston College 3
Harvard 5
Boston University 4
23rd 1975 Boston Garden Mon, Feb 3 8,694 Harvard 9
Northeastern 0
Boston University 5
Boston College 3
Mon, Feb 10 15,003 Northeastern 5
Boston College 3
Boston University 7
Harvard 2
24th 1976 Boston Garden Mon, Feb 2 11,118 Boston College 5
Northeastern 3
Boston University 6
Harvard 5
Mon, Feb 9 12,250 Harvard 4
Northeastern 2
Boston College 6
Boston University 3
25th 1977 Boston Garden Mon, Feb 7 13,674 Boston University 10
Northeastern 5
Harvard 4
Boston College 2
Mon, Feb 14 14,597 Boston College 6
Northeastern 4
Harvard 4
Boston University 3
26th 1978 Boston Garden Mon, Feb 6 11,666 Harvard 4
Northeastern 3 (OT)
Boston University 12
Boston College 5
Wed, Mar 1 14,335 Boston College 3
Northeastern 2 (OT)
Boston University 7
Harvard 1
27th 1979 Boston Garden Mon, Feb 5 14,679 Boston College 7
Northeastern 2
Boston University 4
Harvard 2
Mon, Feb 12 14,456 Northeastern 5
Harvard 4
Boston University 4
Boston College 3
28th 1980 Boston Garden Mon, Feb 4 14,456 Northeastern 6
Boston University 5 (OT)
Boston College 4
Harvard 3
Mon, Feb 11 14,456 Harvard 7
Boston University 4
Northeastern 5
Boston College 4 (OT)
29th 1981 Boston Garden Mon, Feb 2 14,456 Harvard 10
Northeastern 2
Boston College 5
Boston University 2
Mon, Feb 9 14,456 Boston University 9
Northeastern 2
Harvard 2
Boston College 0
30th 1982 Boston Garden Mon, Feb 1 14,673 Boston University 5
Harvard 1
Boston College 3
Northeastern 2 (OT)
Mon, Feb 8 14,673 Northeastern 6
Harvard 5 (OT)
Boston University 3
Boston College 1
31st 1983 Boston Garden Tue, Feb 8 14,523 Boston College 5
Harvard 4 (OT)
Northeastern 4
Boston University 3
Mon, Feb 14 14,523 Boston University 5
Harvard 4
Boston College 8
Northeastern 2
32nd 1984 Boston Garden Mon, Feb 6 14,451 Northeastern 7
Harvard 3
Boston University 6
Boston College 5
Mon, Feb 13 14,451 Boston College 5
Harvard 2
Northeastern 5
Boston University 2
33rd 1985 Boston Garden Mon, Feb 4 14,451 Boston University 5
Harvard 3
Northeastern 4
Boston College 2
Mon, Feb 11 14,451 Harvard 6
Boston College 5
Northeastern 4
Boston University 2
34th 1986 Boston Garden Mon, Feb 3 14,451 Boston University 8
Northeastern 5
Boston College 4
Harvard 2
Mon, Feb 10 14,451 Harvard 7
Northeastern 1
Boston University 4
Boston College 1
35th 1987 Boston Garden Mon, Feb 2 14,451 Boston University 6
Boston College 3
Northeastern 5
Harvard 4 (OT)
Mon, Feb 9 14,451 Boston College 7
Harvard 6 (OT)
Boston University 4
Northeastern 3 (OT)
36th 1988 Boston Garden Mon, Feb 1 14,451 Northeastern 4
Boston College 0
Boston University 6
Harvard 4
Mon, Feb 8 14,451 Boston College 4
Harvard 2
Northeastern 6
Boston University 3
37th 1989 Boston Garden Mon, Feb 6 14,448 Harvard 5
Boston College 4
Boston University 5
Northeastern 4 (OT)
Mon, Feb 13 14,448 Boston College 4
Northeastern 1
Harvard 9
Boston University 6
38th 1990 Boston Garden Mon, Feb 5 14,448 Boston University 4
Boston College 3
Harvard 5
Northeastern 4
Mon, Feb 12 14,448 Boston College 8
Northeastern 4
Boston University 8
Harvard 2
39th 1991 Boston Garden Mon, Feb 4 14,448 Boston College 5
Northeastern 3
Boston University 8
Harvard 2
Mon, Feb 11 14,448 Northeastern 5
Harvard 0
Boston University 8
Boston College 4
40th 1992 Boston Garden Mon, Feb 3 14,448 Harvard 6
Boston College 4
Boston University 5
Northeastern 4
Mon, Feb 10 14,448 Boston College 5
Northeastern 3
Boston University 5
Harvard 2
41st 1993 Boston Garden Mon, Feb 1 14,448 Harvard 7
Northeastern 5
Boston University 8
Boston College 2
Mon, Feb 8 14,448 Northeastern 4
Boston College 3
Harvard 4
Boston University 2
42nd 1994 Boston Garden Mon, Feb 7 14,448 Boston College 5
Northeastern 4 (2OT)
Harvard 4
Boston University 2
Mon, Feb 14 14,448 Boston University 8
Northeastern 0
Boston College 2
Harvard 1 (OT)
43rd 1995 Boston Garden Mon, Feb 6 14,448 Boston University 6
