No. 4 WIH Travels to Vermont, Puts Hockey East Lead on Line Against No.7 Northeastern
Jan. 13, 2012
Chestnut Hill, Mass. – In the next two games, the fourth-ranked Boston College women’s ice hockey team meets Vermont for the first time this season and has the opportunity to complete the fourth series sweep in six years against the seventh-ranked Northeastern.
The Eagles (15-6-1, 8-2-1 Hockey East) travel to Burlington, Vt. on Saturday, Jan. 14 for a 7 p.m. with the Catamounts (3-12-6, 2-6-2 HE). BC then hosts the Huskies (14-5-1, 8-2-1 HE) on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. in a matchup that has huge implications in the race for the regular-season league crown.
Boston College is 2-1 since returning from the midseason break, having followed a 2-1 loss to St. Lawrence with wins over Clarkson, 3-2, and New Hampshire, 4-2. The Catamounts are searching for their first win of the new year, having lost at Dartmouth, 5-2, and at St. Lawrence, 6-1. The Huskies are also looking to regain momentum after defeating Clarkson, 5-2, and falling to St. Lawrence, 3-2.
The Golden Knights, Saints and Big Green are common opponents between Boston College, Vermont and Northeastern, while the Eagles and the Huskies have also shared ice with Quinnipiac and Princeton. BC went 4-2-0 in those games, with NU sitting at 2-3-0 and VT winless at 0-2-1. The Eagles hold a +1 scoring margin over mutual opponents with Vermont and a +10 margin with Northeastern, in addition to outscoring the Huskies 7-2 in head-to-head meetings. Northeastern will travel to Providence on Saturday.
BC last met Vermont on Nov. 3, 2010. In a game that ended in a draw, 2-2, former All-American Kelli Stack scored twice and current senior goaltender Kiera Kingston made 20 saves. The Eagles halted the Huskies, 4-1, at Kelley Rink back on Nov. 18. Sophomore forward Taylor Wasylk scored twice as BC responded to a one goal deficit with four unanswered points.