|Harvard vs. Northeastern
Feb. 13, 2018
Kelley Rink at Conte Forum
Luis Sanchez, Grant Salzano
Harvard trails, 21-25-3
L, 4-1 (Jan. 31, 2017)
Harvard | Northeastern
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's hockey team will return to close out the 40th annual women's Beanpot Tournament in the concolation final against Northeastern on Feb. 13 at 4:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN3.The women's Beanpot ranks as the longest running women's tournament in all of college sports, making its debut in 1979 at Northeastern's Historic Matthews Arena. For years, this battle for Boston bragging rights was dominated by Northeastern and Harvard, but the prominence of women's hockey continues to grow and there is parity across the sport and the Beanpot like never before.
Harvard is 48-30-1 all-time in Beanpot games and 32-14-1 under head coach Katey Stone.
Harvard is 21-25-3 all-time versus Northeastern and 14-18-0 against the Huskies in Beanpot games.
The Crimson won seven straight Beanpot titles from 1999-2005.
On the current roster, senior captain Haley Mullins ranks as the leading Beanpot scorer, with two goals and three assists for five points. Kate Hallett, Kat Hughes, Chelsea Ziadie, Beth Larcom and Ali Peper have also marked the scoresheet in Beanpot contests. In last week's opening round games, Brooke Jovanovich and Emma Buckles notched their first career Beanpot points.
The last time Harvard won the Beanpot was in 2015. The Crimson defeated No. 1/1 Boston College 3-2 at the Bright Landry Hockey Center.
Harvard has outscored Beanpot opponents 331-210 all-time, 74-42 at Conte Forum
Harvard is 17-11-0 all-time at Conte Forum and 9-8-0 in Beanpot contests at Conte Forum.
About Last Weekend
The Harvard women's hockey team celebrated Senior Day with a 5-2 win over Rensselaer and a guaranteed playoff spot on Saturday afternoon at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. Following the victory, the Crimson honored the graduating class of Nikki Friesen, Dani Krzyszczyk, Haley Mullins and Chelsea Ziadie for its contributions and dedication to the Harvard Hockey program.
Harvard's second line continued to blaze through the competition, racking up 10 points in Saturday's contest after collecting six points yesterday. Becca Gilmore put together her second four-point outing of the season and is now ranked 17th among all Division I players, averaging 1.04 points per game on nine goals and 17 assists for 27 points in 26 games. Sophomore Kat Hughes tallied two goals and an assist and finished with a team-high +4 rating in today's contest, improving her weekend stat line to 3-2-5 (+6), including the game-winning goal in back-to-back outings. Brooke Jovanovich opened scoring for the Crimson today, and went on to add assists on two of her linemates' goals after contributing helpers on two of Harvard's three goals against Union on Friday.
Multi-point efforts from four different players led the Harvard women's hockey team to a 3-2 victory over Union on Friday night at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. Becca Gilmore led the team with two goals, while Kat Hughes tallied the game-winning goal and added an assist. Brooke Jovanovich and Kate Glover marked the scoresheet with two assists apiece. Adding assists on both of Gilmore's goals, rookie defenseman Kate Glover doubled her career point total and posted her first career multi-point outing.
The Crimson also clinched a spot in the ECAC playoffs this afternoon after narrowly missing out on post season last year. As of Saturday night, Harvard ranks sixth in the conference with 20 league points. Princeton and Yale sit within reach at 19 and 16 points respectively. Up the ladder, Quinnipiac holds a three-point lead over Harvard while Cornell and St. Lawrence are tied for third with 28 points and Clarkson and Colgate are locked for the top spot with 34 points apiece.
Only In Boston
In 2018, Boston College, Boston University, Harvard and Northeastern will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the women's Beanpot Tournament. In 40 years, Harvard has advanced to the Beanpot championship 28 times- more than any of the other three schools. Harvard boasts an all-time record of 48-29-1 at the Beanpot and has earned 14 titles, the second most behind Northeastern with 16.
Ivy League Network
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Harvard will hit the road for its final regular season contests at St. Lawrence and Clarkson this Friday and Saturday. The final weekend of ECAC action will determine the Crimson's fate for postseason play.