~No. 13 Merrimack wins two games; Vermont splits at No. 10 Minnesota ~
||ATHLETIC REPUBLIC CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#24 BILL ARNOLD, BOSTON COLLEGE
(Sophomore Forward; Needham, Mass.)
|Arnold scored three times in two league victories against UMass and Northeastern, netting
both game-winning goals. He scored two of the team's four goals in a home win over
UMass, then notched overtime game-winner at Northeastern
Saturday night. Finished the weekend with five shots and a +3 plus/minus rating.
||ATHLETIC REPUBLIC CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#8 SEBASTIAN STALBERG, VERMONT
(Junior Forward; Gothenburg, Sweden)
|Stalberg amassed two goals, including the game-winner at 7:07 of the third period in Vermont's
5-4 comeback win over No. 10 Minnesota on Sunday at Mariucci Arena. He finished the weekend
with seven shots on goal for the Catamounts.
||PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
|#92 JOSEPH MANNO, NORTHEASTERN
(Freshman Forward; Montreal, Que.)
|Manno notched his first-collegiate points on Saturday night, putting away
a pair of goal against No. 1 ranked Boston College in front of a soldout
crowd at Matthews Arena. Registered five shots on goal in two league
||HOCKEY EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#30 SAM MAROTTA, MERRIMACK
(Sophomore Goaltender; Bridgewater, Mass.)
|Marotta stopped 25 shots for the Warriors in his first career shutout in his first collegiate
start vs. Connecticut on Saturday night at Lawler Arena.
||HOCKEY EAST TEAM OF THE WEEK
|BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES
|The Eagles scored eight goals on the weekend in two league victories against Massachusetts
and Northeastern. BC's penalty kill was 14-for-15 (93.3%) on the weekend. The Eagles
outshot their opponents, 78-42, on the weekend, including a 30-10 combined advantage
in the second period in the two contests.
Athletic Republic Co-Players of the Week Bill Arnold and Sebastian Stalberg
|ARMY ROTC THREE STARS AWARD
|At the conclusion of each Hockey East game, the " Army ROTC Three Stars of The Game" are selected. Here are the 2011-2012 season leaders to date:
Alex Beaudry, PC (Sr., G, Cumberland, Ont.) Made a season-high 32 saves against No. 15 UMD on Saturday.
Matt Bergland, PC (Sr., F, Faribault, Minn.) Scored the tying goal in a 2-2 overtime draw against No. 15 Minnesota-Duluth on Saturday.
Connor Brickley, UVM (So., F, Everett, Mass.) Scored twice in UVM's win over Minnesota.
Alex Chiasson, BU (Jr., F, St. Augustin, Que.) Recorded two goals and an assist against Holy Cross on Saturday.
Justin Daniels, NU (Jr., F, Suffern, N.Y.) Registered assists in consecutive games over the weekend against Merrimack and Boston College
Grayson Downing, UNH (Fr., F, Abbottsford, B.C.) Notched three assists on the weekend at St. Cloud.
Brian Dumoulin, BC (Jr., D, Biddeford, Maine) Registered team-high four points (1g,3a) and a +3 rating in two league wins.
Ryan Flanigan, MC (Sr., F, Rochester, N.Y.) Tallied two goals and an assist and a +3, leading Merrimack to a pair of wins.
Kevin Hayes, BC (So., F, Dorchester, Mass.) Tallied a team-high four points (1g,3a) and a +3 rating in two league wins.
Ludwig Karlsson, NU (Fr., F, Linköping, Sweden) Scored his first goal against Merrimack and a pair of assists against Boston College.
Eric Knodel, UNH (So., D, West Chester, Pa.) Registered a goal and two assists in the weekend series at St. Cloud State.
Ross Mauermann, PC (Fr., F, Janesville, Wis.) Had an assist in each game against No. 15 Minnesota-Duluth over the weekend.
Chris McCarthy, UVM (Jr., F, Collegeville, Pa.) Hhad a goal and two assists in his first game of the season for the Catamounts.
