This is how difficult it is to get off your own corner in the middle of the winter. Boston College’s varsity is the defending national champion and ranked No. 1 in the land again. Yet it had to go to overtime twice against squads that probably won’t make the NCAA Tournament and needed seven goals last night to beat a Northeastern team that hasn’t had its snout inside the Beanpot since 1988.
“It’s a hard tournament to win,’’ coach Jerry York mused after his Eagles finally had muzzled the Huskies on Jimmy Hayes’s goal six minutes into the extra session at TD Garden to claim the town trophy for the third time in four years. “You have rivalries you don’t have at the national level.’’