HOCKEY EAST HEADLINES
UMass Lowell swept UConn in league play to improve to 3-3-1 in the Army ROTC Hockey East Standings. Junior netminder Tyler Wall (Leamington, Ont.) picked up a pair of victories for the River Hawks, including a 28-save shutout on Saturday in a 3-0 win.
Providence's offense exploded over the weekend, scoring 14 goals across two wins in Hockey East action. Rookie forward Jack Dugan (Rochester, N.Y.) paced the league with five points (2g, 3a), including Friday's game-winning goal, while Kasper Bjorkqvist (Espoo, Finland) potted a league-best three goals in the two wins.
Maine earned a weekend road split at Boston University as Jeremy Swayman (Anchorage, Alaska) stopped a total of 79 saves against the Terriers. Chase Pearson (Alpharetta, Ga.) scored two goals and chipped in two assists on the weekend for the Black Bears, while BU's Bobo Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.) netted a goal in each game.
Northeastern moved to 4-1-1 in league play, and 7-3-1 overall, with a 1-0 victory at Vermont on Friday. Cayden Primeau (Voorhees, N.J.) pitched his second shutout of the season with a 26-save performance for the Huskies. It was the sixth blank sheet of his career in just 45 games, moving into fourth all-time at Northeastern.
UMass toppled Holy Cross, 3-1, on Friday and New Hampshire, 4-2, on Sunday to
improve to 10-1-1 on the year. UMass' current winning streak (7-0-0) is the longest
single-season winning streak in program history and is the longest active streak in
HOCKEY EAST PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Tyler Wall - UMass Lowell
Tyler Wall (Jr., G; Leamington,
UMass Lowell to a sweep
of league foe UConn by
stopping 66 of 68 shots he
faced from the Huskies.
He saved 38 pucks in a
5-2 road victory on Friday
before turning in a 28-save
shutout on Saturday in a
PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Jack Dugan - Providence
Jack Dugan (Fr., F; Rochester,
N.Y.) paced the league
with five points (2g, 3a) in a
pair of wins against Merrimack
over the weekend. He
netted the game-winning tally
on Friday night before following
up with a three-point outing
(1g, 2a). Dugan currently
leads all first-year players in
the NCAA with 14 points (5g,
9a), 12 (5g, 7a) of which have
come in Hockey East league
HOCKEY EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jeremy Swayman - Maine
Jeremy Swayman (So., G;
Anchorage, Alaska) stopped
a total of 79 saves at Boston
University, earning a weekend
split for the Maine Black
Bears. He kicked out 39 shots
in a 3-2 setback on Friday
before stopping an even 40
the next night in a 3-1 win. It
marked the third time on the
season he saved 40 or more
HOCKEY EAST TOP PERFORMERS
David Cotton, BC (Jr., F; Parker, Texas) Pushed his career-high goal-scoring streak to four with the game-tying goal on Friday against New Hampshire, helping Boston College climb out of a two-goal deficit to earn a 2-2 draw.
Jack McBain, BC (Fr., F; Toronto, Ont.) Netted his first collegiate goal in the third period on Friday in a 2-2 stalemate with New Hampshire.
Bobo Carpenter, BU (Sr., F; North Reading, Mass.) Scored a goal in both games of BU's split with Maine at Agganis Arena.
Joel Farabee, BU (Fr., F; Cicero, N.Y.) Found the back of the net on Friday to give the Terriers a 2-1 lead in an eventual 3-2 win over Maine.
David Farrance, BU (So., D; Victor, N.Y.) Potted the game-winning strike on Friday with just 1:11 left in regulation against Maine on Friday.
Chase Pearson, ME (Jr., F; Alpharetta, Ga.) Scored two goals and chipped in two assists in a weekend split at BU, including two strikes and one helper in Saturday night's 3-1 victory, including the game-winning goal.
John Leonard, UMass (So., F; Amherst, Mass.) Registered his fifth multi-point game of the year and his fifth in six Hockey East games with a three-point outing (1g, 2a) in a 4-2 win over UNH on Sunday, including a helper on the game-winning goal.
Filip Lindberg, UMass (Fr., G; Espoo, Finland) Stopped 20 of 21 shots he saw at Holy Cross on Friday and improved to 3-1-0 on the year. He currently sits 10th in the NCAA in goals against average (1.73) and save percentage (.936) so far in 2018-19.
Cale Makar, UMass (So., D; Calgary, Alta.) Recorded one goal and one assist in two games this weekend for UMass, helping the Minutemen improve to 10-1-0 on the year.
Jackson Pierson, UNH (Fr., F; Zionsville, Ind.) Posted one goal and one assist in two outings on the week. The rookie scored a goal in a 2-2 draw at Boston College and assisted on a tally in a 4-2 loss at #4 UMass. He currently rides a four-game point streak (2g, 2a).
Cayden Primeau, NU (So., G; Voorhees, N.J.) Pitched his second shutout of the season with a 26-save performance in a 1-0 victory at Vermont on Friday night. It was the sixth blank sheet of his career in just 45 games, moving into fourth all-time at Northeastern.
Kasper Bjorkqvist, PC (Jr., F; Espoo, Finland) Potted a league-best three goals last week, including two in a 7-2 road win at Merrimack on Friday and added another tally and an assist in Saturday's 7-5 victory. He finished the weekend with four points (3g, 1a) a plus-two rating and eight shots on net.