Boston College defeats Harvard, 4-0

Harvard is now 0-4 this season against its fellow Beanpot participants . . . BC and Harvard now have met 32 times in the Beanpot, with BC enjoying a 19-13 edge.

The victory was BC's fifth straight over the Crimson in consolation affairs . . . When Northeastern beat Harvard, 5-2, in Round 1, it was just the fourth time in Beanpot history that the Huskies took an opening game by at least three goals. The other times were 7-3 over Harvard in 1984, 4-0 against BC in 1988, and ...

Tuesday, February 12, 2002

Forget consolation. How about motivation, Boston College Jerry York told his team.

"If we have the chance to play, we have the chance to improve as a team," York said to the Eagles before the start of last night's encounter with Harvard in the consolation game of the 50th Beanpot at the FleetCenter. It's a game no Beanpot player wants to be involved in, but York told his club to use it as a springboard for what it hopes is a strong finish...

Six of the 12 finalists for the Walter Brown Award - given annually to the top American-born player in New England collegiate hockey - were involved in this year's classic. They are Eaves and Voce for BC; Jim Fahey and Mike Ryan for NU; Mike Pandolfo for BU; and Peter Capouch for Harvard . . . Mazzoleni is now 1-5 in the Beanpot, though it should be noted that only one Crimson coach - the legendary Cooney Weiland - ever has had a winning record in this event. Yes, even Bil...

Their record, after last night's Beanpot consolation win against Harvard, 9-4-2 with him, 6-9-0 without him. Their power play was clicking at a 22.8 percent clip with him and 10.5 percent without him.

So it's not surprisng that Boston College coach Jerry York calls sophomore center Ben Eaves of Faribault, Minn. his team's "difference-maker."

Eaves, who has called 13 cities home because of his father Mike's years as a professional hockey player and professional and in...