AROUND HOCKEY EAST: Boston College captured the third Women's Hockey East Tournament title in program history Sunday, downing Northeastern, 2-1, in overtime at Boston University's Walter Brown Arena. The Eagles' senior captain Andie Anastos (Farmington Hills, Mich.) scored two overtime goals on the weekend for Boston College, pushing her team past Vermont in double overtime in Saturday's semifinal before clinching the Bertagna Trophy Sunday afternoon with another game-winning strike in the extra frame. For her efforts, Anastos was named to the All-Tournament Team and Tournament MVP. Joining her on the All-Tournament team were fellow Eagles in goaltender Katie Burt (Lynn, Mass.), defenseman Megan Keller (Farmington Hills, Mich.), who was named the Player of the Year in Women's Hockey East, and forward Kenzie Kent (Norwell, Mass.). Burt stopped 59 shots in 148:32 of play across two games, while Keller dished out three assists in the semifinal matchup and Kent scored a goal and set up the game-winning, double-overtime tally against the Catamounts ... Boston College has earned the national number four seed and will host St. Lawrence in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals Saturday (March 11) at 1 p.m. at Conte Forum. The Eagles earn a bid into the NCAA field for the ninth time in program history after claiming the school's third Women's Hockey East Tournament title and are undefeated when hosting an NCAA quarterfinal contest, claiming victory in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016. BC has moved on to the Frozen Four on six occasions and most recently the Eagles appeared in the 2016 National Championship game ... The NCAA quarterfinal round is set for Saturday, March 11, and the four winners advance to the 2017 Women's Frozen Four hosted by the St. Louis Sports Commission and Lindenwood University, March 17 and 19 at The Family Arena in St. Charles, Missouri. Semifinal games will be played at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Friday, March 17. The championship game is set to be played at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 19, and can be seen live on the Big Ten Network ... Northeastern advanced to the Women's Hockey East title game for the third time in program history, coming up just short in overtime against the Eagles. In the semifinals, the Huskies moved past Boston University after scoring twice in the final 3:46 to take a 2-1 victory. Freshman defenseman Codie Cross (Airdrie, Alta.) scored the game-winning overtime marker and was joined on the All-Tournament Team by sophomore forward Kasidy Anderson (Shaker Heights, Ohio) ... Vermont senior netminder Madison Litchfield (Williston, Vt.) stopped a career-high 49 shots in her team's double overtime semifinal with Boston College. Alyssa Gorecki (Monee, Ill.) sent the Catamounts semifinal matchup against BC into overtime with her 13th goal of the season in the third period Saturday, while Ali O'Leary (Reading, Mass.) got her first collegiate goal in the second period of the semifinals against the Eagles.
Andie Anastos (Sr., F; Farmington Hills, Mich.) scored two game-winning goals to bring her Boston College Eagles their third Women's Hockey East Tournament title. She was named to the All-Tournament Team and Tournament MVP for her efforts across the postseason.
Codie Cross (Fr., D; Airdrie, Alta.) netted the game-winning goal against Boston University Saturday evening in the Women's Hockey East semifinals, propelling her Huskies into the title game for just the third time in program history. She was named to the WHEA All-Tournament Team for her efforts.
Megan Keller (Jr., D; Farmington Hills, Mich.) was honored with the Cammi Granato Award as Women's Hockey East Player of the Year Friday night before anchoring a defense that won the WHEA Tournament title in two overtime tilts over the weekend. She dished out three helpers in 4-3 double overtime semifinal win Saturday, including setting up the game-winning tally and fired seven shots on net.
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Katie Burt, BC (Jr., F; Lynn, Mass.) Burt stopped 59 shots in 148:32 of play across two games, backboning her Eagles to a WHEA Tournament title. She made several key stops in the two final games of the season, and was named to the All-Tournament Team for her play in the WHEA postseason.
Kenzie Kent, BC (Jr., F; Norwell, Mass.) Scored a goal and set up the game-winning, double-overtime tally against the Catamounts in the WHEA semifinals, pushing her team into the championship game.
Kasidy Anderson, NU (So., F; Shaker Heights, Ohio) Scored a goal in the WHEA title game and was named to the All-Tournament Team.
Alyssa Gorecki, UVM (So., F; Monee, Ill.) Sent the Catamounts semifinal matchup against BC into overtime with her 13th goal of the season in the third period Saturday.
Ali O'Leary, UVM (Fr., F; Reading, Mass.) Got her first collegiate goal in the second period of the semifinals against BC, en route to a Vermont comeback that forced two overtime periods.
Madison Litchfield, UVM (Sr., G; Williston, Vt.) Made 49 saves in a double overtime semifinal matchup with Boston College, beating her previous career high of 42 stops.