~ UNH blanks River Hawks; UML shuts out UMass; Merrimack ranked No. 1 in nation ~
||ATHLETIC REPUBLIC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#45 LUDWIG KARLSSON, NORTHEASTERN
(Freshman Forward; Stockholm, Sweden)
|Scored three goals in Northeastern's weekend sweep, including his first two-goal outing of
his career on Saturday night vs. Vermont at Matthews Arena. Karlsson finished the weekend
with six shots on goal and a +3 rating.
||PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
|#19 CASEY THRUSH, NEW HAMPSHIRE
(Freshman Forward; Easton, Md.)
|Thrush registered his first collegiate goal and added an assist in UNH's
convincing 5-0 win over UMass Lowell on Friday night. Thrush had six
shots on net and was a +2 on the weekend.
||HOCKEY EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#31 KIERAN MILLAN, BOSTON UNIVERSITY
(Senior Goaltender; Edmonton, Alta.)
|Millan stopped 33 of the 34 shots (.971 save%) he faced to pick up the win in a 4-1 victory
over UNH on Saturday at Agganis Arena. He made 22 saves in the third period alone.
||HOCKEY EAST TEAM OF THE WEEK
|BOSTON UNIVERSITY TERRIERS
|The Terriers earned their first four-point weekend of the season with victories over Vermont
(4-3) on Friday and UNH (4-1) on Saturday. BU scored three goals in the third period vs.
the Wildcats on Saturday night.
Athletic Republic Player of the Week Ludwig Karlsson of Northeastern
|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:
Doug Carr, UML (So., G, Hanover, Mass.) Made 16 saves in a 4-0 win over Massachusetts to record his first collegiate shutout.
Chris Connolly, BU (Sr., F, Duluth, Minn.) Totaled three assists in the Terriers' two-win weekend.
Matt Di Girolamo, UNH (Sr., G, Ambler, Pa.) Stopped 31 shots in a 5-0 shutout win vs.UMass Lowell. Stopped 54 of 57 shots (.947) on the weekend.
Blake Doerring, UVM (Fr., D, Chanhassen, Minn.) Netted his first career goal and added an assist vs. No. 16 BU Friday.
Brian Dumoulin, BC (Jr., D, Biddeford, Maine) Recorded an assist and tallied five shots on goal at Notre Dame.
Drew Ellement, NU (Jr., F, Winnipeg, Man.) Notched his first-career multi-point game with his first collegiate goal and an assist at PC (+4 rating).
Ross Mauermann, PC (Fr., F, Janesville, Wis.) Scored one goal and had assist against Northeastern on Friday.
Wade Megan, BU (Jr., F, Canton, N.Y.) Scored a goal in each of the Terriers' wins over the weekend.
Matt Nieto, BU (So., F, Long Beach, Calif.) Recorded a goal and two assists during BU's four-point weekend.
Chad Ruhwedel, UML (So., D, San Diego, Calif.) Recorded three points (1g,2a), two blocks and a plus-1 rating in the River Hawks' two-point weekend.
Dan Sullivan, Maine (So., G, York, Pa.) Made a career-high 35 save in Maine's 2-2 draw with UMass.
Steve Quailer, NU (Jr., F, Arvada, Colo.) Registered two goals and an assist over the weekend.
Corey Trivino, BU (Sr., F, Toronto, Ont.) Scored a goal in each game over the weekend to extend his goal-scoring streak to five contests (+2 rating).
David Vallorani, UML (Sr., F, Hamilton, Ont.) Tallied two points (1g,1a) this weekend, including the game-winning goal on Saturday vs. UMass.
Garrett Vermeersch (Jr., F, Macomb, Mich.) Attained his first multi-point outing of the season with two helpers in NU's win over Vermont.
Joe Cannata , MC (Wakefield, MASS.)
Has not allowed more than two goals in a game all season
Tim Corcoran, UML (Milton , Mass.)
Scored his first career goal in the 4-0 win against Massachusetts
BLAKE DOERRING, UVM (Chanhassen, MINN.)
Tallied his first career goal Friday at Boston University
DREW ELLEMENT, NU (WINNIPEG, MAN.)
Scored his first career goal on Friday at Providence
Brian Flynn , Maine (LYNNFIELD, MASS.)
Has scored nine goals and added four assists
for 13 points in 10 career games against Massachusetts
Steven Guzzo, UMass (Oakville, Ont.)
After missing 2010-11 with injury, Guzzo has 7 points on 4 goals and
3 assists through 11 games with a team-best +7 rating
Rob Madore, UVM (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Moved into third place on the all-time career saves list at Vermont in
the second period against Northeastern on Saturday night with 2,807
stops. He now trails only Joe Fallon '08 and Tim Thomas '97
Tops the country with a 1.33 GAA
Matt Nieto, BU (Long Beach, Calif.)
Has been held without a point just once this season
PROVIDENCE PENALTY KILL
Has killed off 34 of the last 36 penalties (.944)
Kyle Reynolds, UVM (Sylvan Lake, ALTA.)
