"There is little doubt that when the No. 2 ranked Boston College and No. 5 Northeastern women’s hockey programs cross sticks tonight (7 p.m.) at Kelley Rink, the compete level will certainly ratchet up a degree whenever Eagles star Alex Carpenter and Huskies cohort Kendall Coyne battle on the ice."
Alex Carpenter scored a highlight reel goal early in the first period; Dana Trivigno capped a dominant stretch of play with a second BC goal to give the Eagles a cushion going in to the locker room. BC outshot BU 17-9 in the period.
BC women's hockey defeated UConn 4-0 this afternoon to improve to 9-0-0 on the season (3-0-0 HEA). The Eagles recorded 62 shots, the fourth highest total in program history, including a 26-5 third period shot margin. Four different Eagles tallied goals - Kristyn Capizzano, Makenna Newkirk, Lexi Bender and Haley Skarupa. BC and UConn are back at it tomorrow in Storrs at 2 PM.
It wasn't necessary an overwhelming start to the season but BC women's hockey opened up with a win over traditional power Minnesota Duluth at Kelley Rink. Andie Anastos scored two goals in the win. BC'a revamped power play went 1 for 4. Grant will have reactions and GIFs later.
The Eagles shook off the cobwebs tonight with an exhibition victory over CIS foe Guelph University at BU's Walter Brown Arena. Reigning Patty Kazmaier award winner Alex Carpenter scored two goals in the winning effort. Sophomores Katie Burt and Gabri Switaj split time between the pipes.
BC deployed a new, more active-looking power play tonight and generated some decent chances despite coming up empty on four tries. Power play was one of the team's few Achilles heels last season so that will be something to keep an eye on.
The season gets underway for real next Friday night at home against Minnesota Duluth.