NCAA women's hockey: Boston College's Katie Burt's record-setting weekend earns a spot in Three Stars
An NCAA record-setting goaltender leads the way in the latest version of the Women’s Hockey Stars of the Week.
1. Katie Burt, Boston College
The senior netminder had a memorable week, setting two major records while leading the Eagles to a sweep of No. 10 Providence. In two games, she played all 120 minutes, while posting a 1.00 GAA with 54 saves and a .964 save percentage. On Friday - also her 21st birthday – she tied the NCAA career wins record at 114 with her 25-save effort in the 5-0 shutout. On Saturday, on the road, the Lynn, Mass. native made 29 saves in the 3-2 win to claim the NCAA career wins record as her own (115). Midway through the second period, she also set the Hockey East career minutes played record and now has 4,702 minutes played in league action. Burt now holds the Hockey East records for wins (68), shutouts (27) and minutes and has worked her way into the Top 10 in career saves, sitting in 10th with 1,633.
2. Jessica Convery, Minnesota Duluth
The native of Commerce Township, Mich. was sensational last weekend, backstopping the Bulldogs to an upset, series sweep of No. 5 Ohio State. The senior goalie led the WCHA with a .973 save percentage, 71 saves, a 1.00 GAA (tied) and two wins (tied). Convery also led all NCAA Division I goaltenders in saves and wins (tied), while she was third in save percentage. While the Bulldogs were outshot in the series by a 73-53 margin, UMD’s netminder stood on her head in 4-1 and 2-1 victories. Convery helped UMD hold Ohio State to just one goal in each game, after the Buckeyes entered the weekend ranked seventh in D-I by averaging 3.23 goals per contest.
3. Loren Gabel, Clarkson
The junior forward tied for top goal scoring honors in the nation last week, helping the Golden Knights to a sweep in ECAC Hockey action. The Kitchener, Ontario native figured in on all of Clarkson's scoring in a 4-3 victory at Cornell with two goals and two assists, including the game-winner, just 22 seconds into overtime. She also opened and closed the scoring in a 5-3 triumph at Colgate with her 24th and 25th goals of the season to help the Knights gain sole possession of first place in the conference. For the season, she now has 53 points on 25 goals and 28 assists.