March 16, 2011
Frozen Four Notes in PDF Format
No. 4 Seed Boston College vs. No. 1 Seed Wisconsin
2011 National Collegiate Women's Ice Hockey Championship - Frozen Four - Semifinal Round
Friday, March 18, 2011 - 5 p.m. EST
Louis J. Tullio Arena (5,524) - Erie, Pa.
Team Records: Boston College - 24-6-6; Wisconsin - 35-2-2
Video Coverage: www.ncaa.com
2011 NCAA Women's Hockey Championship Web Site
2011 NCAA FROZEN FOUR: No. 4 seed Boston College, which beat Minnesota 4-1 in the quarterfinals of the 2011 NCAA Championship on Saturday, March 12, will face No. 1 seed Wisconsin in Frozen Four competition on Friday, March 18 at 5 p.m. in Tullio Arena in Erie, Pa. No. 2 seed Cornell will face No. 3 seed Boston University in Friday's second semifinal at 8 p.m. The two winners will play for the 2011 NCAA Championship on Sunday, March 20 at 2 p.m.
FOLLOWING THE EAGLES: The NCAA will provide a video web cast of each Frozen Four contest that will be streamed live over the internet at www.ncaa.com ... Live in-game news updates, in short form, on Boston College in the NCAA Tournament's Frozen Four will be available through Twitter at: http://twitter.com/BCSportsNews
HOW WE GOT HERE: Boston College is 24-6-6. It finished the Hockey East regular-season schedule in second place with a 13-4-4 record. The Eagles defeated No. 3 seed Providence, 3-2 in overtime on Saturday, March 5, in league-tournament semifinal play and captured Hockey East's automatic bid - and the No. 4 overall seed - to the NCAA Championship with a 3-1 win over Northeastern in the league tournament's title game. Behind two goals from Kelli Stack and 31 saves from goaltender Molly Schaus, the Eagles earned a 4-1 home victory over Minnesota on Saturday, March 12 to advance to the Frozen Four in Erie, Pa.
LEAGUE TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS: Boston College captured its first Hockey East Tournament title with a 3-1 win over Northeastern on Sunday, March 6. Danielle Welch tallied two first-period points - one goal and one assist - and freshman Taylor Wasylk tallied a third-period score to propel the team to the win. Sophomore defenseman Blake Bolden, who scored BC's second goal of the game, joined league tournament MVP Kelli Stack on the All-Tournament team.
BC IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT: Boston College is in its third appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Eagles previously earned at-large bids in 2007 and 2009. BC is 2-2 in NCAA Tournament competition, including an 1-1 record under coach Katie King. BC defeated Dartmouth 3-2 in overtime to earn a berth in the 2007 NCAA Frozen Four in Lake Placid, N.Y. where the team fell to Minnesota-Duluth 4-3 in double overtime in semifinal competition ... In 2009, the team suffered a 4-3 loss to Minnesota in the quarterfinal round in Minneapolis ... In 2011, the team defeated Minnesota 4-1 to advance to its second Frozen Four.
BC & THE TOURNAMENT'S SEMIFINAL ROUND: The Eagles are 0-1 in the NCAA Tournament's semifinal round, having suffered a 4-3 double-overtime loss to Minnesota-Duluth at the 2007 NCAA Frozen Four in Lake Placid, N.Y.
2010-11 Boston College Women's Hockey Roster
GOALTENDERS (3): Corinne Boyles (Wheaton, Ill.), Kiera Kingston (Trumball, Conn.), Molly Schaus (Natick, Mass.)
DEFENSEMEN (7): Blake Bolden (Stow, Ohio), Dru Burns (Plano, Texas), Katelyn Kurth (High Bridge, N.J.), Meagan Mangene (Miller Place, N.Y.), Jessica Martino (Winthrop, Mass.), Kristin Regan (Hamden, Conn.), Allison Szlosek (Bedford, Mass.)
