The Northeastern Huskies have grow to be the dynastic Beanpot hockey program of the twenty first century.
Senior left wing Gunnarwolfe Fontaine scored the sport winner with 26.8 second to play in additional time to elevate Northeastern to a 4-3 victory over No. 3 Boston University within the 71st Beanpot closing on Monday night time on the TD Garden.
Fontaine scored the additional time recreation winner in NU’s 3-2 win over Harvard within the Beanpot opener on Feb. 5 and was the straightforward alternative for match MVP. Northeastern improved to 13-12-2 and claimed its ninth Beanpot title and fifth within the final six years. BU fell to 19-8-1.
NU tied the sport on a precision piece of puck biking on the ability play at 9:51 of the third. Fontaine introduced the puck out from behind the BU cage and located defenseman Vinny Borgesi within the excessive slot.
Borgesi slid the puck to middle Jack Williams in the fitting circle and his one-timer slap shot beat BU goalie Mathieu Caron to the far publish for his fifteenth of the season. BU ended regulation up 30-16 in pictures on objective.
The recreation surged straight to the quick lane of depth and need from the opening faceoff to additional time. Both groups exhibited very good skating and stick-handling augmented by unyielding bodily play and volcanic tempers.
BU opened the scoring at 14:41 of the primary on an unforced turnover deep within the NU zone. Pito Walton mishandled the puck within the low slot when confronted by two BU first line forwards. Freshman proper Jack Harvey swiped the free puck again to freshman middle Maklin Celebrini who one-timed it by Cameron Whitehead for his twenty third objective of the season. Celebrini scored the opening objective in opposition to BC on Feb. 5. BU exited the opening body up 11-3 in pictures on objective.
NU tied the sport with a robust end to a quick breakout at 5:51 of the second. Right wing Cam Lund minimize into the fitting circle and despatched the puck via the slot to Fontaine on the alternative flank. Fontaine, who scored the additional time objective in opposition to Harvard, let free a wrist a shot that hit the far publish. Matt DeMelis swept the rebound into the uncovered half of the BU web for his second of the season.
BU regained the lead, 2-1, on a fortunate break at 9:11 of the second. Sophomore proper wing Devin Kaplan collected a free puck on the BU blue line to set in movement a two-on-one escape. Kaplan took a shot from the fitting circle that deflected off the outstretched stick of NU defenseman Hunter McDonald and previous Whitehead for his fifth of the season.
NU tied the sport 2-2 at 9:40 when middle Justin Hryckowian collected a rebound off the tip boards and again handed it by Caron for his eighth of the season.
BU went up 3-2 with 7.2 seconds to play within the second. Sophomore left wing Jeremy Wilmer skated the puck beneath the left circle and dropped the puck to defenseman Lane Hutson within the low slot.
The Montreal draft choose launched a one timer that beat Whitehead to the far publish on the glove aspect for his eleventh of the season. The Terriers left the ice up 23-8 in pictures on objective.