Stevie Moses, UNH (Sr., F, Leominster, Mass.) Recorded a goal and two assists and fired 11 shots on net over the two games at St. Cloud State.
Matt Nieto, BU (So., F, Long Beach, Calif.) Scored a goal and added an assist in the game versus Holy Cross on Saturday.
Michael Paliotta, UVM (Fr., D, Westport, Conn.) Collected the first two assists of his career in Vermont's 5-4 win at Minnesota on Sunday.
Steve Quailer, NU (Jr., F, Arvada, Colo.) Scored his second-career power play goal against Boston College on Saturday.
Kyle Reynolds, UVM (Fr., F, Sylvan Lake, Alta.) Tallied the first two assists of his career in Vermont's 5-4 win over Minnesota Sunday.
Nick Sorkin, UNH (So., F, Rockville, Md.) Scored three goals in the weekend series at St. Cloud State.
Bill Arnold, BC (NEEDHAM, MASS.)
Has scored at least once in three straight games
and leads BC in goals, assists and points
David Brown, PC (Centennial, Colo.)
Scored his first career goal Friday night against Minnesota-Duluth
Damian Cross, PC (Nepean, Ont.)
Posted his first collgiate goal Saturday night vs. No. 15 UMD
Mark Dennehy, MC
Notched his 75th career win Saturday vs. Connecticut
Blake Doerring, UVM (Chanhassen, MINN.)
Recorded his first career point (assist) vs. Minnesota on Sunday
Ryan Flanigan, MC (Rochester, N.Y.)
Notched at least a point in every game this season
Kevin Hayes , BC (DORCHESTER, MASS.)
Has points in four straight games and has seven points in six games
ERIC KNODEL, UNH (WEST CHESTER, PA.)
Scored his first collegiate goal Saturday night at St. Cloud
Michael Marcou, UMass (Kings Park, N.Y.)
Has a four-game point streak in place (1g,3a)
Merrimack College at home
Has won 11 straight at Lawler and is 29-5-2 since start of 09-10
MIKE MCLAUGHLIN, NU (SEAFORTH, ONT.)
Saturday's game vs. UNH will mark his 100th career game
Matt Nieto, BU (Long Beach, Calif.)
Has scored a goal in all four games this season
SCOTT PAVELSKI, UNH (PLOVER, WIS.)
Notched his first collegiate goal on Friday at St. Cloud
Nick Sorkin, UNH (Rockville, MD.)
Had just three goals in 35 games a year ago,
has scored four goals over the last three games
Andrew Tegeler, UMass (Hopkington, Mass.)
Tegeler scored his first collegiate goal in the Boston College loss.
Riley Wetmore, UML (Swanton, Vt.)
Recorded his 50th career point with a goal against Connecticut
Jeff Wyer, UNH (Reading, Mass.)
Made his first collegiate start on Saturday night at St. Cloud
and turned aside 24 shots
Boston College: With three goals in two games this weekend,
sophomore forward Bill Arnold leads Boston College in points (10), goals
(five), assists (5), game-winning goals (2) and shot percentage (33.3
percent). Arnold, who tallied 20 points (10g,10a) in 39 games as a
freshman, has four multiple-point performances in six games to start his
sophomore campaign, including a career-high three points in a 6-2 win
at North Dakota. The Needham, Mass., native, also ranks among the
team's leaders in the plus-minus category (2; +7)…Junior forward Chris
Kreider, who tallied three points (1g,2a) in two league wins this weekend,
is the lone BC player with at least one point in all six games…Junior
center Pat Mullane and Arnold the two players with points in five (of six)
games this season…Senior alternate captain Barry Almeida scored his
third goal and sixth point in the team's win at Northeastern…Sophomore
defenseman Isaac MacLeod notched his first point of the season – an
assist on Arnold's game-winning goal against Massachusetts…Freshman
forward Michael Sit (Edina, Minn.) made his collegiate debut at
Northeastern (Oct. 22)…BC entered the weekend having been whistled
for 21 penalties through four games (5.25 penalties per game). It was
penalized 20 times in two games over the weekend.
