Boston University NCAA Tier I Womens Hockey
“In women’s hockey, almost all of the best players in the world choose to come to the United States for college, and we’re very fortunate to have some of them represent Boston University,” — Michael Lynch, a BU assistant vice president and director of athletics.
Supporting Michael Lynch’s observation, BU’s Women’s ice hockey coach Brian Durocher has three new Canadian girls on his women’s hockey team roster. Of the twenty five girls on the BU team, 64% are American, nine (36%) are Canadian, none are European.
The Terrier’s three new Canadian women on this year’s hockey roster are:
- one new play maker (Catherine Ward)
- two new goal scorers (Marie-Philip Poulin & Jenn Wakefield)
Ward (D) + Poulin (F) were Canadian Olympic gold medalists, and Wakefield (F) was on the Canadian National Team.
Will these three add value to the team?
Check their stats here
Wakefield and Poulin have 19 goals (31 points) between them in only 10 games, and are the top two of the team’s point gatherers.
The Terriers extended their unbeaten streak to nine games (8-1-1) with their Nov. 7 win over New Hampshire. I guess UNH is sorry to have lost their Jenn Wakefield to BU this year.