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Boston University and UConn travel to Belfast, Northern Ireland to compete in the fourth annual Friendship Four Tournament.
Hockey East Weekend Preview
News and notes from the upcoming weekend of Hockey East action

UConn vs. Boston University, vs. #11 Union/Yale

- Boston University and UConn travel to Belfast, Northern Ireland to compete in the fourth annual Friendship Four Tournament. The Terriers, Huskies, Union and Yale will battle for the Belpot Trophy.

- Boston University is coming off a two-game home stand that saw the Terriers go 1-1-0 against Maine. They defeated the Black Bears, 3-2, on Friday night before falling, 3-1, on Saturday. BU and UConn met five times last season, splitting the three regular season match-ups, 1-1-1, and the Terriers sweeping the Hockey East Quarterfinal series.

- All four games of the tournament will be carried live across New England on NESN (Friday) and NESNplus (Saturday) and on TSN in Canada. They can also be streamed via ESPN+.

- Bobo Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.) notched two goals last weekend, finding the back of the net once in each game. Sophomore David Farrance (Victor, N.Y.) had the game-winning tally on Friday night with just over one minute to play in regulation to take two points in conference play.


#9 Providence at #7 Denver

- #9 Providence travels to a fellow top-10 opponent as the Friars they head west to play #7 Denver for two games. The Friars come out of a weekend that saw them rack up 14 goals in two games against Merrimack.

- Jack Dugan (Rochester, N.Y.) lead the offensive charge, tallying five points on the weekend. The rookie had a goal and an assist on Friday night before finding the back of the net once and dishing out two helpers on Saturday. His five points were good for the most out of all Hockey East players on the weekend and Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week honors.

- The Friars are 2-0-1 in their last three meetings against Denver. In 2016, the Friars were the only team to win a two-game series against the eventual national champion Pioneers. All-time, the Friars are 4-3-1 on the road against Denver dating back to 1985.


Boston College vs. Bentley

- Boston College extended its point streak to four games after coming back from a 2-0 deficit to earn a 2-2 draw at home against New Hampshire. The Eagles are 3-1-1 in their last five games after starting the season 0-5-0.

- David Cotton (Parker, Texas) extended his individual point streak to four games after netting the game-tying goal on Friday night. The junior currently has nine points in that span on six goals and three assists.


Merrimack vs. Holy Cross

- Merrimack will look to bounce back when they take on Holy Cross in non-conference action after dropping two games to #9 Providence last weekend.

- Junior Tyler Irvine (Livonia, Mich.) dished out three helpers against Providence last weekend and is now riding a four-game point streak (2g, 3a).


UMass Lowell vs. RPI (home and home)

- UMass Lowell will take on RPI in a home and home series after taking four points over the weekend from Hockey East opponent UConn. They won, 5-2, on the road Friday, before shutting out the Huskies, 3-0, at home on Saturday.

- Tyler Wall (Learnington, Ont.) backboned the River Hawks to victory each night, turning away 66 of 68 UConn attempts on the weekend. The junior earned Hockey East Player of the Week honors for his efforts in the two victories.


Maine vs. #10 Quinnipiac

- Maine plays host to Quinnipiac for two nights after coming off a weekend that saw them go 1-1-0 on the road at Boston University. The Black Bears dropped game one before bouncing back to take game two, 3-1.

- Jeremy Swayman (Anchorage, Alaska) recorded 79 saves in the weekend split with the Terriers. He had 39 saves in Friday's loss and 40 in Saturday's victory. His performance was good for the Hockey East Defensive Player of Week honors.


New Hampshire vs. #19 Miami

- New Hampshire takes on Miami in non-conference action after taking a 0-1-1 mark in league play over the weekend. The Wildcats skated to a 2-2 draw with Boston College on Friday night, before falling to #4 UMass, 4-2, in a Sunday afternoon game.

- Jackson Pierson (Zionsville, Ind.) had two points over the weekend, netting a goal on Friday and adding an assist on Sunday. The rookie now has four points (2g, 2a) in his last four games.


Vermont at Dartmouth

- The Catamounts look to put a stop to their three-game slide when they take on ECAC rival Dartmouth in their lone game of the weekend. They dropped a 1-0 decision to #13 Northeastern in their only game last week.

- Stefanos Lekkas (Elburn, Ill.) recorded 27 saves in the game, increasing his save total on the season to 288, the third-most of any league netminder.


#13 Northeastern vs. RIT

- The 13th-ranked Huskies enter this weekend's match up with RIT riding a three-game winning streak. Their latest victory came on the road at Hockey East opponent Vermont in the form of a 1-0 victory.

- Cayden Primeau (Voorhees, N.J.) had 26 saves in the game to earn his second shutout of the season and to help the Huskies improve to 7-3-1. It was the sixth blank sheet of his career in just 45 games, moving into fourth all-time at Northeastern.


#4 UMass vs. Princeton

- #4 UMass will look to continue their winning ways when they take on Princeton at the Mullins Center in their only game of the weekend. The Minutemen currently sit at the top of the Army ROTC Hockey East standings after going undefeated in league play and have an overall record of 10-1-0 on the season.

- John Leonard (Amherst, Mass.) lead the offense in Sunday's game against New Hampshire, netting one goal and dishing out two helpers. The sophomore now has points in six of seven Hockey East games thus far.