~ No. 4 Merrimacks down BU in OT; BU shutouts BC; PC sweeps UAH; BC edges NU ~
||ATHLETIC REPUBLIC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#4 CONOR ALLEN, MASSACHUSETTS
(Sophomore Defenseman; Chicago, Ill.)
|Allen posted three goals and one assist in the pair of wins over Holy Cross and Northeastern
with a +3 rating for the weekend. He became just the third defenseman in UMass'
Division I history to score a hat trick vs. Holy Cross on Friday
night at the Mullins Center.
||PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
|#23 SCOTT WILSON, UMASS LOWELL
(Freshman Forward; Oakville, Ont.)
|Wilson recorded three points (2g,1a) and four shots on goal, including the
game-winning goal on Friday, in the River Hawks road sweep of Maine at
Alfond Arena over the weekend.
||HOCKEY EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#35 JOE CANNATA, MERRIMACK COLLEGE
(Senior Goaltender; Wakefield, Mass.)
|Cannata recorded 36 saves in a 3-2 overtime win over Boston University, including 17
stops on the power play on Friday night at Agganis Arena.
||HOCKEY EAST TEAM OF THE WEEK
|UMASS LOWELL RIVER HAWKS
|The River Hawks swept Maine in their road series over the weekend for the first time
since 1985. UML went 5-for-13 on the power play in the two games vs. the Black Bears.
UMass-Lowell scored six of its nine goals on the weekend in the third period.
Athletic Republic Player of the Week Conor Allen of Massachusetts
|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:
Derek Army, PC (So., F, North Kingstown, R.I.) Scored the game-winning goal against Alabama-Huntsville on Saturday and had one assist on Friday.
Alex Beaudry, PC (Sr., G, Cumberland, Ont.) Stopped all 21 shots he faced on Friday against Alabama-Huntsville to earn his second career shutout.
Kevin Boyle, UMass (Fr, G, Manalapan, N.J.) Made 33 saves in Saturday's win over Northeastern.
Doug Carr, UML (So., G, Hanover, Mass.) Stopped 61-of-67 shots (.910) while sweeping the Black Bears in Orono.
Alex Chiasson, BU (Jr., F, St. Augustin, Que.) Recorded a goal and two assists over the weekend.
Tommy Cross, BC (Sr., D, Simsbury, Conn.) Scored the game-winning goal with 2.8 seconds left in the third period in a 2-1 win over NU.
Joey Diamond, Maine (Jr., F, Long Beach, N.Y.) Score three goals in Maine's weekend series against UMass Lowell, including two goals on Friday.
Brian Flynn, Maine (Sr., F, Lynnfield, Mass.) Had a goal and four assists in Maine's weekend series against UMass Lowell.
Anders Franzon, UVM (Jr., D, Plattsburgh, N.Y.) Tallied two assists on Saturday vs. UNH.
Jordan Heywood, MC (So., D, Regina, Sask.) Tallied a career-high three assists and was a +2 with four shots in Merrimack's 3-2 OT win over BU.
Ludwig Karlsson (Fr., F, Linkoping, Sweden) Tallied his second multi-point game of the season with his first-career power play goal and an assist.
H.T. Lenz, UVM (So., F, Vienna, Va.) Posted his first career multi-goal game with two goals against New Hampshire on Saturday.
Wade Megan, BU (Jr., F, Canton, N.Y.) Tallied two goals in the Terriers' 5-0 win at Boston College.
Kieran Millan, BU (Sr., G, Edmonton, Alta.) Stopped 48 of the 51 shots (.941 save%) he faced on the weekend vs. Merrimack and BC.
Stevie Moses, UNH (Sr., F, Leominster, Mass.) Tallied a goal and two assists in UNH's 4-4 tie with Vermont with five shots on goal.
Michael Pereira, UMass (So., F, West Haven, Conn.) Had two goals and two assists in a pair of wins over Holy Cross and Northeastern.
Tim Schaller, PC (Jr., F, Merrimack, N.H.) Totaled four points (3g,1a) in two wins, including two goals and one assist vs. UAH on Saturday night.
