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  • Northeastern forward Adam Gaudette (8) fires the puck past Boston University goaltender Jake Oettinger, right, who lost the grip on his stick, on his goal during the first period of the championship game of the Beanpot hockey tournament in Boston, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Boston University forward Brady Tkachuk (27) is knocked to the ice by Northeastern defenseman Collin Murphy (6) as defenseman Jeremy Davies, right, skates away with the puck during the third period of the championship game of the Beanpot hockey tournament in Boston, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Northeastern forward Adam Gaudette (8) celebrates after his goal against Boston University goaltender Jake Oettinger, top, during the first period of the championship game of the Beanpot hockey tournament in Boston, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Harvard forward Seb Lloyd (15) celebrates his game-winning goal in overtime during the Beanpot Tournament consolation hockey game in Boston, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. Harvard won 5-4. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Monday, February 12, 2018 11:00 pm

Northeastern claims 1st Beanpot in 30 years

JIMMY GOLEN |Associated Press

 

BOSTON — Adam Gaudette had a hat trick and Cayden Primeau stopped 38 shots on Monday night to lead Northeastern to a 5-2 victory over Boston University in the 66th Beanpot championship game.

The Huskies claimed the city's college hockey bragging rights for the first time in 30 years.

Nolan Stevens and Trevor Owens also scored for Northeastern, which had lost nine times in the tournament finals since last claiming the trophy in 1988. BU had won 16 times since then and 30 times in all, beating the Huskies in the final six straight times before this year.

It was Northeastern's fifth Beanpot title — by far the fewest of the four schools.

Harvard, the defending champion, beat Boston College 5-4 in overtime in the consolation game.