On Sunday night, TD Garden officials announced that both the consolation and championship rounds of the 63rd Annual Men’s Beanpot Tournament has been postponed until Monday, Feb. 23 as a result of incoming inclement weather. The tournament was initially slated for Monday, Feb. 9. Boston College was slated to take on Harvard in the consolation round at 4:30 p.m., while the Boston University Terriers were to take on the Northeastern Huskies at 7:30 p.m.
With a Bruins game on Tuesday, a Celtics game on Wednesday, and Disney on Ice from Feb. 13 to 22, Feb. 23 was the next available date for the TD Garden to host the tournament.
The first round of the Beanpot were already pushed back from Monday, Feb. 2 to Tuesday, Feb. 3. In the opening game, the Terriers took down the Crimson in a thrilling 4-3 victory. Harvard goalie Steve Michalek shattered the Beanpot record with 63 saves, but it was fornaught as BU left wing Danny O’Regan notched his 18th goal of the year on the assist from Evan Rodrigues in double overtime. In the nightcap, the Eagles fell to the Huskies, 3-2. Plagued by six penalties, two of which led to NU goals, BC couldn’t make up ground in time for the victory. This prevented the Eagles from matching BU’s record of six consecutive Beanpot victories.
The National Weather Service is reporting that the Greater Boston area will accrue four to eight inches of snow overnight, with an additional seven to 12 inches coming on Monday. This will add even more snow to an already record-setting winter in Boston, with 40.5 inches already accumulated over the last two weeks.
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