Boston University Terriers women's ice hockey

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Boston University Terriers women's ice hockey
Current season
Boston University Terriers women's ice hockey athletic logo
University Boston University
Conference Hockey East
Head coach Brian Durocher
10th year, 208–115–41
Arena Walter Brown Arena
Capacity: 3806
Location Boston, Massachusetts
Colors Scarlet and White[1]
Fight song GO BU!
NCAA Tournament Frozen Four
2011, 2013
NCAA Tournament Appearances
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Conference Tournament Champions
2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Conference Regular Season Champions
2011, 2013

The Boston University Terriers women's ice hockey represent Boston University. The Terriers play in the Hockey East conference. Finishing their 10th season as a D-I varsity team, the Terriers have won five Hockey East Championships and have made six consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances.


2015-16 Season On November 3, 2015, Russo set the Boston University Terriers women’s ice hockey record for most assists in one game, with five against Yale. [2]

2013-14 Season An Olympic year, the Terriers would be forced to play without star Olympian Marie-Philip Poulin. But despite their frustrating loss in the NCAA Championship game, the team went on to complete an undefeated year in Walter Brown for the entirety of 2013 and the first half of the 2013-14 season, playing 20 undefeated games at Walter Brown Arena. The streak was broken on January 8, 2014 with a 4-1 loss to rival Boston College. [3] The loss shook the Terriers and the team suffered a four-game losing streak between January 17-25. Despite being swept by Boston College at the conclusion of the regular season, BU entered the post season guns blazing and defeated Providence and Northeastern in two 3-2 decisions to advance to the Hockey East Championships against Regular Season Champions Boston College. BU entered the third period of the championship game down 2-1, after a rough second period marred by penalties for the Terriers. Early in the third, a goaltender interference penalty on BC opened up BU's chance and senior Louise Warren managed to fire a shot past the Eagle's senior goaltender, Corrine Boyles to tie the game at 2-2. Five minutes later, freshman Maddie Elia fired a shot from sophomore Rebecca Russo to beat Boyles and give the Terriers a 3-2 lead. BU held on for the remainder of the game and clinched its third consecutive and fourth total Hockey East Championship. [4] Senior Kerrin Sperry was selected as MVP for the second straight year, the second WHEA player to ever receive back-to-back honors.

Winning the Hockey East Championship gave the Terriers the opportunity to advance to its fifth consecutive NCAA Quarterfinal game, but their low seed required them to play versus top-ranked Minnesota for a rematch of the 2013 championship game. BU could not enact revenge versus Minnesota and dropped the contest 5-1. BU's lone goal came at the hands of Sophomore Sarah Lefort in the first period. Lefort's goal was her 32nd of the season, making her the league leader in goals for the season. Senior Kerrin Sperry made 41 saves in the loss, ending her collegiate career with a program-record 85 wins and 13 shutouts. [5] BU finished their season at 24-13-1.

2012-13 Season

The Terriers rolled into the 12-13 season with a 7-1-0 start in the first month, with the lone loss coming in the form of another sting from Cornell, a 5-2 loss played in Agganis Arena. BU would get revenge in the following game, 5-1. The Terriers proceeded to go undefeated in Walter Brown in the new year, ending their regular season with an impressive 8-game win streak. BU proceeded to trounce Providence 4-0 in the Hockey East Semifinals and Northeastern 5-2 in the Hockey East Championship Game to repeat as champions, BU's third total. [6] Junior Kerrin Sperry was selected as MVP, holding the record for least goals allowed in the Hockey East Tournament with three goals over three appearances.

BU went on to roll past Clarkson 5-3 at Walter Brown Arena in the NCAA quarterfinal game, advancing to the Frozen Four for the second time in program history. BU decisively beat Mercyhurst 4-1 to advance to its second NCAA Championship game, this time versus host Minnesota. Minnesota came into the game with the league's only perfect season and though the Terriers put up a valiant effort against the unstoppable Gophers, BU dropped the championship game 6-3. [7] Freshman Sarah Lefort, Senior Jenelle Kohanchuk, and Junior Olympian Marie-Philip Poulin all tallied goals against Minnesota's Noora Räty. The Terriers ended their season at 28-6-3, the team's fewest losses so far as a varsity team.

