Northeastern defeats Harvard, 2-1

With one slapper right down the slot after a smothering shift that prevented Harvard from clearing the puck, Northeastern senior defenseman Tim Judy ended Harvard's five-game winning streak and the hopes of the Crimson seniors to make it to a Beanpot Tournament final for the first time in their careers.

Judy's blast through a screen - created in large part by teammate Ray Ortiz - sailed over the shoulder of Harvard netminder Dov Grumet-Morris at 2:01 of the second overt...

It's not called Beanpot University for nothing.

In 52 years of tournament history, Boston University has won the Beanpot 25 times. In the last 10 seasons, the Terriers have won the crown eight times, including six straight from 1995 to 2000. BU has not lost a first-round game since 1994 and has advanced to the championship game 21 times in the last 22 years.

For of all his team's achievements, BU coach Jack Parker doesn't think his club is expected to win this year's...

Less than a minute into last night's Beanpot opener, Harvard's Kevin Du sped in alone on Keni Gibson and buried a neat backhander for the first goal of the game.

In the next 81 minutes, Gibson was unbeatable. The Northeastern goalie stopped 39 shots in the Huskies' 2-1, double-overtime victory.

Smiling behind a five-day beard, the senior from Stittsville, Ontario, recalled the one that got by him.
"He made a good shot," said Gibson. "I guess he got even with me for ...

No one was happier than Northeastern coach Bruce Crowder after his team's 2-1 double-overtime victory last night in the Beanpot's opening round against Harvard.

"My joy was a representation of the kids joy. Whenever you get into overtime, the goals are going to get big. We needed a little bit of lady luck on our side and we got it," said Crowder, referring to a Harvard shot in the second overtime that deflected off a leg and behind NU goalie Keni Gibson, but did not cro...