Boston University defeats Northeastern, 4-0

Brad Thiessen was toddling around British Columbia in a diaper the last time his school won the Hub's annual intramural all-skate.

"I wasn't even 2," said Northeastern's lanky, laid-back freshman goaltender. "I didn't have a clue what a beanpot was."

It's been 19 years since the Huskies, who face 27-time champion Boston University in today's opener, have gotten their paws on the silver handles. But murmurs around town are that this, finally, could be the Year of the Hou...


The matchup is already on the calendar, a Feb. 28 affair at Matthews Arena, which will give the Northeastern Huskies some time to figure out Boston University goaltender John Curry.

Then again, given their recent efforts, good luck.

In last night's opener of the 55th Beanpot, Curry stopped all 27 shots Northeastern threw at him to highlight a 4-0 win, his second straight shutout of the Huskies this season. Dating back to the teams' first meeting -...

For years, coaches of the four Beanpot tournament schools would be asked, "Who is the team to beat?" Invariably, they would all be diplomatic and talk about "on any given Monday," and say all the right things.

But for the first time in quite a while, all four squads - Boston University, Boston College, Harvard, and Northeastern - arguably have an equal shot. In today's first game at TD Banknorth Garden, two-time defending champion BU will face the Huskies, and in the ni...


When Boston University defenseman Tom Morrow was growing up in Afton, Minn., he never dreamed of playing in the Beanpot, like so many young New England players do. When he began hearing about it as he was being recruited, he didn't think much of it because of how many storied tournaments there are in his own state.

But the senior, who is playing in his fourth and final Beanpot beginning with today's game against Northeastern, said it took him preciou...


From out of nowhere, or so it seemed, Sean Sullivan spotted Kenny Roche barreling off the bench and through center ice at the TD Banknorth Garden last night.

Then again, that shouldn't be a surprise. Haven't they been looking at each other and charting each other's moves since that day they met in the delivery room?

Sullivan laughed at such an exaggeration. After all, he was born more than two months after Roche, and besides, it's not as if they've kn...


Northeastern was the flavor of the month. Finally. This was supposed to be the year that anybody could win the Beanpot, so there was rampant speculation that the Huskies might dethrone the perennial champs from Boston University on the opening night of the Hub's 55th annual college hockey festival.

It looked as though the dreamers might be onto something early as the Huntington Ave. skaters played the seventh-ranked Terriers to a draw for a full 29 minut...