March 18, 2013
HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS
Blake Bolden, BC (Sr., D, Stow, Ohio) Tallied two assists and a +2 rating in Saturday's 3-1 win over Harvard.
Jenelle Kohanchuk, BU (Sr., F, Winnipeg, Man.) Scored one goal, added an assist to help BU best Clarkson Saturday.
Marie-Philip Poulin, BU (Jr., F, Beauceville, Que.) Scored the first goal of the game and assisted on BU's second goal.
Haley Skarupa, BC (Fr., F, Rockville, Md.) Netted the tying goal late in the first period vs. Harvard in Saturday's win.
Louise Warren, BU (Jr., F, Pembroke, Ont.) Scored the game-winning goal in the third period to help BU past Clarkson.
Boston College: Boston College: BC will play host Minnesota in the Frozen Four on Friday in Minneapolis – its third consecutive Frozen Four appearance... The Eagles improved to 3-0 all-time in home NCAA Quarterfinal games...BC has won their last five games against Harvard dating back to 2010...Two of Caitlin Walsh's three goals this season have been game-winners...Alex Carpenter won 15 of 20 draws on Saturday (.750)...The Eagles are 1-4-1 all-time versus Minnesota with their one win coming in the 2011 NCAA Quarterfinals (4-1)...Carpenter has scored a goal in all three NCAA Tournament games she has appeared in...Boyles was 2-0-0 with a 1.00 GAA and .972 save percentage against Harvard this season.
Boston University: BU advanced to its second-ever Frozen Four with a 5-3 win over Clarkson in an NCAA quarterfinal contest on Saturday at Walter Brown Arena…The Terriers improved to 27-5-3 overall and matched the program record for wins in a single season…The Terriers are 2-0 all-time at home in the NCAA tournament…The other win came in the 2011 NCAA quarterfinals when BU bested Mercyhurst, 4-2…The Terriers will face Mercyhurst in the second semifinal game at the Frozen Four on Friday night at 9 p.m…Junior co-captain Marie-Philip Poulin is on a seven-game point streak (3g, 11a) and has scored at least two points in five of those seven games…Freshman Sarah Lefort is in the midst of a six-game point streak (8g, 4a)…Lefort has turned in a trio of two-goal efforts in that stretch…The Terriers' nine-game win streak is the second longest in the nation…Each of the Terriers' last seven wins have been by at least two goals and BU has scored at least four goals in each of those seven victories…BU is 1-1 all-time in the Frozen Four, including a 4-1 win over Cornell in the 2011 NCAA semifinals…If BU and Boston College each advance to the national title game, it will be the fourth meeting of the season between the two schools (1-1-1) and will guarantee that an Eastern school will win the national title for the first time in tournament history.
Hockey East in the Frozen Four: BC and BU mark 20th and 21st qualifiers into the NCAA Tournament for the league in the 11-year history of the conference. League teams own a 9-13 record all-time in the NCAA Tournament. The conference has placed a team in the Frozen Four in six of the last eight years and has sent two teams to the NCAA Tournament on five occasions. It marks the second time in league history that the conference has send two teams to the Frozen Four, with the first time coming in 2011 with BC and BU both advancing to the Frozen Four.
Three appearances, 4-4 record, Four Frozen Fours (2007, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Two apperances, 3-3 record, Two Frozen Fours (2011, 2013)
Five appearances, 2-5 record, Two Frozen Fours (2006, 2008)
Two apperances, 0-1 record (2005)