Saturday, March 21, 2015

BC's Carpenter Wins Kazmaier Award

Junior forward Alex Carpenter of Boston College is the 2014-15 recipient of the Patty Kazmaier Award as the top player in NCAA Division I women’s ice hockey.

Carpenter, a native of North Reading, Mass., and the daughter of retired NHL player and Stanley Cup champion Bob Carpenter, led the nation in scoring with 37 goals and 44 assists for 81 points in 37 games. She was presented with the award, named for the later Princeton University blueliner, on Saturday in Minneapolis, one day after BC was eliminated by Harvard, 2-1, in a national semifinal game.

Carpenter, who won a silver medal with the U.S. National Team at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, is the first Eagle ever to earn the Kazmaier Award. In three seasons at the Heights, she has tallied 91 goals and 100 assists for 191 points in 109 outings while helping BC to three consecutive Frozen Fours.

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