BC's Alex Carpenter wins Kazmaier award

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Boston College junior forward Alex Carpenter has won the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, given annually to the top player in women's college hockey.

The award was presented Saturday at the University of Minnesota, the site of the NCAA championship.

Carpenter beat finalists Hannah Brandt, a junior forward for Minnesota, and Marie-Philip Poulin, a senior forward for Boston University.

Carpenter leads the NCAA with 37 goals and 44 assists, in 37 games, and is fourth with a plus-60 rating.

Boston College's season ended Friday in a loss to Harvard in the NCAA semifinals. Harvard will face host Minnesota on Sunday for the title.

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