Northeastern 2
Boston College 7
Harvard 6
Mon, Feb 13 14,448 Northeastern 4
Harvard 2
Boston University 5
Boston College 1
44th 1996 FleetCenter Mon, Feb 5 17,565 Northeastern 4
Harvard 1
Boston University 4
Boston College 1
Mon, Feb 12 17,565 Boston College 6
Harvard 2
Boston University 11
Northeastern 4
45th 1997 FleetCenter Mon, Feb 3 17,565 Boston College 4
Northeastern 1
Boston University 7
Harvard 1
Mon, Feb 10 17,565 Northeastern 2
Harvard 0
Boston University 4
Boston College 2
46th 1998 FleetCenter Mon, Feb 2 17,565 Harvard 5
Boston College 4 (OT)
Boston University 4
Northeastern 1
Mon, Feb 9 17,565 Boston College 4
Northeastern 1
Boston University 2
Harvard 1 (OT)
47th 1999 FleetCenter Mon, Feb 1 17,565 Northeastern 4
Harvard 3 (OT)
Boston University 3
Boston College 2 (OT)
Mon, Feb 8 17,565 Boston College 6
Harvard 4
Boston University 4
Northeastern 2
48th 2000 FleetCenter Mon, Feb 7 17,565 Boston College 6
Northeastern 0
Boston University 4
Harvard 0
Mon, Feb 14 17,278 Harvard 3
Northeastern 1
Boston University 4
Boston College 1
49th 2001 FleetCenter Mon, Feb 5 17,565 Boston College 4
Harvard 1
Boston University 6
Northeastern 4
Mon, Feb 12 17,278 Northeastern 8
Harvard 7
Boston College 5
Boston University 3
50th 2002 FleetCenter Mon, Feb 4 17,565 Northeastern 5
Harvard 2
Boston University 5
Boston College 3
Mon, Feb 11 17,565 Boston College 4
Harvard 0
Boston University 5
Northeastern 3
51st 2003 FleetCenter Mon, Feb 3 17,565 Boston University 2
Harvard 1
Boston College 5
Northeastern 2
Mon, Feb 10 17,565 Harvard 4
Northeastern 1
Boston University 3
Boston College 2
52nd 2004 FleetCenter Mon, Feb 2 17,565 Boston University 5
Northeastern 2
Boston College 4
Harvard 1
Mon, Feb 9 17,565 Northeastern 3
Harvard 1
Boston College 2
Boston University 1 (OT)
53rd 2005 YourGarden Mon, Feb 7 17,565 Northeastern 2
Harvard 1 (2OT)
Boston University 3
Boston College 1
Mon, Feb 14 17,565 Boston College 4
Harvard 1
Boston University 3
Northeastern 2 (OT)
54th 2006 TD Banknorth Garden Mon, Feb 6 17,565 Boston College 5
Northeastern 2
Boston University 5
Harvard 3
Mon, Feb 13 17,565 Harvard 5
Northeastern 0
Boston University 3
Boston College 2
55th 2007 TD Banknorth Garden Mon, Feb 5 17,565 Boston University 4
Northeastern 0
Boston College 3
Harvard 1
Mon, Feb 12 17,565 Northeastern 3
Harvard 1
Boston University 2
Boston College 1 (OT)
56th 2008 TD Banknorth Garden Mon, Feb 4 17,565 Harvard 3
Northeastern 1
Boston College 4
Boston University 3 (OT)
Mon, Feb 11 17,565 Boston University 5
Northeastern 4
Boston College 6
Harvard 5 (OT)
57th 2009 TD Banknorth Garden Mon, Feb 2 17,565 Boston University 4
Harvard 3
Northeastern 6
Boston College 1
Mon, Feb 9 17,565 Boston College 4
Harvard 3
Boston University 5
Northeastern 2
58th 2010 TD Garden Mon, Feb 1 17,565 Boston College 6
Harvard 0
Boston University 2
Northeastern 1
Mon, Feb 8 17,565 Northeastern 4
Harvard 1
Boston College 4
Boston University 3
59th 2011 TD Garden Mon, Feb 7 17,565 Northeastern 4
Harvard 0
Boston College 3
Boston University 2 (OT)
Mon, Feb 14 17,565 Harvard 5
Boston University 4
Boston College 7
Northeastern 6 (OT)
60th 2012 TD Garden Mon, Feb 6 17,565 Boston University 3
Harvard 1
Boston College 7
Northeastern 1
Mon, Feb 13 17,565 Harvard 3
Northeastern 2
Boston College 3
Boston University 2 (OT)
61st 2013 TD Garden Mon, Feb 4 17,565 Northeastern 3
Boston University 2
Boston College 4
Harvard 1
Mon, Feb 11 17,565 Harvard 7
Boston University 4
Boston College 6
Northeastern 3
62nd 2014 TD Garden Mon, Feb 3 14,776 Northeastern 6
Harvard 0
Boston College 3
Boston University 1
Mon, Feb 10 17,565 Harvard 6
Boston University 2
Boston College 4
Northeastern 1
63rd 2015 TD Garden Tue, Feb 3 14,520 Boston University 4
Harvard 3 (2OT)
Northeastern 3
Boston College 2
Mon, Feb 23 14,523 Boston College 3
Harvard 2 (OT)
Boston University 4
Northeastern 3 (OT)

