BOSTON, MA – With the 61st Boston Beanpot officially in the books, here’s a few statistics and notes from last night’s championship contest.
Boston College 6, Northeastern 3:
* Kevin Roy (Northeastern University) was the Most Valuable Player of the tournament. He was the first MVP on a losing team since Sean Fields (Boston University) of 2004.
* Roy was his college’s fifth MVP of all-time, and the first since 1988 (Bruce Racine won the award then). And Roy is NU’s first MVP on a losing team, too.
* Monday’s win was Boston College’s 18th Beanpot title. They’re now 18-15 overall in the championship round, while Northeastern is now 4-11.
* BC’s Parker Milner won the Eberly Award with a save percentage of .907. He recorded 39 saves, but yielded four goals.
* Milner had never won the award until last night. BC now has 12 players that have won the Eberly Award.
* Monday’s win marked BC’s first ever four-peat, too. They won the title the last four years.
* BC and Northeastern have met in the championship four times and they’ve never combined to score less than nine goals. In 1980, Northeastern won their first championship in overtime by a score of 5-4. In 1983, Boston College won, 8-2, and in 2011, BC won 7-6 in overtime, and obviously Monday’s score matched the nine-goal total.
* An interesting note about the scoreless first period – 20 periods had past since a scoreless frame was played between the two teams, and the last time there was no score after one period was February 9, 1998. BC beat Northeastern that day in the consolation match, 4-1.
* Finally, the women’s Beanpot Championship, which will be played this evening, is also between BC and Northeastern. It is the second time in the tournament’s history that an identical final has been played between two teams. The last time it occurred was in 2007, which featured Boston College and Boston University appeared in both championships.