Harvard took the ice on Monday having brought up the rear in 11 of the 20 latest iterations of the annual tournament. In the consolation game of a Beanpot that has been anything but traditional, history held serve, as the No. 9/10 Eagles skated away with a 3-2 come-from-behind victory at TD Garden.
Behind four unanswered goals in the final six minutes, the Crimson earned its first victory on Opening Day since 2012, storming back to defeat UMass at a snowy Soldiers Field, 14-13.
In a season that has had it all, there has only been one thing missing: the fans.
On Tuesday, the Crimson took down top-ranked Boston College, which was previously undefeated on the year, to capture its first Beanpot championship since 2010. With the 3-2 victory, Harvard avenged not only previous Beanpot defeats, but also the Crimson’s 10-2 loss at the hands of the Eagles in mid-November.
After dropping two games to Wagner and Princeton on Saturday, the Crimson brought its record back over .500 with victories over Villanova and Iona on Sunday.
The Bulldogs became the first team all season to hold Harvard scoreless on Friday, snapping junior forward Jimmy Vesey's 20-game point streak in the process.
After a 42-minute stalemate, the No. 3/2 Terriers found the breakthrough they needed 2:18 into double overtime to come away with a 4-3 victory over Harvard.
Despite a goal and two assists from Jimmy Vesey, the Crimson wrapped up a difficult month of January with a 5-4 loss to the defending national champions.
The Crimson split its matches over the weekend, defeating No. 45 DePaul but falling to No. 12 Vanderbilt at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend in Nashville, TN.
Trailing Quinnipiac by four points for the ECAC lead, the Crimson will need to rediscover its scoring touch this weekend if it wants to keep pace with the Bobcats. But standing in Harvard’s way is a longtime rival and yet another nationally ranked opponent.
An undermanned Harvard men's hockey team conceded three goals in the first frame en route to a 5-1 loss to ECAC rival St. Lawrence.
After falling 4-1 to Yale on Saturday, the Crimson dropped one spot from third to fourth in both the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls on Monday.
With a chance to end an 11-game winless streak away from home against No. 19/- Yale under the bright lights of Madison Square Garden Saturday evening, No. 3/3 Harvard fell short, 4-1.
After turning the page to 2015, the Crimson is rolling again, recording its largest margin of victory (46) under coach Tommy Amaker with a win over Saint Rose.
Sparked by a three-goal surge in the opening four minutes of the second period, the Crimson closed out 2014 with its seventh consecutive victory, defeating RPI, 6-2.