Lost amidst the excitement of the NCAA men's basketball tournament and the NIT is the Boston College women's hockey team. The Eagles will look to bring home the program's first ever National Championship as they face the Wisconsin Badgers at 5 PM today in Erie, Pennsylvania. Not bad for a program that was started in 1994.
You can watch this afternoon's game streaming live online at www.ncaa.com.
Here's a run down of game links and stories about this year's Women's Frozen Four.
No. 4 Seed Women's Hockey To Face No. 1 Seed Wisconsin Friday In Frozen Four (BCEagles.com)
Game notes, rosters and season stats.
West comes East for Frozen Four (NCAA.com)
"Now, the Badgers face Hockey East champion Boston College, a team they've never lost to. Of course, the two teams haven't played one another since 2002, so the history between the teams means as little to Friday's game as the history between the men's programs -- who have met for the NCAA Championship in two of the last five seasons. Instead, as Badgers head coach Mark Johnson looks at the Eagles, he's more interested in recent events; namely, the 4-1 quarterfinal win against the Minnesota team that took the Badgers to overtime the week before."
Katie King Among Six Finalists For AHCA Coach Of The Year (BCEagles.com)
Congrats to BC's Katie King, who was named one of the six finalists for this year's Coach of the Year award. Well deserved.
Eagles ready to take flight (Boston Globe)
"The Boston College women's hockey team had some company on their charter flight from Boston for the NCAA Frozen Four. Boston University punched its ticket with a quarterfinal win against Mercyhurst and Wednesday boarded the same flight to Erie. Not much was said between the teams who were separated by a few rows. After all, if everything goes their way tonight, they will be competitors Sunday."
Rivals ready for big stage (Boston Herald)
BC's program might be less than 20 years old, but BU's program is just 6. The Terriers will be making their first ever trip to the Women's Frozen Four.
And here's a pretty nasty goal from Kelli Stack from BC's NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals matchup against Minnesota.