Our trip to the 34th Annual Women’s Boston Beanpot on Tuesday, Jan. 31, begins with a quick look at the Harvard University Crimson.
Harvard Crimson Women’s Hockey:
ECAC Record: (11-4-1)
Current Streak: The Crimson enter Tuesday’s contest against Boston University having won three of their last four contests.
Last Beanpot Championship: Harvard has won the tournament 13 times, although the last time they were crowned champions was in 2010 when they defeated Northeastern, 1-0.
Biggest Win: Harvard beat-up Yale University, 8-0 on Jan. 27, as well as outshot the Bulldogs, 46-9.
Toughest Loss: Their two toughest losses this season came against Cornell University. The Big Red defeated the Crimson early in the season in Ithaca, New York, as well as in Cambridge by a combined score of 7-3.
Player to Watch: Make sure you keep your eye on junior forward Jillian Dempsey, who leads the team with 26 points, (13 goals, 13 assists). Against ECAC opponents, Dempsey has deposited eight goals, and tallied eight assists.
Beanpot Prediction: In the past three years, Harvard has made three appearances in the title game. They won in 2010, but lost to Boston College in 2009 and 2011, so you can bet they’re going to seek some type of revenge against the Eagles. However, don’t expect the Crimson to overlook their first round matchup against Boston University, who is currently riding a three-game winning streak. If the Crimson can get by the Terriers, expect them to be a tough out in the title round against Boston College or Northeastern University.