Sure, it may be ‘Super Bowl Sunday,’ but today marks the day before one of the great Boston sports traditions: The Beanpot Tournament, which is scheduled to commence tomorrow, Monday, February 3rd at the TD Garden.
Northeastern University, which won the two-day, four-team tournament last season, will attempt to capture the 68th Beanpot Tournament beginning tomorrow when they skate against Harvard University at 5 p.m.
Also competing tomorrow is Boston College and Boston University – the two rivals will square-off at 8 p.m.
Both contests, as well as next Monday’s (Feb. 10th) consolation and championship games, can be seen on NESN. For fans outside the New England region, all four games can be seen on either the NHL Network (North America) or TSN2 (Canada).
Northeastern has never won three-straight tournaments but has captured back-to-back championships twice, including the past two seasons (2018 and 2019)
Boston University, which has won 30 titles since the two-day, four-team tournament commenced in 1952 at the Boston Arena (now Matthews Arena), has not celebrated a championship since beating Northeastern in 2015.
Boston College last won the Beanpot in 2016, while Harvard ended a lengthy drought in 2017 with a 6-3 victory over Boston University.
Boston College, Harvard, and Northeastern enter tomorrow’s tournament as ranked teams, while Boston University is receiving votes, according to the latest USCHO.com poll.
2020 Beanpot Schedule
- Monday, February 3rd, 2020: Harvard University vs. Northeastern University (5 p.m.)
- Monday, February 3rd, 2020: Boston College vs. Boston University (8 p.m.)
- Monday, February 10th, 2020: Consolation Game (BC-BU) vs. (Harvard-Northeastern) (4:30 p.m.)
- Monday, February, 10th, 2020: Championship Game (BC-BU) vs. (Harvard-Northeastern) (7:30 p.m.)
2020 Beanpot Links
- 6 Questions about the Beanpot Tournament (Boston.com)
- Previewing the 2020 Beanpot Tournament (NCAA.com)
- NESN will air live and exclusive coverage of the 68th Beanpot (NESN.com)
- Can Harvard top Northeastern in the opening game of the 68th Beanpot? (Harvard Crimson)
- Northeastern seeks its first-ever three-peat. (Sentinel & Enterprise)
- McInnis brothers hope to lead Boston College to a Beanpot Championship (The Patriot Ledger)