OT winner sends UConn to Hockey East final

Kathryn Stockdale scored the game-winner to keep UConn's postseason hopes alive.

Photo: Ian Bethune

UConn women’s hockey advanced to the Hockey East tournament final after taking down Boston College in overtime, 2-1, at Toscano Family Ice Forum.

Jada Habisch put the Huskies ahead 1-0 early in the first period. She skated ahead of the defense to gather a loose puck and created a breakaway opportunity that she finished in style.

After an uneventful second period, the Eagles tied it up early in the third. Despite three power-play opportunities and a 13-6 advantage in shots in the period, the Huskies couldn’t get the go-ahead goal in regulation.

But Kathryn Stockdale delivered in overtime. Megan Woodworth had the puck behind the net and found a streaking Stockdale, who sent in the game-winner.

UConn goaltender Tia Chan made 24 saves in the victory effort while the visitors’ Grace Campbell stopped 31.

The Huskies will host Northeastern on Saturday with a Hockey East championship and an NCAA Tournament auto-bid on the line. The puck drops in Toscano at noon.