Last Updated 12:48 PM, April 07, 2022

Boston University beats Northeastern to win 2022 men's Beanpot; Harvard wins women's tournament

Share
Beanpot preview: Boston University faces three-peat reigning champion Northeastern
7:23
3:37 am, February 15, 2022

Dylan Peterson's lone goal powers BU past Northeastern to win 2022 men's title

Sophomore forward Dylan Peterson is slotted in on Boston University's fourth line. While this trio isn't head coach Albie O'Connell's go-to line, the Terriers bench boss trusted the group of junior Jamie Armstrong, sophomore Nick Zabaneh and Peterson enough to be out on the ice with under three minutes to play in a scoreless men's Beanpot final. 

The move paid off. The currency: a Beanpot championship. 

After clearing the puck from the BU end, the duo of Armstrong and Peterson found themselves in a 2-on-1 with Huskies star defenseman Jordan Harris. Armstrong held the puck out as Harris went onto his stomach to try and prevent the pass. Armstrong held the puck long enough for Harris' momentum to give out, leaving a tiny lane for the BU forward to find Peterson. 

The puck found Peterson's stick. Once it hit Peterson's stick, it found the back of the net. 

"It felt like nothing I've ever felt before," Peterson told NESN right after the game. 

That's all BU needed to beat Northeastern, as the Terriers walked away with a 1-0 win. It's the program's first Beanpot title since 2015. It's also the program's 31st championship in the 69 years of the tournament. 

The Terriers outplayed the Huskies all night, outshooting them, 29-19. The only reason BU mustered just one goal was due to the outstanding play of Northeastern freshman TJ Semptimphelter in net. Semptimphelter stopped 28 of the 29 shots he faced Monday night and combined with his squad's 3-1 win over Boston College, the freshman stopped 69 of 71 shots faced in the Beanpot. That was good enough to win the Eberly Award, which is given annually to the Beanpot goalie with the best save percentage. 

Peterson won tournament MVP. 

The save of the game ended up not even being made by a goalie — it was by BU junior Jay O'Brien. Midway through the first period, Northeastern had time and space in front of the BU net when Huskies defender Tyler Spott had a point-blank chance from the slot. Half the net was open, but O'Brien slid out and got a piece of the shot, deflecting it wide and away from danger. Because of this, BU goalie Vinny Duplessis finished with a 19-save shutout. 

With the win, the Terriers extend their win-streak to seven games and end Northeastern's chance at a fourpeat of Beanpot titles. 

3:29 am, February 15, 2022

BU wins the 2022 men's Beanpot, 1-0

BU edged out Northeastern, 1-0, to win the 69th annual men's Beanpot championship. It's the program's first championship since 2015. 

3:24 am, February 15, 2022

Dylan Peterson gives BU the lead with 2:46 to go | BU 1, Northeastern 0, 2:46 P3

Finally. 

After over 57 minutes of scoreless action, a team finally got on the board. The fourth line for the Terriers earned a 2-on-1 and junior Jamie Armstrong waited just long enough to slip the pass past Huskies defender Jordan Harris to teammate Dylan Peterson. Peterson got enough on it to score, giving BU the 1-0 lead. 

BU leads, 1-0, with 2:46 to play in the game. 

3:13 am, February 15, 2022

TJ Semptimphelter keeps BU offense scoreless

Through roughly 56 minutes, BU has been the much better team. But Northeastern freshman netminder TJ Semptimphelter has been up to the task, stopping all 27 shots he's faced. 

His biggest came on this sequence with under five minutes to play. 

The game is tied, 0-0. 

2:26 am, February 15, 2022

Second period recap: BU-Northeastern scoreless after two

Forty minutes of play and neither team has gotten on the scoreboard. 

Still, even with the score knotted up, 0-0, there have been lots of chances. BU is outshooting Northeastern, 18-9. The Terriers spent the final minute of the period pinning the Huskies down in their own zone, cycling through lines and trying to get high-danger chances.

Northeastern had two really good chances in the period. The first came roughly three minutes into the frame when sophomore Ty Jackson got a partial breakaway, but BU goalie Vinny Duplessis kept the puck out. The other came when sophomore Gunnarwolfe Fontaine tried to bank one in off Duplessis from behind the net. Once again, the BU netminder didn't let the puck past him. 

