March 5, 2014
BC IN THE HOCKEY EAST TOURNAMENT
Bosotn College is 6-7 all time in the Women's Hockey East Tournament. The Eagles have captured one title (2011), have finished second twice, and reach the semifinals seven times. Kelli Stack was named Most Valuable Player when the Eagles won their only championship. Last season, BC fell to Northeastern 4-1 in the semifinals. Vermont is 0-1 all-time at the WHEA tournament, and has not won a title.
BC VS. VERMONT
BC is unbeaten in its last 13 games against Vermont (10-0-3) and holds a 23-1-3 record dating back to 2004. In the teams' last meeting this season (1/18/14), the Eagles came away with a 2-0 home victory. Corinne Boyles recorded her first shutout of the season, while Andie Anastos and Emily Pfalzer each scored goals for BC. The Eagles won all three regular season games against the Catamounts.
SCOUTING THE CATAMOUNTS
Vermont finished as the No. 4 seed in WHEA with a conference record of 13-7-1. They are currently riding a seven-game win streak heading into Saturday's game. The Catamounts defeated Maine, 3-2 in the WHEA quarterfinals, thanks to a game-winning goal by Brittany Zuback in triple overtime. Roxanne Douville made 50 saves in net for Vermont. Amanda Pelkey leads UVM offensively with 40 points on the year (21 goals, 19 assists). The Catamounts rank second behind BC in the conference in both power play percentage (18.9) and penalty kill percentage (86.8).
Freshman Andie Anastos finished the regular season with 35 points (14-21-35) and leads all conference rookies in points per game (1.03). 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, eight more than second place Victoria Andreakos (11-16-27) of Vermont.
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 15-1-0 when leading after the first period. They are also undefeated (23-0-0) 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 17-1-2 when scoring on their power play, and 19-1-2 its opponent is scoreless on the man advantage. At 19.7% Boston College has the best power play scoring percentage in Hockey East, and the sixth-best in the nation. Haley Skarupa leads the team with six power play goals, good for second in the conference and eighth 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 18, 2014
Chestnut Hill, Mass.
No. 7 WIH Blanks Vermont, 2-0
Freshman Andie Anastos scored a goal and notched an assist and Corinne Boyles stopped 34 shots in her 11th career shutout as No. 7 Boston College earned a 2-0 Hockey East victory over Vermont at Kelley Rink Saturday afternoon.