Boston College defeats Boston University, 4-3

56TH BEANPOT Boston College will be without one of its top forwards when the Beanpot begins tonight at TD Banknorth Garden.

Junior right wing Brock Bradford suffered a fractured left humerus opening night against Michigan. He returned to the lineup Jan. 9 but fractured his humerus again higher up the arm Jan. 19 against Boston University in his fourth game back.

Coach Jerry York said Bradford will visit orthopedist Tom Gill, who works with the Patriots and the Bru...

The anguish on Brett Bennett's face was easy to read, even with his goaltending mask still covering most of it. At 7:15 of overtime, the Boston University sophomore gave up the winning goal to Boston College's Nathan Gerbe and the Eagles advanced with a 4-3 win.

For Bennett, who was playing in his first Beanpot, it was excruciating. BC defenseman Carl Sneep had thrown the puck down from the left point, and freshman center Brian Gibbons fed it to Gerbe, who beat Bennett ...

For two familiar opponents, it was a typical chess match on ice.

At TD Banknorth Garden last night, Boston University and Boston College appeared equal in terms of shots, shoves, and tempers at both ends of the rink in their Beanpot opening-round game.

As the clock inched closer to midnight and the game in overtime, it fell to one player to provide checkmate and send everyone home to bed.

Junior forward Nathan Gerbe played that role in the latest thriller between ...

56th BEANPOT

What? You were expecting a decision in regulation? When it's Boston College and Boston University in the Beanpot, it seems only fitting that the contest should continue beyond three periods.

Last night, in the semifinal nightcap, there was plenty of drama. Lead changes, power plays, strong goaltending, and heavy hitting. In the end, junior Nathan Gerbe, with his second goal of the game, lifted the Eagles to a 4-3 victory at 7:15 of OT, propelling BC into...

At various points during this season, Boston University coach Jack Parker has been confounded by his team. The issues have ranged from lack of effort, spotty scoring, inconsistent performance, an inability to play well at home, to less-than-stellar goaltending. The Terriers have won back-to-back games just once this season - back on Nov. 1 and 3.

But when the 56th annual Beanpot Tournament kicks off tonight at TD Banknorth Garden, no one will be expecting anything less ...