HOCKEY EAST HEADLINES
Massachusetts defeated then-#1 Ohio State on the road on Friday, 6-3. The victory marked the Minutemen's fifth-ever win in program history over a top-ranked team and second-ever on the road, with the last coming at Boston University on Feb. 10, 2012. Cale Makar (Calgary, Alta.) picked up his second multi-point game of the season with a goal and two helpers in the win and was named Hockey East Player of the Week for the second straight week for his efforts.
Craig Pantano (Bridgewater, Mass.) pitched a 34-save shutout against then-#13 Boston University on Saturday, backboning the Merrimack Warriors to the first-ever shutout of the Terriers in program history in a 4-0 win.
#5 Providence took a 7-2 win over UConn in its Hockey East opener. Jack Dugan, PC (Rochester, N.Y.) scored the game-winning goal in the Friars' victory on Friday, and also dished out two assists on the night to finish with three points.
UMass Lowell split a road series at Miami, as junior goaltender Tyler Wall (Leamington, Ont.) stopped 66 of the 68 shots he faced on the weekend, including all 36 he saw on Friday for the fourth shutout of his career.
UConn rookie netminder Tomas Vomacka (Trutnov, Czech Republic) started his first NCAA game on Saturday at RPI, making 24 stops to pick up the win in a 3-1 outing and helping UConn salvage a weekend split.
New Hampshire's Max Gildon (Plano, Texas) recorded a goal and three assists in
a 0-1-1 weekend at Colorado College. In Friday's 3-3 draw, Gildon factored in on
all three Wildcats' goals. In four career games against the Tigers, Gildon has five
goals and three assists for eight points.
HOCKEY EAST PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Cale Makar - Massachusetts
Cale Makar (Calgary,
Alta.) picked up his second
multi-point game of the
season with a goal and two
helpers in Massachusetts's
6-3 victory over then-#1 Ohio
State on the road. Two of his
three points were recorded
in the third period when the
Buckeyes had cut the UMass
lead to one goal. He picked
up his eighth point of the year,
and fourth on the weekend,
by setting up the lone UMass
goal in a 3-1 setback Saturday.
PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Tomas Vomacka - UConn
Tomas Vomacka (Fr., G;
Trutnov, Czech Republic)
started his first NCAA
game on Saturday on the
road at RPI, making 24
stops to pick up the win in
a 3-1 outing, blanking the
Engineers for the first two
HOCKEY EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Craig Pantano - Merrimack
Craig Pantano (Sr., G:
Bridgewater, Mass.) posted
his second shutout in a threegame
span, blanking then-
#13 BU on Saturday night
with a 34-save performance.
It was the third career shutout
for Pantano who backboned
Merrimack to a 1-0-0 start in
Hockey East play with the
Warriors' first-ever clean sheet
against Boston University.
HOCKEY EAST TOP PERFORMERS
Alexander Payusov, UConn (Jr., F; Montreal, Que.) Pumped in three goals to power the Huskies to a 1-1-0 weekend, including tallying a pair of goals in the third period of a 3-1 win at RPI. He leads the Huskies with four goals and five points on the year.
Bobby Trivigno, UMass (Fr., F; Setauket, N.Y.) Scored the first two goals of his Minuteman career Friday night, helping UMass defeat then-#1 Ohio State, 6-3. He also chipped in a helper on the lone UMass goal Saturday night to extend his point streak to four games to begin his collegiate career.
Connor Wilson, UML (Sr., F; Calgary, Alta.) Potted two goals, one in each game of a series split at Miami. He finished with four shots on goal and a plus-one rating for the River Hawks.
Sam Knoblauch, UML (Fr., F; Rochester, Mich.) Registered a goal and an assist with four shots on goal in Friday's 3-0 win.
Tyler Wall, UML (Jr., G; Leamington, Ont.) Stopped 66 of the 68 shots he faced on the weekend, earning a road series split at Miami. His 36-save shutout on Friday was the fourth of his career.
Johnathan Kovacevic, MC (Jr., D, Grimsby, Ont.) Netted this first goal of the season and fired six shots on net in the shutout of BU on Saturday.
Jordan Seyfert, MC (Fr., F; Annville, Pa.) Scored his first two collegiate points in a 4-0 blanking of BU, dishing out two assists.
Michael Babcock, MC (Sr., F; Northville, Mich.) Had a goal and an assist in a 4-0 win over BU, scoring his third career goal against the Terriers and won 12 face offs in the game to lead all players.
Max Gildon, UNH (So., D; Plano, Texas) Recorded a goal and three assists in a 0-1-1 weekend at Colorado College. In Friday's 3-3 draw, Gildon factored in on all three Wildcats' goals. In four career games against the Tigers, Gildon has five goals and three assists for eight points.
Jack Dugan, PC (Fr., F; Rochester, N.Y.) Scored the game-winning goal in the Friars' 7-2 win over UConn on Friday, and also dished out two assists on the night to finish with three points.