Weekly Release: Playoff Seeding Takes Shape Entering Final Week of Play
Final Two Playoff Spots Remain Up For Grabs
Women's Hockey East Player of the Week Sydney Scobee of Vermont

AROUND HOCKEY EAST: The Women's Hockey East playoff picture began to take shape over the weekend, as five of the nine playoff positions have been secured by Boston College, who will be the top seed, Maine, Providence, New Hampshire, and Northeastern ... Vermont's Sydney Scobee (Minnetrista, Minn.) posted back-to-back shutouts for the Catamounts in a two-game set with UConn at home. Scobee stopped all 68 shots she saw, helping to vault the Catamounts into sixth place in the Army ROTC Women's Hockey East standings ... Maine and Providence squared off in a two-game set of the second and third ranked programs in WHEA. The Black Bears and Friars needed overtime in both contests, skating to a 1-1 draw Saturday evening before Maureen Murphy (Buffalo, N.Y.) scored twice, including the game-winning goal in overtime in Sunday's 2-1 win. ... Boston College and Boston University advanced to the 40th annual Women's Beanpot title game on Tuesday, downing Northeastern and Harvard by scores of 5-2 and 3-2, respectively. The Eagles' Makenna Newkirk (Scottsdale, Ariz.) netted a hat trick while the Terrier's Victoria Bach (Milton, Ont.) potted a pair to lift their teams to victory ... New Hampshire took an important 2-1 win over Boston College as the Wildcats look to secure home ice in the WHEA quarterfinals. Carlee Turner (Scottsdale, Ariz.) scored the game-winner for UNH ... Northeastern secured a final seeding between 3-5 with a 4-3 come-from-behind victory at Merrimack at Saturday afternoon. The Huskies will host the 2018 Women's Hockey East Championship weekend at Matthews Arena on March 3-4.