Weekly Release: With One Month Left, Three Teams Vie for Regular Season Crown
BC's Burt One Win Away From Tying NCAA Career Record
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Women's Hockey East Player of the Week Katelyn Rae of Merrimack

AROUND HOCKEY EAST: With a month to go in the Women's Hockey East regular season, three teams ranked in the top-10 nationally remain alive for the 2018 regular season crown. #2 Boston College, #8 Providence and #9 Maine are in contention for the title, while the Eagles have a chance to clinch the #1 seed this weekend with a sweep of Providence and help from the Maine at UConn series ... Boston University's Victoria Bach (Milton, Ont.) scored her fourth hat trick of the season on Tuesday, finishing the feat with 3.3 seconds left in regulation to lift the Terriers to a 3-3 at Northeastern. The capper was Bach's 93rd career goal, setting a new career record for any Boston University player ... With three wins last week, Boston College's Katie Burt (Lynn, Mass.) is just one victory shy of tying the all-time career mark for any NCAA goaltender (114). Burt's Eagles have seven games remaining on the schedule ... Northeastern goaltender Brittany Bugalski (Boynton Beach, Fla.) recorded her 50th career victory Friday in 5-3 win over UConn at Matthews Arena, just one of four Husky netminders to reach the milestone ... Merrimack's Katelyn Rae (Courtice, Ont.) scored all five of the Warriors' goals last weekend in a split with Maine, including all four in a 4-2 victory over the Black Bears. Rae is the third player to score four goals in a single game in league play in the 2017-18 season, all coming in January 2018. That feat was accomplished just once in the league's prior 15 seasons (Casey Pickett, NU 11/3/12 vs UConn) ... Maine had a 10-game unbeaten streak snapped by Merrimack on Saturday, in a 4-2 game that saw Rae pile up four tallies. Rae is now riding a six-game goal streak (11g) and nine-game point streak (13g, 2a) ... New Hampshire skated to a 1-0-1 weekend against #8 Providence last weekend, securing its first win over a ranked opponent this season. Rookie netminder Ava Boutilier (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) stopped 49 of 51 shots she faced and earned her first career shutout with a 22-save performance against the Friars on Saturday.