Boston University defeats Boston College, 3-1

It doesn't matter that Boston College is the No. 1 team in the country and sits atop Hockey East.

Not when it comes to the Beanpot. No matter the circumstance, the road to the championship goes through Boston University, and last night at the FleetCenter the Eagles ran into a dead end thanks to a "backup" goalie.

Stephan Siwiec, a junior from Calgary, Alberta, was playing only because regular starter John Curry suffered a separated right shoulder against Merrimack Jan. ...

With its 2-1 win last night, Boston University toppled the top club in college hockey, snapped Boston College's 14-game unbeaten streak, avenged back-to-back losses to the Eagles last month, and gained revenge for BC's overtime win in last year's Beanpot championship match.

Most important, BU (16-10-2) advanced to this year's championship game, which will take place next Monday against Northeastern, for the 11th straight season and the 21st time in the last 22 years. Be...