February 26, 2024

Northeastern outlasts Boston University, wins Beanpot in OT

Gunnarwolfe Fontaine scored in the ultimate minute of additional time Monday night time, lifting Northeastern to a 4-3 victory over Boston University in the Beanpot at TD Garden.

The Huskies have now received 5 of the previous six Beanpot finals, the end result of an annual school hockey match that includes 4 Boston-area colleges performed throughout two weeks in February.

“It feels amazing,” Fontaine advised NESN on the ice after the victory. “When you can win with your brothers out here, there’s nothing like it.”

Matt DeMelis, Justin Hryckowian and Jack Williams additionally scored for Northeastern in the win.

“It gives us all the confidence,” Fontaine stated of the title. “It’s a great playoff push, it’s the first trophy we could have earned. And I’m glad we got it.”

The Terriers acquired targets from Macklin Celebrini, Devin Kaplan and Lane Hutson in the loss.

In the crease it was a story of two goaltenders. Boston’s Mathieu Caron allowed 4 targets on simply 13 photographs, whereas Northeastern’s Cameron Whitehead made 30 saves en path to the title.

“That was no surprise. We have all the faith in the world in him,” Fontaine stated of Whitehead. “He’s a stud back there. We’re lucky to have him.”

Boston College shut out Harvard 5-0 in the comfort recreation.