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It’s Beanpot Hockey Time Once Again

Quick. What is the best college hockey team in Boston? Fortunately we do not have to guess as the annual Beanpot Hockey Tournament determines what men’s and women’s hockey team gets to claim those bragging rights.

Yes, it is once again that time of year. It is time again for the annual Beanpot Hockey Tournament. The tournament gets underway tonight for the men with Northeastern playing Harvard at 5 PM and BC facing off against BU at 8 PM. The finals will be held on Monday, February 10, 2014 with the consolation game getting underway at 4:30 PM and the championship game following at 7:30 PM. All games are held at the TD Garden in Boston.

Defending champion Boston College is going for their fifth Beanpot championship in a row.

The women’s Beanpot Tournament gets underway tomorrow night, Tuesday, February 4, 2014 with Northeastern playing Harvard at 5 PM with BC / BU following at 8 PM. The consolation game will be played a week later on February 11, 2014 at 5 PM and the championship game following at 8 PM. All games will be played at BC’s Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill.

Defending champion Northeastern will be going for a third championship in a row.

In a city rich in sports traditions the annual Beanpot Hockey tournament ranks up their with the Boston Marathon and the Head of the Charles Regatta as one of the city’s preeminent sporting events.

Picture credits: The picture of the Northeastern women holding the Beanpot Trophy was taken by Lauren Siegert and is from Flickr. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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2013 Beanpot Hockey Tournament

Boston has some great annual sports traditions. In the spring it is the Boston Marathon. In the fall it is the Head of the Charles Regatta (technically in Cambridge). In the winter it is the Beanpot Hockey Tournament. In the annual Beanpot Hockey Tournament four Cambridge/Boston college hockey powerhouses compete for the coveted trophy and the bragging rights to “the best college hockey team in Boston” – which is very often also the best college hockey team in the country.

This year the Beanpot shakes out as follows:

    • Monday, February 4, 2013
      • Men’s Semifinal #1: Boston University vs. Northeastern at 5 PM at the TD Garden
      • Men’s Semifinal #2: Boston College vs. Harvard at 8 PM at the TD Garden
    • February 5, 2013
      • Women’s Semifinal #1: Boston College vs. Harvard at 5 PM at Matthews Arena
      • Women’s Semifinal #2: Boston University vs. Northeastern at 8 PM at Matthews Arena
    • Monday, February 11, 2013
      • Men’s Consolation Game: 4:30 PM at the TD Garden
      • Men’s Championship Game: 7:30 PM at the TD Garden
    • February 12, 2013
      • Women’s Consolation Game: Boston College vs. Harvard at 5 PM at Matthews Arena
      • Women’s Championship Game: Boston University vs. Northeastern at 8 PM at Matthews Arena

Last year’s (2012) defending champions:

    • Men: Boston College
    • Women: Northeastern
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2013 New England Pond Hockey Tournaments

Back “in the day”, hockey was played outside on frozen ponds and lakes. While is has certainly become an international indoor sport played in modern skating rinks, there are still those who long for the old fashioned outdoor experience. If you are one of those you may want to consider facing off at one of New England’s many pond hockey competitions.

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Beanpot Hockey Tournament 2012

The annual Beanpot Hockey Tournament is on us once again. In the tournament the hockey teams of Boston College (BC), Boston University (BU), Harvard, and Northeastern compete for the coveted men’s and women’s Beanpot crowns as the best college hockey teams in Boston.

This year the Beanpot kicks off first with the women. Round 1 is on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 with BC facing off against Northeastern at 5 PM and Harvard facing off against BU at 8PM. The next round will be held on Tuesday, February 7 with the consolation game at 5 PM and the championship game at 8 PM. All games will be at BU’s Walter Brown Arena.

The men’s tournament starts on Monday, February 6, 2012. BU will face off against Harvard at 5 PM and BC will face off against Northeastern at 8 PM. The next round is on Tuesday, February 13, 2012 with the consolation game at 4:30 PM and the championship game at 7:30 PM. All games will be held at the TD Garden.

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Beanpot Time Again

We are headed into the second week of February, which as any Boston hockey fan can tell you, is time for the Beanpot Hockey Tournament. Yes it is time for that annual college hockey tournament which confers the bragging rights to being the best college hockey team in Boston – a pretty significant accomplishment in a city where hockey is so popular.

The Men’s Beanpot Hockey Tournament has been contested since 1952. It pits four college hockey teams against each other:

  • Boston College – the winner of the 2010 Beanpot
  • Boston University – the most Beanpot titles with 29
  • Harvard – the winner of the first Beanpot
  • Northeastern – Looking for their first Beanpot title since 1988

The women’s (yes, in Boston women play hockey, and they do it quite well) Beanpot Hockey Tournament has been contested since 1979. It, too, pits the same four school’s women’s hockey teams against each other:

  • Boston College – whose first of three Beanpot titles came in 2006
  • Boston University – with only one Beanpot title in 1981
  • Harvard – the winner of the 2010 Beanpot
  • Northeastern – the winner of the first women’s Beanpot and the most Beanpot titles with 14

2011 Men’s Beanpot

For the men, round one of the 2011 Beanpot will be held at the TD Garden on February 7. Northeastern will play Harvard at 5 PM, and BU will play BC at 8 PM. The consolation game (losers of round one play each other) will be held on February 14 at 4:30 PM, and the Championship game will be at 7:30 PM.

2011 Women’s Beanpot

For the women, round one of the 2011 Beanpot will be held at Kelley Rink/Conte Forum (Chestnut Hill, MA) on February 8. Harvard will play Northeastern at 5 PM, and BC will play BU at 8 PM. The consolation game (losers of round one play each other) will be held on February 15 at 5 PM, and the Championship game will be at 8 PM.

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