2011-12 Season

Fresh off their loss in the Frozen Four championship game, the Terriers went 5-3-1 in the first month of play, suffering two more losses to defending champions Wisconsin. BU would lose in overtime 4-3 to Northeastern for the Beanpot Final, keeping the Terriers Beanpot-less as a varsity team. However, the Terriers would make their mark on the postseason in an outstanding fashion. BU clinched its second Hockey East championship with a thrilling comeback, a 2-1 2OT win over Providence College. Senior Jennifer Wakefield tied the game 1-1 with 7.3 seconds left in the third period. [8] Wakefield scored again two minutes into the second overtime period to win the game and clinch the Terriers' third NCAA tournament appearance.

The postseason saga continued as the No. 5 Terriers faced Cornell in the NCAA quarterfinal game. [9] BU shot out of the gate with three straight goals, and the teams stood at 3-1 at the end of the first period. However, Cornell came out swinging in the second and quickly took a 7-4 lead by the midpoint of the third period. Not to be outdone, the Terriers scored three straight power play goals in the final 10 minutes of regulation to tie the game at 7-7. The teams would go on to play nearly 60 additional minutes of hockey, shattering the record for the longest NCAA Quarterfinal game ever played. Sophomore goaltender Kerrin Sperry would hold off the onslaught of Cornell shots in a spectacular performance, but could not stop a shot sneaked by from Cornell's Lauriane Rougeau. BU ended their season with a heartbreaking 8-7 3OT loss for a season record of 23-14-1.

2010-11 Season

Early in the 2010-11 season, the Terriers made club history. On October 2, Olympic gold medallist Marie-Philip Poulin scored a goal for Boston University in her first NCAA game. The following day, BU defeated North Dakota by a 6-2 mark. It signified the first time in program history that the Terriers defeated an opponent from the WCHA.[10] With her third shorthanded goal of the season on October 15, freshman Marie-Philip Poulin tied BU’s single-season record for shorthanded tallies in just four games. She led all NCAA freshmen in goals (9) and points per game (2.00) during October 2010. In addition, she led all Hockey East freshmen in goals, assists and points, and ranked during the month. She was ranked first among all Hockey East players in shorthanded goals with three. In the first seven games of her NCAA career, she had a seven-game point-scoring streak consisting of nine goals and seven assists.[11]

In the first half of the 2010-11 season, freshman Kerrin Sperry collected three shutouts and became the first Terrier netminder to record back-to-back shutouts.[12] She accomplished the feat after blanking Connecticut, 4-0, on Dec. 4 and the Northeastern Huskies, 3-0, on Dec. 7. On January 16, 2011, the Terriers defeated Maine and set a program record with their 11th home win of the season. The previous mark was 10 wins during the 2006-07 season.[13] On January 22, 2011, Poulin recorded a hat trick, including two power play goals as BU prevailed over Vermont in a 4-0 win. The win was the Terriers 100th win in program history. Poulin broke BU’s single-season points record with her second goal of the game and later tied the single-season goals record with her third marker.[14] The Terriers would lose the Hockey East Semifinal game to Northeastern 2-4, but were high enough ranked nationally to move on to the NCAA quarterfinal round.

On March 18, 2011, Jillian Kirchner and junior Jenelle Kohanchuk scored in a 50-second span, as the Terriers advanced to the final of the 2011 NCAA Women's Division I Ice hockey Tournament. Kirchner's goal was the game winner as the Terriers improved to 27-6-4 and became the first Hockey East school to advance to the national title game.[15] At season's end, Catherine Ward was the first ever Terrier to be named an All-American, as she was selected for the second team.[16] In the Frozen Four championship, Marie-Philip Poulin was the only player who scored a goal as the Terriers fell by a 4-1 score to Wisconsin.[17]

2009-10 Season

Having advanced to and lost the second consecutive Hockey East tournament, the Terriers began their 09-10 season hungry for the postseason. The season featured BU's record-high of 12 ties, but a new record low of 9 losses. On March 8, 2010, sophomore Tara Watchorn scored at 9:52 in overtime as the Number 3 seeded Terriers triumphed over No. 5 seed University of Connecticut at Providence College. The Terriers clinched their first ever Hockey East Tournament title and earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament. The 2010 Hockey East Tournament Championship game was the first ever to go into overtime in the eight-year history of the league.[18] Though the Terriers would go on to lose to Mercyhurst 4-1, their advance to the NCAA tournament would mark a importance milestone in the Terrier's history and their place in the NCAA.

