Beanpot Championship: Boston College vs. Northeastern – Rapid Reactions
By Dan Libon
FIRST PERIOD: BOSTON COLLEGE 1 – NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY 2
Summary: Both teams displayed the meaning of “physical hockey” to begin the championship, but after 9-minutes, Boston College’s Tommy Cross netted the first goal of the game, which was followed up by two rapid Northeastern goals by Luke Eibler and Brodie Reid.
Shots on Goal: Boston College – 13 / Northeastern – 10
Power Play: Boston College (0-2)/ Northeastern (2-3)
Goals: Boston College (1), Tommy Cross (1/9:48)/ Northeastern University (2), Luke Eibler (1/17:04) and Brodie Reid (2/18:12)
Penalties: Boston College (6), Brian Gibbons (hit after the whistle/hit after the whistle (2-penalties)), Tommy Cross (tripping), Joe Whitney (roughing) and Chris Kreider (boarding/cross checking (2-penalties)) / Northeastern University (5), Luke Eibler (hit after the whistle), Anthony Bitetto (hit after whistle), Robbie Vrolyk (roughing) and Steve Silva (hooking/hit after the whistle (2-penalties))
SECOND PERIOD: BOSTON COLLEGE 4 – NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY 4
Summary: Numerous goals were scored between both squads, but the penalties also continued to be a factor too, as Boston College took advantage of two power plays to keep the game even with Northeastern.
Shots on Goal: Boston College – 12 / Northeastern – 6
Power Play: Boston College (1-3)/ Northeastern (0-2)
Goals: Boston College (3), Patt Mullane (2/0:53), Chris Kreider (3/5:25) and Steve Whitney (4/12:07) / Northeastern (2), Rob Dongara (3/2:47) and Tyler McNeely (4/13:24)
Penalties: Boston College (2), Joe Whitney (hooking) and Cam Atkinson (interference)/ Northeastern (3), Robbie Vrolyk (hooking), Drew Daniels (interference) and Tyler McNeely (hit from behind)
THIRD PERIOD: BOSTON COLLEGE 6 – NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY 6
Summary: The final period featured four goals combined, but the biggest occurred during the final minutes when Northeastern watched Wade MacLeod score the tying goal, which sent the Beanpot Championship into overtime.
The Boston Beanpot championship ended in dramatic fashion when Boston College’s Jimmy Hayes found the back of the net and allowed his team to celebrate the hard fought victory.