BOSTON — The run of success the Northeastern University hockey program has enjoyed over the past four seasons is unprecedented. On Saturday night, the Huskies won their second Hockey East Championship in that span with a 3-2 victory over Boston College. The team is heading back to the NCAA Tournament for the third time in four seasons and have two Beanpot titles to go along with it. This season’s 27 victories is a program record.Head coach Jim Madigan, associate head coach Jerry Keefe, and assistant coach Jason Smith have worked wonders to turn Northeastern into the best program in Boston after having experienced many down years since the glory days of the 1980s.However, the 2018-19 season could be the coaching staff’s best job yet. Gone were Adam Gaudette, Dylan Sikura and Nolan Stevens. Outside of freshman Tyler Madden, there are a lot of forwards who were leftovers and considered to be Division III players by many, including this writer.Of course, an elite goaltender can cover up a lot of shortcomings elsewhere in the lineup. Cayden Primeau, the MVP of the Hockey East Tournament, has done just that this season. The Montreal Canadiens prospect boasts a .936 save percentage. He stopped 67 of 70 shots during the win over BC and Friday’s overtime triumph over Boston University.
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