Boston University Falls To Harvard In Beanpot Title Game, 6-3
Freshman forward Clayton Keller scores two goals for Terriers

Freshman forward Clayton Keller scored two goals for the Terriers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 15:10  HAR1-0 PP Nathan Krusko (7)Sean Malone/15, Clay Anderson/9
2nd 1:29  BU1-1 PP Kieffer Bellows (5)Bobo Carpenter/13, Brandon Hickey/10
2nd 4:22  BU2-1 EV Clayton Keller (15)John MacLeod/5
2nd 10:46  HAR2-2 EV Luke Esposito (9)Clay Anderson/10, Sean Malone/16
2nd 18:54  HAR3-2 EV Nathan Krusko (8)Phil Zielonka/1, John Marino/7
3rd 0:31  HAR4-2 PP GW Alexander Kerfoot (11)Tyler Moy/15, Adam Fox/25
3rd 12:47  HAR5-2 EV Ryan Donato (16)Nathan Krusko/5
3rd 13:20  BU3-5 EV Clayton Keller (16) -
3rd 18:10  HAR6-3 EV EN Adam Fox (3)Tyler Moy/16
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Harvard  1236
Boston University  0213
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Harvard  18121646
Boston University  28717
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Harvard (18-5-2)  2/5 3/6 0
Boston University (19-9-2)  1/3 5/10 0
Harvard Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Merrick Madsen (W, 18-5-2)59:513 26614
Empty Net0:090     
Boston University Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jake Oettinger (L, 16-8-2)59:145 17101340
Empty Net0:461     

BOSTON - The No. 4 Boston University men's ice hockey team came up short in its bid for a 31st Beanpot title as No. 3 Harvard ended a 24-year drought in the tournament with 6-3 victory on Monday evening.


Final Score: #3/3 Harvard 6, #4/4 Boston University 3
Records: BU (19-9-2), Harvard (18-5-2)
Location: TD Garden - Boston, Mass.


- Despite a career-high 40 saves from freshman goaltender Jake Oettinger, Boston University was unable to contain a strong Harvard offense that held a commanding 46-17 advantage in shots.

- After Harvard scored the lone goal of the first, the Terriers responded with two goals in the first first five minutes of the middle stanza to take a 2-1 lead.

- The Crimson, however, responded with four consecutive goals to jump out to a 5-2 lead with 7:13 left in regulation.

- Freshman Clayton Keller scored BU's final two goals and classmate Kieffer Bellows provided BU's first tally.

- Nathan Krusko captured tournament MVP honors for the Crimson after tallying two goals and an assist in the title game.

- Krusko opened the scoring with 4:50 left in the opening period when he cleaned up a rebound at the crease on a power play.

- Bellows did the exact same thing for the Terriers, knocking home a loose puck in the crease on a man advantage just 1:29 into the second period with assists from sophomore Bobo Carpenter and junior Brandon Hickey.

- Less than three minutes later, Keller redirected a right-point offering by junior John MacLeod over Harvard netminder Merrick Madsen's left shoulder to give the Terriers a 2-1 lead.

- Harvard turned the tables by copying BU to make it a 2-2 affair. A blast from the right point by Clay Anderson was tipped home in the left slot by Luke Esposito at the 10:46 mark of the second.

- Krusko gave the Crimson the lead for good with 1:06 left in the second, and just 31 seconds into the third, Alexander Kerfoot doubled the lead on a power-play tally at the right crease.

- Ryan Donato pushed the cushion to three goals for Harvard at 12:47 on a goal in transition that was assisted by Krusko.

- Keller added his second of the night just 33 seconds later but that's as close as the Terriers would get, as Adam Fox put the finishing touches on the drought-ending Harvard win with an empty netter at the 18:10 mark.


- Oettinger claimed the Eberly Trophy for having the top save percentage in the tournament, posting a .913 mark on a combined 63 saves.

- Madsen made 14 saves for Harvard.

- BU went 1-for-3 on the power play while the Crimson went 2-of-5.

- The Terriers were whistled for five penalties and drew three Harvard penalties.

- Senior Doyle Somerby, junior John MacLeod and freshman Dante Fabbro all tied for the game high in blocked shots with three apiece.

- Bellows notched a goal for the first time since BU's 5-3 home victory over Harvard when the teams met at Agganis Arena back on Nov. 22.


- The Terriers return to conference play for the final four games of the regular season beginning on Friday (Feb. 17) when they host New Hampshire in the opener of a home-and-home weekend series.

- The game will start at 6 p.m. and will be broadcast live on American Sports Net and NESN.