Conor Sheary, UMass (So, F, Melrose, Mass.) Had a four-assist weekend with a career-high three against Holy Cross.
Karl Stollery, MC (Sr., D, Camrose, Alta.) Tallied assists on the game-tying and game-winning goal in Merrimack's 3-2 win over BU.
T.J. Syner, UMass (Sr., F, Springfield, Mass.) Had a four-point weekend (1g,3a) in the wins over Holy Cross and Northeastern.
Connor Toomey, MC (Fr., F, Billerica, Mass.) Netted the game-winning goal in overtime Friday vs. BU in the 3-2 victory.
Corey Trivino, BU (Sr., F, Toronto, Ont.) Tallied the game-winning goal and added an assist in the 5-0 victory at Boston College on Sunday.
Riley Wetmore, UML (Jr., F, Swanton, Vt.) Scored three goals, all on the power play, in the weekend sweep of the Black Bears in Orono.
ALEX BEAUDRY, PC (CUMBERLAND, ONT.)
Has 3-0 record with a 1.00 GAA (.966 save%) in his last three starts
Joe Cannata , MC (Wakefield, Mass.)
Has not allowed more than two goals in a game all season
Peter DeAngelo, UMass (Milford, Mass.)
Scored his first collegiate goal on Friday in the win over Holy Cross
KEVIN HART, PC (CUMBERLAND, MAINE)
Scored his first career goal on Friday versus Alabama-Huntsville
Stu Higgins, Maine (Troy, Mich.)
Tallied his first career goal on Friday night against UMass Lowell
Zack Kamrass, UML (Atlanta , Ga.)
Recorded his first collegiate point on Friday against Maine
Nick Luukko, UVM (West Chester, PA.)
Registered his first career point on Saturday vs. UNH
Carter Madsen, MC (Calgary , Alta .)
Played in his 100th career game Friday
Justin Mansfield, MC (Arlington, Mass.)
Scored his first career goal at BU on Friday night
Steve Mastalerz , UMass (North Andover, Mass.)
Posted his first collegiate win on Friday over Holy Cross
Mike Montagna , UVM (Fulton , N.Y.)
Notched his first career assist on Friday vs. UNH
Kyle Mountain , UVM (Bryn Mawr, PA.)
Tallied his first career point vs. the Wildcats Saturday
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE SPECIAL TEAMS
Has killed off 28 of the last 30 penalties (93.3%)
and are 9-for-32 (28.1%) in the last five games on the power play
TIM SCHALLER, PC (MERRIMACK, N.H.)
Has scored seven goals in the last four games
Nick Sorkin, UNH (Rockville, Md.)
Is riding an eight-game point scoring streak with 12 points (5g,7a)
Sebastian Stalberg, UVM (GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN)
Has a point in five of his last six games
T.J. Syner, UMass (Springfield, Mass.)
Has at least one point in nine of 10 games this season
Connor Toomey, MC (Billerica, Mass.)
Netted his first collegiate goal in overtime
Scott Wilson, UML (Oakville, Ont.)
is riding a four-game point streak with four goals and three assists
Boston College: BC has tallied its two highest shot totals this
season against the Northeastern. It attempted a season-high 43 shots
in a 4-3 overtime win on Oct. 22 and 36 in a 2-1 win on Nov. 11…Tommy
Cross, who netted the game-winning goal with 2.8 seconds left in the
third period, scored his first goal since a 5-4 win over the Huskies in the
semifinals of the Hockey East Tournament in TD Garden last March...
Sunday's 5-0 loss to Boston University marked just the eighth time in
the 255-game series between the teams that the Terriers have shutout
the Eagles. The previous shutouts occurred on March 1, 1983 (3-0),
March 3, 1982 (5-0), Feb. 24, 1964 (1-0), Feb. 13, 1953 (3-0), and at
one unknown date during each of three seasons - 1927-28, 1925-26 and
1924-25...Sophomore forward Kevin Hayes had his nine-game scoring
streak snapped in Sunday's loss to Boston University. He had tallied
all 13 of his points during this stretch…Junior left wing Chris Kreider
was held from the scoresheet for just the second time in 12 games
this season…BC surrendered its third shorthanded goal in 12 games
this season; it gave up four shorthanded goals in 2010-11. Sunday's
game against Boston University marked the last of nine straight league
games for BC.