2008-09 Season

The 08-09 season marked a turning point for Boston University and its ascension into the national rankings. Going 5-2-2 in the first month of play, the Terriers were ranked No. 5 in the national poll. [19] This was the first season the Terriers were ranked nationally, indicating faith in the program's stability and talent. The season featured another foray into the postseason, where BU would advance into the Hockey East Semifinals, losing to Boston College 2-1. [20] They closed out the season at 18-11-7 season, the fewest losses so far.

2007-08 Season

Now an established team in Hockey East, the Terriers vied to prove themselves within the league. Unfortunately, the 07-08 season was off to a rough start, as they went 0-4-2 in the first month of play. The season featured the first matchups between the Terriers and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, the reigning champions of the NCAA Tournament. In an aggressive game, the Terriers tied the University of North Dakota 2-2. The Terriers would go on to win the WCHA customary shootout. In the following game, the Terriers dropped a 4-2 decision to the University of Minnesota, marking the beginning of the rivalry between BU and Minnesota. The Terriers would get another shot at the Beanpot Championship, but lost at home to Harvard, 3-1. 07-08 saw the Terrier's first postseason appearance in the Hockey East Semifinals. BU was shut out by the University of New Hampshire 8-0 to end their season at 15-17-3.

2006-07 Season

The Terrier's second varsity season opened with a bang, going 7-1-0 in the first month of play. They got their first taste of the Beanpot Championship on Feb. 13, 2007 but lost 6-1 to host Boston College. They closed out their season at 19-12-3.

2005-06 Season

Boston University Women's Ice Hockey played its inaugural game on Oct. 7, 2005, a 4-3 loss to Northeastern University. Caroline Boudreau scored the first goal in BU program history. [21] In the same game, Gina Kearns scored the first shorthanded goal in Terriers history.[22] The Terriers would go on to have a 12-17-4 record for their first season as a D-I hockey team.

In 1974-1975 BU Women's Ice Hockey began as a club team of commuter and on-campus girls. We played local New England Colleges and local women's hockey teams from the community. Dana Sennett was our first coach and we had help from the men's Championship hockey team. It was elevated to NCAA in 2005.

Year by year[edit]

Won Championship Lost Championship Conference Champions League Leader
Season Coach W L T Conference Conf.
Finish Conference Tournament NCAA Tournament
2015-16 Brian Durocher 23 14 2 Hockey East 17 5 2 3rd HE Won Quarterfinals vs. Vermont (3-0, 2-4, 6-1)
Won Semifinals vs. Northeastern (4-3)
Lost Championship vs. Boston College (0-5)
Did not qualify
2014-15 Brian Durocher 25 9 3 Hockey East 15 5 1 2nd HE Won Quarterfinals vs. Vermont (8-1, 7-2)
Won Semifinals vs. Northeastern (6-1)
Won Championship vs. Boston College (4-1)
Lost First Round vs. Wisconsin (1-5)
2013-14 Brian Durocher 24 13 1 Hockey East 14 7 0 2nd HE Won Quarterfinals vs. Providence (3-2)
Won Semifinals vs. Northeastern (3-2)
Won Championship vs. Boston College (3-2)
Lost First Round vs. Minnesota (1-5)
2012-13 Brian Durocher 28 6 3 Hockey East 18 2 1 1st HE Won Quarterfinals vs. Connecticut (5-1)
Won Semifinals vs. Providence (4-0)
Won Championship vs. Northeastern (5-2)
Won First Round vs. Clarkson (5-3)
Won Frozen Four vs. Mercyhurst (4-1)
Lost Championship vs. Minnesota (3-6)
2011-12 Brian Durocher 23 14 1 Hockey East 14 7 0 3rd HE Won Quarterfinals vs. New Hampshire (9-1)
Won Semifinals vs. Boston College (5-2)
Won Championship vs. Providence (2-1 OT)
Won First Round vs. Providence (2-1 OT)
Lost Frozen Four vs. Cornell (7-8 3OT)
2010-11 Brian Durocher 27 7 4 Hockey East 15 3 3 1st HE Lost Semifinals vs. Northeastern (2-4) Won First Round vs. Mercyhurst (4-2)
Won Frozen Four vs. Cornell (4-2)
Lost Championship vs. Wisconsin (1-4)
2009-10 Brian Durocher 17 9 12 Hockey East 10 6 5 3rd HE Won Quarterfinals vs. Boston College (3-1)
Won Semifinals vs. New Hampshire (4-0)
Won Championship vs. Connecticut (2-1 OT)
Lost First Round vs. Mercyhurst (1-4)
2008-09 Brian Durocher 18 11 7 Hockey East 10 6 5 3rd HE Won Quarterfinals vs. Northeastern (2-1)
Lost Semifinals vs. Boston College (2-3)
Did not qualify
2007-08 Brian Durocher 15 17 3 Hockey East 11 9 1 3rd HE Lost Semifinals vs. New Hampshire (0-8) Did not qualify
2006-07 Brian Durocher 19 12 3 Hockey East 10 9 2 5th HE Did not qualify Did not qualify
2005-06 Brian Durocher 12 17 4 Hockey East 6 13 2 6th HE Did not qualify Did not qualify


