Boston University defeats Harvard, 2-1

Jekabs Redlihs, a freshman defenseman, is from Riga, Latvia.

His Boston University teammate, junior forward Frantisek Skladany, hails from Martin, Slovakia.

Boston College's No. 1 netminder - a Bruins prospect - is Matti Kaltiainen, of the Espoo, Finland, Kaltiainens.

The Beanpot, Chapter No. 51 set to open late tomorrow afternoon at the FleetCenter, no longer is just a bunch of homeboys and rent-a-Canadians darting up and down Causeway Street on a couple of reserved...

Besides a burning desire to win the coveted hardware, there's one thing each team has in common entering tonight's 51st Beanpot at the FleetCenter. Namely, some momentum.

All four teams are coming off impressive performances. Boston University (5-0 over Merrimack Thursday) and Boston College (9-0 over the University of Massachusetts Friday) had dominating efforts at both ends of the ice, while Northeastern (over Providence) and Harvard (over Brown) were 3-1 winners Frid...

There were another 20 minutes to play in last night's opening game of the 51st Beanpot, it was tied, 1-1, and Boston University senior captain Freddy Meyer was sitting in the locker room with his teammates when the thought occurred to him: "You hate to play in the consolation game."

What is unclear is exactly how he even knew such a thing as a consolation game existed. Had he stumbled upon a hockey dinosaur - a Terrier who knew the first thing about a consolation game?

No new news here. Sorry.


That is not a mere headline. That is an article of Boston athletic faith. That is DOG BITES MAN. That is WHITEY STILL MISSING. That is TED RE-ELECTED.

It's never a matter of if, just how. Boston University doesn't lose on the first Monday in February, not in the FleetCenter. The Terriers made it 8-0 in first-round FleetCenter Beanpot games, beating game Harvard by a 2-1 score last evening.

They didn't...