~ Umile wins 300th league game vs. NU; Terriers net three points vs. UMass ~
||ATHLETIC REPUBLIC CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#20 RYAN FLANIGAN, MERRIMACK COLLEGE
(Senior Forward; Rochester, N.Y.)
|Flanigan picked up three points (1g,2a) in a weekend road sweep at Vermont to go with seven
shots on goal and a +4 rating. He recorded a goal and an assist on Friday and posted
another assist in the win on Saturday vs. the Catamounts.
||ATHLETIC REPUBLIC CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#57 MATT MANGENE, MAINE
(Junior Defenseman; Manorille, N.Y.)
|Mangene notched a five-point (1g,4a) weekend in Maine's sweep of Providence. He registered
three assists in Maine's 5-4 overtime on Friday night and followed that up with the game-winning
goal and an assist in Maine's 3-1 win on Saturday. He finished the weekend with five shots on
goal and a +4 plus/minus rating.
||PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
|#13 JOHNNY GAUDREAU, BOSTON COLLEGE
(Freshman Forward; Carneys Point, N.J.)
|Gaudreau scored twice in the Eagles' weekend sweep of UMass-Lowell with
a goal in each game of the series vs. the River Hawks.
||HOCKEY EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#30 MATT DI GIROLAMO, NEW HAMPSHIRE
(Senior Goaltender; Ambler, Pa.)
|Di Girolamo turned away 52-of-55 shots (.945 save%) on the weekend leading UNH to a
pair of wins on the weekend. He stopped 37-of-38 shots in a 2-1 win over #11 Union on
Friday and followed that effort up with a 15-save performance Saturday vs. Northeastern.
||HOCKEY EAST TEAM OF THE WEEK
|MERRIMACK COLLEGE WARRIORS
|The Warriors scored eight goals in their weekend sweep at Vermont. Merrimack went
3-for-8 on the power play over the weekend at Gutterson Fieldhouse.
Athletic Republic Co-Players of the Week Ryan Flanigan and Matt Mangene
|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:
Kyle Bigos, MC (Jr., D, Upland, Calif.) Tallied three assists in a weekend sweep over Vermont,
Mike Borisenok, UNH (Sr., F, Watervliet, N.Y.) Scored a pair of goals in UNH's 5-2 win over Northeastern.
Joe Cannata, MC (Sr., G, Wakefield, Mass.) Stopped 38 of 41 shots (.927 save%) leading Merrimack to its first-ever road sweep of Vermont.
Charlie Coyle, BU (So., F, East Weymouth, Mass.) Recorded a goal and three assists in the weekend home-and-home series with UMass
Damian Cross, PC (Fr., F, Nepean, Ont.) Had one goal and one assist in a weekend series versus Maine.
Tommy Cross, BC (Sr., D, Simsbury, Conn.) Recorded three assists in a pair of wins over the River Hawks.
Justin Daniels, NU (Jr., F, Suffern, N.Y.) Scored his team-leading fourth goal of the season and is riding a career best four-game point streak.
Stefan Demopoulos, PC (Fr., F, La Mesa, Calif.) Had one goal and one assist in two games versus Maine.
Joe Diamond, Maine (Jr., F, Long Beach, N.Y.) Had two goals and an assist on the Friday.
Brian Dumoulin, BC (Jr., D, Biddeford, Maine) Recorded three assists in a pair of wins over the River Hawks.
Brian Flynn, Maine (Sr., F, Lynnfield, Mass.) Had a goal and an assist in Maine's weekend sweep of Providence, the game-winning goal in OT Friday.
Anders Franzon, UVM (Jr., D, Plattsburgh, N.Y.) Posted two assists in a weekend series against Merrimack.
Sahir Gill, BU (So., F, Terrace, B.C.) Scored three points (2g,1a) in two games against UMass including the game-tying goal in Friday's 2-2 tie
Ludwig Karlsson, NU (Fr., F, Linköping, Sweden) Scored his second-career goal at New Hampshire and is riding a four-game point streak.
