Boston University defeats Northeastern, 3-2

Before last night's game, Northeastern coach Bruce Crowder called Boston University the New York Yankees of the Beanpot.

And, in fact, the Terriers were going for their 26th tournament title, which would match the Yankees' 26 World Series titles.

However, just as the Red Sox toppled the New Yorkers last fall, Crowder's squad was hoping to put a dent in this empire. Despite outworking BU for most of the championship game, Northeastern faced a 2-1 deficit with less than f...

Four days ago, Boston University coach Jack Parker didn't think goalie John Curry, who separated his right shoulder on Jan. 27, would be ready for tonight's Beanpot title game against Northeastern.

"But good things happen in two or three days," Parker said.

Parker is right. Yesterday, Parker consulted with goalie coach Mike Geragosian and trainer Larry Venis, who both thought Curry was ready for action.

So after practice and before a video session to scout Northea...

Since 1973, the same man has watched over the Boston University bench. But aside from the presence of Jack Parker, virtually everything else surrounding the Terrier program has changed, from the arena, the assistant coaches, and, of course, the players.

Yet one thing never changes: BU's domination of the Beanpot. Seventeen championships. Eleven straight appearances in the title game. Eight crowns in the last 10 years. While the Terriers' success can defy rational explan...

The team that had won 25 Beanpot championships, beaten Northeastern 10 straight times in tournament play, and made victories on second Mondays in February a virtual requirement for graduation appeared much more timid than its history might have dictated.

"I was scared out there in overtime," said Boston University forward Chris Bourque. "But who isn't?"

The Terriers had every right to be afraid in Monday's Beanpot championship game. Two first-period special-teams goa...

Northeastern hockey coach Bruce Crowder had called Boston University the New York Yankees of the Beanpot. Last night, the Terriers matched their hardball counterparts with their 26th crown, showing once again why they are the Beanpot's lone empire - evil or otherwise.

Despite being outplayed for most of the game, the Terriers beat Northeastern, 3-2, on the strength of Chris Bourque's goal at 14:10 of overtime.

"It's something that's part of the school's tradition," s...

Boston University freshman Chris Bourque didn't have a Valentine's Day date with a girl after scoring the winning goal in the 3-2 overtime victory over Northeastern last night. He had a date with a razor.

The 53d Beanpot's Most Valuable Player, who scored the winner at 14:10 of the extra session, stroked his chin and said with a smile, "This is my Beanpot beard. I've been growing it for about eight days and now it has to come off."

Bourque, the son of Bruins Hall of ...