Weekly Honorees: Jeremy Swayman, Reed Lebster and Spencer Knight
Weekly Release: Tournament Field Set, Quarterfinals Begin Friday
36th Annual Hockey East Tournament Culminates March 20-21 at TD Garden


Massachusetts secured the No. 2 seed in the Hockey East Tournament with a 1-0 win over Vermont on Thursday night. Reed Lebster (Grand Rapids, Mich.) scored the game-winning goal with just 2:22 remaining in regulation to secure the win on his birthday.

Maine earned home ice advantage in the quarterfinals for the first time since 2012 thanks to a 48-save shutout from Jeremy Swayman (Anchorage, Alaska) and Mitchell Fossier's (Alpharetta, Ga.) 10th goal of the season at 9:21 of the third period against #18 Providence. Maine has lost just once at home this season - a 3-2 setback to quarterfinal opponent UConn on Feb. 14.

Boston College took three of four points from New Hampshire to extend its unbeaten streak to nine games (8-0-1.) Rookie goaltender Spencer Knight (Darien, Conn.) stopped 70 shots over the weekend, including a career-high 47 in Saturday night's 3-3 draw on the road.

Northeastern secured the final playoff spot with a 2-1 win at Boston University on Saturday night. Craig Pantano (Bridgewater, Mass.) stopped 29 shots in the over the Terriers that clinched a tournament berth for the Huskies.



Jeremy Swayman - Maine

Jeremy Swayman (Anchorage, Alaska) posted his third shutout in his last five games, picking up 48 saves in Maine's 1-0 victory over #18 Providence on Friday. His performance secured home ice in the Hockey East quarterfinals for the Black Bears for the first time since 2012. The junior netminder now has five games of at least 40 saves this season.



Reed Lebster - Massachusetts

Reed Lebster (Grand Rapids, Mich.) scored the game-winning goal, his ninth tally of the year, with less than three minutes remaining in regulation to help UMass secure a 1-0 win over Vermont in the team's regular season finale Friday night on his birthday. The win helped the Minutemen clinch the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Hockey East Tournament and match the second highest wins total in program history at 21 on the year.



Spencer Knight - Boston Colleg

Spencer Knight (Darien, Conn.) made 70 saves in a 1-0-1 weekend against New Hampshire, picking up a 1.92 goals against average and .946 save percentage. His weekend included a career- high 47-save outing on Saturday night in a 3-3 draw at the Whittemore Center. His unbeaten streak moves to nine games (8-0-1) entering the Hockey East Tournament.


Mike Hardman, BC (Fr., F; Hanover, Mass.) Scored a pair of goals and added an assist as part of three-point weekend for Boston College over New Hampshire. Hardman opened the scoring in both games, each time finding the back of the net within the first two minutes of the first period.

David Farrance, BU (Jr., D; Victor, N.Y.) Set up all three goals in Boston University's 3-0 win at #16 Northeastern on Friday and finished with a plus-two rating in a weekend split with the Huskies.

Trevor Zegras, BU (Fr., F; Bedford, N.Y.) Dished out two assists and blocked four shots in a home-and-home split with #16 Northeastern.

Sam Tucker, BU (GS, G; Wilton, Conn.) Posted a 1.01 goals against average and .952 save percentage in a weekend series with #16 Northeastern, including his third shutout of the season with 16 saves in a 3-0 win.

Tyler Wall, UML (Sr., G: Leamington, Ont.) Stopped 31 of 33 shots in a 3-1 home victory in the regular-season finale on Friday night at the Tsongas Center. He notched 13 saves in the opening period and 10 in the second frame to clinch home ice for the River Hawks in the quarterfinals.

Angus Crookshank, UNH (So., F; North Vancouver, B.C.) Scored two goals in a weekend against #4 Boston College. He netted UNH's lone goal in a 2-1 loss on Friday, while he netted a goal in the 3-3 tie on Saturday. Crookshank concluded the season with a team-best 16 goals.

Craig Pantano, NU (GS, G; Bridgewater, Mass.) Stopped 29 shots in a 2-1 win over Boston University that clinched a playoff berth for the Huskies.