With the scoring nowhere to be found, the physicality is ramping up. The biggest hit of the period came from BU freshman Brian Carrabes on Northeastern junior Riley Hughes. 

Two words for the third period: Buckle up. 

1:31 am, February 15, 2022

First period recap: BU-Northeastern scoreless after one

If the first period is any indication of how the rest of this game will play out, it's going to be tight. 

Boston University and Northeastern are scoreless after 20 minutes. While the Terriers have produced lots of chances off the rush, Northeastern cycled the puck well, especially through the first 10 minutes, and earned its chances that way. BU is outshooting Northeastern, 11-4. 

The play of the period came from junior Jay O'Brien acting as the BU goalie for a moment. Huskies d-man Tyler Spott had a point blank chance with a wide-open side of the net, but O'Brien slid across and got it before actual BU goalie Vinny Duplessis had a chance. 

12:21 am, February 15, 2022

Pregame: Northeastern vs. Boston University

In the men's Beanpot, it comes down to this. 

On one side, Northeastern is going for its fourth-straight title. On the other, Boston University is going for its seventh-straight win. The Terriers haven't lost in regulation since late November. 

The Huskies will be without freshman center Justin Hryckowian due to injury. His 63.8 percent success rate on draws will be missed. The Terriers will be without junior defenseman Alex Vlasic due to sickness. His shutdown presence is something BU will have to find a way to replace. 

Here are the lines for the Huskies: 

And here are the lines for BU: 

Puck drop is set for 7:54 p.m. ET. You can watch the game live on NESN or NHL Network. This page will be updated consistently throughout the game. 

12:10 am, February 15, 2022

Consolation game: BC and Harvard finish with 3-3 tie

Despite Boston College leading 3-1 entering the third period, Harvard battled back in the third period with two goals from Alex Gaffney and Matthew Coronato to tie the game, 3-3. Overtime was scoreless, so that's how it ended. 

Colby Ambrosio led the way for the Eagles with two goals on the night. 

Next up is the Beanpot championship between Northeastern and Boston University. 

7:40 pm, February 13, 2022

How to watch Monday's men's Beanpot finals

Boston University and Northeastern will play for the 2022 men's hockey Beanpot tournament title Monday, Feb. 14. The Huskies are winners of the last three Beanpot titles (2018-20) while BU last won in 2015.

Here's how and when to watch Monday's men's finals:

  • WHO: Boston University vs. Northeastern
  • WHEN: Monday, Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. ET | Watch live on NESN
  • WHERE: TD Garden | Boston, Massachusetts

The men's consolation game between Harvard and Boston College starts at 4:30 p.m. ET and can be listened to here

Harvard won the 2022 women's Beanpot, defeating Boston College 5-4 on Feb. 8. It's the Crimson's 15th tournament title and first since 2015.

3:16 am, February 9, 2022

Harvard takes down BC, 5-4, in thriller, wins women's Beanpot

How about that for a memorable Beanpot final? 

The Crimson edged out the Eagles, 5-4, to win the 2022 women's Beanpot. It's the 15th time Harvard has won the Beanpot and first time since 2015. 

After going blow-for-blow all night long on the scoreboard, Harvard senior Becca Gilmore entered the BC zone, cut middle and fired one into the Eagles net to make it 5-4 with 3:21 go. That's all the Crimson would need to win. Gilmore's game-winner, plus her four other assists over the two games, were enough to get her the Beanpot MVP trophy. 

The scoring started shortly into the game when junior Kristin Della Rovere sent a long-distance shot on net that went in to make it 1-0 Harvard. 

While BC didn't score in the first, the Eagles didn't waste any time responding in the second, getting a goal from sophomore Maddie Crowley-Cahill to tie it, 1-1. Harvard responded with one from first-year Taze Thompson. Then BC tied the game again with another goal from Crowley-Cahill. Sensing a trend? 

The third period was more of the same back-and-forth scoring. Harvard first-year defenseman Mia Biotti set the tone within the first five minutes by scoring on a 3-on-1 to make it 3-2. Then BC responded with sophomore Caroline Goffredo scoring a goal to tie it. Just a few moments later, junior Kristin Della Rovere gave Harvard the 4-3 lead. BC re-tied the game when freshman Abby Newhook deflected one into the Harvard net to make it 4-4. Newhook now has a goal in eight-straight games. 

