Tuesday, February 10, 2009
BU PREVAILS AGAIN IN BEANPOT FINAL
Monday night saw Brandon Yip's Boston University Terriers take on Tyler McNeely's Northeastern Huskies in the 2009 Beanpot Final.
BU was seeking their 29th title. While Northeastern was looking for just their 5th and 1st since 1988.
The game was back and forth to start with the teams trading powerplay goals from Colby Cohen of BU and Northeastern's Mike McLaughlin.
BU took their 2nd lead of the game early in the middle frame when former Express Brandon Yip was turned aside on a shorthanded breakaway. But the puck bounced in front and Nick Bonino banged home the rebound off the end glass.
Northeastern did have a reply moments later when former Express Tyler McNeely banged home the rebound of a point shot to tie the game.
The tie only lasted 1:05 as Chris Lawerence took a perfect back door feed and tipped it past Brad Theissen to give BU a 3-2 lead.
Late in the 2nd period a scrum broke out in front of the Husky goal and McNeely was handed a 10 minute misconduct and a game misconduct.
BU took their lead into the third. But the Huskies had a great chance to pull even when Joe Pereira was called for slashing at 12;54 giving the Huskies a powerplay.
However, as it turned out the powerplay did more damage than good for Northeastern as BU scored their 2nd and 3rd shorthanded goals of the game by David Warsofsky and Colin Wilson 30 seconds apart to blow the game open and put it on ice.
The win was Boston University's 29th Beanpot crown. Brandon Yip had 2 assists in the win.