BOSTON -- Just another big goal by Bourque in Boston.
This one came from the kid.
With his father's retired No. 77 jersey hanging high above the
ice, Boston University freshman Chris Bourque scored 14:10 into
overtime Monday night to give the Terriers a 3-2 victory over
Northeastern in the Beanpot championship.
Bourque, the son of former Boston Bruins great and Hall of Famer
Ray Bourque, was named MVP after the Terriers (18-10-2) won their
26th Beanpot title in the 53-year history of the tournament between
the city's four NCAA Division I hockey programs.
"He's done that so many times in this building and the (Boston)
Garden, and I don't think I can compare," Chris Bourque said of
his father, who has yet to miss any of his son's college games.
"It's just really cool to see his jersey in the rafters and to
score the overtime winner."
One of the most memorable of the elder Bourque's goals came at
the FleetCenter in the 1996 NHL All-Star game, when he scored the
game-winner in the final minute to give the East a 5-4 win over the
Northeastern (12-14-4), seeking its first Beanpot championship
since 1988 and only its fifth overall, trailed much of the game,
but tied it at 2 with just more than two minutes left in the third
period when Jared Mudryk poked the puck away from BU goalie John
Curry after he had smothered Tim Judy's slap shot.
Bryan Miller gave the 11th-ranked Terriers a 1-0 lead with a
short-handed goal at 6:45 of the first period. The Terriers made it
2-0 at 15:32 of the first on a power-play goal from Brian
McConnell, who screened goalie Keni Gibson and deflected Kevin
Schaeffer's slap shot into the net.
John Awe scored for the Huskies to make it 2-1 at 12:38 of the
Bourque scored the game-winner while the teams were skating
4-on-4 after matching penalties. He picked up a loose puck in front
and flipped a back-hander over Gibson.
"We really dodged a bullet tonight. For 60 minutes we got
outplayed," BU coach Jack Parker said. "Northeastern deserved a
Northeastern, which went 0-for-6 on the power play, lost its
fourth straight Beanpot final and fell to 7-27 against the Terriers
in the tournament.
"Anytime you go into overtime anything can happen," said
Northeastern coach Bruce Crowder, also a former Bruin. "It just
wasn't in the cards."
In the third-place game earlier Monday, Dan Bertram had a goal
and an assist, and Boston College scored two power-play goals in
the second period to beat Harvard 4-1.
Ned Havern opened the scoring 1:15 into the second period on
Boston College's first power play of the night. The second-ranked
Eagles (19-4-5) pulled ahead 2-0 three minutes later on Bertram's
eighth goal of the season, and pushed their lead to 3-0 at 15:10 of
the second on a power-play goal by Stephen Gionta.
Tom Walsh put the Crimson (15-7-2) on the board 6:01 into the
Peter Harrold added an empty-net goal for BC late in the third.
Eagles goalie Cory Schneider made nine saves before leaving with
a sprained left knee late in the second period. He was replaced by
Matti Kaltiainen, who made 13 saves on 14 shots.
Dov Grumet-Morris finished with 38 saves for Harvard.