BC tops Harvard to win Beanpot
Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Nick Petrecki scored his second goal of the game at 7:07 of overtime to lead Boston College to a 6-5 victory over Harvard on Monday in the 56th Beanpot championship game.
The Eagles were controlling the extra period and outshot Harvard 7-0 before Petrecki got to a rebound during a scramble in front of the net and poked it past Kyle Richter.
It was BC's first Beanpot victory since 2004 and the 14th overall in the annual contest for the region's college hockey bragging rights.
Brian Gibbons scored twice and was the tournament's MVP, and John Muse stopped 21 shots for the Eagles (15-6-7), who beat Boston University in last week's opening round.
Boston University, which had won the tournament in 11 of the previous 13 years, missed the final for the first time since 1994 but beat Northeastern in the consolation game, 5-4, earlier Monday.
Doug Rogers had a goal and two assists for Harvard (9-11-3), which hasn't won the tournament since 1993 and was playing in the final for the first time since 1998. Richter made 27 saves for the Crimson.
The Eagles grabbed a 4-3 lead at 5:48 of the third when Matt Price dug the puck out from behind the Harvard net and backhanded it to Pat Gannon in front. Gannon whacked at it twice before it trickled between Richter's pads.
Andrew Orpik gave the Eagles a 5-3 lead midway through the third. But Harvard cut the deficit in half 52 seconds later, as Jon Pelle came over the blue line and faked two defenders onto the ice before putting the puck past Muse at the 11:14 mark.
02/12 00:24:54 ET