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2012-13 Boston College Women's Hockey: Minnesota Game Thread @ Frozen Four (6:00 PM)

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The Eagles and Gophers meet for the first time since 2011.

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No. 4 Boston College Eagles (27-6-3, 17-2-2 WHEA) vs. No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers (39-0-0, 28-0-0 WCHA)

What: NCAA Tournament Frozen Four Semifinals
Time: 6:00 PM
Date: Friday, March 22, 2013
Place: Minneapolis, Minn.
Arena: Riddler Arena
Capacity: 3,400

TV: Live Video Feed (free)
Gametracker: Link
Audio: Link
Twitter: @BC_WHockey

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Series: BC and Minnesota have previously met 5 times. Minnesota leads the all-time series 4-1-1.
Last Meeting in NCAA Tournament: Boston College 4, Minnesota 1 (March 12, 2011)

Last Five Meetings:

W - Boston College 4, Minnesota 1 (March 12, 2011)
L - Minnesota 4, Boston College 3 (March 14, 2009)
L - Minnesota 2, Boston College 1 (January 13, 2008)
T - Boston College 2, Minnesota 2 (OT) (January 12, 2008)
L - Minnesota 4, Boston College 3 (January 15, 1998)

BC's Last Five NCAA Tournament Games:

W - Boston College 4, Harvard 2 (March 16, 2013)
L - Wisconsin 6, Boston College 2 (March 16, 2012)
W - Boston College 6, St. Lawrence 3 (March 10, 2012)
L - Wisconsin 3, Boston College 2 (March 18, 2011)
W - Boston College 4, Minnesota 1 (March 12, 2011)

Trends: Minnesota enters Friday's game undefeated in 2012-13 and winners of 47 consecutive games dating back to last season. BC holds a 4-4 overall record in NCAA tournament play but has dropped all three Frozen Four games played in team history.

Minnesota's Leading Scorers: Jr. Amanda Kessel (44-53-97), Fr. Hannah Brandt (31-49-60), Sr. Megan Bozek (20-35-55)
Minnesota's Leading Goaltender: Sr. Noora Räty (34-0-0, 0.87 GAA, .960 SV%, 1.000 Win%)

2013 NCAA Women's Hockey Bracket

(1) Minnesota defeats North Dakota, 3-2 (3 OT)
(4) Boston College defeats Harvard, 3-1

Mercyhurst defeats (2) Cornell, 4-3
(3) Boston University defeats Clarkson, 5-3

(1) Minnesota (38-0-0) vs. (4) Boston College (26-7-3)
(3) Boston University (27-5-3) vs. Mercyhurst (29-6-1)

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