After losing a plethora of talent, including two Olympians and a trio of elite forwards, head coach Katie Crowley and the Eagles are aiming to overcome lower expectations ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.
Joining three of her teammates that were selected the day prior, BC defenseman Grace Bizal was selected in the NWHL Draft on Thursday morning.
Megan Keller and Makenna Newkirk both recorded their 100th assists at BC, Kelley Browne scored twice, and the outcome was never in doubt against the Crusaders.
Caitrin Lonergan opened the scoring for the Eagles, while Megan Keller added two goals in the second period and Maddy McArthur made 16 saves to preserve the shutout for BC.
After a back-and-forth start, the Eagles asserted their position on top of the Hockey East table with a convincing win over an upstart Maine team that was picked to finish third in the conference.
Cayla Barnes scored the equalizer with 27.5 seconds remaining in regulation, and Grace Bizal slotted the game-winner in the extra frame to secure a second-straight overtime victory and a series sweep of the Saints.
Eight different players recorded points, Maddy McArthur stopped 22 of 23 shots, and the Eagles won their 10th home opener in 12 tries under head coach Katie Crowley.
Makenna Newkirk recorded her second career hat trick and Daryl Watts notched her 10th multi-goal performance of the season, fueling BC’s second-straight, five-goal win over Northeastern.
With three current defensemen overseas for the Olympics, the best goaltender in the game, and the top two leading scorers in the country, as well as another pair of skaters in the top 15, BC has more star power than any other team in NCAA hockey.