FORWARDS (14): Melissa Bizzari (Stowe, Vt.), Kristina Brown (North Andover, Mass.), Danielle Doherty (Newton, Mass.), Andrea Green (Chanhassen, Minn.), Laura Hart (Wheaton, Ill.), Ashley Motherwell (St. Charles, Ill.), Amanda Movsessian (Woburn, Mass.), Elizabeth Olchowski (Greenfield, Mass.), Mary Restuccia (Chester Springs, Pa.), Megan Shea (Manchester, N.H.), Kelli Stack (Brooklyn Heights, Ohio), Caitlin Walsh (Franklin, Mass.), Taylor Wasylk (Port Huron, Mich.), Danielle Welch (Hastings, Minn.)
SENIORS (4): Laura Hart (Wheaton, Ill.), Katelyn Kurth (High Bridge, N.J.), Molly Schaus (Natick, Mass.), Kelli Stack (Brooklyn Heights, Ohio)
JUNIORS (7): Andrea Green (Chanhassen, Minn.), Kiera Kingston (Trumball, Conn.), Kristin Regan (Hamden, Conn.), Mary Restuccia (Chester Springs, Pa.), Megan Shea (Manchester, N.H.), Allison Szlosek (Bedford, Mass.), Danielle Welch (Hastings, Minn.)
SOPHOMORES (7): Blake Bolden (Stow, Ohio), Corinne Boyles (Wheaton, Ill.), Kristina Brown (North Andover, Mass.), Dru Burns (Plano, Texas), Ashley Motherwell (St. Charles, Ill.), Elizabeth Olchowski (Greenfield, Mass.), Caitlin Walsh (Franklin, Mass.)
FRESHMEN (6): Melissa Bizzari (Stowe, Vt.), Danielle Doherty (Newton, Mass.), Meagan Mangene (Miller Place, N.Y.), Jessica Martino (Winthrop, Mass.), Amanda Movsessian (Woburn, Mass.), Taylor Wasylk (Port Huron, Mich.)
Connecticut (2), Illinois (3), Massachusetts (8), Michigan (1), Minnesota (2), New Hampshire (1), New Jersey (1), New York (1), Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (1), Texas (1), Vermont (1)
Most Games Played: 140 (Kelli Stack), 139 (Katelyn Kurth)
Most Points: 209 (Kelli Stack)
Most Goals: 98 (Kelli Stack)
LAST TIME OUT: (March 12, 2011 in Chestnut Hill, Mass.) - Senior Kelli Stack scored two of host Boston College's four first-period goals and senior goaltender Molly Schaus recorded 31 saves to lead the fourth-seeded Eagles to a 4-1 home victory over Minnesota and a berth in the 2011 NCAA Frozen Four. Senior Katelyn Kurth opened the scoring just 24 seconds into the contest and freshman Melissa Bizzari doubled the BC lead at 2:45. Stack struck at 8:15 and again at 13:50 to build a 4-0 lead. The visiting Gophers outshot the Eagles 32-28 in the contest. Sarah Erickson netted the visitors' lone goal - on the power play - at 11:45 of the middle period.
SERIES INFO VS. WISCONSIN: Friday's game will mark the fourth all-time meeting between the Eagles and Badgers. Boston College is 0-3-0 against Wisconsin and is meeting for the first time since Jan. 26, 2006 - a 7-0 Wisconsin victory at Boston College's Kelley Rink. The Eagles and Badgers also previously met (twice) in December of 2000 in Madison, Wis. The Badgers earned an 8-1 win on Dec. 9 and a 5-3 victory the next night. The teams are meeting for the first time under head coach Katie King.
THE LAST MEETING: (Jan. 22, 2002 in Chestnut Hill, Mass.) -Megan Hunter scored three times and the visiting Badgers recorded a 46-16 shot advantage in the contest and defeated host Boston College, 7-0. Boston College senior Sharon VanTuyl started her first game of the season in net and stopped 39 shots. The 10th-ranked Badgers led 2-0 after one period and 4-0 after two periods. STACK, A KAZMAIER FINALIST: Senior forward Kelli Stack, the 2010 Hockey East Player of the Year and 2011 league tournament MVP, is one of three finalists for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, presented annually to the top player in women's collegiate hockey. The award will be presented at a brunch ceremony on Saturday, March 19 in conjunction with the NCAA Women's Frozen Four in Erie, Pa.
