The 2011 Beanpot reaches its conclusion Monday night when No. 1 Boston College takes on Northeastern in the championship game. The Eagles will be aiming for their second straight title, and their third Beanpot tournament in the past four years, while the Huskies are trying for their first Beanpot title since 1988.
In the consolation game, played earlier in the day (4:30 p.m. EST), Harvard will look to knock off No. 14 Boston University for some local bragging rights.
Our Boston College blog, BC Interruption, previews tonight's action with "Five Storylines For Tonight's Beanpot Championship," led by The Northeastern Beanpot Title Drought.
Chances are you'll hear the announcers go on about this ad nauseum during tonight's broadcast. The Huskies haven't won a Beanpot Championship since 1988. That is quite a few years ago (I was six). Northeastern has played in just five Championship Games over that span, and is probably glad they aren't facing the Terriers tonight. Since 1988, the Huskies are 0-5 in Championship Games, all against BU, getting outscored 28-13 in those Championship games. Amazingly, in a tournament that has been run the last 59 years, BC and Northeastern have met in the Championship just two times previously. Northeastern won 5-4 in overtime back in 1980, and BC returned the favor in 1983, winning 8-2.
Other topics you can expect to hear: Eagles-Huskies Again ... and Again ... and Again; Can BC make it 3 of 4?; Beanpot Title as a National Championship Bellwether; and Ex-BC Commit Cody Ferriero Skates For Northeastern.
Read all the storylines in BC Interruption's excellent breakdown, and visit our 2011 Beanpot preview.