Men's Ice Hockey
The 2016 Beanpot begins this evening with a match between Harvard and Boston College.
Harvard will look to advance to its first Beanpot final since 2008 tonight against Boston College.
Sophomore goaltender Merrick Madsen stopped 30 of the 33 shots he faced, but it was ultimately not enough as Harvard fell to BC, 3-2, in a Beanpot semifinal.
Junior Alexander Kerfoot and Harvard fell 3-2 in the first Beanpot semifinal on Monday.
Freshman forward Ryan Donato celebrates after putting the Crimson in front, 1-0, in the first period.
The Eagles celebrate their second goal of the night that evened the score in the second period.
In recent years, a trip to the Beanpot final has been ever so elusive for the No. 7/7 Harvard men’s hockey team. This February proved no different.
BC held Jimmy Vesey (19), Kyle Criscuolo (11), and the rest of the Crimson power play unit 0-for-2 on the man advantage.
Propelled by two unanswered power-play goals midway through the second period on Monday, No. 4/4 BC marched onto next week’s championship game against Boston University, knocking off the No. 7/7 Crimson by a score of 3-2.
Co-captain Jimmy Vesey, shown in action against BC last year, will look to advance to his first Beanpot championship game on Monday.
Looking to end a 23-year drought, Harvard will face off against BC in a clash of ranked teams in the first round of the Beanpot.