The 2015 Beanpot is approaching! Teams are eager to put it all on the line for a chance at the Beanpot trophy, and fans are excited to cheer them on along the way.
Each team bears unique reasons why the 2015 Beanpot should be rightfully theirs for the taking.
Boston University looks to continue their early-season dominance and bring the trophy back down Commonwealth Avenue for the first time under new head coach, David Quinn. The Terriers, with freshman phenom Jack Eichel, had their most successful start to a season in nearly 20 years, and look to continue their success after finishing the 2013-2014 season 10-21-4. Their motto this season? “Never Again.” This young team is determined to make this season special, and what better way to start than with their first Beanpot win in 6 years?
Northeastern, who last won the Beanpot in 1988, aims to end their tournament drought. While the start to their season wasn’t quite what they had hoped, the team, and their fans, knows that their record doesn’t matter when it comes to the Beanpot. Look for their fans to come en masse, and the team to come out flying against Boston College in the second game of the semifinals.
Speaking of Boston College, Jerry York’s young team aims to defend their crown, and continue their recent Beanpot success. Having won the past five tournaments, BC is a favorite to tie Boston University’s record of 6 Beanpot championships in a row; however, a sixth title won’t come easy. Known for their second-half season success, BC will be in prime condition and Northeastern needs to be ready if they hope to knock off the defending champion.
Harvard, the lone ECAC representative in the tournament, looks to win their first trophy in 22 years. The Crimson have started the season off strong, and are in position to have the best chance at a Beanpot title since 2008, when they lost the tournament to BC in overtime. In fact, the three times Harvard has reached the championship game since 1993 have all gone into overtime. The Crimson look to build off of a strong start and are sure to be ready to face BU in the earlier semifinal game.
The 2015 Beanpot is right around the corner and looks to be another great addition to the tradition. The Beanpot is up for grabs and any one of the four teams has a great chance of winning this year. Will we see a different champion? Or will Boston College continue their recent Beanpot success? Only time will tell, but the tournament can’t come soon enough for the thousands of fans and the teams.