The Boston College men’s hockey team won’t be the only Eagles squad taking the ice at Fenway this year.
After several appearances by the men, the BC women’s hockey team will finally have its chance to play during the Frozen Fenway event. While Hockey East commissioner Joe Bertagna mentioned the event in passing a few weeks ago on NESN, Boston College officially announced the event on Monday.
The Eagles will face off against the Harvard Crimson at 8pm on Tuesday January 10th. As Boston College traveled to Bright-Landry last season, the Fenway matchup should feature the Eagles as the home team.
BC had a season for the ages last year, rattling off 40 consecutive wins — collecting the Beanpot and Hockey East regular season & tournament trophies along the way — before falling to perennial juggernaut Minnesota in the national championship game. The Eagles will lose several important members of that squad, but return enough talent that they should challenge for yet another spot in the 8 team NCAA tournament.
Proceeds from the Frozen Fenway event will be donated the Denna Laing Fund in support of the former Princeton Tigers and Boston Pride player. Laing had her career cut short due to a severe injury during last year’s Women’s Winter Classic.
The criticisms of the men’s frequent visits to Fenway are well-documented, but there’s no doubt that this is a fantastic opportunity for BC Women’s Hockey team to gain some much needed exposure for the program.