Boston University: The Terriers' forward line of junior Alex Chiasson
and sophomores Charlie Coyle (East Weymouth, Mass.) and Matt Nieto
has a combined +18 plus/minus rating through four games...Chiasson,
Nieto and senior Corey Trivino (Toronto, Ont.) are all on six-game point
streaks dating back to last season...Chiasson is tied for ninth in the
nation in points per game at 1.75...Nieto has scored four goals on just
10 shots this season...BU leads the country in shorthanded goals with
three...Former Terrier standouts Freddy Meyer and John Curry were
named to Team USA's roster for the 2011 Deutschland Cup...BU will
return to action this weekend with a home-and-home league series with
Massachusetts beginning Friday in Amherst live on NESN.
Maine: The University of Maine men's ice hockey team had last
weekend off…The Black Bears host Providence next weekend for a
pair of games…Maine took two of the three games from the Friars
last year with the third game finishing in a tie…New Providence head
coach Nate Leaman was an assistant coach on Maine's 1999 National
Massachusetts: 15 different skaters have recorded at least one
point for UMass in the first four games of the season…UMass continues
to rank among the league's top offensive scoring teams averaging 3.5
goals per game (tied 4th)…Penalties have hurt UMass early as the
Minutemen lead the league in PIM's (21.2/game)…UMass ranks 9th in
penalty kill at 72.7%…UMass' steak of three games with at least one
power play goal was ended at Boston College as the Minutemen were
0-for-7…UMass' 20 shots in the Boston College game was a season
low…UMass will face Boston University in a home-and-home series this
weekend. The Minutemen were 0-2-1 against the Terriers last year with
both losses being one-goal games.
UMass-Lowell: The River Hawks (2-1-0) fell in their only contest of the
week, a 3-2 overtime loss to Connecticut on Tuesday night in Nashua,
NH. The result marked UMass Lowell's first loss to the Huskies since
1976 and snapped an eight-game winning streak against Connecticut.
In the loss, junior captain Riley Wetmore recorded his 50th career point
with a goal to tie the game at 2-2 in the third period. Wetmore is one
of two active River Hawks with 50 or more career points—senior David
Vallorani sits at 85 points. Wetmore is riding a three-game point streak
to start the season (3g, 2a). The River Hawks host Boston College on
Friday night in their 2010-11 home opener at the Tsongas Center. Of
the ten largest crowds in program history, five have occurred in games
against the Eagles and UMass Lowell is 1-3-1 in those meetings. The
River Hawks are 100-101-17 all-time at the Tsongas Center.
Merrimack: Merrimack improved to 4-0 for the first time since 1993-
94 defeating Northeastern 4-1 and Connecticut 5-0 in front of sellout
crowds at Lawler Arena for Homecoming…Merrimack, who is the lone
remaining undefeated team in Hockey East, has never been 5-0 since
joining Hockey East. They were last 5-0 in 1987-88…The Warriors have
sold out eight straight home games at Lawler and have won 11 straight
games there…Merrimack has allowed just four goals in four games this
year and ranks first in Hockey East in defense, power play and penalty
kill…They rank second nationally in defense, 10th on the power play,
and third on the penalty kill…The Warriors have won 11 straight nonconference
games at home and are 21-6-3 in their last 29 non-conference
games…Sam Marotta notched a shutout with 25 saves and added an
assist in his first career start. Marotta became the first Warrior to post
a shutout in his first start since Joe Cannata (Wakefield, Mass.)…Senior
Ryan Flanigan (Rochester, N.Y.), who will play in his 100th game next
weekend, has a point in every game this season…Merrimack's power
play picked up four goals on the weekend…Twelve Warriors picked
up points on the weekend, with 10 different players notching at least
a point Saturday…Merrimack looks to stay perfect at Vermont next
Friday and Saturday.