Current roster[edit]

As of August 2016.[24]

# S/P/C Player Class Pos Height DoB Hometown Previous team
1 Massachusetts Aiello, AshlynAshlyn Aiello Junior G 5' 0" (1.52 m) 1996-04-20 Belmont, Massachusetts Phillips Academy
4 Prince Edward Island Steele, SarahSarah Steele Senior D 5' 6" (1.68 m) 1995-04-10 Stratford, Prince Edward Island Appleby College
8 Quebec De Souza, DezirayDeziray De Souza Freshman F 5' 8" (1.73 m) 1998-02-22 Montreal, Quebec Phillips Exeter Academy
9 British Columbia Cook, AbbyAbby Cook Freshman D 5' 10" (1.78 m) 1998-05-12 Kelowna, British Columbia Pursuit of Excellence
10 Colorado Shannahan, KatieKatie Shannahan Freshman D 5' 7" (1.7 m) 1998-07-16 Colorado Springs, Colorado Detroit Little Caesars
11 Quebec Calderone, AlexandraAlexandra Calderone Freshman D 5' 4" (1.63 m) 1997-02-04 Kirkland, Quebec Dawson College
12 Ontario Bach, VictoriaVictoria Bach Junior F 5' 4" (1.63 m) 1996-07-12 Milton, Ontario Mississauga Jr. Chiefs
14 New York (state) Elia, MaddieMaddie Elia Senior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 1995-05-31 Lewiston, New York Nichols School
16 Massachusetts Davis, SammySammy Davis Sophomore F 5' 4" (1.63 m) 1997-04-23 Pembroke, Massachusetts Tabor Academy
17 Michigan Scarpaci, BreannaBreanna Scarpaci Freshman D 5' 5" (1.65 m) 1998-06-18 Washington, Michigan Shattuck St. Mary's
19 Ontario Leslie, RebeccaRebecca Leslie Junior F 5' 6" (1.68 m) 1996-05-08 Ottawa, Ontario Ottawa Senators (PWHL)
20 Alberta Sutherland, SamanthaSamantha Sutherland Senior F 5' 4" (1.63 m) 1995-02-22 Cochrane, Alberta Warner School
21 Massachusetts Flynn, NatalieNatalie Flynn (C) Senior F 5' 7" (1.7 m) 1994-05-19 Medford, Massachusetts Cushing Academy
22 Maryland Streifel, AnnaAnna Streifel Sophomore (RS) F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 1996-05-28 Bowie, Maryland Washington Pride
23 Minnesota Rodgers, NinaNina Rodgers Junior F 5' 5" (1.65 m) 1996-04-08 Minnetonka, Minnesota University of Minnesota
24 Massachusetts Kelley, Mary GraceMary Grace Kelley Sophomore F 5' 5" (1.65 m) 1997-04-15 Natick, Massachusetts Dexter Southfield
25 Nova Scotia Crossley, AlexisAlexis Crossley (C) Senior D 5' 8" (1.73 m) 1994-04-07 Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia University of New Hampshire
26 Ontario Galway, ConnorConnor Galway Sophomore D 5' 10" (1.78 m) 1996-08-28 Athens, Ontario Toronto Aeros
28 Nova Scotia Newton, SavannahSavannah Newton Junior D 5' 4" (1.63 m) 1996-02-16 Halifax, Nova Scotia Appleby College
31 Minnesota O'Neil, ErinErin O'Neil Junior G 5' 7" (1.7 m) 1996-05-11 Minnetonka, Minnesota Hopkins High School
33 Massachusetts Hanson, VictoriaVictoria Hanson Senior G 5' 9" (1.75 m) 1994-10-01 Stoughton, Massachusetts Lawrence Academy