Harvard goalie Becky Dutton stopped 26 of the 30 shots she faced. On the other side, goalie Abigail Levy stopped 49 of the 54 shots she faced. Levy won the Bertagna Award for best goalie in the Beanpot due to her 99 saves across two games. 

12:23 am, February 9, 2022

Happening now: No. 6 Harvard battles Boston College for women's Beanpot title

A champ will be crowned tonight. 

At 7:30 p.m. ET, No. 6 Harvard takes on Boston College for the women's Beanpot championship. The Eagles look to win their first Beanpot since 2018, while the Crimson go for their first since 2015. 

You can watch the game here. You can follow the game here

11:16 pm, February 8, 2022

Maureen Murphy leads Northeastern women's hockey to 3-0 win over BU

Northeastern senior Maureen Murphy didn't seem to care that Tuesday's matchup against BU was only the consolation of the women's Beanpot. She went off, potting a hat trick en route to a 3-0 win for the Huskies. 

Murphy scored her first of the day roughly 12 minutes into the contest when she finished off a power play goal after a great cross-ice pass from graduate student Skylar Fontaine. 

Her second was all about the flash, as she blazed through two BU defenders, earned a breakaway and finished on the backhand to make it 2-0. 

Less than three minutes into the third period, Murphy finished off the hat trick with a dart from the top of the right circle that beat BU goalie Nicole McGuigan. 

Murphy's three goals bring her to 20 on the season. 

In the Northeastern net, Gwyneth Phillips stopped all 14 shots she faced. McGuigan was much busier, stopping 34 of 37 Northeastern shots. 

No. 6 Harvard will face Boston College in the Beanpot final at 7:30 p.m. ET. 

9:07 pm, February 8, 2022

Happening now: Northeastern battles BU in women's consolation game

After No. 5 Northeastern and BU lost in the opening round of the women's Beanpot last week, they face off right now on NESN+ in the consolation game. 

You can watch it live here. You can follow the game live here

No. 6 Harvard takes on BC in the women's Beanpot final at 7:30 p.m. ET. 

6:02 am, February 8, 2022

5 takeaways from the thrilling 2022 Beanpot semifinals

Well, that was a pretty exciting return to the men's Beanpot tournament. Here are the 5 biggest takeaways. 

  1. TJ Semptimphelter was brilliant 
  2. Teams missing goalies at the Olympics succeeded while teams missing skaters fell short 
  3. BU looked like one of the hottest teams in college hockey 
  4. Harvard hung in there with BU 
  5. BC is going through a serious rough patch, but outplayed Northeastern 

Click here for the full story. 

4:17 am, February 8, 2022

Northeastern rides 41-save performance from TJ Semptimphelter to beat BC, 3-1

The Huskies beat the Eagles, 3-1, in Monday night's second Beanpot semifinal game to advance to the final next Monday. It's the fourth-straight Beanpot championship Northeastern will be apart of. 

Northeastern opened the scoring midway through the first period when sophomore Gunnarwolfe Fontaine's shot trickled through BC goalie Eric Dop. Fontaine realized the rebound was there before Dop did and pushed it into the open net to make it 1-0. 

Then in the second period, sophomore Sam Colangelo fired a one-timer past Dop on the power play to make it 2-0 Huskies. 

Despite the 2-0 lead, BC consistently outshot Northeastern throughout the night, and the Eagles got a glimmer of hope when senior Patrick Giles finished a 2-on-1 chance by ripping a shot past Northeastern goalie TJ Semptimphelter to cut the lead to 2-1. 

BC pushed hard for the tying goal late, but any hopes of that were thwarted after sophomore Nikita Nesterenko took a cross-checking penalty with 35.3 seconds left. That opened the door for Northeastern freshman Justin Hryckowian to score on the man-advantage with 14.5 seconds left to ensure the win. 

Even with the three goals, the story of the night was the play of Semptimphelter in net. A freshman who'd only started two games prior to this one, Semptimphelter was sensational, stopping 41 of the 42 shots he faced. 

His best save of the night came on BC forward Brandon Kruse when he robbed the graduate student on a 2-on-1 midway through the second period. 

The Huskes have won the last three Beanpots. They'll be going for the four-peat next Monday when they face BU in the championship.