March 12, 2012
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Days removed from leading the fourth-ranked Boston College women's ice team to a 6-3 win over seventh-ranked St. Lawrence in the NCAA Quarterfinal, junior defenseman Blake Bolden and freshman forward Emily Field were named Hockey East Players of the Week in a conference announcement on Monday. For the first time this season, Bolden was selected as the Athletic Republic Player of the Week and Field was chosen as the Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week.
Bolden scored the tying goal and assisted the final point in the victory over the Saints. The goal was the blue-liner's eighth of the year, most among league defenseman this season. The two-point performers put the Stow, Ohio native at 51 career points, the fourth defenseman ever at Boston College reach the half century mark in their career.
Field created the 2-on-1 opportunity that led to a short-handed goal that opened the scoring against St. Lawrence. The Littleton, Mass. product proceeded to score her team-leading eighth power play goal of the year to ignite a stretch of five unanswered the goals by the Eagles. Field finished second on the team with six shots.
The win advanced Boston College to its second straight Frozen Four, the third in program history. The Eagles will meet the No. 1 seed and defending champion Wisconsin Badgers on Friday, March 16 at 6 p.m. (5 p.m. CT). BC fell to UW, 3-2, in the final minute of the 2011 national semifinal. The Maroon and Gold have never beaten the Red and White.
The Eagles were sub sequentially named the WHEA Team of the Week.