By Matt Noonan
BOSTON, MA – Johnny Gaudrea netted the game-clincher with 5:23 remaining in the third, as Boston College soared past Northeastern University, 6-3, and claimed their fourth consecutive Beanpot championship.
The Eagles were held without a goal for close to 31 minutes before Bill Arnold slapped a one-timer past Chris Rawlings, which provided Boston College a lead they’d never relinquish.
Gaudreau doubled the Eagles lead two minutes after Arnold’s strike before Northeastern responded with a goal from Kevin Roy, which brought the Huskies within one. However, the Eagles halted their opponent’s moment by potting two more strikes, which came off the sticks of Patrick Brown and Steven Whitney that provided BC with a 4-1 advantage after two frames.
Northeastern rallied during the opening minutes of the final stanza with goals from Roy and Branden Pimm, but Gaudreau’s second goal of the evening sealed the victory for the Eagles.
Boston College tallied one more goal during the final minutes, as Pat Mullane netted an open-net goal, which secured the win.