Burt Claims NCAA Wins Record As BC Wins Hockey East Regular Season Title
Senior goaltender Katie Burt sets all-time NCAA wins record with 115th career victory for Eagles

Senior goaltender Katie Burt made 29 saves to set the all-time NCAA wins record with her 115th career victory for the Eagles
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 1:48  BC1-0 PP Caitrin Lonergan (27)Serena Sommerfield/12, Caroline Ross/13
2nd 4:28  BC2-0 SH Daryl Watts (33) -
3rd 0:17  PRV1-2 SH Christina Putigna (9) -
3rd 9:58  PRV2-2 PP Chloe Gonsalves (2)Blair Parent/8, Maureen Murphy/6
3rd 16:27  BC3-2 PP GW Daryl Watts (34)Toni Ann Miano/17, Kenzie Kent/16
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Boston College  0213
Providence  0022
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Boston College  118928
Providence  815831
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Boston College (24-2-3)  2/7 9/18 1
Providence (14-9-6)  1/7 10/28 1
Boston College Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Katie Burt (W, 24-2-3)60:002 815629
Providence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Madison Myers (L, 13-8-6)58:333 116825
Empty Net1:270     

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - On a day when senior goaltender Katie Burt claimed the NCAA career wins record as her own and the team won its fifth-straight Hockey East regular-season title, the No. 3 Boston College women's hockey team topped No. 10 Providence, 3-2, on the road at Schneider Arena to set up the milestone occasions.

Freshman Daryl Watts - the nation's leading scorer - potted two goals, including the game-winning power-play goal with less than 3:30 left in the game, to secure the win.

Burt made 29 saves, including 15 in the second period, to earn her 115th career victory and move into sole possession of first place on the NCAA's career wins list, breaking the tie at 114 with former Minnesota goaltender Noora Raty '13.

The win also moved the Eagles far enough ahead in the Hockey East standings - with 37 points in 21 games - that Boston College (24-2-3, 17-1-3 HEA) secured its fifth regular-season conference title in as many years. BC will now be the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Hockey East Tournament. Providence (14-9-6, 10-5-4 HEA) sits in second with 24 points through 19 games.

After a scoreless first period, Caitrin Lonergan put BC on the board with a power-play goal at 1:48 of the second, before Watts notched a shorthanded goal at 4:28 to stake the Eagles to a 2-0 lead going into the second intermission.

Providence cut into the lead just :17 into the third period through Christina Putigna's shorthanded goal, and then Chloe Gonsalves pulled the Friars even with a power-play goal at 9:58.

Watts' second goal of the game - on BC's sixth power-play opportunity of the night - put BC ahead. The Eagles withstood a Providence 6-on-4 almost immediately after Watts' goal before closing the game on its own power play after PC's Brooke Boquist was whistled for her fourth penalty of the night at 18:22 and also received a game misconduct penalty simultaneously, ending her night early.

Overall, the game featured 19 penalties called: 10 on Providence and nine on BC.

Providence's Madison Myers stopped 25 shots as Providence out-shot the Eagles 31-28.

Boston College returns to the ice next on Tuesday, Feb. 6, when the Eagles host Northeastern in the first round of the 40th Women's Beanpot at Kelley Rink. Faceoff for the BC-NU game is set for 8 p.m., while Boston University and Harvard will meet in the first game at 5 p.m. All games of the 2018 Women's Beanpot will be played at the Eagles' Kelley Rink. Tournament and ticket information is available at womensbeanpot.com

No. 3 Boston College 3, No. 10 Providence 2
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Schneider Arena | Providence, R.I.

2nd, 1:48 | BC GOAL, 1-0 (PPG) - As the Eagles set up in the Providence end on the power play, Serena Sommerfield and Caroline Ross passed back and forth between the points as players cycled down low. After a few passes, Caitrin Lonergan freed up and cycled in off the half boards and Sommerfield sent her a diagonal pass. Lonergan skated into open space at the top of the circle before unleashing a wrist shot that beat Madison Myers high through traffic to put BC up 1-0.

2nd, 4:28 | BC GOAL, 2-0 (SHG) - While on a power play, BC took a penalty and the teams played 4-on-4 for 44 seconds. As the Providence penalty expired and the Friars headed on the power-play, Daryl Watts broke up a PC pass just over the blue line, collected the puck and skated into the Providence end for a shorthanded bid. With Erin Connolly coming in on her left, Watts curled inside and whipped shot back across her body and around Myers, kissing her shot off the far post and in for her third shorthanded goal of the year and a 2-0 BC lead.

2nd, 18:30 | NO GOAL, PC - With the Friars on the power play, Avery Fransoo got low in the zone and put a shot on goal that found space between legs and sticks. Katie Burt dove backwards to make the goal line save and covered the puck, forcing a whistle and a faceoff. After discussion, the referees went to video review. After a lengthy review, they held up the call on the ice of no goal.

3rd, 00:17 | PC GOAL, 2-1 (SHG) - With BC trying to settle the puck in their own end waiting for a 4-on-4 to expire and an Eagles power play to start, Providence's Christina Putigna disrupted BC's possession along the wall and stole the puck from a BC defender. She skated in all alone for a shorthanded chance - BC's penalty expired one second before her shot - beating Burt with a backhand and pulling the Friars within one.

