Commissioners Club
Hockey East Player of the Week Cale Makar of Massachusetts
Weekly Release: Massachusetts Wins At #1 Ohio State; Merrimack Blanks #13 BU
UConn, UMass Lowell, Split Road Series

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

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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

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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 periods.


HOCKEY EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

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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.