March 22, 2013
BOSTON COLLEGE POSTGAME QUOTES
Head Coach Katie King Crowley
“I am just extremely proud of my team. That was a heck of a hockey game, and I’m extremely proud of the way our players came out and played 63 minutes of hockey. It was a great hockey game, and I am really proud of my team.”
On the performance of goalie Corinne Boyles…
“She was phenomenal. She made the saves that we needed her to make. I thought Corinne played a tremendous game. She has been great all year.”
On the Gophers’ undefeated season and the Boston College’s efforts against them…
“I think our team has had a lot of great efforts through this season. 27 wins is the most in our program history, and we’ve had some tremendous games with very good teams. I think our kids gave a tremendous effort tonight, and it was another great effort by our kids. That’s a great team, it’s a great atmosphere here, and I do think it was a tremendous effort from our kids.”
On Emily Fields’ play in the contest…
“Emily is only a sophomore, and I thought she had a great game today. She scored some huge goals for us down the stretch. She’s done a great job for us, and she just brings energy to the ice every day, whether it is in practice or in a game. You could see that today. She was fired up for this game, and you could tell. I thought she was great.”
On Alex Carpenter’s play on both sides of the puck…
“I don’t think she specifically worked on that, but it’s something that we talk about. When you are in games like this, you need to play both ends of the ice. I thought Alex, as well as Blake Bolden, has to play a lot of hockey. We have a bunch of kids that play a lot of hockey. They give everything they have in every shift they have. Carpenter is one of those kids, that, if someone is coming back up the ice, she is in a back-check and knocking the puck off their stick. She is going to hunt someone down if they get the puck. On the other side of it, she is going to go down and get a great scoring opportunity too and set one of her teammates up or get an opportunity herself. She’s a tremendous player, and I keep going back to the fact that she is only 18 years old. I think she’s a great hockey player, who this year has stepped up and been a leader on our team.
On Blake Bolden’s performance…
“To compliment our captain Blake Bolden, who I think did a phenomenal job as a captain and as a senior. She probably played her best game right here, tonight.
On this year’s team…
“This is probably one of the closest teams that we’ve had at Boston College, and you could see that on the bench. You could see that in the locker room in between periods. You could see the kids grow up right in front of you all season long. To see the way they backed each other in this game was phenomenal. That comes from Blake, it comes from our assistant captain Meagan Mangen, and it comes from players like Carpenter and Field who have now been through this two times. Like I said at the beginning, I am just extremely proud of our team, and of what this team has meant to our program.
Freshman forward Haley Skarupa
On playing in the Frozen Four…
“It was really exciting the whole game, the atmosphere was something different. We’ve been together as a team through the ups and downs, and stayed poised throughout the third period.”
Senior goaltender Corinne Boyles
On the game-winning goal…
“I think I just stepped out a bit much, and she made her way around. It was a tough go, but I’m still really proud of the team.. Everybody played great in front of me, and there are certainly no regrets coming out of that.”
Gophers Fall in Series Finale
No. 2 Minnesota fell by a score of 5-3 to No. 4 Minnesota Duluth on the road Saturday afternoon.
Gophers Drop 3-2 Decision to UMD
Minnesota rallied to tie the game twice in the third period but could not answer UMD a third time.
Guentzel, Johnson Honored by AHCA
The pair of Gophers staffers are among eight individuals who will be recognized during the 2017 AHCA Convention in Naples, Fla.