Monday, February 14, 2011

Rangers Prospect Chris Kreider Named Beanpot Tournament MVP

As a player at Boston College there are few things bigger than the Beanpot Championship.  Luckily for BC they have New York Rangers prospect Chris Kreider who once again displayed his ability to rise to the challenge in big games with two goals and an assist en route to winning Beanpot Tournament MVP.  The top ranked Eagles would certainly get a challenge from the Northestern Huskies as it would take overtime for them to pull out the 7-6 victory.  The victory gave the Eagles back to back Beanpots for the first time since they won three straight from 1963-65. 

If being MVP was not enough, Rangers fans will be happy to know that both goals came on the power play, from the front of the net.  The goals were Kreider’s eighth and ninth of the season. He also assisted on Jimmy Hayes game winner.

Kreider and BC just seem to have a knack for winning things, so hopefully this game is the springboard Kreider needs for a huge finish to the season and possibly a back-to-back NCAA championship.  With any luck he will face off against fellow Rangers prospect Carl Hagelin in that championship game.