Mass. College Hockey: BU-Clarkson Face-Off In NCAA Quarterfinals

BU's Marie-Philip Poulin leads the Terriers into the NCAA quarterfinals with 49 points (16 goals, 33 assists). (Photo Credit: BU Today/Steve McLaughlin)
BU’s Marie-Philip Poulin will lead the Terriers into the NCAA quarterfinals against Clarkson University with a team-best 49 points (16 goals, 33 assists). (Photo Credit: BU Today/Steve McLaughlin)

By NoontimeSports.com 

Noontime Sports will be covering this afternoon’s NCAA quarterfinal women’s ice hockey match between Boston University and Clarkson University, which commences are 3 p.m. at the Walter Brown Arena.

Social Media Coverage: Follow today’s game on Twitter (@NoontimeSports or @NoonSportsBlog) and Facebook (Facebook.com/NoonSports).

Terriers path to the tourney: BU (26-5-3), who is ranked third in the country, earned an automatic bid by defeating Northeastern University last weekend in the Hockey East conference championship, 5-2. The Terriers victory marked their third consecutive conference crown, too.

Golden Knights path to the tourney: Clarkson (28-9) received a bid for the tournament despite falling to Harvard University in last weekend’s ECAC semifinals. The Golden Knights are making their second appearance in the tournament, their last visit occurred in 2010.

Series History: The Golden Knights are 1-2-1 all-time against the Terriers. And in their last meeting, both squads skated to a 2-2 tie on Oct. 21, 2011 in Potsdam, New York.

Winner advances to Frozen Four: The winner of this afternoon’s contest will face-off against the winner of Cornell University-Mercyhurst next Friday in Minneapolis in the Frozen Four.

For more information on the Terriers – HOP HERE

For more information on the Golden Knights – HOP HERE

For the tournament’s bracket – HOP HERE

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