~BU topples Cornell in OT at MSG; Vermont wins pair; Maine edges Clarkson ~
||ATHLETIC REPUBLIC CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#79 CODY FERRIERO, NORTHEASTERN
(Sophomore Forward; Essex, Mass.)
|Ferriero recorded his first-career two-goal game, including the game-winner on Friday night
at No. 11 Michigan. He tallied three shots on goal with a +2 rating against the Wolverines.
||ATHLETIC REPUBLIC CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#22 STEVIE MOSES, NEW HAMPSHIRE
(Junior Defenseman; Manorille, N.Y.)
|Moses scored five goals in two games, including a career-high four goals on Saturday night
against Alabama Huntsville. Moses had 10 shots on net and was a +3 on the week.
||PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
|#9 KYLE REYNOLDS, VERMONT
(Freshman Forward; Sylvan Lake, Alta.)
|Reynolds recorded his first career multi-goal game with two tallies against
Massachusetts on Tuesday, which included the game-winner. He also
added an assist against Dartmouth on Sunday.
||HOCKEY EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#1 BRIAN BILLETT, BOSTON COLLEGE
(Freshman Goaltender; Brunswick, Maine)
|Registered 31 saves (.939 save%) in his collegiate debut, a 3-2 win at Yale on Saturday
night at Ingalls Rink.
||HOCKEY EAST TEAM OF THE WEEK
|The Huskies picked up their first non-conference win of the year with a convincing 4-1
victory at No. 11 Michigan on Friday night at Yost Ice Arena in Ann Arbor. Northeastern
scored all four goals in the final two periods and went 1-for-3 on the power play.
Athletic Republic Co-Players of the Week Cody Ferriero and Stevie Moses
|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:
Barry Almeida, BC (Sr., F, Springfield, Mass.) Recorded two points (1g,1a) in leading BC to a 3-2 come-from-behind win at Yale (Nov. 25).
Derek Army, PC (So., F, North Kingstown, R.I.) Scored one goal against Miami and had one assist versus Princeton.
Brett Bruneteau, UVM (Jr., F, Omaha, Neb.) Had three assists in two games against No. 15 Colgate and Dartmouth over the weekend.
Joe Cannata, MC (Sr., G, Wakefield, Mass.) Stopped all 13 shots for his sixth career shutout and 50th career win
Doug Carr, UML (So., G, Hanover, Mass.) Made 20 saves against the Chargers to record his second consecutive shutout.
Grayson Downing, UNH (Fr., F, Abbottsford, B.C.) Registered six points (3g,3a) in two games this week.
Ross Gaudet, BU (Jr., F, Burlington, Mass.) Scored the game-winning goal in overtime to lead BU past No. 17 Cornell at Red Hot Hockey.
Kevin Goumas, UNH (So., F, Long Beach, N.Y.) Registered six points during the week with two goals and four assists.
John Henrion, UNH (Jr., F, Holden, Mass.) Had six assists over the week with a career-high four assists on Tuesday vs. Harvard. Had eight shots (+3).
Chris Kreider, BC (Jr., F, Boxford, Mass.) Scored the game-winning goal with 38.8 seconds left in the third period in BC's 3-2 win at Yale (Nov. 25).
Drew MacKenzie, UVM (Sr., D, New Canaan, Conn.) Scored two points (1g,1a) on the week, including a goal on Sunday against Dartmouth.
Matt Mangene, Maine (Jr., F, Miller Place, N.Y.) Scored a goal and added an assist in Maine's 4-3 win over Clarkson.
Kieran Millan, BU (Sr., G, Edmonton, Alta.) Stopped 23 of the 24 shots he faced to pick up the win in a 2-1 OT victory vs. No. 17 Cornell Saturday.
Braden Pimm, NU (So., F, Fort St. John, B.C.) Recorded his first-career three-point game (1g,2a) in the victory at Michigan on Friday.
Chris Rawlings, NU (Jr., G, North Delta, B.C.) Won his third-straight game this season via 33 saves at Michigan.
Steve Quailer, NU (Jr., F, Arvada, Colo.) Tallied his first-career three-point (1g,2a) game for Northeastern at No. 11 Michigan.
