There’s nothing quite like the Beanpot.
The first two Mondays of February are circled on the calendars of hockey fans all around Boston, but things are a little different entering the 67th edition of the tournament that will be played on Feb. 4 and 11 at TD Garden.
After Harvard broke a 24-year championship drought in 2017, Northeastern won its first title in three decades last winter while becoming the third straight team to edge past Boston University and claim Beanpot glory. The Terriers have won a record 30 Beanpot championships, but first-year head coach Albie O’Connell’s team is looking to avoid becoming the first team to fall in four consecutive title games.
With the two long droughts in the rearview, it’s officially anybody’s Beanpot. It especially feels that way as all four teams compete in tight Hockey East and ECAC races.