Boston U. 8, Boston College 4
BOSTON (AP) _ Sophomore Tony Amonte recorded his first hat trick as Boston University successfully defended its Beanpot hockey championship by beating Boston College 8-4 Monday night.
Amonte was voted the tournament’s most valuable player after scoring three goals in less than 5 1/2 minutes late in the second period.
The Terriers (20-9-2), in winning the 39-year-old Beanpot for the 16th time, avenged two earlier losses to the Eagles (24-8-0).
Dave Emma, BC’s all-time leading scorer, kicked in a blast by Joe Cleary to give BC a 1-0 lead after only 54 seconds of play.
Only 1:03 later defenseman Mark Kryz scored the first goal of his college career to tie the score.
Steve Heinz split the defense with a clever fake to put BC up 2-1 at 6:08, but Petteri Koskimaki knocked in a rebound at 7:44 as the hard-hitting first period ended 2-2.
Cleary scored as the Eagles capitalized on a 5-on-3 advantage at 9:25 of the second period. Amonte then scored two goals in 45 seconds to put the Terriers ahead 4-3 before BC’s Dave Franzosa tied it again just 18 seconds later. Amonte put BU ahead to stay at 17:42 of the second period.
Goals by Doug Friedman and Mark Davis quickly followed - the latter with 1 second left - as BU led after two periods, 7-4.
Chris McCann’s breakaway goal with 5:14 to go closed the scoring.
In the consolation game, Tom Cole made 37 saves as Northeastern handed Harvard its first shutout ever, 5-0. Cole, a spohomore, had 88 saves in two games, three short of the Beanpot record.
The Huskies took a 3-0 lead after one period on goals by Peter Schure, Derek Edgerly and Rob Cowie. Paul Sacco added a second-period goal and Edgerly got his second of the game with only 24 seconds left.