BU holds off No. 1 Boston College 4-3 to make Beanpot final

Boston College has gotten the most effective of their rivals from Boston University this season besides within the one which mattered.

Freshman heart Macklin Celebrini scored two first interval objectives and junior goalie Mathieu Caron put aside 34 photographs to carry the No. 3 Terriers to a 4-3 victory over No. 1 BC within the nightcap of the 71st Beanpot on Monday earlier than a sellout crowd of 18,258 on the TD Garden.

BU superior to the title recreation for the 56th time and appears to assert a report thirty second title when the Terriers tackle defending champion Northeastern on Feb. 12 on the Garden.

Celebrini is projected to be the primary participant taken within the 2024 NHL SuperDraft. BC freshman left wing Gabe Perreault, a New York Rangers first-round decide, scored twice for the Eagles.

The Eagles changed the Terriers on the prime of the USCHO rankings after finishing a weekend collection sweep final month. BC received the opener 4-1 with two empty web objectives at Conte Forum and prevailed 4-3 at Agganis Arena.

BU did one thing they did not do within the earlier two video games by scoring the primary objective. Celebrini broke into the BC zone, floated in the direction of the excessive slot, and fired a protracted wrister although a display screen that beat Jacob Fowler low to the stick aspect.

Celebrini’s second made it 2-0 at 6:10 and he did so with a little bit assist from his sibling mates. Quinn Huston cycled the puck excessive to Lane Hutson on the left level. Huston, a Montreal Canadians draft decide, relayed the puck to Celebrini who one-timed a slapper for the highest of the correct circle for his twenty first of the season.

The first interval 20 minutes was abuzz with power and energy and most of it was directed at each goalies. BU exited the ice with a 19-13 benefit in photographs on objective.

BC opened the second interval with a way of urgency and pounded Caron with photographs from all angles. The warmth went up just a few levels when BU heart Sam Stevens obtained lugged to the cooler for tripping at 5:15.

BC made it 2-1 on a powerful collaboration that led to freshman left wing Gabe Perreault’s eleventh of the season. Perreault set the play in movement by stopping a BU clearing try simply exterior the blue line.

Perreault led Will Smith’s run up the correct boards earlier than making a touch to the online. Smith relayed the puck again to Perreault within the low slot the place he lifted it previous Caron on the stick aspect.

BU went forward 3-1 on an alert by play graduate left wing Luke Tuck at 11:14. The Canadiens draft decide intercepted a clearing try off the tip boards on the backside of the correct circle. Tuch unleashed a wrister that beat Fowler for his seventh of the season.

BU upped the result in 4-1 when sophomore heart Ryan Greene scored his ninth at 4:47 of the third. Tuch received a puck battle alongside the boards within the BC finish and fed Greene in a low slot for a one timer.

BC made it 4-2 when junior left wing Connor Joyce arrange proper wing Gentry Shamburger within the slot for his first of the season. BC obtained inside one at 11:24 when Perreault potted his second off a feed from Ryan Leonard.