Roy lifts NU past BU, into Beanpot final

BOSTON -- Kevin Roy had a hat trick, scoring one goal in each period, to boost Northeastern to a 3-2 win over Boston University in the opening semifinal of the 61st Beanpot tournament at TD Garden.

The win snapped Northeastern's 15-game losing streak, spanning 25 years, to the Terriers in the Beanpot.

NU's Chris Rawlings had 32 saves in picking up the win, while Garrett Vermeersch contributed two assists for the Huskies.

Sahir Gill pulled BU within a goal with 1:11 to play, but NU was able to hold on. Danny O'Regan scored the first BU goal, tying the game at 1-1, at 5:53 of the first period.

Northeastern, with just four Beanpot titles, hasn't won the tournament since 1988. The Huskies have lost six championship games since their last title. BU has captured 29 Beanpot crowns, but hasn't won since 2009.