Speaking of giving thanks on this day, Boston College women’s hockey has much to celebrate early in this 2014-15 season.
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The ladies have never been off to a better start, and after years of off-and-on Frozen Four appearances, Katie King Crowley’s team is thinking national championship this year.
As of Thanksgiving Day, Boston College women’s hockey is 14-0-1, winners of twelve in a row, and a perfect 9-0-0 in Hockey East play. There is still a long way to go in the season, but this team has left no doubt that at present they are the best in the nation. As a point of how thoroughly they are dominating, the aggregate score in their last five games has been 31 to 1 in their favor.
Furthermore, freshman goalie Katie Burt has a goals against average of 0.98 through 15 games and been in goal for six shutouts.
Of course, Boston College women’s hockey is also getting production offensively. The national points standings resembles the situation the men had last year: the Eagles own the top two spots. Olympian Alex Carpenter and Haley Skarupa are first and second, respectively.
As for the offense as a whole, Boston College is the best team in the nation by a mile. The Eagles average an astounding 5.53 goals per game through 15 contests, which is 1.1 goals better than the second-best team in the country. Between scoring 5.53 and allowing just 0.93, the Eagles have an average goal differential per game of 4.6 goals. This says, in essence, they are blowing out their opposition in every game or close to it.
Boston College women’s hockey has had very good teams in the past, but if they keep playing like this, the 2014-15 edition could be the best one yet. All Eagles fans should wish them continued success as they strive towards reaching that elusive goal of a title.