Stack Crowned Hockey East Player Of The Year
March 4, 2011
Boston College senior Kelli Stack captured the Cammi Granato Award as the Hockey East Player of the Year and five players - Stack, goaltender Molly Schaus, forward Mary Restuccia, defenseman Meagan Mangene and forward Danielle Welch - earned All-Hockey East recognition, according to a league announcement made at its annual awards banquet at the Royal Sonesta in Cambridge, Mass. on Friday evening.
Stack and Schaus, both seniors and finalists for the 2011 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, garnered All-Conference first-team honors, while Restuccia earned second-team accolades. Mangene and Welch earned league honorable-mention recognition.
Stack was honored as the conference's player of the year for the third time in her four seasons. The Brooklyn Heights, Ohio, resident previously captured the league's top honor (as well as the conference's rookie-of-the-year accolade) as a freshman in 2006-07 and as a junior in 2008-09.
Stack finished her career in league play as the league's record holder for career records for goals (68) and point scored (133). She finished the season as the league's scoring champion in league play with 33 points and was also the league leader with 22 goals. Stack is a four-time All-Conference selection, the only player ever to accomplish this feat in the nine-year history of the conference.
She has registered 33 goals and 53 points through 32 games overall, raising her career totals to 95 goals and a school-record 204 points.
Schaus earned All-Conference honors for the third time in her four seasons and captured first-team accolades for the second time in her last two seasons. She concluded league play with a13-4-3 record, a 1.39 goals against average and a .941 save percentage. She is 21-4-4 with a 1.42 goals against average and a .941 save percentage and four shutouts this winter.
In her career, Schaus has started 130 career games in Boston College's net. She is 77-35-18 with a 1.82 goals against average and a .933 save percentage.
Restuccia, a junior from Chester Springs, Pa., tallied 22 points - five goals and 17 assists - in 21 conference contests en route to second-team honors. She has tallied 36 points - 11 goals and 25 assists - in 33 games overall. Restuccia was an All-Rookie Team honoree as a freshman in 2008-09.
Mangene, a freshman defenseman from Miller Place, N.Y. who earned All-Conference Rookie Team honors earlier this week, registered two points - one goal and one assist - and a +10 rating in 20 conference contests. She has recorded six points - one goal and five assists - through 29 games this winter and finished the regular-season ranked first among all BC defensemen with a plus-minus rating of +20.
Welch, a junior from Hastings, Minn., tallied 15 points - seven goals and eight assists - in 21 league games. She has registered 21 points - nine goals and 12 assists - through 33 games this winter.
Boston College (21-6-6, 13-4-4 HEA), the No. 2 seed in the ninth annual Hockey East tournament, will face No. 3 seed Providence (22-11-1, 12-8-1 HEA) in semifinal competition on Saturday, March 5 at Boston University's Walter Brown Arena. Face off is scheduled for 3 p.m.
Boston University and Northeastern will precede BC vs. PC in semifinal play at 12 p.m. Saturday's semifinals will be video streamed live and available on a pay-per-view basis at: http://www.hockeyeastonline.tv
The winners of each semifinal will meet on Sunday, March 6 at 1 p.m. in the Hockey East championship game, which may be viewed on tape delay on NESN at 4 p.m.