HOCKEY EAST HEADLINES
Boston University earned the first win of Albie O'Connell's tenure as head coach, tripping up #13 Northeastern, 4-1, on Saturday night. Jake Oettinger (Lakeville, Minn.) kicked out 37 of 38 shots he saw to backbone the Terriers to their first win of the young season after stopping 27 shots in relief in a 5-5 draw with the Huskies on Thursday. Dante Fabbro (New Westminster, B.C.) racked up four points (2g, 2a) on the weekend.
Hayden Hawkey (Parker, Colo.) posted his second straight shutout, making 27 saves at Holy Cross on Saturday night, to push his shutout streak to 137:42 of work. The blank sheet was also his third in six games this year and the 11th of his career to give the Friars a 3-0 win over the Crusaders.
Boston College earned its first win of the year in a weekend split with Merrimack. The Warriors took a 2-1 victory in North Andover on Friday thanks to a power-play, game-winning strike from Tyler Heidt (Saskatoon, Sask.) and 31 saves from Craig Pantano (Bridgewater, Mass.). On Saturday, the Eagles' David Cotton (Parker, Texas) recorded his second four-point (2g, 2a) of the season to power Boston College to a 4-1 victory. BC netmidner Joseph Woll (St. Louis, Mo.) stopped 59 of 62 shots he faced in the split.
UMass Lowell and Maine also traded wins in Orono. Chase Pearson (Alpharetta, Ga.) scored twice in a 4-3 Black Bears victory over the River Hawks Friday night, pulling his team even at two goals apiece after they had fallen into a 2-0 deficit. Jeremy Swayman (Anchorage, Alaska) stopped 27 shots Friday before turning aside another 44 on Saturday in a 1-0 setback. UMass Lowell's Sam Knoblauch (Rochester, Mich.) had two points (1g, 1a) on Friday and scored the lone marker in a 1-0 victory on Saturday for UMass Lowell.
Massachusetts improved to 6-1-0 overall and 3-0-0 to start the Hockey East slate
with a 5-1 win at New Hampshire on Saturday, the first time the Minutemen have
started 3-0-0 in league play since 2009. UMass and Providence are set to have a
home-and-home series on Thursday and Saturday, series that will showcase the #9
Minutemen and #4 Friars.
HOCKEY EAST PLAYER OF THE WEEK
David Cotton - Boston College
David Cotton (Jr., F;
Parker, Texas) notched his
second four-point game of
the season on Saturday,
factoring in on every Eagle
goal with two goals and
two assists in a 4-1 win
over Merrimack. He finished
the game with eight
shots on net and a plustwo
PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Sam Knoblauch - UMass Lowell
Sam Knoblauch (Fr., F;
Rochester, Mich.) tallied
three points (2g, 1a) and
finished plus-three with
four shots on net in a
weekend split at Maine. He
had two points (1g, 1a) in
a 4-3 setback Friday and
scored the lone marker in a
1-0 victory on Saturday.
HOCKEY EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Adam Huska - UConn
Adam Huska (Jr., G;
Zvolen, Slovakia) made
as season-best 39 stops
on Friday to post his first
shutout of the year in a 1-0
victory at Vermont. The
junior netminder made 10
first-period saves before
kicking out 12 in the second
and 17 in the third. It
marked his second career
HOCKEY EAST TOP PERFORMERS
Julius Mattila, BC (Jr., F; Tempere, Finland) Scored a goal and had a primary assist in a 1-1-0 weekend against Merrimack.
Logan Hutsko, BC (So., F; Tampa, Fla.) Netted a goal and dished out an assist to help Boston College split a home-andhome series with Merrimack.
Joseph Woll, BC (Jr., G; St. Louis, Mo.) Stopped 59 of 62 shots he faced in a weekend split with Merrimack. He posted a .952 save percentage and 1.52 goals against average over the two-game set.
Dante Fabbro, BU (Jr., D; New Westminster, B.C.) Racked up four points (2g, 2a) to help the Terriers earn three points in league play in a home-and-home series with #13 Northeastern, including a two-goal night in a 4-1 win on Saturday.
Joel Farabee, BU (Fr., F; Cicero, N.Y.) Found the back of the net in a 5-5 draw at #13 Northeastern on Thursday and had a helper in a 4-1 win on Saturday.
Jake Oettinger, BU (Jr., G; Lakeville, Minn.) Posted a .941 save percentage and 1.98 goals against average in a 1-0-1 weekend home-and-home series with #13 Northeastern. He stopped 27 shots in relief in a 5-5 draw Thursday before kicking out 37 of 38 shots he saw on Saturday to give BU a 4-1 victory, their first win of the young season.
Jáchym Kondelík, UConn (Fr., F; Budejovice, Czech Republic) Pushed his point streak to six straight games with an assist, dishing out a helper on both UConn tallies over the weekend at Vermont in a series split. He now has 10 helpers on the season.
Chase Pearson, ME (Jr., F; Alpharetta, Ga.) Scored twice in a 4-3 Maine victory over UMass Lowell Friday night, pulling the Black Bears even at two goals apiece after they had fallen into a 2-0 deficit to the River Hawks.
Adam Dawe, ME (Fr., F; Gander, Newfoundland) Recorded the first multi-point game of his career, assisting on Maine's third and fourth goals of a 4-3 win over UMass Lowell on Friday.
Jeremy Swayman, ME (So., G; Anchorage, Alaska) Stopped 27 shots in a 4-3 win Friday night before turning aside another 44 on Saturday in a 1-0 setback to UMass Lowell. Saturday marked the third time this season Swayman has stopped at least 40 shots in a single game.
Mitchell Chaffee, UMass (So., F; Rockford, Mich.) Set a career-best with three points (1g, 2a) in a 5-1 road win at UNH on Saturday, netting his team-leading sixth tally of the year. It marked his third consecutive multi-point outing and pushed his point streak to four games.
Matt Murray, UMass (So., G; St. Albert, Alta.) Made 19 saves in a 5-1 win at UNH Saturday to remain a perfect 4-0-0 on the year. His win was the first victory for the Minutemen at New Hampshire since 2006.
Christoffer Hernberg, UML (Sr., G: Espoo, Finland) Totaled 24 saves in his sixth career shutout on Saturday, earning a 1-0 win at Maine to earn a split for the River Hawks. He stopped 13 shots in the third period to preserve the one-goal win.
Hayden Hawkey, PC (Sr., G; Parker, Colo.) Posted his second straight shutout, making 27 saves at Holy Cross on Saturday night, pushing his shutout streak to 137:42. The blank sheet was also his third in six games this year and the 11th of his career.
Stefanos Lekkas, UVM (Jr., G: Elburn, Ill.) Stopped 66 of the 68 shots he faced in a weekend split with UConn in 121:25 of work, allowing just one even-strength goal on the weekend.