#4 Boston College vs. St. Lawrence - Sat. 3/11 at BC
- Newly crowned Hockey East Tournament Champion Boston College will stay at home to start off the NCAA Tournament, taking on St. Lawrence at Conte Forum at 1 p.m. on Saturday. The Eagles advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals with an overall record of 27-5-5 and a 17-4-3 record in Hockey East play. The Eagles lead the Hockey East season with the conference's best scoring offense at 3.58 goals per game and boasted the stingiest defense, allowing just 1.58 goals per game. In addition, Boston College led the conference in power play percentage (23.4%), penalty kill (95.7%), and special teams net (plus-25).
- Eagles senior forward Andie Anastos (Farmington Hills, Mich.) stole the show at WHEA championship weekend, netting two game-winning goals in overtime to claim Tournament MVP honors. First came a double OT strike against Vermont to send the Eagles to Sunday's championship against Northeastern. The next day, in another overtime thriller, a screen from junior forward Kenzie Kent (Norwell, Mass.) allowed Anastos to fire away and net BC the program's second straight Hockey East title.
- Earning the fourth seed in the national championship field on Sunday, Boston College will play host to the 26-5-4 St. Lawrence Saints. The Saints were most recently knocked out of the ECAC tournament by Cornell, but are currently ranked sixth in both the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll and the USCHO.com poll going into the NCAA Tournament. The last meeting between the Eagles and the Saints came in the 2015-2016 season, when Boston College swept St. Lawrence in a two-game series en route to a 40-0-1 season.
- Boston College boasts the Women's Hockey East Player of the Year in junior defenseman Megan Keller (Farmington Hills, Mich.) who continued to do what she had done all season, tallying three more assists in the semifinals to send the Eagles to the WHEA title game. In net will be junior goaltender Katie Burt (Lynn, Mass.) who started off the playoffs with two shutouts against Merrimack, then added a .931 save percentage with 59 saves across the semifinal and the final.
- The Eagles are undefeated when hosting an NCAA quarterfinal, claiming victory in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016 and have moved on to the Frozen Four on six occasions. 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.