Adam Shemansky, Maine (Jr., F, Robbinsville, N.J.) Scored two goals in Maine's 4-3 win over Clarkson on Saturday night.
Nick Sorkin, UNH (So., F, Rockville, Md.) Handed out six assists last week with a career-high five assists on Saturday night against Alabama Huntsville.
Sebastian Stalberg, UVM (Jr., F, Gothenburg, Sweden) Scored twice in Vermont's 5-3 win over Dartmouth Sunday and added an assist on Tuesday.
Dan Sullivan, Maine (So., G, York, Pa.) Stopped 30 shots in Maine's 4-3 victory over Clarkson.
Jesse Todd, MC (Sr., F, Calgary, Alta.) Tallied a goal and an assist, giving him 80 career points.
Connor Toomey, MC (Fr., F, Billerica, Mass.) Scored two goals, including the game-winner, against Alabama-Huntsville
Trevor van Riemsdyk, UNH (Fr., D, Middletown, N.J.) Tallied five points (1g,4a) during the week and was a +6 on the weekend with five shots on net.
Scott Wilson, UML (Fr., F, Oakville, Ont.) Tallied two points (1g,1a) against Alabama-Huntsville.
Joe Cannata , MC (Wakefield, Mass.)
Notched his 50th career win with sixth career shutout
Doug Carr, UML (Hanover, Mass.)
Is first UML goalie to record back-to-back shutouts
since Carter Hutton in 2007
Joey Diamond, MAINE (Long Beach, N.Y.)
Has a career-high five-game point streak
Quinn Gould, MC (Ft. McMurray , Alta .)
Tallied his first collegiate goal vs. UAH Wednesday
Kevin Goumas, UNH (LONG BEACH, N.Y.)
Has nine points (2g,7a) in his four-game point streak
Clayton Jardine, MC (Lacombe, Alta .)
Recorded his first career goal on Wednesday vs. UAH
Rob Madore (Sr., G, Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Trails Joe Fallon by just 44 saves for 2nd on the all-time saves list
Kieran Millan, BU (Edmonton, Alta .)
Has allowed two goals over his last 182:48 in goal
Stevie Moses, UNH (LEOMINSTER, MASS.)
Scored a career-high four goals for his first collegiate hat trick
on Saturday night against Alabama Huntsville.
Michael Paliotta , UVM (Westport, Conn.)
Scored his first career goal Sunday vs. Dartmouth
Elliott Sheen, MC (Lethbridge, Alta .)
Played in his 100th career game on Wednesday vs. UAH
Nick Sorkin, UNH (Rockville, Md.)
Had a career-high five assists on Saturday against UAH
Sebastian Stalberg , UVM (Gothenburg , Sweden )
Has 10 points in his last 11 games
Mike Wills, MC (Oakwood, Ont.)
Notched their first career point in the win over UAH
Alex Vazzano, UVM (Trumbull, Conn.)
Picked up his first career win on Sunday,
making 23 saves in a win over Dartmouth
Boston College: BC attempted 39 shots in the team's 3-2 win
at Yale (Nov. 25), marked the sixth time this season it has attempted
more than 34 shots. The Eagles are 5-1-0 in those games with their
lone loss coming at Notre Dame (Nov. 18)…BC went 0-for-7 with a man
advantage at Yale and is 0-for-18 on the power play in the last three
games…The team scored three times at Yale, snapping a string of four
straight in which the Eagles were held to two goals or fewer…Barry
Almeida's shorthanded goal marked his first and the team's third this
winter. Almeida has two career shorthanded scores. Last December,
Almeida scored a shorthanded goal in the second period of a 9-5 win
at Boston University (12/3)…Chris Kreider's game-winning goal marked
his team-leading 10th goal of the season. Kreider has scored in nine (of
14) games this season and has a point in 12 games...The team dressed
three freshmen, Quinn Smith, Michael Sit and Danny Linell on its fourth
forward line in its only game of the week at Yale on Saturday, Nov. 25.
Smith, who made his collegiate debut at Notre Dame (Nov. 18) saw
action for the second straight game.
