NCAA women's hockey: Boston senior Victoria Bach named WHCA Player of the Month
WAKEFIELD, Mass. -- Boston University senior forward Victoria Bach has been named the Women’s Hockey Commissioners Association National College Player of the Month for November 2017 after leading the country in multiple offensive categories and helping her Terriers to a 5-2-1 record.
Bach exploded for 21 points in those eight games and paced all NCAA skaters in goals (13), points (21) goals per game (1.62), points per game (2.62), hat tricks (2), plus-minus (+17), shots on goal (61), and shots on goal per game (7.62) across November. She posted four multi-goal games, the most of any player in the nation, and found the back of the net 11 times at even strength. Bach proved adept on special teams as she scored once and dished out four assists while on the power play and also netted one short-handed goal.
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The Terrier alternate captain enjoyed two ve-point games, including a four-goal outing at Vermont on Nov. 17 and a two- goal, three-assist showing against Brown on Nov. 28. On two occasions, she netted ve goals in one weekend and earned Women’s Hockey East Player of the Week accolades in back-to-back weeks for her efforts. She scored two game-winning goals and assisted on another and factored in on three of the ve goals scored in games in which the Terriers did not claim victory, including two goals against No.1 Wisconsin on Nov. 25.
Bach currently sits third in the nation in scoring, racking up 33 points on 17 goals and 16 assists.
We've seen the rumors of Victoria Bach scoring 300 million goals in November, and while we can't show you ALL of those goals, here's just some of the reasons why she was named Hockey East Player of the Month. pic.twitter.com/gNRPpuK4jF— BU Women's Hockey (@TerrierWHockey) December 5, 2017
Boston College Eagles freshman forward Daryl Watts has been named the Women’s Hockey Commission- ers Association National Player and Rookie of the Month for the second time in her rookie campaign after again leading all NCAA rst-year players in nearly every offensive category.
Watts topped the leader board in goals (7), assists (12), points (19), goals per game (0.88), assists per game (1.50), points per game (2.38), plus-mi- nus rating (+10), shots on goal (40), and shots on goal per game (5.00). Her 19 points was good for third overall in the country while her 12 assists tie for the national lead among all players.
The Toronto, Ontario native scored at least two points in seven of the eight games the Eagles played in November, including a pair of four-point out- ings and assisted on two game-winning goals. The only game in which she was held off the score sheet all year, Nov. 10 at St. Lawrence, is the lone contest Boston College has lost on the season.
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To date on the year, Watts has recorded 44 points on 20 goals and 24 assists with 14 multi-point showings. She’s racked up seven power-play strikes in her 17 games on the ice.
Watts has twice been named Women’s Hockey East’s Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Month and has claimed four weekly honors from the conference, including three consecutive rookie of the week accolades.