Sunday, February 13, 2011

Women’s team takes first regular season crown

A 5-1 win against Northeastern yesterday afternoon at Matthews Arena, combined with BC’s loss to Maine enabled the Terriers to clinch their first-ever regular season Hockey East title. Regardless of how next week’s road series at Maine pans out, the best the Eagles can do is tie for total points and BU owns the season series tie-breaker.

With leading scorer Marie-Philip Poulin still out of the lineup due to an injury, senior captain Holly Lorms (photo) and junior Jenn Wakefield each contributed a pair of goals as the Terriers completed a sweep of its regular season series with Northeastern. Carly Warren tallied the fifth BU goal, while Kerrin Sperry stopped 27 shots and came within 100 seconds of recording yet another shutout.

• recap, comprehensive recap and post-game comments

Friday's senior night and annual Chilli Fest game drew a program-record 1,005 attendees at Walter Brown Arena. BU's next home game will be the Hockey East semifinal on March 5.

►CBS College Sports featured BU coach Jack Parker and longtime rival Jerry York of BC in its One2One series. Upcoming airing of the half-hour program are listed here.

Looking back’s Mike Morreale talked with former BU All-American Colin Wilson and his father, former NHLer Carey Wilson, about his development in the NTDP program and at BU. The elder Wilson, a former Dartmouth College standout in 1979-80 and 1980-81, was glad his son opted to take the college route.

"I felt it was a very good fit for him," he said. "Probably more so
after the fact, when looking back and realizing how much he got out of coach Jack Parker. He was a great coach ... a tough coach. At the same time, he's extremely caring. He was really helpful and kept Colin grounded."
Sean Sullivan recorded two assists in Worcester’s 4-3 loss to Springfield. Sullivan is the top-scoring defenseman on the Sharks with 24 points.

Colby Cohen had a pair of assists in Providence’s 4-3 loss to Springfield.

Looking ahead
2012 recruit Matt O’Connor stopped 44 of 47 shots in Youngstown’s 4-3 shootout win over Lincoln.

2011 recruit Alexx Privitera scored a goal—his second in two games—in Muskegeon’s 5-2 loss to Chicago

2011 recruit Evan Rodrigues has been on a scoring tear for Georgetown. With a goal and an assist in the Raiders’ 5-2 win over Missasaugua, the left wing has 20 points, including 9 goals, in his past 12 games.

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