HOCKEY EAST HEADLINES
#4 UMass extended its program-best win streak to eight games with a 3-2 overtime victory over #18 Princeton on Saturday. Oliver Chau (Oakville, Ont.) scored the decisive tally in the extra frame, his first marker of the year while Cale Makar (Calgary, Alta.) struck for his sixth tally of the year. The sophomore defender also helped anchor a defense that shutout the Tigers' second-ranked power play and finished plus-one on the night.
New Hampshire went 1-0-1 against #19 Miami in a two-game homestand. Liam Blackburn (Prince George, B.C.) scored two goals for the Wildcats. On Friday, he tied the game at 3-3 with just 34 seconds left in the third period of an eventual draw, before netting the Wildcats' opening goal to tie the game at 1-1 in Saturday's 4-1 victory.
Boston University toppled UConn, 3-2, in the opening round of the 2018 Friendship Four Tournament in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Ty Amonte (Norwell, Mass.) netted the game-winning goal in the Terriers' win and went on to score BU's lone goal in a 2-1 loss to #11 Union in the title game. Jake Oettinger (Lakeville, Minn.) stopped 75 of 79 shots he saw in the tournament.
UMass Lowell split a home-and-home series with RPI, including a 5-2 win on Sunday afternoon. Ryan Lohin (Chadds Ford, Pa.) notched three points (1g, 2a) and registered 17 shots on net while rookie defenseman Jon McDonald (Livonia, Mich.) scored his first two career goals in the series.
Vermont topped former ECAC rival Dartmouth, 5-2, in New Hampshire on Saturday.
Stefanos Lekkas (Elburn, Ill.) kicked out 43 shots in the victory, the sixth
time in his career that he recorded at least 40 saves in a game. Joey Cipollone
(Purchase, N.Y.) potted Vermont's first shorthanded goal of the year, the eventual
game-winning tally, at 7:58 of the second period.
HOCKEY EAST PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Oliver Chau - Massachusetts
Oliver Chau (So., F; Oakville,
Ont.) netted the overtime winner
for #4 UMass in a 3-2 win
over #18 Princeton. It was his
first strike of the year, giving
the Minutemen their eighth
straight victory to match the
longest winning streak in
program history (1970).
PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Angus Crookshank - New Hampshire
Angus Crookshank (Fr.,
F; North Vancouver, B.C.)
recorded a goal and
added two helpers in a
1-0-1 weekend against #19
Miami, including an assist
on the game-winning strike
in Saturday's 4-1 victory
over the RedHawks.
HOCKEY EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jake Oettinger - Boston University
Jake Oettinger (Jr., G;
Lakeville, Minn.) stopped
75 of 79 shots he saw at
the Friendship Four to post
a .949 save percentage
and a 2.03 goals against
average in the overseas
tournament. He was
named Boston University's
Player of the Game against
UConn, stopping 39 shots
in a 3-2 win.
HOCKEY EAST TOP PERFORMERS
David Cotton, BC (Jr., F; Parker, Texas) Extended his career-best goal scoring streak to five games, netting his 10th goal in 10 games this season on Friday against Bentley.
Logan Hutsko, BC (So., F; Tampa, Fla.) Moved his point streak to six games with a helper against the Falcons. He has one goal and eight assists in that time frame.
Ty Amonte, BU (So., F; Norwell, Mass.) Netted the game-winning goal in the Terriers' 3-2 win over UConn in the opening round of the 2018 Friendship Four Tournament in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Friday. He went on to score BU's lone goal in a 2-1 loss to #11 Union in the title game.
Cale Makar, UMass (So., D; Calgary, Alta.) Struck for his sixth tally of the year in an eventual 3-2 overtime win against #18 Princeton. He also helped anchor a defense that shutout the Tigers' second-ranked power play and finished plus-one on the night.
Ryan Lohin, UML (Jr., F; Chadds Ford, Pa.) Notched three points (1g, 2a) and registered a plus-three rating with 17 shots on net in a series split with RPI, including two points (1g, 1a) and a career high 11 shots on net in a 5-2 win Sunday.
Jon McDonald, UML (Fr., D; Livonia, Mich.) Netted his first two career goals in a home-and-home split with RPI.
Tyler Wall, UML (Jr., G; Leamington, Ont.) Stopped 39 of 43 shots in a 1-1-0 weekend against RPI.
Liam Blackburn, UNH (Jr., F; Prince George, B.C.) Scored two goals on the week, as New Hampshire went undefeated (1- 0-1) against #19 Miami. On Friday, he tied the game at 3-3 with just 34 seconds left in the third period of an eventual draw, before netting the Wildcats' opening goal to tie the game at 1-1 in Saturday's 4-1 victory.
Mike Robinson, UNH (So., G; Bedford, N.H.) Allowed just one goal and made 33 saves on Saturday, backboning UNH to a 4-1 win over #19 Miami to pick up his second win of the year.
Jeremy Davies, NU (Jr., D; Ste-Anne-De-Bellevue, Que.) Picked up two assists, six shots on net, three blocks and finished a plus-one in a 4-3 win over RIT on Saturday.
Tyler Madden, NU (Fr., F; Deerfield Beach, Fla.) Netted the game-winning goal of a 4-3 win over RIT on Saturday with just 5:29 left in the game. He won the draw back to the point and redirected the shot for the decisive strike.
Cayden Primeau, NU (So., G; Voorhees, N.J.) Made 28 stops against RIT, including 16 in the third period, to earn his eighth win of the year over the weekend.
Stefanos Lekkas, UVM (Jr., G; Elburn, Ill.) Kicked out 43 shots in a 5-3 win at Dartmouth on Saturday. It was the sixth time in his career that he recorded at least 40 saves in a game.
Joey Cipollone, UVM (Fr., F; Purchase, N.Y.) Potted Vermont's first shorthanded goal of the year, the eventual game-winning tally, at 7:58 of the second period in a 5-3 win at Dartmouth on Saturday.