5 PLAYERS EARN ALL-CONFERENCE HONORS: Senior Kelli Stack captured the Cammi Granato Award as Hockey East Player of the Year and five players - Stack, goaltender Molly Schaus, forward Mary Restuccia, defenseman Meagan Mangene and forward Danielle Welch - all earned All-Hockey East recognition. Stack and Schaus garnered All-Conference first-team honors, while Restuccia earned second-team accolades. Mangene and Welch earned league honorable-mention recognition.
Boston College finished the 2010-11 regular season with a 21-6-6 record, including a 9-1-1 record against conference opponents on the road.
Boston College played to draw in six (of eight) games that have advanced into an overtime period. It did not allow an overtime goal this winter and captured two overtime wins - against Connecticut on Feb. 4 and against Providence on March 5.
The Eagles have outscored their opponents 39-22 in the third period of play.
Boston College is 6-2-0 in seven games against opponents that were ranked within the nation's top 10.
Senior Kelli Stack has scored a career-high 36 goals and has converted on just less than 20 percent of her shots (36 goals on 182 shots). She is one point from equaling her career high of 59 points established as a junior in 2008-09.
Kelli Stack and Molly Schaus were each named finalists for the 2011 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, the top individual honor in women's hockey. This marks the second time that Schaus has been named a finalist for the award, having also made an appearance among the nation's 10 best as a junior in 2008-09.
Junior forward Mary Restuccia earned 2010 Beanpot Most Valuable Player recognition after being involved in four of the team's five goals in the two-game tournament. The Chester Springs, Pa., resident registered four points - two goals and two assists - in a 2-1 win over Boston University (2/8) and a 3-1 win over Harvard (2/15).
Freshman forward Taylor Wasylk opened her collegiate career by tallying 12 points - six goals and six assists - in her first six games. The Port Huron, Mich., native captured each of the league's first three Rookie of the Week honors (on Oct. 11, Oct. 18 and Oct. 22).
Senior goaltender Molly Schaus is 24-4-4 with a 1.40 goals against average and a .943 save percentage. Her 24 wins represent a school single-season record. Schaus owns the top three single-season win totals in school history and four of the top five.
Senior forward Kelli Stack recorded two points - a first-period assist and a third-period goal - in the team's 2-1 win over Boston University (2/8) in the semifinals of the Beanpot, tying then snapping the school's all-time record for points formerly held by Erin Magee who tallied 198 points in 117 games from 1995-99. Stack enters the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament with 207 points - 96 goals and 111 assists - in 139 games.
Senior Molly Schaus has started 133 career games in Boston College's net. She is 80-35-18 with a 1.80 goals against average and a .934 save percentage. The Natick, Mass., resident has recorded 21 career shutout performances.
Goals Per Game (National Rank): 2.89 (12th)
The team ranks third its conference and ranks 12th nationally with an average of 2.89 goals per game.
Senior Kelli Stack has scored 36 goals in 35 games and ranks third among all collegiate players in goals per game.
Junior Mary Restuccia is second on the team in scoring with 11 goals and 39 points in 36 games.
Goals Per Game (National Rank): 1.69 (3rd)
Goaltender Molly Schaus has played in 32 games and is 24-4-4. She ranks fourth in the nation in goals against average (1.40) and third in save percentage (.943).
Schaus earned All-Conference honors for the third time in her four seasons this winter 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.
Freshman defenseman Meagan Mangene leads all BC defenseman with plus-minus rating of +21. Senior Katelyn Kurth (+18) and sophomores Blake Bolden (+16) and Dru Burns (+13) are Nos. 2-4 among BC's blueliners.
Penalty-Kill Rate (National Rank): 88.8 (7th)
Boston College went 13-for-15 on the penalty kill over the last three games, is 25-for-27 over the last six games and owns an 88.8 percent kill rate this season (160-for-180), which is the seventh-best kill rate in college hockey.
Kelli Stack is the nation's leader with four shorthanded goals this winter.
Power-Play Percentage (National Rank): 15.8 (15th)
The team ranks third in its conference and ranks 15th nationally with a 15.8 percent success rate (24-for-152).
Kelli Stack leads BC and ranks tied for eighth in the nation with eight power-play scores.
BC's power play went 1-for-5 in the Hockey East Tournament championship game and 0-for-1 in the team's 4-1 win over Minnesota in the NCAA quarterfinals.
THE KING FILE
Years as a head coach: 4
Hockey East Record: 43-29-14