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Melissa Anderson, 2010 WHEA Second-Team All-Star[25]
  • Melissa Anderson, 2010 Frozen Four Skills Competition participant
  • Kasey Boucher, 2010 WHEA Honorable Mention All-Star
  • Kasey Boucher, 2010 Hockey East Sportsmanship Award
  • Jill Cardella - Runner up, 2010 Hockey East Rookie of the Year[26]
  • Jill Cardella, 2010 WHEA All-Rookie Team [27]
  • Melissa Haber, 2010 Frozen Four Skills Competition participant[28]
  • Jillian Kirchner, Hockey Player of the Week (Week of October 5, 2009)[29]
  • Ashley Leichliter - 2010 Turfer Athletic Award[26]
  • Marie-Philip Poulin, Hockey East Pure Hockey Player of the Week (Week of October 18, 2010)[30]
  • Kerrin Sperry, Hockey East Goaltender of the Month (December 2010)[31]
  • Jenn Wakefield, Hockey East Pure Hockey Player of the Month (December 2010)[31]
  • Tara Watchorn, 2010 WHEA Second-Team All-Star
  • Tara Watchorn, 2010 New England Hockey Writers All-Star Team [32]


  • Catherine Ward, Second Team All-American[16]

Hockey East player of the month[edit]

  • Marie-Philip Poulin, Hockey East Player of the Month (February 2015) [33]
  • Marie-Philip Poulin, Hockey East Player of the Month (January 2015) [34]

Hockey East rookie of the month[edit]

  • Victoria Bach, Hockey East Rookie of the Month (February 2015) [33]
  • Jill Cardella – Boston University, Bauer Rookie of the Month, November 2009[35]
  • Rebecca Leslie, Hockey East Rookie of the Month (October 2014) [36]
  • Marie-Philip Poulin, Hockey East Rookie of the Month (October 2010)[11]
  • Marie-Philip Poulin, 2010-11 Hockey East Rookie of the Year[37]
  • Kerrin Sperry, Hockey East Co-Rookie of the Month, November 2010[38]

Hockey East team of the week[edit]

  • Hockey East Team of the Week (Week of November 8, 2010)[39]
  • Hockey East Team of the Week (Week of December 13, 2010) [40]

Hockey East All-Tournament Team[edit]

  • Melissa Anderson, F: 2010 Women's Hockey East All-Tournament Team
  • Melissa Haber, G: 2010 Women's Hockey East All-Tournament Team
  • Melissa Haber, 2010 Women's Hockey East Tournament Most Valuable Player
  • Tara Watchorn, D: 2010 Women's Hockey East All-Tournament Team
  • Jenn Wakefield, F: 2011 Hockey East All-Tournament team [41]