Boston University: The Terriers' 5-0 victory at No. 2 Boston College
on Sunday was the first BU shutout of the Eagles since March 1,
1983, when the teams were still in the ECAC…The result also marked
the most decisive victory for the Terriers over BC since a 10-3 decision
at Walter Brown Arena on Jan. 13, 1996…The Terriers already have as
two shutouts this season, equaling their total from the past two seasons
combined…Kieran Millan is the first-ever BU goaltender to earn shutouts
vs. BC and UNH in the same season…The Terriers lead the nation in
shorthanded goals with five and they have been scored by five different
players…BU also leads the nation in penalty minutes per game at 23.8,
nearly four more than Miami in second at 20.0…The 3-2 overtime loss
to Merrimack on Friday was BU's first overtime defeat in Hockey East
play since a 5-4 contest at Providence on Feb. 21, 2003…The triumph
over BC snapped the Terriers' five-game losing streak in the rivals' series,
which was the longest for BU since 1957…The Terriers are 3-1-0 against
ranked teams this season, but just 1-3-1 against non-ranked squads.
Maine: Maine dropped a pair of games against UMass Lowell…Brian
Flynn (Lynnfield, Mass.) had a goal and three assists on the weekend. He
has 10 goals and 12 assists for 22 points in 14 career games against
the River Hawks. Flynn ranks 33rd on Maine's all-time scoring list with
122 career points…Joey Diamon scored three goals on the weekend,
including a highlight reel goal on Friday when he scored with his back
to the goal…Maine goalie Dan Sullivan (York, Pa.) picked up his first
career assist on Friday night…Jake Rutt (Scarborough, Maine) made his
collegiate debut on Saturday night against UMass Lowell…Will O'Neill
(Salem, Mass.) scored his 75th career point on Saturday night against
UMass Lowell…Spencer Abbott (Hamilton, Ont.) is just four points shy
of the 100 point plateau… Maine tied its season-high with two power
play goals on Saturday against UMass Lowell.
Massachusetts: UMass won three straight games for the first time
since beating Vermong, Quinnipiac and UMass Lowell (11/23-12/4,
2010)…UMass 7 goals vs. Holy Cross was the most for the Minutemen
since defeating Providence 9-4 on Oct. 31, 2008…A win over
Maine would give UMass its first four-game win streak since Jan. 10-23,
2010…UMass is 5-2-1 against Maine in the last 8 games…UMass has
beaten UMass Lowell in five straight games including all three games
last year…At 3.80 goals per game, UMass now ranks 2nd in Hockey
East for scoring…UMass is also tied for third in the league on the power
play (13-of-57, 22.8%) after going 4-for-9 with the extra man over the
weekend…UMass has a power play goal in six straight games…Through
the first 10 games this season, UMass has increased scoring over last
year's same time span. The Minutemen have 38 goals compared to 26
a year ago (+1.20g/game).
UMass-Lowell: The River Hawks swept the Black Bears in Orono,
ME for the second time in program history. The last time it happened
was Feb. 8-9, 1985. It was also the program's first four-point Hockey
East weekend since Jan. 22-23, 2010. UMass Lowell is now 5-3-0 on
the year, matching its win total from a season ago. The River Hawks
recorded last season's fifth victory on Feb. 26, 2011. UMass Lowell has
scored four or more goals in five of its first eight games after reaching
that figure just seven times in 2010-11. Reigning HE Rookie of the
Week Scott Wilson stayed hot, scoring two goals and an assist against
the Black Bears. Senior Matt Ferreira is the first River Hawk to crack
double-digits this season with 10 points on five goals and five assists.
In Saturday's 4-3 win, UMass Lowell finished 3-for-5 on the power play,
recording three power play goals for the second time this season.
With the four-goal third period on Saturday, the River Hawks have now
outscored opponents 13-5 in the third period.