Boston University: The Terriers went 4-2-0 in November after
combining for just three November wins over the previous two seasons…
BU enters December on a four-game win streak, its longest in over
a year, as the 2010-11 team won its last four games in October…Ohio
State (7) and Minnesota-Duluth (5) are the only teams in the country
which are currently on a longer win streak than the Terriers…BU is
now 7-0-1 in its last eight games at Madison Square Garden, dating
back to 1966…Senior captain Chris Connolly (Duluth, Minn.) is only
two points away from becoming the 78th player in program history to
reach 100 career points…Senior Corey Trivino (Toronto, Ont.) had a
five-game goal-scoring streak snapped after going scoreless at Red Hot
Hockey…Trivino and sophomore Garrett Noonan (Norfolk, Mass.) have
already matched their goal output from last season with eight and four
tallies, respectively…The Terriers have killed off 17 of their opponents'
last 18 power-play chances…BU and Cornell sold out Madison Square
Garden for the third time in as many tries.
Maine: Maine defeated Clarkson 4-3 on Saturday night in a game played
at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, Maine…Stu Higgins
scored Maine's first shorthanded goal of the season in the game…Junior
Adam Shemansky score two goals against Clarkson, his first two-goal
game since his freshman season and second of his career…Matt Mangene
tallied the game-winning goal. Mangene and Brian Flynn (Lynnfield,
Mass.) each have scored two game-winners for the Black Bears. Flynn
was whistled for his first penalty of the season on Saturday night and
just the 16th minor penalty of his four-year career…Blueliners Brice
O'Connor (Londonderry, N.H.) and Nick Pryor (Woodbury, Minn.) each
picked up their first points of the season on Saturday against Clarkson
Massachusetts: After going unbeaten in four straight games,
UMass has now lost three straight after the loss at Vermont and at
Quinnipiac…After averaging nearly 3.5 goals per game in the first 11
games, UMass has averaged just one per game in the last three…UMass
snapped an 0-for-20 power play streak in the third period on Saturday
at Quinnipiac…Entering the Harvard game, UMass is unbeaten in the
Mullins Center this season at 4-0-2…When allowing 4 or more goals this
year, UMass is 0-6-0, however, when cutting that to 3-or-fewer, UMass
is 4-1-3…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 (0-6-1
when trailing)…UMass has struggled generating shots on goal over the
last three games averaging 18.3 per game after starting the season
averaging over 31 per game.
UMass-Lowell: The River Hawks blanked Alabama-Huntsville, 3-0,
on Friday in the Tsongas Center in front of 2,641 fans. UMass Lowell
improves to 9-1-0 all-time against the Chargers and is riding a six-game
winning streak in the series. Coupled with last week's 4-0 win over
Massachusetts, the results marked the first time the River Hawks have
secured back-to-back shutouts since Feb. 8-16, 2007. Sophomore goaltender
Doug Carr was in net for each game, making 20 saves against
Alabama-Huntsville. Carr became the first UMass Lowell goalie to record
consecutive shutouts since Carter Hutton (2006-10) in 2007. Carr, who
improved to 6-1-0 on the year, ranks tied for second in the nation in
shutouts (2), fourth in GAA (1.57) and tied for eighth in save percentage
(.933). For the year, the River Hawks ranks ninth in the country in offense,
scoring 3.45 goals per game. UMass Lowell also holds one of the nation's
top power play units (10th), scoring on 16-of-67 opportunities (23.8%).
Up next, the River Hawks engage in a home-and-home series with New
Hampshire starting at the Tsongas Center on Friday.
