Congratulations to the Boston College women's hockey team who punched its ticket to the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive season. The Eagles earned the tournament's no. 4 overall seed and will host the Harvard Crimson in the NCAA Quarterfinals on Saturday, March 16 at 1 PM.
That's the good news. The bad news is that the winner will face either Minnesota or North Dakota -- but really, Minnesota -- at the Frozen Four in Minneapolis on March 22. That's 38-0-0 Minnesota ... on the Gophers' home ice. Yeah.
The Eagles earned their fifth overall selection to the NCAA Tournament after compiling a program best 26-6-3 record this season. BC earned bids in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012, including an appearance in the Frozen Four in each of the last two seasons.
2013 NCAA Women's Hockey Bracket
(1) Minnesota (38-0-0) vs. North Dakota (26-11-1)
(4) Boston College (26-6-3) vs. Harvard (24-6-3)
(2) Cornell (27-5-1) vs. Mercyhurst (28-6-1)
(3) Boston University (26-5-3) vs. Clarkson (28-9-0)
The Eagles earned their fifth overall selection to the National Tournament after compiling a program best 26-6-3 record this season. BC earned bids in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012, including an appearance in the Frozen Four in each of the last two season. Boston College is 3-4 all-time in the NCAAs.
BC and Harvard faced one another earlier in the year with the Eagles winning 2-1 on February 5 at the Beanpot semifinals. Harvard fell to Cornell 2-1 in the ECAC Championship Game earlier today.
Boston College Women's Hockey All-Time NCAA Tournament Results
W - Boston College 6, St. Lawrence 3 (March 10, 2012)
L - Wisconsin 6, Boston College 2 (March 16, 2012)
W - Boston College 4, Minnesota 1 (March 12, 2011)
L - Wisconsin 3, Boston College 2 (March 18, 2011)
L - Minnesota 4, Boston College 3 (March 14, 2009)
W - Boston College 3, Dartmouth 2 (2OT) (March 10, 2007)
L - Minnesota-Duluth 4, Boston College 3 (2OT) (March 16, 2007)
If you are around this weekend, consider heading over to Conte Forum to support the men's and women's programs in the postseason. The women's game starts at 1 PM and the second game of the men's best-of-three quarterfinals series with the Vermont Catamounts starts at 7 PM.