Source: Game information obtained from Beanpot official site.

NOTE: During the 2004–05 season, following Fleet's acquisition by Bank of America and the bank's decision to terminate the naming rights to the arena, there was no permanent naming rights sponsor for that season. It was known as "YourGarden" that year.

Team statistics[edit]

Through the 2015 Beanpot, the four teams have amassed the following statistics:

School W L Pct. GF GA Beanpot Finishes Championship Games
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total Goals Avg.
Boston University 87 39 .690 575 400 30 20 7 6 50 208 4.160
Boston College 76 50 .603 527 443 19 15 23 6 34 122 3.588
Harvard 52 74 .413 460 498 10 15 17 21 25 74 2.960
Northeastern 37 89 .294 393 614 4 13 16 30 17 54 3.176

Source:[9]

Individual awards[edit]

Two awards are presented annually: the Most Valuable Player award and the Eberly Award. The Eberly Award, first presented in 1974, is given annually to the goalie with the best save percentage. The winning goalie must participate in two games to qualify. The award is named after Glen and Dan Eberly, former Beanpot goaltenders at Boston University and Northeastern University, respectively.

Year Champion Most Valuable Player Eberly Award
Player Pos School Player School Saves Goals Save Pct. GAA
1952 Harvard Walt Greeley F Harvard
1954 Boston College Bob Babine F Boston College
1955 Harvard Billy Cleary F Harvard
1956 Boston College James Tiernan F Boston College
1957 Boston College Joe Celeta F Boston College
1958 Boston University Bill Sullivan F Boston University
1959 Boston College Jim Logue [1] G Boston College
1960 Harvard Bob Bland G Harvard
1961 Boston College Tom Martin D Boston College
1962 Harvard Gene Kinasewich F Harvard
1963 Boston College Billy Hogan F Boston College
1964 Boston College John Cunniff (1) F Boston College
1965 Boston College John Cunniff (2) F Boston College
1966 Boston University Tom Ross D Boston University
1967 Boston University Herb Wakabayashi F Boston University
1968 Boston University Jim McCann G Boston University
1969 Harvard Joe Cavanagh F Harvard
1970 Boston University Mike Hyndman D Boston University
1971 Boston University Steve Stirling F Boston University
1972 Boston University Dan Brady
John Danby
G
F
Boston University
Boston University
1973 Boston University Vic Stanfield (1) D Boston University
1974 Harvard Randy Roth F Harvard Ed Walsh Boston University 50 6 0.893 3.00
1975 Boston University Vic Stanfield (2) D Boston University Brian Durocher [2] Boston University 54 5 0.915 2.50
1976 Boston College Paul Skidmore G Boston College Paul Skidmore (1) Boston College 70 6 0.921 3.00
1977 Harvard Brian Petrovek G Harvard Brian Petrovek Harvard 46 5 0.902 2.50
1978 Boston University Jack O'Callahan D Boston University Ed Arrington [3] Northeastern 51 7 0.879 3.50
1979 Boston University Daryl MacLeod F Boston University Paul Skidmore (2) Boston College 57 6 0.905 3.00
1980 Northeastern Dave Archambault D Northeastern George Demetroulakas Northeastern 40 9 0.816 4.50
1981 Harvard Wade Lau G Harvard Wade Lau Harvard 36 2 0.947 1.00
1982 Boston University Tom O'Regan F Boston University Bob O'Connor Boston College 67 5 0.930 2.50
1983 Boston College Bob Sweeney F Boston College Bill Switaj Boston College 58 6 0.906 3.00
