By Matt Noonan
BOSTON, MA – For the second time in three seasons, Boston University and Harvard University skated in the Boston Beanpot consolation game. And similar to the outcome in 2011, the Crimson defeated the Terriers, 7-4.
Harvard’s Luke Greiner recorded his first hat trick of the season, Marshall Everson netted two goals, and Peter Traber turned away 42 shots between the pipes.
BU jumped out two a two-goal advantage thanks to strikes from Mike Moran and Wade Megan before Harvard responded with goals from Dan Ford and Danny Biega, which evened the contest at 2.
Evan Rodrigues provided the Terriers with an early lead during the middle frame at 1:38, but the Crimson responded with three consecutive tallies – two from Greiner and one from Everson, which pushed Harvard ahead for good.
Everson potted his second goal at 3:13 during the final frame to secure Harvard’s third consecutive consolation victory in the last three years.
BU’s Casey Hohmann netted the Terriers’ fourth goal roughly five minutes later, but that didn’t spark a comeback for Jack Parker’s unit.
With the win, Harvard improves to 6-15-2, while BU falls to 13-12-1.