Parker Milner, BC (Jr., G, Pittsburgh, Pa.) Stopped 37 shots in each of two wins over UMass-Lowell. Recorded a .937 save percentage.
Matt Nieto, BU (So., F, Long Beach, Calif.) Recorded two goals, including the OT winner Saturday, and two assists in the Terriers' series with UMass.
Joseph Pendenza, UML (So., F, Wilmington, Mass.) Tallied three points with a goal, two assists and a +2 rating in series with #1 Boston College.
Sebastian Stålberg, UVM (Jr., F, Gothenburg, Sweden) Had a goal and an assist in a weekend series against No. 9 Merrimack.
Dan Sullivan, Maine (So., G, York, Pa.) Made 26 saves in Maine's 3-1 win over Providence.
Jesse Todd, MC (Sr., F, Camrose, Alta.) Picked up four points in the weekend, including two goals and an assist in a 4-1 win over Vermont on Friday.
Steven Whitney, BC (Jr., F, Reading, Mass.) Tallied four points (2g,2a) in two wins vs. UMass-Lowell.
Brooks Dyroff, BC (BOULDER, COLO.)
Recorded his first career point (assist) Saturday vs. UMass-Lowell
Brett Bruneteau, UVM (OMAHA, NEB.)
Scored the first goal of his Vermont career Saturday
Sahir Gill, BU (Terrace, B.C.)
Has scored at least one point in all six games this season
Steven Guzzo, UMass (Oakville, Ont.)
Scored his first collegiate goal in the loss at Boston U. Saturday
Kevin Hayes , BC (Dorchester, Mass.)
has points in six straight games and has tallied all nine points – two
goals and seven assists during this stretch
Josh Holmstrom, UML (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
Recorded first collegiate goal against No.1 BC on Saturday
Rob Madore, UVM (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Tied Tom Draper for third place all-time at UVM in career games played
by a goalie with 102 Friday vs. Merrimack
Pat Mullane, BC (WALLINGFORD, CONN.)
Has scored at least one point in five straight games
MATT NIETO, BU (LONG BEACH, CALIF.)
Has scored a goal in each of the first six games of the season
Destry Straight, BC (WEST VANCOUVER, B.C.)
Scored his first career goal on Saturday vs. UML
STEVEN SHAMANSKI, PC (Carberry , Man.)
Scored his first career goal Friday night vs. Maine
Nick Sorkin, UNH (ROCKVILLE, MD.)
Extended his point-scoring streak to five games. He has seven points
with four goals and three assists in this span
Sebastian Stålberg , UVM (GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN)
Collected his 50th career point (goal) vs. Merrimack Friday
Dick Umile, UNH
Became the second coach in Hockey East to capture 300 league wins
on Saturday vs. Northeastern
Alex Vazzano, UVM (TRUMBULL, CONN.)
Made his first career Hockey East start Saturday vs. MC
Scott Wilson, UML (Oakville, Ont.)
Scored his first collegiate goal vs. BC on Saturday
Boston College: BC was outshot 79-44 in the two-game series with
UMass-Lowell over the weekend. The pair of 37-save efforts from junior
Parker Milner marked the second-and-third times this year that he has
recorded 37 (or more) saves. The Pittsburgh, Pa., native tallied a careerhigh
39 saves in a 5-1 win at New Hampshire (Oct. 15)…BC finished
3-for-8 (37.5 percent conversion percentage) in power-play chances over
the weekend and killed 9-of-10 UMass-Lowell power-plays…In Friday's
4-2 win in Lowell, Mass., BC skated to its second scoreless opening
period of the season. The Eagles and Michigan State skated to a 0-0
first period in the season opener…BC entered Friday's game having
scored the game's opening goal within the first two minutes of play in
three straight games. Coupled with Pat Mullane's goal at 2:21 of the
first period against North Dakota (Oct. 15), BC has scored within the
opening 2:21 of a game four times this season...Bill Arnold, the team's
leader in points (12), goals (six), scored his third career shorthanded
goal in Saturday's win.
