BC got on the board first, but from that point forward, Connecticut took over. The Huskies rattled off three-straight goals, en route a decisive two-score victory and a trip to the Hockey East Championship.
BC used four special teams goals to coast past UVM for a Hockey East quarterfinal sweep, beating the Catamounts 6-1 for its eighth-straight semifinal appearance.
Eagles forward Daryl Watts tied the Hockey East single-season goals record, while defenseman Toni Ann Miano tied a school record in Friday’s 5-0 shutout of Maine.
After Daryl Watts tallied a goal in the waning minutes of the third period, Toni Ann Miano netted the game-winner in overtime to crown the Eagles Beanpot Champions for the third year in a row.
In between its two rounds of Beanpot play, BC was held to just one goal for the first time since November in an upset loss to New Hampshire—a team that the Eagles had outscored, 11-1, prior to Friday’s matchup.
Makenna Newkirk recorded her second career hat trick and Daryl Watts notched her 10th multi-goal performance of the season, fueling BC’s second-straight, five-goal win over Northeastern.
Northeastern outshot the No. 3 Eagles, but a hat trick by Makenna Newkirk and two goals by Daryl Watts, the nation’s leading scorer, lifted them to their sixth-straight Beanpot Final.
The third-ranked Eagles are the obvious team to beat in the 40th edition of the Beanpot, but they’ll face stiff competition in the opening round—and anything can happen in the historic tournament.
With three current defensemen overseas for the Olympics, the best goaltender in the game, and the top two leading scorers in the country, as well as another pair of skaters in the top 15, BC has more star power than any other team in NCAA hockey.