New Hampshire: The Wildcats snapped a four-game losing streak
with a 3-3 tie at St. Cloud State on Saturday night. New Hampshire
controlled play for most of the night outshooting the Huskies 47-24 during
the game... Sophomore Nick Sorkin continues to be red-hot scoring
three goals during the weekend series. Sorkin, who had just three goals
and five points as a freshman, has four goals and five points in the last
three games. Sorkin is tied for first in the nation with one short-handed
goal and his three power play goals are four-best nationally... Freshman
Grayson Downing was inserted into the Wildcat top line and produced
right away handing out three assists over the weekend at St. Cloud...
Overall, New Hampshire had six players record their first collegiate point
with Scott Pavelski and Eric Knodel lighting the lamp for the first time in
their career...Sophomore netminder Jeff Wyer made his first collegiate
start on Saturday night, earning a 3-3 tie. Wyer stopped 24 shots on
Saturday, turned aside 11 in a relief appearance on Friday night and
handed out an assist on Friday night...The Wildcats, who played four
of the first five games on the road, return home to the friendly confined
of the Whittemore Center for four-straight and five of the next six...
Head Coach Dick Umile is in search of his 300th career Hockey East
victory. His next opportunity to get 300 will be Saturday when UNH
hosts Northeastern. The Wildcats will entertain ECAC regular season
champion Union College on Friday night at the Whitt.
Northeastern: A record crowd of 4,746 (with a capacity of 4,666)
filled Matthews Arena to another Boston College thriller on Saturday
night but the Huskies came up short in overtime as Bill Arnold sealed
the contest with only a minute remaining in the extra frame. This past
weekend was a breakout weekend for a pair of rookies as Joseph
Manno displayed his offensive flair with a pair of goal in the Boston
College game. Manno is the second Husky to put away a pair of goal
this season as Justin Daniels turned the trick in the opener against
UMass. Classmate Ludwig Karlsson has proven his offerings with at
least one point in his first three collegiate games thus far. Karlsson
has not only tied Braden Pimm and Mike McLaughlin for the longest
point streaks of the season, but he also secured the assist on both of
Manno's tallies against BC. The Linköping, Sweden native attained his
first collegiate goal at Merrimack and assisted against New Hampshire
on Oct. 7. Junior assists captain Steve Quailer finally broke his scoreless
spell with his second-career power play goal. The Arvada, Colo. native
broke a 20-game scoreless streak with his last goal coming against
Harvard on Jan. 19, 2011 at Matthews Arena on a rare Wednesday
night contest. Offensively, the Huskies have not been generating as
many chances as their opponent. Northeastern has been outshot, 90-
50, in its last two outings.
Providence College: The Friars suffered their first loss of the
season, a 5-2 defeat against No. 15 Minnesota-Duluth on Friday…Senior
David Brown scored his first career goal in the loss…Senior Matt
Bergland of Faribault, Minn. scored his first goal of the season as the
Friars rallied to tie UMD on Saturday…Minnesota-Duluth is the first WCHA
team to play at Schneider Arena since December 28, 2003 when St.
Cloud State played on Providence's home ice…After playing in just five
games because of injury last season, red-shirt freshman Damian Cross
has four points (1g, 3a) in the first four games this season…After not
recording a point in his first 17 career games, junior Billy Simon has
one goal and one assist in his last three games…The Friars have four
players tied for the team lead with four points each (1g,3a)…After
playing its first four games at home, the Friars will hit the road for the
first time this season with two games at Maine this weekend.
Vermont: Sunday's 5-4 victory over Minnesota was the 700th win
in the history of the UVM men's hockey program...Vermont's four-goal
second period was it's highest scoring frame since netting five goals in
the second period of a 9-2 win over Northeastern on January 16, 2010...
The Catamounts had five players post multiple-point games in Sunday's
win over Minnesota...For the second straight year, UVM's first win of the
year came against a top-10 team...Kevin Sneddon is now 6-2-1 all-time
against teams from Minnesota in his time at Vermont.