- Boston College Captures Beanpot Title For Second Straight Year
- Merrimack and Maine Continue Push for Final Playoff Spot In Last Week of Play
AROUND HOCKEY EAST: With his 154th career victory in Women's Hockey East play coming in a 4-3 overtime win at Merrimack on Sunday, Providence Head Coach Bob Deraney became the winningest coach in WHEA league history, surpassing former New Hampshire bench boss Brian McCloskey. Current Boston College Head Coach Katie Crowley sits third on the list with 152 wins, while Boston University's Brian Durocher boasts 148 career victories and Northeastern's Dave Flint has triumphed 108 times in league games. Deraney's Friars came back from a 3-0 deficit to earn the overtime win after two final-frame goals from Cassidy Carels (Bruxelles, Man.). Madison Sansone (Lockport, N.Y.) also tallied three points (1g, 2a), including the game-tying goal with just 1:08 left in regulation. Providence also skated to a 2-2 tie at Vermont Friday, where Carels set up the game-tying goal with less than one second remaining on the clock. Vermont saw goals from Rachael Ade (Davenport, Fla.) and Victoria Andreakos (Aurora, Ont.) ... Northeastern earned its first win over Boston College since 2013 Friday afternoon, taking a 2-1 decision in Chestnut Hill. With the win, the Huskies secured home ice in the quarterfinal round of the Women's Hockey East Tournament ... On Tuesday, Boston College captured its second consecutive Beanpot championship, downing Northeastern at Matthews Arena, 2-1. The Eagles used third-period goals from both Kristyn Capizzano (Oakville, Ont.) and Erin Connolly (South Boston, Mass.) to power past the league rival Huskies. After dropping Friday's contest, the Eagles exploded for seven goals Sunday against Vermont, led by five points (2g, 3a) from Megan Keller (Farmington Hills, Mich.) and four points (1g, 3a) from Andie Anastos (Farmington Hills, Mich.) ... Boston University skated to a 6-6 stalemate with Harvard in the Beanpot consolation game Tuesday before sweeping New Hampshire for four points in league play that vaulted the Terriers in to third place in the WHEA standings. No player in the NCAA had more goals or points than Rebecca Leslie (Ottawa, Ont.) last week for BU, as she found the back of the net in each of her three outings and added a trio of assists. Each of her tallies came when the game was tied, helping her team to an undefeated 2-0-1 week ... UConn traveled to Maine for a two-game set, coming away with a series split with the Black Bears. The Huskies took the first game, 2-1, on Friday night. Rebecca Lindblad (Winnetka, Ill.) netted both goals for UConn in that contest, first opening the scoring on the power-play in the first and putting the Huskies ahead for good at 17:41 of the second stanza after Brooke Stacey (Kahanawake, Que.) evened things up for Maine at one apiece. The next day, Black Bears' rookie netminder Carly Jackson (Amherst, Nova Scotia) made 27 saves to pick up the first shutout of her young career in a 1-0 triumph. Stacey again netted the only Black Bear goal of the outing ... Tickets to the 15th annual Women's Hockey East championship weekend, set for March 4 and 5 at Boston University's Walter Brown Arena, are on sale now. To purchase tickets, please call TicketMaster at 1-800-745-3000 or visit the Agganis Arena Box office.