Women's college hockey: No. 6 Boston College wins Beanpot over Northeastern 2-1
BOSTON – Kristyn Capizzano and Erin Connolly tallied third period goals to lead the sixth-ranked Boston College women's hockey team to its seventh Beanpot title Tuesday night with a 2-1 win over host Northeastern.
Scoreless through two periods, Northeastern took a 1-0 lead just over a minute into the third, but Capizzano equalized at 8:37 with a rising one-timer over Northeastern goaltender Brittany Bulgalski. Four and a half minutes later, BC capitalized on its second power-play opportunity of the night when Connolly banged in Andie Anastos' pass into the low slot to give the Eagles the lead.
BC goaltender Katie Burt made 19 saves in the win, while Bulgalski made 22 saves in the loss.
Connolly was voted as the Beanpot MVP, while Bulgalski was recognized with the Bertagna Award as the tournament's top goaltender.
BC has now won three of the last four Beanpot titles. This was the Eagles' second trophy win in the last five days after claiming the 2016-17 Hockey East regular-season crown on Friday night.
HIGHLIGHTS: Miss any of the Beanpot action? Check out the highlights from the championship! https://t.co/DvAh0vkIx0— BC Women's Hockey (@BC_WHockey) February 8, 2017
- This was Boston College's seventh Beanpot title: 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2016 and 2017 … this is the second time in program history that the Eagles successfully defended their Beanpot title
- BC extended its nation-leading unbeaten run to 17 games (14-0-3) that dates back to Nov. 11 … BC's last loss was a 5-3 defeat at BU on Nov. 5
- The Eagles moved to 39-37-7 all-time against Northeastern and now have a 16-game undefeated streak (14-0-2) against the Huskies that dates back to November 2013
- The BC seniors finished their Beanpot careers with a 7-1 record, including three titles, matching the class of 2009 who also had three titles and a 7-1 record