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Boston College beats rival Boston University 3-1, will face Northeastern for Beanpot title

  • Boston College's Bill Arnold fights Boston University's Doyle Somerby in the second period of the Beanpot college hockey tournament game in Boston, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/The Boston Herald, Matthew West) BOSTON GLOBE OUT; METRO BOSTON OUT; MAGS OUT; ONLINE OUT

    Boston College's Bill Arnold fights Boston University's Doyle Somerby in the second period of the Beanpot college hockey tournament game in Boston, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/The Boston Herald, Matthew West) BOSTON GLOBE OUT; METRO BOSTON OUT; MAGS OUT; ONLINE OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Boston College's Steven Santini checks Boston University's Mike Moran in the Beanpot college hockey tournament game in Boston, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/The Boston Herald, Matthew West) BOSTON GLOBE OUT; METRO BOSTON OUT; MAGS OUT; ONLINE OUT

    Boston College's Steven Santini checks Boston University's Mike Moran in the Beanpot college hockey tournament game in Boston, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/The Boston Herald, Matthew West) BOSTON GLOBE OUT; METRO BOSTON OUT; MAGS OUT; ONLINE OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Boston College's Ryan Fitzgerald, center, is congratulated by teammates Austin Cangelosi, left, Adam Gilmour and Scott Savage after Fitzgerald's his first period goal against Boston University in the Beanpot college hockey tournament game in Boston, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/The Boston Herald, Matthew West) BOSTON GLOBE OUT; METRO BOSTON OUT; MAGS OUT; ONLINE OUT

    Boston College's Ryan Fitzgerald, center, is congratulated by teammates Austin Cangelosi, left, Adam Gilmour and Scott Savage after Fitzgerald's his first period goal against Boston University in the Beanpot college hockey tournament game in Boston, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/The Boston Herald, Matthew West) BOSTON GLOBE OUT; METRO BOSTON OUT; MAGS OUT; ONLINE OUT  (The Associated Press)

Ryan Fitzgerald and Kevin Hayes scored, and four-time defending champion Boston College held off archrival Boston University 3-1 Monday night in the opening round of the 62nd annual Beanpot.

The Eagles (20-4-3) will play Northeastern, a 6-0 winner over Harvard, in the championship game next Monday night. Boston College, ranked No. 2 in the country, is looking for its 19th Beanpot title and fifth in a row — which would be one fewer than BU's record six straight from 1995-2000.

Johnny Gaudreau added an empty-net goal and Thatcher Demko made 27 saves for the Eagles, who are 12-0-1 in their last 13 games. The Terriers fell to 1-9-2 in their last 12.