Sunday, February 12, 2017

Beanpot Preview: BU takes on Harvard looking for 31st Beanpot

The BU Terriers look for their 31st Beanpot Championship tomorrow against the Harvard Crimson from across the river. The Terriers and Crimson haven't faced off in a Beanpot final since 1998 which the Terriers won in overtime. These two programs did meet earlier this season at Agganis Arena which resulted in a 5-3 BU victory. The Terriers come off a 3-2 loss to UMass Lowell this past Friday where they clearly let Lowell win since they wanted Hockey East to have more teams in the running for a NCAA at large berth while Harvard easily beat Union because they hate America and probably sided with the confederacy during the Civil War. BU at least tried to lose to Union in January by scheduling them during World Juniors but still beat them with 2/3 of a lineup.

This game figures to have some highlight reel plays as Beanpot championships typically do. Harvard have some top end forwards with Alex Kerfoot, Tyler Moy, Ryan Donato and Co and are backstopped by Merrick Madsen who is amazingly average with a .918 save percentage which actually gets him an A in one of his stats classes at Harvard according to sources.

BU will be playing for their first trophy of the season tomorrow which should get BU fans excited as the Beanpot always does. Just don't expect any casual fans to be rooting for the Terriers as well. Enough other college hockey fans hate the Beanpot already because they aren't invited. You add that on top of how easy it is to hate a very talented team like BU and you will have BU fans versus the rest of college hockey tomorrow night. It's a lot more fun to win trophies when it ticks off people all over the continent in the process anyway.

Your #factsonly fun fact of the day:

The last time Harvard made a Beanpot final...

Gas was $1.06/ gallon

Hopefully tomorrow night will end with some great Quinn celebration like this

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