Feb. 27, 2014
BC VS. NEW HAMPSHIRE
The Eagles have won seven of their last ten (7-2-1) games against the Wildcats. This season, BC has taken two of three games against UNH. Each game has been decided by two goals or less, with UNH beating the Eagles 3-1 early in the season and BC winning the final two games by scores of 5-3 and 3-2. The UNH victory marks the only home loss this season by the Eagles.
SCOUTING THE WILDCATS
New Hampshire finished with an overall record of 9-22-2 and a conference record of 4-15-2. The Wildcats are currently on a ten-game losing streak, which began with two losses to BC on Jan. 25 and 26, and have only won one game in their thirteen contests since the break.
Freshman Andie Anastos finished the regular season with 35 points (14-21-35) and leads all conference rookies in points per game (1.06). Her 14 goals are tied for tops among Hockey East freshmen, while her 21 assists rank first. She also leads WHEA freshmen with 35 points, 10 more than second place Victoria Andreakos (10-15-25).
With a 5-1 victory over Boston University in the final game of the regular season, the BC senior class captured its 100th win. The seniors boast a record of 100-29-15 during their tenure at The Heights, making them the winningest graduating class in the history of the program.
REGULAR SEASON CHAMPS
The Eagles captured the regular season title for the first time in program history with a 4-1 vitory at Maine. BC finished with a conference record of 18-2-1, the best mark in school history.
SCORE EARLY AND OFTEN
The Eagles are 16-1-1 when scoring first and 14-1-0 when leading after the first period. They are also undefeated (22-0-0) when scoring three or more goals this season. In the eight games BC has not won (five losses, three ties), the team has failed to score more than one goal in seven of them, putting the team’s record at 25-1-0 when scoring two or more goals.
SPECIAL TEAMS FACTOR
BC is 16-1-2 when scoring on their power play, and 18-1-2 its opponent is scoreless on the man advantage. At 18.1% Boston College has the second-best power play scoring percentage in Hockey East, and the tenth-best in the nation. Haley Skarupa leads the team with six power play goals, good for tops in the conference and tied for sixth in the country.
IT’S A RACE
BC reached the 20-win mark for the seventh time in the last 20 years with a 4-1 victory over BU in the opening round of the Beanpot. This year’s team reached the mark in 27 games, second fastest in school history (26 games in 12-13).
The Last Meeting
January 26, 2014
No. 7 WIH Defeats UNH, 3-2
Junior Emily Field scored the game-winning goal with less than two minutes remaining in the third period, and Corinne Boyles made 31 saves to propel No. 7 Boston College to a 3-2 conference victory over New Hampshire at the Whittemore Center on Sunday afternoon.