Women’s Beanpot Tournament Announces Latest Hall of Fame Honorees
Class of 2022 Will Be Honored on February 8 at Northeastern
A starry group of talented women’s hockey players will be inducted into the Women’s Beanpot Hall of Fame on Tuesday, February 8, at Northeastern University’s Matthews Arena. This year’s honorees, as chosen by the four competing schools, are:
Allie Thunstrom, Boston College ‘10
Thunstrom was part of two Beanpot championship teams while at BC and both title
games were historic games against Harvard. In 2007, she set up Kelli Stack’s GWG in
the third OT as BC prevailed over the Crimson, 4-3. In 2009, the Eagles again nipped
Harvard, this time, 1-0. Thunstrom went 3-4-7 in her eight Beanpot games. A native of
Maplewood, MN, she currently plays professionally for the Minnesota Whitecaps.
Sammy Davis, Boston University ‘20
Davis was the MVP of the 2019 Beanpot Tournament, BU’s first win since 1981 and
the first as a varsity program. In her eight Beanpot games, Davis had a line of 3-6-9 in
leading the Terriers to the finals twice. In 2018, they lost a tough 4-3 OT game to rival
Boston College, before earning the 3-2 OT win over Harvard the following year. A native
of Pembroke, MA, Davis was the number one overall selection of the Boston Pride
following graduation. She was part of the 2021 Isobel Cup champions last year.
Julie Sasner, Harvard University ‘88
Sasner enjoyed a phenomenal career at Harvard, earning All Ivy status four times and compiling 78-55-133 for the Crimson. In eight Beanpot games, The Durham, NH, native went 10-8-18 including a 5-point game in 1987. A three-time captain, Sasner also earned four letters in varsity soccer. She went on to an illustrious coaching career, serving as head coach at Cornell, Wisconsin (their first) and MIT, before assisting Team USA in the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.
Nina Koyama, Northeastern ‘89
The MVP of the 1986 Beanpot, Koyama played in a period dominated by the Huskies.
During Koyama’s four seasons, NU won four straight Beanpots, outscoring the opposition
by 66-2 in her eight games. She was named to the 40th Anniversary All Beanpot Team in
2018. A Minnesota native, Koyama lives locally and works as a neonatal respiratory therapist in Boston.
The schedule for this year Women’s Beanpot Tournament at Northeastern:
Tuesday, February 1:
Harvard vs. Boston University at 4:00 pm
Boston College vs Northeastern at 7:30 pm
Tuesday, February 8:
Consolation Game at 4:00 pm
Championship Game at 7:30 pm
*All games will be carried live on NESN+