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Quinn Smith scored a pair of goals, Parker Milner stopped 19 shots, and three-time defending champion Boston College beat Harvard 4-1 in the Beanpot tournament Monday night in Boston.
Boston College (16-7-2) will be seeking its 18th title and a school-record fourth straight championship next Monday when it faces Northeastern, a 3-2 winner over Boston University in the opening game.
It was the 13th time in the last 14 tournament matchups that the Eagles defeated the Crimson (5-15-1).
Steven Whitney and Michael Matheson also scored for the defending champion Eagles. Danny Biega netted Harvard's goal.
The Crimson, who have won just once since mid-November - an overtime victory at Boston University on Jan. 9 - haven't captured the Beanpot title since 1993.
In the tournament opener earlier Monday night, Kevin Roy scored three goals as Northeastern snapped a 15-game losing streak against Boston University in Beanpot play.
Roy netted his second goal off a turnover in the second period and then batted home an attempted clearing pass late in the game that kicked off the 61st annual tournament.
Chris Rawlings made 32 saves for the Huskies (8-13-3), who will be trying to claim their fifth Beanpot crown - the fewest by far of the four schools - and first since 1988.
- Associated Press