The Top 5 Best Boston College Sports Moments of 2014

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Feb 17, 2014; Sochi, RUSSIA; USA forward Alex Carpenter (25) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against Sweden in a women’s ice hockey semifinal during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Shayba Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

With the end of 2014 quickly approaching, now is the time to reflect. Today features the top 5 best Boston College sports moments of the year; you know what tomorrow is going to be.

Before we get there, we examine the happier times in Boston College athletics during this calendar year. Lately those may seem distant, but it was not that difficult to put together a list of five plus an honorable mention.

2014 Top 5 Best Boston College Sports Moments — Honorable Mention

Women’s hockey wins record 15th game in a row; December 10

Boston College women’s hockey is en route to its best season in program history, possibly culminating in a national championship in 2015, so there is no way we can leave them off the list. Their best moment so far keeps changing every game as they run their unbeaten streak longer and longer. In fact, their whole season to date is a “best moment.”

At the break, the ladies had won 15 games in a row, with an overall record of 17-0-1. They are the best team in women’s college hockey by a mile at present with a 107 to 18 goal differential, and are heavy favorites to take home their first title this season.

Alex Carpenter, a former Olympian and the team’s leading scorer, also leads the nation with 45 points. To put some perspective on that, Johnny Gaudreau averaged two points per game last season and won the Hobey. Carpenter is averaging close to three. Furthermore, teammate Haley Skarupa averages about 2.4.

If only one hockey team on the Heights wins the title this season, it’s going to be this one.

Next: Top Moment #5