Boston University: Dating back to last season, sophomore Matt
Nieto has scored a goal in eight straight games, the longest streak by a
Terrier since Chris Drury scored in nine straight games from Nov. 1-26,
1996…The Terriers have outscored their opponents 10-2 in the second
period this season but have been outscored 10-3 in the first period…BU
went to overtime with UMass in both ends of this past weekend's
home-and-home series and came away with three points. The Terriers
have not lost a conference game in overtime since Feb. 21, 2003, at
Providence…BU erased a 2-0 deficit on Friday before coming all the
way back from a 3-0 deficit in Saturday's overtime triumph…Sophomore
Charlie Coyle currently sports a league-best plus-9 rating and has recorded
two points in each of the last three contests…BU leads the nation
in shorthanded goals this season with four…Senior goaltender Grant
Rollheiser (Chilliwack, B.C.) earned his first start since last December
on Saturday and overcame a three-goal first period to record 29 saves
in the victory. He is now 12-7-4 in his career with a 2.91 GAA…Travis
Roy was the recipient of Boston University's prestigious Young Alumni
Award on Saturday as part of this year's Alumni Weekend.
Maine: Maine swept a weekend series with Providence…Brian Flynn
scored the game-winning goal in overtime on Friday night. It was his
second straight overtime game-winner against the Friars, as he also
scored the game-winner against Providence in overtime on Jan. 14,
2011. Flynn has scored two of Maine's three game-winning goals on
the season…Seven different players accounted for Maine's eight goals
on the weekend…Sophomore goalie Martin Ouellette (St.-Hippolyte,
Quebec) picked up his first win of the season on Friday night. Three
of his four career wins have come against Providence…Maine has
outshot its opponents by one shot in each of the last three games…
Maine allowed a pair of first period goals on the weekend…It was the
first time this season that the Black Bears had allowed a goal in the
first period…Maine is getting 30.2 percent of its offense this season
from is defense, led by Matt Mangene who has one goal and five assists
for six points and Will O'Neill (Salem, Mass.) who has a goal and four
assists for five points.
Massachusetts: Nine different skaters posted at least one point
in the weekend series with Boston University…Of UMass' six games
to start the season, four have been decided by one goal or have been
ties (2) and three have gone into overtime…UMass continues to be
one of the top scoring teams in Hockey East averaging 3.33 goals per
game, but is ranked 8th in team defense (3.83 goals/game) and 1st in
penalty minutes (17.8/game)…UMass was 3-of-12 (25%) on the power
play over the weekend and 8-of-9 (88.9%) on the penalty kill against
Boston University…Six of the last eight games with Boston University
have resulted in one-goal games or ties: one 1-goal UMass win, two ties,
three 1-goal Boston University wins.
UMass-Lowell: The River Hawks fell twice in a home-and-home weekend
with top-ranked Boston College, 4-2 and 6-3. UMass Lowell slides
to 2-3-0 on the year and 0-2-0 in Hockey East action. The River Hawks
are now 98-257-32 all-time against ranked opponents and have lost their
last seven clashes against a nationally ranked club. UMass Lowell has
recorded 35 or more shots in all five games this season, besting the
recent high of four games from Dec. 3 to Dec. 28, 2003. Senior David
Vallorani picked up two assists on Friday, inching closer towards 100
career points. Vallorani has 87 total points (30g, 57a) and is poised to
become the 40th player in program history to reach the century mark.
Rookie Scott Wilson and sophomore Josh Holmstrom each scored their
first collegiate goals on Saturday. Sophomore Joseph Pendenza is riding
a four-game point streak (2g, 3a).
Merrimack: The only unbeaten team in Hockey East, Merrimack is
now 6-0, its best start in 24 years, after its first-ever weekend road
sweep of Vermont…The Warriors are one of just two teams in the
country (Colorado College) to play at least four games and not suffer
a loss or tie…Merrimack is also off to its best ever Hockey East start,
with a 4-0 record…Ryan Flanigan (Rochester, NY) has recorded a
point in every game this season, leading the way with nine points and
a +7 rating…Joe Cannata leads Hockey East in GAA (1.40) and save
percentage (.938)…Merrimack concluded October with a perfect 6-0
record, its best October since joining Hockey East…Merrimack tops the
country in defense, allowing 1.17 per game…The Warriors lead Hockey
East in defense and on the power play, rank second on the penalty
kill, and third in offense…They have surrendered just seven goals in
six games this season…Merrimack is now 6-0-2 against Vermont over
the last three seasons.
