Boston College defeats Boston University, 4-3

Three goals in the second period lifted Boston College to a 4-3 victory over Boston University in the championship game of the 58th Beanpot college hockey tournament Monday at TD Garden.

Steven Whitney, Carl Sneep and Chris Kreider all scored in the second period as Boston College (16-8-2) won its 15th Beanpot.

Boston University's Colby Cohen scored with 2:46 to cut the BC lead to 4-3 and make for an interesting final few minutes.

But BC held off BU, which had sev...

For one night the Garden went from the Parker House to Yorktown, and boy was it fun to watch.

Boston University bench boss Jack Parker has said the Beanpot would benefit from some fresh blood in the winner’s circle to break the icy ennui. It’s hard to argue with Parker’s preference for a little more puck parity, except when BU and BC play a Beanpot final like last night.

What other matchup would you have wanted in the Beanpot final? If you can’t enjoy the Commonwealt...

Boston College coach Jerry York kept his fingers crossed last spring when his starting goaltender - John Muse - underwent hip surgery April 30 to repair a torn labrum. Muse, who as a freshman was instrumental in helping the Eagles win the NCAA title in 2008, returned to the lineup at the start of the 2009-10 campaign, which was ahead of schedule, but the coaching and training staffs closely monitored his workload.

Because of York’s familiarity with the surgery, which bo...

It has been nicknamed “The Boston University Invitational’’ because of how often the Terriers have won the Beanpot. Last night, there was a sign in the stands at TD Garden that read, “It’s not the Beanpot, it’s the Jackpot,’’ referring to veteran BU coach Jack Parker, whose squad had won 12 of the previous 16 crowns.

But Boston College, which went into the final against archrival BU for the 20th time in the tournament’s 58-year history, had plans to rewrite that all-too...

The Beanpot is an undeniable draw for Boston hockey recruiters, and freshmen often talk about playing in early February at the Garden in revered tones. And for those fortunate enough to win the prized pot in their first try, it can be a glorious stage.

BC goalie John Muse has breathed that rarified air, edging Harvard, 6-5, in overtime two years ago in the title game. Last night, Muse’s teammate Chris Kreider got a taste as well, finishing a dazzling rush that gave his ...