Jack Parker: Beanpot 'losing luster'

Mike Petraglia
February 01, 2010 - 7:33 pm

Even though his team just dispatched Northeastern, 2-1, in a hard-fought Beanpot semifinal at TD Garden Monday night, Boston University coach Jack Parker was very honest about playing Boston College next Monday night in yet another BU-BC showdown for the 58th Beanpot championship game. "The Beanpot is losing its luster a little bit if it's constantly going to be BU or BC winning this tournament. We dodged a bullet tonight. These teams are real good hockey programs, Harvard and Northeastern. It's not good overall, people are going to get tired of it. People are tired of it in some ways." [Click here to hear Parker's analysis of the BU-BC tradition that is growing old in the eyes of some.] BU has won a record 29 Beanpot titles, and has reached the title game in 25 of the last 27 years. In the first game, Boston College hammered Harvard, 6-0, to reach its 30th Beanpot title game. The two schools have combined to win the last 16 Beanpots, dating to Harvard's title in 1993. The two programs have met in the Beanpot title game in eight of those 16.