Merrimack: The No. 1 team in the nation for the first time in school
history, Merrimack rolled to a 6-0 win over Alabama-Huntsville in front
of a sellout crowd of 2,489 at Lawler Arena…The Warriors, who remain
the only unbeaten team in the country at 9-0-1, are the first team to
enter December unbeaten for the first time since at least 1997 and
likely since the 1992 Maine team that went 42-1-2…Joe Cannata picked
up the shutout, his sixth of his career and 50th career win. Cannata
is tied for first in the country in GAA and second in save percentage,
leading Hockey East goaltenders in every category…After not receiving
a point from a freshman in its first eight games, newcomers scored the
first four in the Huntsville win, as Connor Toomey, Clayton Jardine, and
Quinn Gould all scored, while Mike Wills and Justin Mansfield (Arlington,
Mass.) each added their first career helpers…Merrimack ranks in the
top 10 nationally in offense, defense, power play and penalty kill and
first in HEA in defense, power play and penalty kill…Incredibly, they have
scored 11 goals in the first, second and third periods…Merrimack,
12-0-1 at home in its last 13, and 30-5-3 since the beginning of the
2009-10 season, Lawler Arena has been sold out for all five games
this year and 10 straight dating back to last year.
New Hampshire: UNH exploded for 15 goals over the week with a
non-conference split against Harvard (7-6 loss) and Alabama Huntsville
(9-1 win)...John Henrion's four assists against Harvard far best his
previous high of one assist on multiple occasions and are the most
by a Wildcat since Blake Kessel handed out four assists on Jan. 16,
2010 against Dartmouth...Grayson Downing had a career day with
two goals and two assists for four points against Harvard on Tuesday
night...Saturday night, the Wildcats scored nine goals in a game for
the first time since a 9-4 win over Holy Cross on Dec. 8, 2008...Stevie
Moses scored a career-high four goals for his first collegiate hat trick.
He became the first UNH player since Bobby Butler did so on February
12, 2010 versus Providence...Nick Sorkin had a career-high five
assists. He is the first Wildcat player to have five points or five assists
in a game since Mike Sislo had a five-assist performance on Dec. 5,
2010 against Vermont.
Northeastern: The Northeastern men's hockey team passed its
first non-conference test of the season with a 4-1 trouncing of No. 11
Michigan on Friday evening at Yost Ice Arena in Ann Arbor. The Huskies
pieced together their first three-game winning since the 2009-10 season
and have now won their last two outings at Michigan. Northeastern
downed U of M, 3-2, on Oct. 28, 2006 in its last trip to Michigan.
Northeastern put together its first three-game winning streak since the
2009-10 season when the Huskies won five-straight from Feb. 2 to Feb.
19, 2010. Friday's triumph over No. 11 Michigan stood as the Huskies'
first win over an opponent from the CCHA since taking out Western
Michigan on Jan. 2, 2009 at the Dodge Holiday Classic. Northeastern's
12-game Hockey East stretch to open the season was the longest opening
conference slate since joining the conference in 1984-85. In Steve
Quailer's 90th-career game tallied his first-career three-point game, he
now leads the Huskies with 11 points (4-7-11).
Providence College: Providence's participation in the Denver
Cup Classic last weekend was its first in-season tournament since
the 2007-08 season when the Friars played in the Great Lakes Invitational…
Senior David Brown, a Colorado native, scored his second
career goal Friday night at the Denver Cup…Senior Chris Rooney has
one assist in four of the last five games…Stefan Demopoulos, who
missed five consecutive games, scored one goal in his second game
back on Saturday…Providence will play three games, including two
road contests, in five days to close out the first half of the season…All
three games will be against ranked teams, including a home-and-home
series versus No. 1 Merrimack…The Friars are seeking their first road
win since November 27, 2010 when they defeated Holy Cross…Providence
is also looking for its first Hockey East road win since October
31, 2009 at UMass.
Vermont: The Catamounts had 12 players record at least one point
in their 5-3 win over Dartmouth on Sunday…Vermont has now won
four straight against Dartmouth, and those four contests have been
decided by a total of five goals...UVM has killed off nine straight on its
penalty kill and hasn't allowed a power play goal in its last four games...
The Catamounts have taken only 11 penalties in their last four outings.
...Michael Paliotta becomes the fourth Vermont player to net his first
goal in a Catamount jersey this season, joining Kyle Reynolds, Brett
Bruneteau, and Blake Doerring...Sebastian Stalberg, Brett Bruneteau,
and Anders Franzon all recorded multi-point games in the win over the
Big Green...Connor Brickley scored his sixth goal of the season on
Sunday for his second career game-winning goal.