New Hampshire: UNH captured its first two wins of the season.
The Wildcats captured a 2-1 overtime win #11 Union on Friday night
and a 5-2 Hockey East victory on Saturday against Northeastern...
Saturday night's win was Head Coach Dick Umile's 300th Hockey East
victory. Umile, in his 22nd season at the helm of New Hampshire,
has a Hockey East record of 300-147-73 and he is just the second
coach to reach the 300-win benchmark in Hockey East league play.
He is the winningest coach in program history with an overall mark of
486-249-85... In Friday night's 2-1 win over Union, senior netminder
Matt Di Girolamo stopped a season-high 37 shots with double figure
saves in each period of regulation. Di Girolamo turned away 52-of-55
shots on the weekend leading UNH to a 2-0 mark, posting a 1.49 GAA
and a .945 saver percentage... Kevin Goumas netted his first goal of
the season just 31 seconds into overtime to power the 'Cats to the
overtime win. The win was UNH's first overtime win since a 4-3 win
over Providence on Jan. 21, 2011... On Saturday against Northeastern,
UNH's fourth line contributed the team's first three goals of the
game. Captain Mike Borisenok netted the first two goals with freshman
Casey Thrush dished out helpers on both, while Kevin McCarey
scored the team's third goal. The line earned a +3 rating for the night.
Northeastern: Northeastern was the only idle squad in Hockey East
on Friday night, but lost its third-straight road game of the season at
New Hampshire on Saturday night in a quirky game at the Whittemore
Center, 5-2. Play was halted for an extended period of time to start the
third period after inclement weather knocked power out in the facility.
The Huskies trailed, 3-2, to that point before UNH sealed with two more
goals in the third. Freshman Ludwig Karlsson continues to impress and
has made the score sheet in all four games he's dressed this season.
The Linköping, Sweden native tallied his second goal of the season
and is currently tied with three others atop the Hockey East rookie
leaderboard with 1.25 points per game (2-3-5). Junior Justin Daniels
is riding a career-best four-game point streak and leads the Huskies in
goal scoring (4) after netting his fourth in Durham, N.H. on Saturday.
Classmate Steve Quailer tallied his first point streak since Feb. 4 to Feb.
7. The Arvada, Colo. native has registered a two-game point streak on
eight different occasions in his career. He has never scored a point in
Providence College: Providence played in its first two road games
of the season over the weekend at Maine…The Friars, who played in a
school record 11 overtime games last season, have had two overtime
games this season…The 13 Providence forwards who have played this
season have at least one goal…Every Providence player who has seen
action this season, has at least one point…Junior Chris Rooney scored
a goal in his first shift of the season on Friday night against Maine…The
Friar fourth line accounted for two of the four goals Friday night, including
Rob Maolney's first of the season…Providence is outscoring
opponents, 8-3, in the first period…The Friar freshman line of Damian
Cross, Stefan Demopoulos and Ross Mauermann each has six points
to lead the team…The Friars have killed off eight consecutive penalties,
including all seven in two games against Maine over the weekend.
Vermont: Vermont went 3-for-13 on the power play this weekend
against Merrimack, which had only allowed one power play goal in its
previous four games...Vermont is now an even 2-2-3 in its Hockey East
openers since joining the league prior to the 2005-06 season...Heading
into this weekend's series against Providence, UVM is 11-3-5 in 19
meetings with the Friars under head coach Kevin Sneddon...Sebastian
Stålberg and Kyle Reynolds are both on three-game point streaks and
they are tied for the team lead with four points apiece...Alex Vazzano's
start on Saturday night was his first since last season on December
18, 2010 against St. Lawrence.