Merrimack: Merrimack remained the only unbeaten team in the
country with a come-from-behind 3-2 overtime victory over #16 Boston
University Friday night at Agganis Arena…Connor Toomey (Billerica, MA)
tallied his first career goal 22 seconds into overtime for the game-winner
after Brandon Brodhag (Brooklyn Park, Minn.) tied it with 1:56 to
play in the third…Merrimack improved to 8-0-1 overall, 6-0-1 in Hockey
East, continuing its best start in 25 years…The Warriors are ranked
first in Pairwise and Krach…Merrimack's defense remained tops in the
country. The win gave Merrimack two straight over BU for the first time
in the 96-game history between the two teams…It was also the Warriors'
first win at Agganis Arena in regular season history and marked
the first time BU has dropped an overtime game in league action in
nine years…Justin Mansfield (Arlington, MA) scored the first goal of
the game, becoming the first Merrimack freshman to net a point this
season…Ryan Flanigan (Rochester, NY) saw his 15-game point streak
snapped in the win…Merrimack's penalty kill, second in the league and
fifth nationally, killed eight-of-nine BU power plays in the win.
New Hampshire: UNH extended its unbeaten streak to six games
with a 4-4 tie with Vermont on Saturday night in Burlington. The Wildcats
hold the second-longest unbeaten streak in Hockey East and the fifthlongest
streak in the nation...Sophomore Nick Sorkin extended his point
scoring streak to eight games with an assist on Saturday night. He has
a point in every game UNH has scored this season with 12 points on
five goals and seven assists in that span...Stevie Moses registered a
goal and two assists on Saturday night at Vermont. The senior is riding
a four-game point scoring streak with seven points on three goals and
four assist in that span...UNH's has scored a goal in each of the past
five games and is operating at 21.6 percent.
Northeastern: Northeastern and No. 2 Boston College skated to
yet another epic battle, but the Eagles prevailed in the final moments
as BC scored with 2.8 seconds left to take the 2-1 victory on Friday
night at Conte Forum. On Saturday night, the Huskies were bettered
by Massachusetts in a 4-2 final. On Friday night, sophomore forward
Cody Ferriero scored his first goal in 11 Huskies' contests. The Essex,
Mass. native's last goal came in the quarterfinal round of the Hockey
East Playoffs at Boston University on March 13. Ferriero was assisted
by junior pairing Garrett Vermeersch and Alex Tuckerman, each securing
their second assists of the season on Ferriero's tally. At the Mullins
Center, Northeastern scored its second and third power play goals of
the season at Massachusetts. It marks NU's first two-goal performance
with the extra skater this season. All three Huskies' power play goals
have come against UMass....Anthony Bitetto tallied his fourth-career
power play goal at UMass. The last time he scored a power play goal
came at Boston College on Feb. 18, 2011. All four goals Bitetto has
accounted for at Northeastern have come on the power play.
Providence College: Providence has won four consecutive games
for the first time since the 2008-09 season…The Friars improved to
6-1-1 at home with two wins over Alabama-Huntsville…Senior goalie Alex
Beaudry earned his second career shutout on Friday as he stopped all
21 shots…Providence has scored a power-play goal in five consecutive
games and have nine goals on the man advantage in that span…In
all, the Friars have 12 power-play goals this season, three shy of last
season's total…The Friars killed off 29 consecutive penalties before
allowing a power-play goal late in the second period on Saturday night …
In all, Providence went five straight games without allowing a power-play
goal…Junior Tim Schaller has eight goals this season, one more than
his first two seasons combined…Senior Myles Harvey's eight points
this season are more than double the total from his first two seasons
(three points).... After 10 games, the Friars are off to their best since
the 2003-04 season when they started 6-2-2.
Vermont: Vermont's last four games against New Hampshire have
been decided by a total of three goals...The Catamounts are averaging
31 shots per game over their last three contests...Rob Madore made
a season-high 36 saves against New Hampshire on Saturday night...
Vermont will play five of its next seven games at home at Gutterson
Fieldhouse, which includes a five-game homestand starting on November
22...UVM has two shorthanded goals in its last four games against
UNH...Matt White has four points on three goals and one assist in his
last four matchups with New Hampshire...Vermont took a season-low
four penalties on Saturday against UNH, and only one resulted in a
Wildcat power play.