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Mass. College Hockey: BU Women’s Wins Third Straight Hockey East Championship

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of the Boston University sports information department, here’s this evening’s release about the women’s ice hockey team, which captured its third straight Hockey East crown this afternoon with a 3-2 win over archival Boston College:

HYANNIS, Mass. –  The Boston University women’s ice hockey team won its third straight Hockey East championship after a 3-2 come-from-behind win over fourth-ranked and top-seeded Boston College on Sunday afternoon at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center.

BU (24-12-1) trailed by a goal entering the third period, but a power-play goal by senior captain Louise Warren and freshman Maddie Elia’s game-winner within the first 8:12 of the frame propelled the Terriers back to the NCAA tournament for the fifth straight year. BU joins New Hampshire as the only schools with four or more conference crowns.

The Terriers will visit No. 1 Minnesota in a rematch of last season’s national championship game. The quarterfinal contest will be played at Ridder Arena at 5 p.m. ET. BC (27-6-3) also advanced to the national tournament with an at-large bid, making it the third straight year that both schools have made the final eight.

Senior goaltender Kerrin Sperry was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive season after her second straight 40-plus save performance of the weekend. She stopped 119 of the 125 shots she faced during the three tournament tilt, including all 18 that BC threw at her in the final frame. The North Reading, Mass., native is the second back-to-back MVP honoree in the 12-year tournament history and won her last nine Hockey East tournament starts, which is a league record.

Sophomore Rebecca Russo tallied a goal and assisted on Elia’s winner. Senior Kaleigh Fratkin had an assist, as did sophomore Lillian Ribeirinha-Braga and junior Shannon Stoneburgh. Fratkin, Russo, Sperry and Warren were all chosen for the All-Tournament Team.

Dana Trivigno gave BC a 1-0 lead just 1:15 into the proceedings, but Russo tied the game at the 8:04 mark with her second power-play goal of the weekend. After the Eagles cleared the zone, Stoneburgh retrieved the puck and went indirect off the boards to Russo in the neutral zone. The sophomore forward skated into the BC zone and beat Corinne Boyles (31 saves) with a wrister from the slot for her 11th goal of the season.

Sperry and the Terrier penalty killers were tasked with killing two minutes of a 5-on-3 power play after sophomores Sarah Lefort and Dakota Woodworth each took a penalty on the same shift. They came through in fine style and held the Eagles to just one shot on goal.

BC took a 2-1 lead into the second period thanks to a Taylor Wasylk goal with 26 seconds to play in the first. Sophomore Jordan Juron thought she tied the game early in the second stanza when her shot bounced off Boyles and appeared to cross the goal line. Video replay confirmed that Boyles gloved the puck on the line just in time to keep the Eagles on top. The Terriers outplayed the Eagles in the middle frame, outshooting BC by a 14-5 margin.

Warren tied the game, 2-2, with the Terriers’ second power-play goal of the game at the 2:50 mark of the third period. Sophomore Lillian Ribeirinha-Braga cycled the puck to Fratkin, who fired the perfect pass to Warren in front. She redirected it past Boyles for her 27th strike of the season.

Elia provided the tournament-winner at the 8:12 juncture of the period. Off an offensive-zone draw, Russo’s initial shot was turned aside by Boyles, but Elia collected the rebound, wrapped around the cage and tucked the puck into the back of the net for her 13th goal of the season.

The Eagles pressed in the final five minutes, but Sperry was sharp in turning aside all eight shots she faced within that time frame. Boyles was pulled in favor of an extra attacker with 1:02 remaining in regulation, but the Terriers held BC to just one shot on goal in the final minute.

BU has won all three tournaments decided in Hyannis. The Terriers went 3-1-0 against the WCHA this season, including two wins over Minnesota Duluth.

Mass. College Hockey: Friday Evening Roundup

By Matt Noonan 

There were some exciting outcomes in the college hockey world this evening and here are a few highlights.

Men’s Ice Hockey:

* Boston University 3, Providence 2 – Sahir Gill netted his fifth strike of the season at 7:14 in the third, which provided the Terriers with their 13th win of the season. Sean Maguire deflected 32 shots between the pipes, while Providence outshot the home team, 34-25.

* Maine 4, Boston College 1 – The Black Bears potted three of their four goals in the first two periods, while netminder Martin Ouellette turned away 34 shots.

* Northeastern University 4, UMass Lowell 4 OT – The Huskies surrendered a two-goal lead in the third, as Daniel Furlong and Derek Arnold evened the score, which forced an extra session at Matthews Arena.

* UMass 3, Vermont 2 – The Minutemen earned their ninth win of the season, as Conor Sheary potted a power play goal at 5:32 in the third.

* Merrimack 3, New Hampshire 2 – Brian Christie’s goal seven seconds into the final stanza lifted the Warriors to an important win against the Wildcats. Merrimack finished the game outshooting their opponent, 35-31.

