Junior defenseman Tommy Cross launched the game-winning slap shot past three Boston University defenders for the Boston College Eagles to win 3-2 in overtime in front of the 17,565 in attendance last night at the TD Garden. The victory puts the 20-6 Eagles into the Beanpot finals for the 31st time. “It feels awesome,” said Cross after the game. “Obviously, it’s a great feeling to win the game. So much went into that goal. The faceoff win, the screen. The goal was just the cherry on the top.”
Northeastern University is set to contest BC next week following their dominant 4-0 win over Harvard in Monday night’s other Semifinal contest. This marks the Huskies second Beanpot final in three years. Despite their recent streak of success, Northeastern hasn’t been able to earn Boston’s #1 rank since their run in 1988. The Beanpot consolation game between Boston University and Harvard will take place at 5:00 PM next Monday, February 14. Boston College and Northeastern will face off at 8:00 PM. 2011 Boston Beanpot tickets are now available!