UPDATE 7/11/18: BC Women's Hockey has confirmed the transfer.
Next year's stacked BC Women's Hockey lineup is reportedly going to be getting additional reinforcements.
According to social media posts, Minnesota sophomore Lindsay Agnew will be transferring from the University of Minnesota to Boston College for the 2018-2019 season. As a sophomore/incoming junior, she comes to the Heights with two years of remaining eligibility. She will also be eligible to play immediately.
Agnew didn’t quite seem to fit in with the Gophers in her two years in Minneapolis. She came in as one of the top recruits in all of women’s hockey for the 2016-2017 season but wasn’t really put in a position to showcase her high-end talent, as she’s mostly played on the bottom lines in her time with Minnesota despite her sterling hockey pedigree. Agnew was a two-time member of Canada’s U18 national team and wore the captain’s “C” for her country in her second year. She also played for Team Canada in the 2018 Nations Cup, a roster which was comprised of the best Canadians not on the Olympic roster and featured two of the three Patty Kazmaier finalists from this past NCAA season.
During her club hockey years in high school, she was one of the top scoring forwards in the PWHL in her three seasons with the Mississauga Chiefs. Most interestingly, and perhaps not coincidental to her decision to move east to play with the Eagles next season, Agnew was linemates with 2018 Patty Kazmaier Award winner and current BC freshman Daryl Watts in her final season with Mississauga. The Ontario natives tore up the scoring charts together as two of the top three scorers in the league. The chance to renew some chemistry with her old linemate must have been pretty tempting.
Coming over to the Heights should be a win-win for both Agnew and the Eagles. BC will get a veteran presence to fill the hole left by their only graduating forward, Kenzie Kent, and Lindsay Agnew will have a prime opportunity to revitalize her college career. Despite her so-so stats while playing with the Gophers, there is no denying the raw talent that she brings to the table.
Here’s hoping that the surprise addition to an already lethal lineup will help the Eagles push for that elusive first national championship. Welcome to the Heights, Lindsay!