Fardelmann leads B.C. to first Frozen Four berth
The seventh-ranked Boston College women's ice hockey team advanced to the 2007 Frozen Four with a 3-2 victory over No. 3 Dartmouth in double-overtime Saturday night at Thompson Arena in Hanover, N.H.
The Frozen Four is ice hockey's equivalent of the NCAA basketball Final Four.
Lansing native and B.C. sophomore Meghan Fardelmann scored two goals in the victory, including the game-winner with 4:20 left in the second overtime.
Fardelmann also scored the game's first goal just 1:11 into the first period.
The NCAA Tournament win was the first in B.C. history, and it improved the Eagles' record to 24-9-2.
Fardelmann's performance against Dartmouth earned her Hockey East Player of the Week honors for the second time this season. She previously won the award on Jan. 16 after she tallied five goals and four assists during a three-game stretch - all victories.
Fardelmann ranks second on the team in goals scored with 23. She is fourth in total points with 36.
Boston College will play Minnesota-Duluth in the Frozen Four semifinals at 8 p.m. Friday in Lake Placid, N.Y. The other semifinal will pit Wisconsin against St. Lawrence (N.Y.) University. The championship game will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday. The game will be broadcast live on CSTV.