1984 Northeastern Tim Marshall G Northeastern Tim Marshall Northeastern 54 5 0.915 2.50
1985 Northeastern Bruce Racine (1) G Northeastern Bruce Racine (1) Northeastern 63 4 0.940 2.00
1986 Boston University Terry Taillefer G Boston University Scott Gordon Boston College 51 6 0.895 3.00
1987 Boston University Mike Kelfer F Boston University Terry Taillefer Boston University 70 6 0.921 3.00
1988 Northeastern Bruce Racine (2) G Northeastern Bruce Racine (2) Northeastern 50 3 0.943 1.50
1989 Harvard Lane MacDonald F Harvard Rich Burchill Northeastern 67 9 0.882 4.50
1990 Boston University David Tomlinson F Boston University Scott Cashman (1) Boston University 52 5 0.912 2.50
1991 Boston University Tony Amonte F Boston University Tom Cole Northeastern 86 5 0.945 2.50
1992 Boston University Mike Prendergast F Boston University Scott Cashman (2) Boston University 59 6 0.908 3.00
1993 Harvard Ted Drury F Harvard Scott Cashman (3) Boston University 41 6 0.872 3.00
1994 Boston College Greg Taylor G Boston College Greg Taylor Boston College 66 5 0.930 2.11
1995 Boston University Ken Rausch F Boston University Derek Herlofsky Boston University 51 3 0.944 1.50
1996 Boston University Chris Drury F Boston University Tom Noble Boston University 52 5 0.912 2.64
1997 Boston University Bill Pierce F Boston University Marc Robitaille (1) Northeastern 68 4 0.944 2.00
1998 Boston University Tom Poti D Boston University Marc Robitaille (2) Northeastern 75 7 0.915 3.51
1999 Boston University Michel Larocque G Boston University Michel Larocque Boston University 65 4 0.942 1.92
2000 Boston University Rick DiPietro G Boston University Rick DiPietro Boston University 52 1 0.981 0.50
2001 Boston College Krys Kolanos F Boston College Scott Clemmensen Boston College 36 4 0.900 2.00
2002 Boston University Justin Maiser F Boston University Matti Kaltiainen Boston College 42 4 0.913 2.02
2003 Boston University Sean Fields (1) G Boston University Sean Fields (1) Boston University 59 3 0.952 1.50
2004 Boston College Sean Fields (2) G Boston University Sean Fields (2) Boston University 85 4 0.955 1.90
2005 Boston University Chris Bourque F Boston University Keni Gibson Northeastern 65 4 0.942 1.54
2006 Boston University Peter MacArthur F Boston University Cory Schneider Boston College 61 5 0.924 2.53
2007 Boston University John Curry G Boston University John Curry Boston University 64 1 0.985 0.48
2008 Boston College Brian Gibbons F Boston College Brad Thiessen (1) Northeastern 70 8 0.897 4.06
2009 Boston University Nick Bonino F Boston University Brad Thiessen (2) Northeastern 74 6 0.925 3.00
2010 Boston College John Muse G Boston College John Muse Boston College 64 3 0.955 1.53
2011 Boston College Chris Kreider F Boston College Chris Rawlings Northeastern 80 7 0.920 3.36
2012 Boston College Johnny Gaudreau F Boston College Kieran Millan Boston University 73 4 0.948 1.72
2013 Boston College Kevin Roy F Northeastern Parker Milner Boston College 39 4 0.907 2.00
2014 Boston College Kevin Hayes F Boston College Thatcher Demko Boston College 56 2 0.966 1.00
2015 Boston University Matt Grzelcyk D Boston University Steve Michalek Harvard 87 7 0.926 2.93

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