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Northeastern will look to improve on its two-game win streak when they face Hockey East opponent Boston University in a home and home series
Hockey East Weekend Preview
News and notes from the upcoming weekend of Hockey East action

#13 Northeastern vs. Boston University (home and home)

- Northeastern will look to improve on its two-game win streak when they face Hockey East opponent Boston University in a home and home series. The Huskies are coming off of 4-1 win at UMass Lowell and a 3-2 victory over then-#2 St. Cloud.

- Grant Jozefek (Chester, N.J.) tallied the game winning goal against St. Cloud, while Cayden Primeau (Voorhees, N.J.) turned away 25 shots in the effort. The sophomore goaltender had 41 saves, a 1.50 GAA and .932 SV% on the weekend, which was good for Defensive Player of the Week honors and also picked up Stop It Goaltender of the Month on Thursday for his October performance.

- The Terriers look for their first victory of the season this weekend after dropping a 5-0 decision to Providence in Hockey East action last weekend, the lone game for the Terriers last week.

- Boston University goaltender Jake Oettinger (Lakeville, Minn.) recorded a season high 34 saves in the setback.


Merrimack vs. Boston College (home and home)

- Merrimack most recently fell twice in a home and home series with then-#16 Massachusetts. The Warriors dropped a 5-1 decision on Friday before a 4-3 overtime setback on Saturday.

- Warriors freshman Patrick Kramer (Bridgewater, Mass.) recorded the first multi-goal game of his career on Saturday night.

- Boston College searches for its first victory of 2018-19 as the Eagles take on Merrimack in Hockey East action. The Eagles fell to then-#2 St. Cloud, 7-0, in their lone game of the weekend in their home opener on Thursday.


Maine vs. UMass Lowell

- Maine looks to bounce back this weekend when they host Hockey East opponent UMass Lowell for two games. The Black Bears went 0-1-1 in Hockey East action last weekend on the road at UConn. They fell by a score of 5-2 on Friday night before playing to a 2-2 overtime draw on Saturday.

- Jacob Schmidt-Svejstrup (Charlottenlund, Denmark) scored the game tying goal with just under two minutes left to play in regulation to force the overtime frame for the Black Bears.

- UMass Lowell remains in contention for its first Hockey East win of the season as the River Hawks head to Orono to take on the Black Bears. Last weekend, the River Hawks fell 4-1 to Northeastern in their first Hockey East match up of the season, before downing Bentley, 4-2, in non-conference action.

- Nick Master (Broomall, Pa.) broke his four game pointless streak on Saturday when he notched two goals and an assist in the UML victory.


Vermont vs. UConn

- Vermont plays host to league opponent UConn in its first Hockey East home stand of the season. The Catamounts are coming off a two-game road trip that saw them drop a 3-2 overtime decision at UNH, before bouncing back to fend off Brown, 2-1, in a Sunday road tilt.

- Senior forward Craig Puffer (New Canaan, Conn.) scored the game-winner half way through the third period at Brown, while goaltender Stefanos Lekkas (Elburn, Ill.) turned away 27 shots to seal the victory for Vermont.

- UConn travels to Vermont after going 1-0-1 while hosting Maine in Hockey East action last weekend. The Huskies defeated the Black Bears, 5-2, on Friday night before playing to a 2-2 stalemate on Saturday.

- Alexander Payusov (Montreal, Que.) and Jáchym Kondelik (Budejovice, Czech Republic) are both riding four-game point streaks. Payusov had three goals last weekend alone, increasing his point total to six over a four-game span (6g), while Kondelik had a trio of assists and six in his last four outings.


New Hampshire vs. #11 Massachusetts

- New Hampshire plays host to Massachusetts in its only game of the weekend after defeating Vermont, 3-2, in overtime at home last Saturday. The win was the first of the season for the Wildcats and the first for Mike Souza in his role as head coach behind the UNH bench.

- Sophomore defenseman Benton Maass (Elk River, Minn.) had the game-winning goal in the extra frame for UNH, while freshman Jackson Pierson (Zionsville, Ind.) found the back of the net once and dished out the game-winning assist to earn Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week honors.

- UMass enters the weekend sitting at 5-1-0 on the season and 2-0-0 in Hockey East play. The Minutemen took four points from league opponent Merrimack in a home and home series last weekend, capturing their fifth overall win in the month of October for the first time in program history.

- Sophomore John Leonard (Amherst, Mass.) posted six points on the weekend for Massachusetts. The forward found the back of the net once and dished out five assists over the two games, including one on Saturday's overtime winner. Leonard was named Hockey East Play of the Week for his efforts, the third consecutive time a UMass Minuteman claimed the honor after Cale Makar (Calgary, Alta.) was so honored the previous two weeks.


#3 Providence at Holy Cross

- Providence takes on non-conference opponent Holy Cross in its lone game of the weekend. The Friars hold a 10-2-0 all time record over the Crusaders.

- Nate Leaman's squad comes into the weekend after downing Boston University, 5-0, in Hockey East action on Friday night. Eight different Providence players tallied points in the game.

- Josh Wilkins (Raleigh, N.C.) lead the offensive charge against BU with three assists, while Brandon Duhaime (Parkland, Fla.), Jack Dugan (Rochester, N.Y.), and Kasper Bjorkqvist (Espoo, Finland) each had two points on the night.

- On Thursday, Dugan was named Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Month for October. Dugan finished second among all Hockey East rookies in October with seven points in six games (2g, 5a). Both of his goals proved to be game-winning tallies, coming Oct. 19 and Oct. 26. Five of his total points (1g, 4a) came in power play situations, leading all Hockey East rookies in power-play assists and points. In two Hockey East games in October, Dugan totaled two goals and three assists with a plus-two rating. He also won 13-of-17 face offs he took in the season's opening month.