Chris Kreider

Late in the second period of the 58th Annual Bean Pot Tournament, former Andover hockey player Chris Kreider deked a Boston University defender with a highlight-reel move and scored to give Boston College a 3-1 lead. The team went on to win the championship game 4-3. “Scoring in the Bean Pot was great, but it couldn’t compare to hoisting the trophy after we won. Growing up in this area, lifting it up in front of my mom and the BC faithful was surreal,” Kreider said. Kreider received a pass on the left side and was matched up one-on-one with a BU defenseman. He then crossed over through the defender’s legs, leaving the BU player stunned as he scored the easy breakaway goal on a backhand. The move was so impressive that the play topped SportCenter’s Top Plays as the number one highlight of the week. “Seeing myself on SportsCenter was amazing, and I wasn’t expecting it at all. It’s not something I want to dwell on now because of how much we still have to accomplish as a team, but it’s definitely something I can look back at someday and smile,” said Kreider. The Bean Pot is held in Boston every year and features the four major hockey programs in Boston: Boston College, Boston University, Harvard University, and Northeastern University. Kreider’s championship game goal was his fifth goal in as many games, as he is showing why he deserved to be picked 19th overall by the New York Rangers in the NHL Entry Draft this past summer. His scoring surge couldn’t come at a better time, as he looks to help the team win its second NCAA Men’s Hockey Championship in three years.