* Clarkson 5, Harvard 1 – Despite entering the first intermission with a one-goal advantage, Clarkson responded with two tallies in the second and three in the third to earn their fifth win of the season in Cambridge.

* Bentley University 4, Holy Cross 1 Brett Switzer netted two third period goals, which lifted the Falcons past the Crusaders in their first of two tilts this weekend in Worcester.

* UMass Boston 7, Babson College 5 – Steve Weston, Cam Harvey and Mark Grinhaus each netted one goal for the Beacons in the third period, as UMass Boston skated past the Beavers in an important ECAC East showdown.

* Amherst College 3, Wesleyan University 1

* Williams College 5, Tufts University 3 

Women’s Ice Hockey:

* Boston University 5, Vermont 2 – Three different Terriers netted a goal in the second, while Jordan Juron registered her second tally of the contest at 6:28 in the third, as BU defeated the Catamounts and earned their 16th win of the season.

* Clarkson 3, Harvard 1 – Despite a first period goal from Kalley Armstrong, Clarkson responded with two third period strikes, which halted Harvard’s winning streak, as well as provided them with their first ECAC setback of the season.

* Bowdoin College 1, Williams College 1

* Nichols College 2, UMass Boston 2 OT

* Holy Cross 5, Plymouth State 0

BU Women’s Hockey Tops BC, 4-2 (Press Release)

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of Boston University athletics, here is Friday’s press release from the Terriers first hockey game of the season against Boston College: 

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Freshman forward Sarah Lefort (Ormstown, Que.) scored her first two collegiate goals as the No. 6 Boston University women’s ice hockey team defeated No. 3/4 Boston College, 4-2, on Friday night at Conte Forum.

Lefort scored in the second period to tie the game and then potted the winner at the 6:17 mark of the final frame. Junior co-captain Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que.)assisted on both of Lefort’s goals, as BU begins its season with a 1-0-0 record.

Sophomore defenseman Shannon Stoneburgh (Pickering, Ont.) opened the scoring for BU while freshman forward Jordan Juron (Latham, N.Y.) scored her first collegiate goal to close the Terriers’ account. Freshman Rebecca Russo (Shelton, Conn.) collected her first collegiate assist on Stoneburgh’s goal to round out the scoring for the Terrier rookies.

Ten Terriers in total registered a point as BU improved to 7-0-1 at Conte Forum in its last eight league games. Junior Kerrin Sperry made 29 saves to earn the win, including 12 in the second period.

Stoneburgh scored the first goal of the Terriers’ 2012-13 campaign at the 2:28 mark of the first period when her shot from the top of the left circle snuck through Corinne Boyles’ (24 saves) five-hole. Russo and senior Jenelle Kohanchuk each added an assist.

The Eagles nearly evened the score with 7:10 remaining the period, but Sperry stoned sophomore Alex Carpenter, the team’s leading goal-scorer last season, with a nifty blocker save to maintain the status quo.

Sperry had Carpenter’s number again later in the first when she kicked her left leg out to deny the sophomore. However, the Eagles finally beat Sperry at the 3:08 mark of the second stanza, with Carpenter earning an assist on Emily Field’s goal. BC took the lead nearly three minutes later on the power play when Ashley Motherwell scored to make it a 2-1 game.

The Terriers responded quickly, however, and tallied their second goal of the game at the 9:05 mark of the second period thanks to a pretty 2-on-1 between Poulin and Lefort. Redshirt sophomore Caroline Campbell began the play with a pass up the right wing to Poulin before a line change. The junior co-captain then streaked into the BC zone and slid a pass to Lefort, who had a wide open net in which to place the puck.

BC did its best to try and regain the lead at the end of the second period, but Sperry stood tall. She made two great saves with 5:50 to play in the period, including a kick save off a point-blank rebound. The junior netminder then kept the game tied right before the intermission when she saved a 2-on-1 chance and covered the loose puck while skaters from both sides converged on top of the crease.

Lefort grabbed the game-winner thanks to the Terriers forcing a turnover in their own zone. Poulin picked a loose puck up and pushed it forward to senior co-captain Jill Cardella. She streaked up the right wing and passed it to Lefort, who was at the left post to tip it past Boyles.

Juron’s goal came just 41 seconds after Lefort gave BU the lead. Junior Louise Warren’s initial shot was stopped, but Juron was in perfect position to fire home the rebound. Senior Isabel Menard also assisted on the goal.

Sperry made 23 of her 29 saves in the final two frames to preserve the victory, which was the 41st of her career. She is now three wins away from breaking the program record set by former goaltender Allyse Wilcox (’09).

BU will be back in action on Saturday afternoon when the Terriers welcome the Boston Blades of the CWHL to Walter Brown Arena for an exhibition contest. Former Terriers Kasey Boucher (’12) and Holly Lorms (’11) will face their former team for the first time. Puck drop is scheduled for 3 p.m.

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