Scored his first career goal Friday at BU
Sebastian Stalberg , UVM (GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN)
Has a point in six of his last eight games
T.J. Syner, UMass (Springfield, Mass.)
Syner has at least one point in 10 of 12 games this season and ranks
2nd in Hockey East scoring (15th nationally). He is also tied for first
in Hockey East and 11th nationally in assists.
Corey Trivino, BU (Toronto, Ont.)
Has been held without a point just once this season
Casey Thrush, UNH (Easton, Md.)
Potted his first collegiate goal on Friday night
Trevor van Riemsdyk, UNH (MIDDLETOWN, N.J.)
Scored his first collegiate goal on Saturday at Boston University
Riley Wetmore, UML (Swanton, Vt.)
Has five points (4g, 1a) in the last four games.
Boston College: After scoring at least four goals in eight of its first
nine games, BC has been held to two goals or fewer in four straight…BC
suffered its first overtime loss in the last eight games that played into
the extra session dating back to a 5-4 home overtime loss to BU on Jan.
22, 2010. The team had gone 5-0-2 in the previous seven overtime
games…Freshman left wing Quinn Smith made his collegiate debut in
the team's 3-2 overtime loss at Notre Dame (Nov. 18)…BC outshot
Notre Dame 25-17 through the first two periods but was outshot 18-9
in the third period and overtime…Freshman forward Johnny Gaudreau
tied the score late in the third period to force overtime. It marked
Gaudreau's first goal in five games…Junior forward Chris Kreider scored
BC's first goal in the team's overtime loss at Notre Dame by way of a
penalty shot. It marked the first time that the team was both awarded
and converted a penalty shot since Brian Gibbons scored on a penalty
shot in a 9-5 win at Boston University on Dec. 3, 2010…The Eagles
suffered consecutive losses for the first time since January 22-23,
2010, a span of 71 games…BC fell to 9-7-2 in 17 games against the
Irish under Jerry York.
Boston University: The Terriers have won their last four meetings
against New Hampshire, which is the longest BU win streak in the series
since winning six straight from Nov. 11, 1995, to March 15, 1997...
UNH's lone goal in Saturday's contest ended BU's shutout skein against
the Wildcats at 140:05, dating back to Jan. 22...BU has five players
averaging a point per game this season after a 2010-11 campaign in
which no Terriers finished at a point-per-game average...Sophomore
defenseman Garrett Noonan (Norfolk, Mass.) already has four goals this
season to match his total as a rookie last year...Sophomore Charlie Coyle
(East Weymouth, Mass.) has a league-best plus-10 rating this season...
BU has allowed 25 goals in Hockey East play this season and 13 of
them were a player's first collegiate tally...The Terriers just wrapped up a
stretch of seven consecutive league games and posted a 4-2-1 record...
BU will return to action on Saturday (Nov. 26) when it takes on No. 18
Cornell in the third installment of Red Hot Hockey at Madison Square
Garden. The contest will be broadcast live by the MSG Network and the
Stanley Cup will be at the game.
Maine: Maine skated to a 2-2 draw with Massachusetts in its lone game
of the week…It was the second straight tie for the two teams, as they
finished the 2011 regular season with a 4-4 tie in a game also played
at the Mullins Center…Brian Flynn tallied his ninth career goal against
Massachusetts in the game on Friday night. Flynn needs one point to
tie Maine great Paul Kariya (1992-94) for 32nd place on Maine's all-time
scoring list with 124 points…The Black Bears had their best penalty killing
performance of the season on Friday night when they held Minutemen
scoreless on seven power play opportunities…Dan Sullivan (York, Pa.)
recorded a career-high 35 saves against UMass on Friday night…Nine
of Maine's 11 games this season have been decided by two goals or
less…Maine hosts the U.S. Under-18 Team in an exhibition game on
Wednesday, Nov. 23, before playing host to Clarkson at the Cumberland
County Civic Center in Portland, Maine on Saturday, Nov. 26.
Massachusetts: UMass' loss at UMass Lowell snapped a four-game
unbeaten streak...In those four games, UMass was averaging
just over 4 goals per game while giving up 2 per game…The tie with
Maine keeps UMass unbeaten in the Mullins Center this season at 4-0-
2…When allowing 4 or more goals this year, UMass is 0-5-0, however,
when cutting that to 3-or-fewer, UMass is 4-0-3…Holding a lead or being
tied after 2 periods has also been a good omen for UMass this year as
the Minutemen are 4-1-2 (0-4-1 when trailing)…UMass struggled on the
power play this weekend going 0-for-12 breaking a streak of six games
with a power play goal.
UMass-Lowell: The River Hawks split their Hockey East weekend,
falling at New Hampshire on Friday, 5-0, and defeating Massachusetts on
Saturday, 4-0. The victory snapped a five-game losing streak against the
Minutemen and marked UMass Lowell's first shutout of Massachusetts
since Nov. 15, 2008. UMass Lowell has now surpassed its 2010-11 win
total (5) and tied the team's total wins in conference play last season (4).
The River Hawks have outscored opponents in the third period, 15-7.
