No. 2 WIH Opens Season Sunday Against Maine
Oct. 4, 2013
Chestnut Hill, Mass. – The No. 2 women’s ice hockey team will open their 2013-14 season Sunday night at 5 p.m. at Kelley Rink in a conference game against Maine. At No. 2, BC begins the season with its highest preseason national ranking in program history, and was ranked No. 1 in the preseason Hockey East Coaches’ Poll for the second consecutive year.
The Eagles are coming off one of their best seasons, reaching the Frozen Four for the third consecutive year and compiling their best record in school history (27-7-3). BC looks to continue its success this season, as it returns four of the top five scorers from the 2012-13 campaign (Haley Skarupa 53, Emily Field 45, Melissa Bizzari 31, and Dana Trivigno 29).
The team will be without last year’s leader in goals and assists, Alex Carpenter, as she was named to the USA national team and will compete in this year’s Olympics in Sochi, Russia, causing her to miss the collegiate season.
Captain Corinne Boyles returns for her fifth year at The Heights, after redshirting her sophomore year, and is coming off the most successful season of her career. She compiled a record of 22-5-1 and led Hockey East in goals against average (1.83), save percentage (.927), and win percentage (.804).
The Eagles welcome six freshmen to the team this year: Andie Anastos (Farmington Hills, Mich.), Kristyn Capizzano (Oakvile, Ontario), Julie Fish (Franklin, Tenn.), Steph Lemieux (Sewickley, Penn.), Haley McLean (Howell, Mich.) and Lauren Wedell (Arden Hills, Mich.).
Boston College matched up with Maine four times last year, three times during the regular season and once in the first round of the Hockey East Tournament. BC outscored Maine 23-5 in regular season play, and claimed a narrow 2-1 overtime victory at home in the tournament game. Maine is coming off a 5-24-4 season, and finished seventh (3-16-3) in Hockey East.