Northeastern Wins Beanpot Behind Gaudette Hat Trick With 5-2 Win Over Boston University
Beanpot MVP Adam Gaudette scores second career hat trick for Huskies

Junior forward Adam Gaudette scored his second career hat trick for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 12:35  BU1-0 EV Logan Cockerill (5)Hank Crone/7, Chad Krys/15
1st 14:38  NOE1-1 PP Nolan Stevens (20)Zach Solow/14, Jeremy Davies/20
1st 17:32  NOE2-1 PP Adam Gaudette (22)Dylan Sikura/26, Nolan Stevens/13
2nd 14:32  NOE3-1 EV GW Trevor Owens (2)Patrick Schule/4, Austin Goldstein/2
2nd 19:56  NOE4-1 PP Adam Gaudette (23)Dylan Sikura/27, Jeremy Davies/21
3rd 17:20  BU2-4 EV EA Shane Bowers (16)Logan Cockerill/10, Dante Fabbro/16
3rd 19:29  NOE5-2 EV EN Adam Gaudette (24)Jeremy Davies/22
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Northeastern  2215
Boston University  1012
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Northeastern  146727
Boston University  10141640
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Northeastern (17-8-5)  3/3 3/6 0
Boston University (15-12-3)  0/2 4/8 0
Northeastern Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Cayden Primeau (W, 13-6-5)60:002 9141538
Boston University Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jake Oettinger (L, 14-11-3)56:074 124622
Empty Net3:531     

BOSTON - For the first time since 1988, the Beanpot is coming is back to Huntington Avenue as the No. 11/11 Northeastern men's hockey team battled back from a goal down to defeat Boston University comfortably, 5-2, during Monday's championship game at TD Garden.

Adam Gaudette's hat trick landed the NU senior 2018 Beanpot Most Valuable Player honors, while the Huskies' rookie netminder Cayden Primeau saved 74 of the 76 shots on goal he faced during the tournament en route to becoming Northeastern's first Eberly Trophy winner since 2011 (Chris Rawlings).

Three power-play goals from the top power-play unit in Hockey East lifted Northeastern (17-8-5) over the boards and into a dog pile in front of Primeau's net as the program rejoiced in its fifth Beanpot title and first in 30 years.

Gaudette recorded his second hat trick of the 2017-18 season, breaking the two teams' 1-1 tie during the closing three minutes of the first period that provided NU with the lead for the remainder of the night.

Nolan Stevens countered Logan Cockerill's opening goal for Boston University (15-12-3), which has now finished runner-up to NU during each of the Huskies' last four Beanpot titles (1984, 1985, 1988, 2018). Senior defenseman Trevor Owens rocketed Northeastern's third goal, while Gaudette netted the Huskies' final two, including the empty-net response to Shane Bowers' third period goal.

GOAL RECAPS

Boston University (12:35, 1st): Hank Crone played the puck along the right boards to Logan Cockerill, who from behind the goal line, slipped the puck between his legs and into the slot, where it deflected off Cayden Primeau and inside the near post.

Northeastern (14:38, 1st): On the Huskies' first power play of the night, Nolan Stevens toe-dragged around his defender at the top of the right circle, deking past Jake Oettinger, backhand to forehand.

Northeastern (17:32, 1st): The Huskies improved to two-for-two on the power play when Dylan Sikura picked up the puck in the right corner and cut to the right faceoff dot, before throwing a centering pass across the crease for Adam Gaudette to fire home at the left of the cage.

Northeastern (14:32, 2nd): Patrick Schule skated in on the right wing and threw a cross-ice pass to Trevor Owens, who rifled his shot from the bottom of the left circle, over Jake Oettinger's blocker, and under the crossbar.

Northeastern (19:56, 2nd): At the left point, Jeremy Davies threw a diagonal pass to Dylan Sikura in the low, right slot. Sikura quickly shifted the puck back across the goal-mouth to Adam Gaudette for a one-timer at the right of the cage for the Huskies' third power-play goal of the game.

Boston University (17:20, 3rd): With an extra skater on the ice, BU worked the puck to Shane Bowers at the left of the cage. Bowers was initially denied by the sprawling Primeau, but the loose puck trickled behind the NU netminder to reduce the Huskies' lead to 4-2.

Northeastern (19:30, 3rd): Adam Gaudette buried the empty-net goal, locking up his second hat trick of the season and sealing Northeastern's Beanpot championship.

NU TEAM NOTES

This is Northeastern's first Beanpot title since February 8, 1988.

The Huskies shutout Boston College in the semifinal game, before going on to defeat Boston University in the title game, matching the 1988 Beanpot.

The Huskies' now have five Beanpot titles overall, with four of those championships coming against Boston University.

The Huskies snapped the Terriers' nine-game unbeaten streak.

With this win, NU has defeated BU three times in a single season for the first time since 2010-11.

The trio of Nolan Stevens, Adam Gaudette and Dylan Sikura have all recoded at least one point in ten different game this season.

In Gaudette and Stevens, Northeastern has at least 20-goal scorers for the second-straight season.

NU INDIVIDUAL NOTES

Upon scoring Northeastern's second goal, Nolan Stevens extended his goal (and point) streak to four consecutive games. The goal marked Stevens' ninth career Beanpot point (third goal).

Gaudette and Stevens are second and third, respectively, for the most power-play goals in the NCAA this season, Gaudette with 10 and Stevens with nine . Omaha's David Pope leads the nation with 12 power-play goals.

Gaudette was named the Beanpot MVP. He is only the sixth Husky to recieve this honor.

Gaudette's hat trick in the Beanpot final is the first since Kevin Roy in 2013. With four goals and two assists, he earned six points during the 2018 Beanpot, the most since Graig Mischler in 2002.

Trevor Owens is the first Northeastern defenseman to score a Beanpot goal since Dustin Darou, who scored the Huskies' third goal during the 2015 championship against Boston University before the game had progressed to overtime.

Owens' goal marked the senior's second goal of the season and sixth of his collegiate career. His last goal took place on Dec. 9, 2017, during the Huskies' 5-2 win at No. 14 Boston College.

Cayden Primeau upped his career-best saves, with 38 against Boston University. He secured 75 saves and a .974 save percentage in his first Beanpot Tournament.

Primeau was awarded the Eberly Award, becoming the second-straight freshman to be given the honor and the first Husky since Chris Rawlings in 2011.