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Primeau Wins Beanpot Championship at Northeastern

By Hank Sutton, 02/15/18, 1:00AM EST


Team Kanaly Goalie Brings Home Championship

Boston, MA - Cayden Primeau's season just keeps on getting better and better.

On Monday night, the 18-year-old Freshman Goaltender backstopped Northeastern University to a 5-2 win over Boston University at TD Garden in the Beanpot title game, helping the Huskies claim their first tournament crown since 1988.

The Beanpot is an annual event pitting Boston's four major hockey schools against one another. It also features Harvard University and Boston College.

Following the championship win, Primeau was presented with the Eberly Trophy, which is awarded to the goaltender with the best save percentage during the tournament. 

Primeau's just happened to be a stellar .974 after turning aside 75 of 77 shots against over the course of two outings.

Back on February 5, the Voorhees, NJ native blanked Boston College 3-0 with a 37-save performance in the tournament semi-finals, setting up the decisive matchup against the Terriers.

He followed that up with another 38-save effort with everything on the line to send the Huskies faithful into a frenzy at the Boston Bruins' home rink. 

A seventh-round pick of the Canadiens last June, Primeau boasts a 13-6-5 record in 26 appearances for Northeastern so far this season, along with a sparkling 1.97 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage. He also has three shutouts.

Last week, Primeau was named a semi-finalist for the Walter Brown Award, which is presented annually to the top American-born college hockey player in New England.