Feb. 18, 2013
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Chestnut Hill, Mass. – The #2 women’s hockey team (23-5-2, 15-2-1 WHEA) kicks off the final week of the regular season with a tilt at Providence on Tuesday night. The game was originally scheduled for Feb. 9 but had to be postponed due to the winter storm that hit the Northeast that weekend.
The Eagles are coming off a home-and-home sweep over the Connecticut Huskies that included a 6-1 win on Saturday and a 4-0 win in Storrs on Sunday. Alex Carpenter tallied seven points over the weekend, including her 100th career point as the Eagles outscored the Huskies by a combined score of 10-1.
Saturday’s game marked the final regular season home game for seniors Kristina Brown, Dru Burns, Blake Bolden, Caitlin Walsh, Elizabeth Olchowski, Ashley Motherwell, and Corinne Boyles. Olchowski appeared in her first game since Dec. 31, 2010 and recorded her first collegiate point on Saturday.
BC is currently tied for first in the Hockey East standings with BU at 15-2-1 in conference play. If each team wins their remaining games then the #1 seed in the Hockey East Tournament will be decided by a coin flip.
Tuesday marks the third and final meeting between the teams with BC taking the first two games of the season by scores of 6-1 and 4-3. In their last meeting on Jan. 26, the Eagles squandered a two goal lead in the third period but were able to pull out the win on a late Melissa Bizzari goal with just under four minutes to play.
The Friars (14-12-5, 8-7-3 WHEA) enter the game off of a 3-3 tie at New Hampshire on Sunday. Providence got a goal and an assist from both Corinne Buie and Brooke Simpson to salvage a tie with the Wildcats.
BC will conclude their regular season slate this weekend with a two-game set in Burlington against the Vermont Catamounts.