On Saturday, sophomore goaltender Doug Carr stopped all 16 shots he
faced to record his first career shutout. The result also marked the River
Hawks' first shutout since Feb. 26, 2010. Four different UMass Lowell
skaters scored goals in the win: Tim Corcoran, Chad Ruhwedel, David
Vallorani and Riley Wetmore. Corcoran's tally in the second period was
the senior's first of his career. Vallorani tallied two points (1g,1a) on the
weekend and is now just eight shy of 100 career points. He is poised to
become the 40th member of UMass Lowell's century club.
Merrimack: Ranked second in the country for the first time in school
history, Merrimack was idle this week…The Warriors, who remain the
only unbeaten team in the country at 8-0-1, earned the most first-place
votes in both polls last week, totaling 45 overall…Merrimack will host
Alabama-Huntsville Wednesday at 7 p.m. to conclude its November
schedule. The Warriors will donate a portion of the game proceeds to
the Friends and Family of Chic Kelly Foundation as part of a special
pregame ceremony that Kelly will be in attendance for. Kelly was
paralyzed in a practice as a freshman in Merrimack…Merrimack will
looking to make two undefeated months in a row for the first time in its
Division I history…Merrimack's defense remained tops in the country.
The Warriors, led by Joe Cannata, have not allowed more than two
goals all year…The defense has been just as effective offensively,
as Karl Stollery (Camrose, Alta.) and Jordan Heywood (Regina, Sask.)
are both tied for third in the league among defensemen with eight
points…Heywood had a career-high three assists in Merrimack's 3-2 OT
over BU which was its last game…Merrimack's next conference game
is December 2 in the first of a home and home series with Providence
at Schneider Arena.
New Hampshire: UNH extended its unbeaten streak to seven games
(5-0-2) on Friday night with a convincing 5-0 win over UMass Lowell
before falling to Boston University 4-1 on the road Saturday night... New
Hampshire has won five-straight home games after an opening loss to
Boston College... On Friday night, Matt Di Girolamo turned aside 31
shots for his first shutout of the season and third of his career. It was
his first shutout since a 25-save performance over the River Hawks on
Dec. 2, 2010...UNH scored five goals in a win over Mass Lowell marking
the four time in the last nine games the 'Cats have scored five goals or
more...UNH is 7-0-1 in its last eight home games against UMass Lowell
with its last home loss to the River Hawks on Nov. 19, 2005.
Northeastern: Northeastern earned its first four-point weekend in
Hockey East play since defeating Massachusetts and UMass Lowell, respectively,
on Jan. 7 and Jan. 8, 2011 with a 5-2 victory over Providence
on Friday followed by a 4-1 win over Vermont on Saturday. Freshman
Ludwig Karlsson became Northeastern's points leader (6-4-10) after
his first-career two goal outing against Vermont. Karlsson is riding a
team-best and career-high three-game goalscoring streak...Junior Alex
Tuckerman erased a long goal scoring draught, finding the back of the
net for the first time since Jan. 3, 2010 against Vermont. Tuckerman
missed all of last season with surgery. Sixty-five games had elapsed
since Tuckerman's last goal. Friday night's victory at Providence marks
the Huskies' first road win of the season. The last regular season win
on the road came at Boston University on March 5, 2011 (4-3). It was
Northeastern's first win at Schneider Arena since Jan. 23, 2009 (3-1).
The Huskies upset Providence's perfect home record against Hockey
East opponents at Schneider Arena. Rookie defenseman Dan Cornell
found the score sheet at Providence for the first time of his career,
earning the assist. Cornell provided the help on Karlsson's tally.
Providence College: Providence suffered its first defeat in the
month of November Friday night against Northeastern…In addition,
Providence's five-game (4-0-1) unbeaten home streak ended…Senior
Daniel New scored his first goal of the season on Friday…The Friars
have scored at least one power-play goal in nine of the 11 games,
including six consecutive games…Freshman Ross Mauermann is third
in the nation in scoring among rookies…Junior Chris Rooney has one
assist in three consecutive games…17 of Providence's 21 skaters
have scored at least one goal this season…After playing nine of the
first 11 games at home, Providence will play four of its next five games
away from Schneider Arena, beginning this upcoming weekend with two
games at the Denver Cup Classic.
Vermont: Only two of the Catamounts' last 10 games against
Northeastern have been decided by a goal or less...Vermont has tallied
at least 30 shots in four of its last five games, averaging more than
33 shots per contest in that span. UVM has posted at least 14 shots
in a single period six times in the last five outings...Vermont outshot
Northeastern 17-6 in the first period on Saturday night, which marked
a season-high for shots in a single period. UVM posted a season-high
39 shots in a losing effort...The Catamounts outshot Boston University
14-7 in the third period of Friday night's game, giving them a 31-13 shot
advantage in consecutive periods over the weekend...Vermont begins
a five-game homestand at Gutterson Fieldhouse starting on Tuesday
(Nov. 22) against UMass Amherst in a preview of the teams' matchup
at Frozen Fenway 2012 on January 7...Matt White's power play goal
on Saturday against Northeastern was the Catamounts' second goal
in their last three opportunities with the man advantage.