Men’s and Women’s Hockey: Beanpot not just a men’s tourney, women have history too

Men’s and Women’s Hockey: Beanpot not just a men’s tourney, women have history too

By Jewel Della Valle

The Beanpot is a Boston tradition bursting with history. The word “Beanpot” is usually associated with the men’s tournament, a 55-year-old event and one of the most sought-after tickets in college hockey.

The Beanpot hasn’t been good to the Huskies. Northeastern hasn’t won a title since overtaking Boston University, 6-3, in 1988. The Huskies have won just four championships overall, first in 1980, then back-to-back seasons in 1984 and 1985. Conversely, the rival Boston University Terriers, who are considered the New York Yankees of the Beanpot, have won 28 times.

A commonly overlooked – and less popular – part of Beanpot history is the women’s tournament. Husky history in this Beanpot is far more successful, but still unpopular in the realm of college hockey.

“Women’s hockey in the Beanpot is still unfortunately women’s hockey – no one gets revved up over [it],” said Jeremy Bincks, a reporter for BUTV 10, BU’s campus television station. “Maybe it’s just the mix of beer and hitting each other really hard [in the men’s tournament]. Women’s hockey is growing in some places

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