True, it always used to seem that the beanpot schools have very good if not excellent teams. Of course some were better than others but BU and BC in particular always seemed to be excellent, Harvard and NU not so much. Maybe that's just my perception though.
Aren't there great hockey schools out in the Midwest, like Minnesota or Michigan schools?
Yes, Notre Dame is # 2 in the nation right now. Michigan state,Denver, Minnesota, Michigan etc etc. New Hampshire is ranked #1 right now. NU has a great, freshman goaltender this year. Pretty crazy 8 of the top 20 teams are from the same clump of states in NE. Like that every year. You are correct BU and BC have always have great teams. I think the last time NU won the beanpot was in 87. BU is ranked 8th in the nation right now
The Terriors took a huge hit losing last years rookie of the year Brandon Yip, to injury this year.