3rd, 9:58 | PC GOAL, 2-2 (PPG) - After BC killed off a 5-on-3 penalty, the Eagles were able to clear the puck and get a player back. Providence regrouped and entered the BC end off a long outlet pass to Maureen Murphy. Once in, she played it back to Blair Parent who then traded passes with Chloe Gonsalves at the point. On the second round of passes, Gonsalves stepped in and shot through traffic, beating Burt and tying the game.

3rd, 16:27 | BC GOAL, 3-2 (PPG) - Brooke Boquist was whistled for her third penalty in the period at 15:28, setting up BC's sixth power-play attempt of the night. The Eagles' unit worked the puck around and put pressure on Myers before Kenzie Kent got to the puck along the boards and pushed it back to Toni Ann Miano at the blue line. Miano skated deeper into the zone and from the high slot, put a quick diagonal pass down to her right for Watts, who was to the right off the crease along the goal line. The freshman took the puck on the move and found a sliver of space over Myers' near-side shoulder and the post to put the Eagles ahead for good.


- Today's win gave Boston College it's fifth-straight Hockey East regular-season title ... the Eagles' five titles rank second in both league history ... their five consecutive regular-season crowns also mark second-longest streak in conference history ... both marks trail UNH's six-year run from 2003-04 through 2008-09

- The Eagles will be presented with the 2017-18 Hockey East regular-season trophy on Friday, Feb. 9, when Boston College hosts New Hampshire on Senior Day ... faceoff is set for 2 p.m., and the trophy presentation will occur after the game ... the Eagles' seniors will be honored in a pregame ceremony

- Katie Burt claimed the NCAA's career wins record today with her 29-save effort ... she now has 115 career victories, breaking her tie at 114 with the previous record with previous record holder, former Minnesota goaltender Noora Raty '13

- Midway through the second period, Burt also set the Hockey East goaltender record for career minutes played in conference games ... she has now played 4702:14 in her Hockey East career, passing former Eagles goaltender Molly Schaus '11, who played 4673:19 conference minutes in her career to hold the last record

- Daryl Watts netted her nation-leading 33rd and 34th goals of the season, and pushed her nation-leading point total to 69 points

- This was Watts' 21st multiple-point game of the season, and her ninth multiple-goal game of the year

- Watts now has three shorthanded goals this season and is tied for the national lead with six other Division I players

- Watts also scored her nation-leading ninth power-play goal of the year

- Watts moved into sole possession of fourth place on the NCAA freshman scoring list, breaking a tie with former Harvard player Sarah Vaillancourt's 67 points in 2004-05 ... Watts is now four points back of Caroline Ouellet, who posted 73 points at Minnesota Duluth in 2002-03

- With two points today, Watts also pushed her Hockey East scoring mark to 50 points (28 goals, 22 assists) ... this is the league's third 50-point effort in conference history, joining Northeasterm's Kendall Coyne (55 points) in and BC's Alex Carpenter (51 points), both in 2015-16 ... with three league games remaining, Watts is five points back of Coyne's single-season record

- Watts also now has 28 goals in league play, the second-highest total behind Coyne's 30 in 2015-16

- Caitrin Lonergan netted her 27th goal of the season with her second-period tally ... it was her eighth power-play goal of the year, which moved her into second place nationally behind Watts

- Lonergan's 27 goals rank third nationally

- Now with 96 career points in just 66 career games, Lonergan is tied for 19th on the Eagles' career points chart, tied with Taylor Wasylk '14 and Becky Zavisza '09 ... she is three points back of 18th place (Meghan Fardelmann '09)

- Lonergan is now four points abck of the 100-point plateau, and should she reach it this season, she would be just the third sophomore in program history to reach the century mark (Alex Carpenter '16 and Erin Magee '99)

- Serena Sommerfield registered her 12th assist of the season on Lonergan's PPG in the second period ... it extends her career-highs in both assists and points (16)

- Caroline Ross posted her career-best 13th assist on Lonergan's power-play goal and now has a three-game assist streak in which she's collected five assists

- Kenzie Kent recorded her 92nd career assist on Watts' game-winning goal ... she currently sits fourth on the Eagles' career assist chart and is eight assists shy of becoming the fourth Eagle to reach 100 career assists

- Toni Ann Miano notched her 58th career assist with her set-up of Watts' third-period goal ... she now also has 91 career points

- Watts' shorthanded goal in the second period was the Eagles' nation-leading ninth SHG of the season ... after their SHG today, Providence (8) moved ahead of Robert Morris (7) for second in the country in the category

- BC's nine shorthanded goals so far this year are already the team's fifth-highest single-season total in program history

- Today marked the 11th time this season that BC has scored at least two power-play goals in a game ... it was the first time since Jan. 12 against Northeastern, however

- BC is now 6-1-0 this season against ranked opponents


1. Daryl Watts, BC
2. Christina Putigna, PC
3. Caitrin Lonergan, BC


Boston College: 24-2-3, 17-1-3 HEA
Providence: 14-9-6, 10-5-4 HEA


Boston College returns to the ice next on Tuesday, Feb. 6, when the Eagles host Northeastern in the first round of the 40th Women's Beanpot at Kelley Rink. Faceoff for the BC-NU game is set for 8 p.m., while Boston University and Harvard will meet in the first game at 5 p.m. All games of the 2018 Women's Beanpot will be played at the Eagles' Kelley Rink. Tournament and ticket information is available at womensbeanpot.com