After a journey of more than 200 miles to the southeast, Chris Markwood finds himself at his destination: Northeastern.Huskies coach Bill Coen announced the hiring of Markwood on Thursday, adding a veteran assistant coach with strong New England roots to his men’s basketball staff.
It's Championship Week in college hoops, with conference tournaments either underway already or just about to start, which means bragging rights and automatic NCAA berths are on the line.
For years, Hockey East was the exception among collegiate conferences due to its practice of excluding teams from its postseason tournament. It was an oft-repeated matter of pride that teams had to earn their way into the playoffs, with spots reserved only for the top eight squads.
BOSTON -- No matter who captured the 62nd Beanpot championship game, the No. 5 promised to be special to the team hoisting the trophy. In the end, after 60 grueling minutes of whirlwind hockey, the Boston College Eagles won their fifth straight Beanpot, 4-1, over a relentless Northeastern squad, denying the Huskies a chance to capture their fifth title overall.
Despite the city's recent bounty of riches, Bostonians know what it's like to suffer. Before 2004, the last time the Red Sox won the Word Series was 1918, a drought of 86 years.
BOSTON -- Round 3 of the Boston College-Northeastern contretemps this season will take place on the big stage, as the Eagles and Huskies both won the right to battle for the 62nd Beanpot crown next Monday at TD Garden.
BOSTON -- To erase 26 years of Beanpot misery, the Northeastern Huskies first had to make it to the championship game Feb. 10. Jim Madigan's men took that step Monday night, knocking off the Harvard Crimson 6-0 in the opening game of the 62nd edition of this annual mid-winter battle for city supremacy at TD Garden.
Once the distraction of the Super Bowl passes, Hub hockey fans can again turn their attention to the most cherished parochial trophy in college hockey.