#2 Eagles Conclude Regular Season in Vermont
Feb. 22, 2013
Chestnut Hill, Mass. – The #2 women’s hockey team (24-5-2, 16-2-1 WHEA) enter the final weekend of the regular season with a two-game series at Gutterson Fieldhouse against Vermont. Saturday’s game will face off at noon while Sunday’s face off will be at 2 p.m.
The Eagles are coming off a 5-2 victory at Providence on Tuesday night in a make-up of their Feb. 9 game that was postponed due to the blizzard that struck the Northeast. Alex Carpenter’s milestone night netted her the third hat trick of the season and the 50th goal of her career in just 66 games played. The sophomore also is currently tied with former Eagle Erin Magee for the most points recorded in a season (64).
With a win this weekend, the team will record their 25th victory of the season, the most in team history. The Eagles also have enjoyed their best offensive season in team history – netting 146 goals which surpasses their previous high of 143 in 2006-07.
BC is currently tied for first in the Hockey East standings with BU at 16-2-1 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 and the teams will share Co-Champion honors.
This weekend marks the second and third meetings of the season between BC and Vermont with BC taking the lone meeting of the season by a score of 7-2 on Jan. 12. Haley Skarupa tallied a hat trick and recorded five points as the Eagles put a season-high 62 shots on Catamounts goaltender Roxanne Douville.
The Catamounts (8-19-3, 6-10-3 WHEA) enter this weekend coming off back-to-back one goal losses at BU last weekend. Amanda Pelkey led the way for Vermont last weekend with two goals and she is the Catamounts’ second leading scorer this season with 19 points. Vermont will be the sixth seed in the Hockey East Tournament and will face off against Northeastern, New Hampshire, or Providence in the quarterfinals next weekend.
The Eagles will await their fate as the pairings for the Hockey East Tournament are expected to be announced Sunday night. Depending on seeding, BC will take on either Maine or Connecticut in the quarterfinals.