Brown, Men's Hockey Earns Hockey East Awards
Feb. 17, 2014
WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Senior captain Patrick Brown (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) was tabbed the Warrior Hockey Player of the Week after a memorable Beanpot final followed by a big performance in Vermont to help Boston College clinch the Hockey East regular season title.
On Feb. 10 in the Beanpot championship game against Northeastern, Brown scored a pair of goals, including the game-clinching tally that made its way through the national ranks. Brown redirected an Isaac MacLeod blast in aerobatic fashion, tipping the puck past NU’s goaltender as he was crashing to the ice. Moments after BC tallied an empty netter, Brown iced the Beanpot title with another late marker.
In the Eagles’ next test, Brown registered another two-goal performance, including the game-winning tally at Vermont on Feb. 14. On Saturday, Feb. 15, Brown added his 10th assist of the season.
Brown has logged a pair of goals on three occasions this season and is fourth on the team in goal scoring with 11. In comparison to the rest of Hockey East, Brown is tied for 18th, averaging 0.35 goals per game. The Bloomfield Hills, Mich., native has lit the lamp five times in his last four outings.
With the award, Brown gathered BC’s 11th individual award from Hockey East and fourth Player of the Week decoration.
In addition to winning its fifth-straight Beanpot trophy on Feb. 10, Boston College clinched the Hockey East regular season title with a sweep of Vermont on Feb. 14 -15. In acquiring two trophies over the span of seven days, the Eagles were pegged the Hockey East Team of the Week. Boston College has earned that award three times this year.
Brown and the rest of the Eagles join the Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week, Evan Campbell (UMass Lowell) and the Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week, Steven Summerhays (Notre Dame).
Along with the Hockey East accolades, Boston College was ranked the No. 1 team in the country in both the USCHO.com and USA Hockey / USA Magazine polls for the second-consecutive week.
Boston College welcomes UMass Lowell on Friday night, Feb. 21, for a 7 p.m. showdown of the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the conference before the Eagles travel to Tsongas Center in Lowell, Mass., on Saturday, Feb. 22.