Detroit may claim the title of “Hockeytown, U.S.A.,” yet Boston certainly gives Motown its fair share of competition for the rights to that nickname. Besides being a longtime center of pro hockey, Beantown is also a hotbed for the college game, as evidenced by The Beanpot. The ever-popular, 65th annual tournament between Hub-based Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern University and Harvard University begins February 6 at TD Garden at 5 p.m. when Harvard faces Northeastern, followed by B.C. versus B.U. at 8 p.m. A week later, on February 13, the winners vie for city bragging rights as well as the coveted, silver Beanpot trophy (pictured) at 7 p.m., with the consolation game taking place that afternoon at 4:30 p.m., making for a full day of hockey madness.
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