|1st||9:01||BU||1-0||EV GW||Rebecca Leslie (12)||Maddie Elia/18, Nina Rodgers/18|
|2nd||0:25||BU||2-0||PP||Rebecca Leslie (13)||Alexis Crossley/16, Victoria Bach/25|
|2nd||18:27||BU||3-0||PP||Mary Parker (23)||Rebecca Leslie/18, Maddie Elia/19|
|3rd||0:59||BU||4-0||EV||Victoria Bach (22)||Savannah Newton/11|
|3rd||6:17||BU||5-0||PP||Samantha Sutherland (13)||Nina Rodgers/19, Sarah Steele/8|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston University (17-10-6)||3/5||5/10||0|
|Carly Jackson (L, 7-18-1)||40:59||4||13||13||0||26|
|Boston University Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Victoria Hanson (W, 13-7-4)||59:54||0||9||16||10||35|
BOSTON - Senior goaltender Victoria Hanson (Stoughton, Mass.) stopped all 35 shots she faced to record her second career shutout and lead the Boston University women's ice hockey team to a 5-0 victory over Maine on Sunday afternoon at Walter Brown Arena.
Final Score: Boston University 5, Maine 0
Records: BU (17-10-6, 12-8-4 WHEA), Maine (10-21-1, 6-17-1 WHEA)
Location: Walter Brown Arena - Boston, Mass.
THANK YOU SENIORS
- Prior to puck drop, BU honored its seven-member senior class.
- Co-captains Alexis Crossley and Natalie Flynn, Maddie Elia, Hanson, Mary Parker, Samantha Sutherland, Sarah Steele were recognized for their countless contributions to the program.
- Those seven players all had a hand in the win, most notably Hanson and her shutout. Offensively, Parker finished with a goal and an assist while Sutherland also lit the lamp. Elia tallied two assists and both Crossley and Steele had one assist apiece. Flynn generated a shot on goal and helped BU kill off all five of Maine's power plays.
- Leslie opened the scoring 9:01 into the proceedings when she capitalized on a loose puck in front of the Maine net following a scramble at the crease. Leslie began the sequence by swiping the puck off a Maine defender's stick in the Black Bear end to keep the puck in the offensive zone.
- It became a 2-0 game just 25 seconds into the middle stanza as BU enjoyed a power-play chance. Parker dished the puck to Crossley, who then got it to Leslie in the left circle. The junior blasted one past Carly Jackson (26 saves) for her 13th goal of the season.
- Parker extended the lead to 3-0 with her league-leading 23rd goal of the season. Both Elia and Leslie had bids for goal that were turned aside, but Parker popped home her rebound bid late in the second stanza.
- Junior Victoria Bach put the Terriers ahead 4-0 just 59 seconds into the final frame. Junior Savannah Newton intercepted an outlet pass and quickly pushed the puck up ice to Bach, who skated into the zone and roofed a shot past Jackson for her 22nd goal of the season.
- Sutherland's 13th goal of the season made it 5-0 as the Terriers scored their third power-play goal of the game. Steele began the sequence by getting the puck up ice to Rodgers and Sutherland. Rodgers got the puck into the Maine zone and slid the puck to Sutherland, who quickly fired the puck past new Maine goaltender Mariah Fujimagari (12 saves).
- Hanson's first collegiate shutout also came this season when she stopped 29 shots against Merrimack on Nov. 19.
- Eight of Hanson's saves came while the Terriers killed a penalty - Maine finished the day 0-for-five on the power play.
- Elia extended her point streak to seven games (4g, 7a) on Friday night. She has yet to be held pointless since returning to the lineup on Jan. 28 after a five-game absence.
- Rodgers moved her point streak to six games (3g, 5a) with two assists on Sunday.
- BU went 3-for-5 on the power play and now boasts the third-best power play in the nation (22.5%). The Terriers have converted an NCAA-best 36.8 percent of their power-play chances in February.
- The Terriers have averaged an NCAA-best 5.40 goals per game in February.
- Bach finished the regular season leading the league in both points (47) and assists (25). In 24 conference games, nobody scored more goals (19) or had more points (35) than Bach.
- Parker tied for the league lead in goals with 23.
UP NEXT: HOCKEY EAST QUARTERFINALS
- The Terriers clinched the third seed in the Hockey East playoffs with their win. They will host New Hampshire in a best-of-three quarterfinal series that begins Friday night at 7 p.m.
- BU swept the regular-season series with UNH, 3-0, including a pair of wins at Walter Brown Arena.
- The Terriers will also host the league semifinals and championship (March 4 and 5) at Walter Brown.