Boston College heads west to battle #1 Denver, their first two meetings since Oct. 28, 2017
Hockey East Men's Weekend Preview
News and notes from the upcoming weekend of Hockey East action

#6 Boston College at #1 Denver

- The Eagles head west to battle #1 Denver, their first two meetings since Oct. 28, 2017 when the Pioneers visited Boston College for one game and skated away with a 6-1 victory.

- Jerry York's team has started the season with a 2-0-0 record for the first time since 2011-12. Boston College defeated then-#16 Wisconsin, 5-3, in its home opener Friday night, before shutting out Colgate, 3-0, on its first road trip of the season Sunday.

- Senior captain David Cotton (Parker, Texas) was named Hockey East Player of the Week after netting a goal and adding two assists in each contest. First year goaltender Spencer Knight (Darien, Conn.) turned away 62 attempts on the weekend, including 39 on Sunday to earn the first shutout of his collegiate career and Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week honors

#4 UMass vs. Union

- Defending Hockey East regular season champion UMass welcomes Union to the Mullins Center after starting the year 1-1-0. The last time the two teams faced off was during the 2017-18 season when the Minutemen won two road games, 5-4 on Oct. 13 and 2-1 on Dec. 10.

- The Minutemen opened the season with a 5-3 non-conference win over RPI on Oct. 11 before falling to Northeastern, 3-1, in their first Hockey East tilt of the season Tuesday night. • Rookie Zac Jones (Glen Allen, Va.) scored a power-play goal and added an assist in his collegiate debut against the Engineers.

Merrimack at Holy Cross, at RIT

- Merrimack travels for a two-game road stint at Holy Cross and RIT in non-conference action looking for its first win of the season after beginning the year 0-3-0.

- The Warriors dropped their first home game of the season, 11-5, when they welcomed then-#16 Wisconsin Saturday night. Five different players netted goals for the Warriors the setback.

Vermont at #9 Clarkson, at St. Lawrence

- The Catamounts kick off the 2019-20 season with a road trip to take on #9 Clarkson and St. Lawrence in non-conference play.

- Five Catamounts finished an Oct. 5 exhibition win over Guelph with multiple points, including Joey Cipollone (Purchase, N.Y.) and Alex Esposito (West Haven, Conn.) who had three points apiece.

Maine at #8 Quinnipiac

- The Black Bears head to Quinnipiac over the weekend to take on the Bobcats for two games. Maine hosted the Bobcats for two last season, dropping the series 0-2-0.

- Maine is coming off of a weekend sweep of Alaska Anchorage, taking both wins in the series with a 7-1 game one triumph and a 2-1 overtime victory in the finale. Tim Doherty (Portsmouth, R.I.) led the offensive charge, racking up five points (2g, 3a) through the two games.

UConn at RPI

- UConn looks to right the ship as the Huskies travel to RPI for their only game of the weekend after starting the season 0-2-1. The Huskies dropped two games at home last weekend, falling to Army West Point, 2-1, and RPI, 5-3.

- The Huskies posted a 3-1 win over the Engineers in their last trip to Houston Field House early last year.

#12 Providence at St. Lawrence, at #9 Clarkson

- Providence travels for the first time this season, visiting St. Lawrence and Clarkson over the weekend. It marks the first time Providence has faced either team since the 2017-18 season when the Friars defeated the Saints, 6-5, in overtime and were shutout by the Golden Knights, 4-0, before the Friars captured a 1-0 win in the NCAA East Regional Semifinals in Bridgeport, Conn., over Clarkson.

- The Friars head into the weekend after falling to Holy Cross, 3-2, in overtime on Friday night before defeating the U.S. National Under-18 team, 2-1, in the extra frame of exhibition action on Saturday afternoon.

- Providence's Greg Printz (Fairfax, Va.) leads the NCAA with five goals in two games.

New Hampshire at Bentley

- New Hampshire hits the road for the third of five straight away games, visiting Bentley for a single meeting on Friday night. The Wildcats defeated the Falcons, 4-3, when they played host to them last season.

- Mike Souza's squad is coming off of a 1-0-1 trip to Miami in its opening weekend of play. The Wildcats defeated the Red Hawks, 6-2, on Friday night, before playing to a 4-4 overtime draw on Saturday. Junior Max Gildon (Plano, Texas) netted a goal and dished out four assists en route to being tabbed Hockey East Co-Defensive Player of the Week.

#18 UMass Lowell vs. Colgate

- UMass Lowell enters the weekend after splitting a two-game road series with two-time defending national champion Minnesota Duluth. The River Hawks defeated the Bulldogs, 3-2, on Friday night, before dropping a 2-1 decision on Saturday. Netminder Tyler Wall (Leamington, Ont.) turned away 68 of 72 shots he faced and was named Hockey East Co-Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts.

- The River Hawks take on Colgate for two games. Last season, UMass Lowell came away with a road sweep of Colgate, earning a 3-0 shutout before skating way with a 4-1 victory.

#20 Boston University vs. Northern Michigan

- Boston University opens its home slate of the 2019-20 season with a two-game series against Northern Michigan. This marks the first time that the Terriers have hosted the Wildcats in over 30 years, with the last meeting in Boston happening in 1988.

- The Terriers are off to a 1-0-0 start after defeating Union, 7-3, in the opening weekend of the season. Freshman forward Robert Mastrosimone (East Islip, N.Y.) was named Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week after he scored on his first shot as a Terrier and added an assist in the win.

#14 Northeastern vs. Holy Cross

- Northeastern plays its fourth game in just eight days to open the season, welcoming Holy Cross to Matthews Arena Saturday night. It marks the first meeting between the two teams since the 2013-14 season when the Huskies earned a weekend sweep over the Crusaders in a home-and-home series.

- The Huskies boast a 3-0-0 record after a weekend road sweep at Union, downing the Dutchmen by a score of 2-1 in each game, and a Tuesday night victory over Hockey East opponent Massachusetts in a battle of the reigning Hockey East regular season and tournament champions.

- Husky sophomore Jordan Harris (Haverhill, Mass.) tallied a point in each game, netting two goals and dishing out an assist.