Women’s Hockey Approaching History

It’s no secret that the BC women’s hockey team has had a downright phenomenal season. What's more, the team is on the verge of making history.

Finishing the regular season less than two weeks ago, the Lady Eagles closed with an astounding 30-1-2 record. And starting the postseason a week ago today, the team took the Hockey East quarterfinals by storm, defeating No. 8 Providence 6-2 on February 27th. The next night, the Lady Eagles downed Providence 8-0, and officially closed the books on the first leg of the tournament.

Tomorrow afternoon—March 7th, 2015 at 1:30pm—No.1 BC will take on No. 5 Connecticut, a team that the Lady Eagles have beaten three times this season already, 6-1 on November 21st, 6-0 on November 22nd, and 6-0 on February 6th.

So, if you’re just tuning in right now, you aren’t too late. In fact, this is the absolute best time to start watching the BC women’s hockey team. They will play No. 5 UConn tomorrow (March 7th) in the Hockey East semifinals and will play either No. 2 Boston University or No. 3 Northeastern if they advance to the championship.

Including these two Hockey East semifinal and final games, the Lady Eagles—if they are to get to the NCAA Final—only have four more games to win.

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So, what should we expect from the Lady Eagles? Absolute domination on every front---superior offense, superior defense, superior goaltending, superior skill, superior chemistry and even superior individual effort.

In the case that you have a penchant for statistics:

  • Five Lady Eagles have received Hockey East honors
  • Twelve Lady Eagles have netted over 20 points
  • Junior Alex Carpenter is a Top-3 finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award, the most prestigious award in women’s college hockey
  • Emily Pfalzer is the only defenseman in the history of the program to score 100 points
  • (Freshman) goaltender Katie Burt, at 10 shutouts, is tied for the most shutouts on BC’s single-season shutout list and singlehandedly dominates the Hockey East in GAA (1.02), save percentage (.945) and win percentage (.935)
  • The Lady Eagles have scored 185 goals, while their opponents have scored just 39
  • The team outshot every single opponent they have faced this year

It has been well documented—especially in previous articles—that the Lady Eagles are in a class of their own and are hands down the best team in the nation. Everything about this team is spectacular.

Though the Lady Eagles should steamroll whatever team lies ahead, they are now in the midst of the playoffs. Anything can happen, as Harvard painfully taught BC in the Beanpot finals. However, as previously mentioned, the Lady Eagles are only five games out from winning the NCAA Final and becoming national champions.

Frankly, with this team, I don’t see how this season could end any way other than with the Lady Eagles making history.

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