  1. ^ "Boston University Master Logo". Retrieved 2015-04-07. 
  2. ^ "Elia's Hat Trick Leads BU Past Yale, 7-1". Terriers Athletics. 2015-11-03. Retrieved 2017-01-25. 
  3. ^ "No. 8 Terriers Drop 4-1 Decision to No. 7 Boston College - - Official Home of Boston University Athletics". Retrieved 2015-07-09. 
  4. ^ "Terriers Win Third Straight WHEA Championship, 3-2, over Boston College - - Official Home of Boston University Athletics". 2014-03-09. Retrieved 2015-07-09. 
  5. ^ "Terriers Fall at No. 1 Minnesota, 5-1, in NCAA Quarterfinals - - Official Home of Boston University Athletics". 2014-03-15. Retrieved 2015-07-09. 
  6. ^ "No. 4 BU Claims Second Straight WHEA Title with 5-2 Win over Northeastern - - Official Home of Boston University Athletics". Retrieved 2015-07-09. 
  7. ^ "No. 2 Terriers Fall to No. 1 Minnesota, 6-3 in NCAA Title Game - - Official Home of Boston University Athletics". 2013-03-24. Retrieved 2015-07-09. 
  8. ^ "No. 9 Terriers Win Double Overtime Thriller to Claim WHEA Championship - - Official Home of Boston University Athletics". 2012-03-04. Retrieved 2015-07-09. 
  9. ^ "No. 5/6 Women's Hockey Loses Triple Overtime Thriller, 8-7 - - Official Home of Boston University Athletics". 2012-03-10. Retrieved 2015-07-09. 
  10. ^ "No. 4/6 Terriers Earn 6-2 Win Against North Dakota - - Official Home of Boston University Athletics". 2010-10-03. Retrieved 2015-07-09. 
  11. ^ a b "Monthly Honors: Bc'S Kelli Stack Tabbed Whea Player Of The Month For October". 2010-11-02. Retrieved 2015-07-09. 
  12. ^ "Sperry Added to USA Hockey Women's Winter Training Camp Roster - - Official Home of Boston University Athletics". 2010-12-21. Retrieved 2015-07-09. 
  13. ^ "Weekly Release: Terriers Take Over First Place With Four-Point Weekend". 2011-01-17. Retrieved 2015-07-09. 
  14. ^
  15. ^ "BU Advances to National Championship Game with 4-1 Win over Cornell - - Official Home of Boston University Athletics". 2011-03-18. Retrieved 2015-07-09. 
  16. ^ a b "Ward Named AHCA Second Team All-American - - Official Home of Boston University Athletics". 2011-03-17. Retrieved 2015-07-09. 
  17. ^ Archived from the original on April 10, 2011. Retrieved March 20, 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  18. ^ "Game Recap". 2010-03-07. Retrieved 2015-07-09. 
  19. ^ "Both Ice Hockey Teams Ranked in Top Five Nationally - - Official Home of Boston University Athletics". 2008-11-18. Retrieved 2015-07-09. 
  20. ^ "No. 6 Boston College Edges No. 10 Terriers, 3-2, in Hockey East Semifinal - - Official Home of Boston University Athletics". 2009-03-07. Retrieved 2015-07-09. 
  21. ^ "Caroline Boudreau Player Profile". Boston University Terriers athletics. Retrieved 14 June 2010. 
  22. ^ "Gina Kearns Player Profile". Boston University Terriers athletics. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  23. ^ "Statistics :: :: U.S. College Hockey Online". 2015-06-14. Retrieved 2015-07-09. 
  24. ^ "2016-17 Women's Ice Hockey Roster". Boston University Athletics. Retrieved August 22, 2016. 
  25. ^ "Hockey East Press Releases". 2010-03-05. Archived from the original on 2011-06-13. Retrieved 2015-07-09. 
  26. ^ a b "Hockey East Press Releases". 2010-03-05. Retrieved 2015-07-09. 
  27. ^ "Hockey East Online". 
  28. ^ Retrieved 2010-03-16.  Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
  29. ^ "Hockey East Online". 
  31. ^ a b
  32. ^ "Cunningham, Parsons Named to All-New England Team". ECAC Hockey. 30 March 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  33. ^ a b " - Boston University's Poulin Claims Warrior Hockey Player of the Month". 
  34. ^ " - Boston University's Poulin Wins Warrior Hockey Player of the Month". 
  35. ^ " - Monthly Honors". 
  36. ^ " - Boston College's Alex Carpenter Named Warrior Hockey Player of the Month". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. 
  41. ^ "Women's Hockey Captures First League Tournament Title".