Entering this week, BC had compiled an 18-2 record, its best in more than three decades. The team's resurgence has caught the eye of the national sports media, with some writers predicting a high seed for BC in the upcoming NCAA tournament.
In addition, sophomore Troy Bell was named this week as one of 15 finalists for the Naismith College Basketball Player of the Year Award.
On Monday, BC defeated Boston University, 5-3, in the 49th Beanpot Hockey Tournament championship game at the FleetCenter. The Eagles snapped BU's six-year reign as Beanpot champions and claimed their first Beanpot title since 1994, and 12th overall. Sophomore forward Krys Kolanos, who scored one goal and assisted on another, won the tournament's Most Valuable Player Award. Senior goalie Scott Clemmensen earned the Eberly Award as the goalie with the best save percentage in the Beanpot.
The Eagles improved their record to 22-7-1 as they continue their quest for a fourth straight appearance in the NCAA's Frozen Four championship round.
BC's success on the court and ice comes after notable achievements this academic year by the women's cross-country team, which finished fourth in the country, and the football team, which defeated Arizona State in the Jeep Aloha Bowl.
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