Billett Tabbed HEA Goaltender of the Month

Billett wins Boston College’s eighth Hockey East award of the season with; Reaps Goaltender of the Month Honors with a .970 save percentage and 1.04 goals against average

WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Junior goaltender Brian Billett (Brunswick, Maine) was heralded as the Hockey East ‘Stop It’ Goaltender of the Month after a sterling three-game performance in December.

The Brunswick, Maine, native started three of Boston College’s four games last month, and came out with a 3-0-0 mark. Billett’s .970 save percentage (97-of-100) and 1.04 goals against average helped the third-year backstopper finish with an unblemished December record.

In the Eagles’ semifinal game of the Three Rivers Classic, Billett shutout Bowling Green, 5-0, stopping all 27 shots faced for his first-career shutout in 20 starts as an Eagle.

Thursday’s decoration marks Billett’s second-career Hockey East award. On Nov. 28, 2011, Billett was tabbed the Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week. This marks BC’s first Goaltender of the Month honor since Parker Milner won the award in February 2012.

Billett’s merit marks Boston College’s eighth Hockey East award this season and third monthly decoration.

Weather permitting; Boston College will start up the New Year by welcoming Notre Dame to venerable Fenway Park for the Citi Frozen Fenway event on Saturday, Jan. 4. Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s contest will be broadcast nationally on NBC Sports Network and regionally on NESN.

Saturday’s event marks the third time in Boston College will have played at Fenway Park. The Eagles suffered a 3-2 setback against BU on Jan. 8, 2010, it their first time at Fenway before defeating Northeastern, 2-1, on Jan. 14, 2012.