BC’s women’s sports had a very good year, carrying the torch for what was otherwise a somewhat middling season of Boston College Athletics. Good years tend to have some higher-stakes games, and the women’s hockey team certainly had a good year.
Despite losing several US National Team players to graduation, the women’s hockey team still manages to win every single trophy available to them with the exception of that elusive national championship — a season arguably more successful than their 40-1-0 season from the year prior.
That meant that the Women’s Hockey East league title was safely stored in their sack of hardware for another season. And for those who watched, it was not only the best game of the women’s hockey season, but the best game in the entire year of Boston College Athletics.
2016-2017 BCI Game of the Year
Winner: BC Women’s Hockey, Hockey East Championship Game
Andie Anastos — who will be playing BC basketball next year as a graduate student — had just played the hero the night before, scoring the game winner in a double-overtime win over Vermont to advance to the championship game. And the captain did it again on an even bigger stage in a 2-1 comeback win over Northeastern in overtime for the league trophy.
You can re-live the championship with our Goal By Goal of the game.
And here are the full highlights:
There were a surprisingly diverse set of votes for game of the year. BC Women’s Hockey’s 6-0 dismantling of St. Lawrence in the NCAA regionals, BC Men’s Hockey’s 6-4 comeback win over Notre Dame, BC Men’s Hockey’s 3-2 win over Boston University in the Hockey East semifinals, and BC Baseball’s sweep of Notre Dame to advance to the ACC Championship all received a vote for game of the year.