Northeastern Earns Spot in Hockey East Final with 2-1 Win Against Boston University
Freshman defenseman Codie Cross scores game-winner for Huskies

Freshman defenseman Codie Cross scored the game-winning goal for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 12:35  BU1-0 EV EA Victoria Bach (23)Maddie Elia/24, Mary Parker/21
3rd 16:14  NOE1-1 EV Halle Silva (5)Matti Hartman/10, Maddie Hartman/16
3rd 19:13.6 NOE2-1 PP GW Codie Cross (4)Denisa Křížová/27, McKenna Brand/15
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Northeastern  0022
Boston University  0101
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Northeastern  1416535
Boston University  971026
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Northeastern (22-11-3)  1/6 5/10 0
Boston University (19-12-6)  0/5 6/12 0
Northeastern Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Brittany Bugalski (W, 21-9-3)60:001 961025
Boston University Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Victoria Hanson (L, 15-9-4)59:112 1416333
Empty Net0:490     

BOSTON - Down by a goal with less than four minutes remaining in the third period, the Northeastern women's hockey team (22-11-3) staged an incredible comeback to top Boston University (19-12-6) by a score of 2-1 in the Hockey East semifinals on Saturday at Walter Brown Arena.

Junior Halle Silva tied the score with 3:46 remaining, batting a puck out of midair following a shot by freshman Matti Hartman, before freshman Codie Cross won it with a power-play goal that snuck through the pads of BU netminder Victoria Hanson at 19:13 of the third period.

With the victory, Northeastern will face top-seed Boston College on Sunday in the Hockey East championship game at 1:30 p.m. The title contest will be shown live across the country on American Sports Network affiliates, including NESNplus in New England, and can be streamed via TSN GO in Canada.

Goal Recaps

- Boston University took a 1-0 lead on a delayed penalty midway through the second period. After a pair of brilliant saves by Bugalski on the doorstep, BU's Victoria Bach was able to find the loose puck at the left of the cage and slam home the rebound to make it 1-0 Terriers at the 12:35 mark.

- Silva tied the game with 3:46 remaining on an amazing feat of hand-eye coordination. After scooping up the puck in the neutral zone, Matti Hartman raced into the BU end with speed and fired a shot on goal that bounced off Hanson and into the air at the side of the cage. Silva was able to spot the disc and bat it home out of midair to level the score at 1-1.

- Silva then drew a BU penalty with 1:21 remaining to set up a huge power play in the closing moments. On the numerical advantage, junior Denisa Krizova worked the puck back to the point for Cross, who fired a shot through heavy traffic and between the pads of Hanson with 47 seconds remaining to put the Huskies ahead for good.


- Northeastern advanced to its third Hockey East championship game (2011, 2013) and will look to secure the program's first-ever tournament title on Sunday.

- Codie Cross scored her second collegiate game-winning goal (Nov. 11 vs. Merrimack).

- Brittany Bugalski stopped 25 of 26 shots, including 10 in the third period.

- Denisa Krizova extended her point streak to nine straight games with an assist. Over that span, Krizova has posted 17 points on six goals an 11 assists.

- The Huskies held a 35-26 advantage in shots on goal and went 1-for-6 on the power play.

- Northeastern killed off all five BU power plays.

- NU earned its first win of the season when trailing after two periods.

Up Next

Northeastern and Boston College will battle for the Hockey East crown on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. The winner will receive the league's automatic bid to the 2017 NCAA tournament.