Women's college hockey: Boston College gets two of three stars after standout Beanpot performances
Standout performances at the Beanpot championship helped vault two Boston College Eagles to the top of the list in this week’s NCAA Women’s Hockey stars of the week.
1) Katie Burt, Boston College
The Lynn, Mass. native went 3-0-0 on the week with three 30-or-more save games. She posted 35 saves in the overtime win over Boston University in the championship of the Beanpot, including three saves on 1-on-1 breakaways in the first 22 minutes of the game and then eight saves in overtime. The senior netminder then made 30 saves in the 5-0 road shutout at No. 10 Maine on Friday, her fourth of the season, which included 12 saves in the third period. She stopped 30 shots at No. 10 Maine in the 3-1 win on Saturday, including another 12 saves in the third period. Burt won the Bertagna Award as the Beanpot's best goaltender. For the week, she had a .960 save percentage and a 1.23 GAA in three games.
2) Daryl Watts, Boston College
The freshman phenom’s seven points (3G, 4A) led all players this week, as did her 1.00 goals-per game, 2.33 points-per game and +7 marks. The Toronto, Ontario native was the Beanpot MVP after her two-goal effort in the final, including the game-tying goal late in the third period that sent the game to OT where BC prevailed. On Friday at Maine in the 5-0 win, she scored one goal and added two assists. On Saturday, she set up Caitrin Lonergan's game-winning goal -- her 55th point in league play this year, tying former Northeastern standout Kendall Coyne's single-season record.
3) Carly Bullock, Princeton
The sophomore forward led the league in scoring with a five-point week as Princeton swept on the road to earn the No. 6 seed in the ECAC playoffs. She had the best on-ice in the league at +5. On Friday at Yale she scored twice, including the game-winning goal, when she was left wide open on the right side boards during a quick transition opportunity in which she capitalized. She set up the Tigers first goal and then scored again in the third. On Saturday at Brown she tallied her 23rd goal of the season when she got open in the high slot after a teammate forced a turnover. She now has 29 points on the season on 23 goals and six assists.