Sunday, March 04, 2012

Drama on the Cape—Women win Hockey East title in double-overtime

The Terrier women captured their second Hockey East tournament title in three years in a come-from-behind double-overtime 2-1 win against Providence at Hyannis. Captain Jenn Wakefield scored both BU goals, tying the game on an extra-attacker goal with just seven seconds left in regulation and then slapping home a rebound 2:15 into the second extra session. Marie-Philip Poulin assisted on both goals, while Isabel Menard and Kaleigh Fratkin also picked up helpers. Kerrin Sperry stopped 25 Friar shots while her counterpart, Genevieve Lacasse turned away 48 Terrier shots.

Winning the conference title brought the Terriers an autobid to the NCAA tournament. They’ll travel to Ithaca next weekend to play third-ranked Cornel in the quarterfinals. BU defeated the Big Red in the NCAA semifinal last season.

Tournament MVP Wakefield now has 28 goals on the season.

BU has won seven in a row since losing the Beanpot final in overtime and have outscored opponents 35-12 over that span.

● recap, comprehensive box score
● Post-game comments: Coach Brian Durocher, Wakefield, Sperry
● HockeyEastOnline recap, NCAA participants from Hockey East
● Boston Hockey Blog video tournament awards and Jack Parker comments
● WTBU Sports recap

►The men’s team begins its quarterfinal series with New Hampshire on Friday and the second game of the series, on Saturday, will air live on NESN, beginning at 4:00 p.m.

Looking ahead
2013 recruit Sam Kurker’s 29th goal of the season gave St. John’s Prep a 4-3 overtime win against Cathedral in the Massachusetts Super 8 Tournament.

2014 recruit John MacLeod assisted on two goal as Kimball Union defeated Holderness 3-2 in overtime to capture the NEPSAC Piatelli/Simmons Division tournament championship. 2014 recruit Doyle Somersby also skates on the KUA blueline. In the Martin/Earl Division final, St. Sebastian’s lost to Berkshire, 4-3 in overtime, despite a goal and an assist from 2013 recruit Danny O’Regan.


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that is a pretty nice picture of the celebration of the Hockey east title, I did not see them play, but according to what Host PPH blog said, they so deserved to be the winners

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