~ Providence shuts out River Hawks; Merrimack doubles up Friars ~
||ATHLETIC REPUBLIC CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#79 CODY FERRIERO, NORTHEASTERN
(Sophomore Forward; Essex, Mass.)
|Ferreiro recorded five points (4g,1a) in the road sweep of Vermont, Northeastern's first hat
trick in over two years on Friday and scored another goal on Saturday. He also added an
assist on Friday. Ferreiro finished the weekend with five shots
on goal and a +3 plus/minus rating.
||ATHLETIC REPUBLIC CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#19 CHRIS KREIDER, BOSTON COLLEGE
(Junior Forward; Boxford, Mass.)
|Kreider registered team-high five points (2g,3a) in a two-game series sweep of New Hampshire
over the weekend. He recorded three points (1g,2a) in the 4-3 win on Friday night at Conte
Forum and followed that up with two points (1g,1a) in the 3-2 overtime victory on Saturday at
the Whittemore Center. Kreider has 10 shots on goal on the weekend with a +2 rating.
||PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
|#9 TERRENCE WALLIN, UMASS LOWELL
(Freshman Forward; Yardley, Pa.)
|Wallin scored four points (1g,3a) and a +3 rating in a 2-1-0 week for the
River Hawks. He registered two assists in the 4-2 triumph on Friday at the
Mullins Center and then tallied two points (1g,1a) in the 5-2 victory Saturday
at the Tsongas Center.
||HOCKEY EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#30 DAN SULLIVAN, MAINE
(Sophomore Goaltender; York, Pa.)
|Sullivan went 2-0-0 on the weekend with a 1.50 GAA and a .957 save percentage in the
road sweep at No. 2 Boston University. He stopped 28 shots on Friday night and finished
with a career-high 38 saves on Saturday. He was honored as the game's No. 1 star in both
||HOCKEY EAST TEAM OF THE WEEK
|MAINE BLACK BEARS
|The Black Bears win the Team of the Week for the second consecutive week after a weekend
road sweep of No. 2 Boston University at Agganis Arena. Maine went 3-for-12 on the power
play over the weekend and scored seven goals against BU in the two-game set.
Athletic Republic Co-Players of the Week Cody Ferriero and Chris Kreider
|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.) Scored two goals, including the overtime winner, to lift BC to a 3-2 win at UNH on Saturday.
Mark Anthoine, Maine (So., F, Lewiston, Maine) Potted his ninth goal of the season, the game-winner, on Friday night at Boston University.
Alex Beaudry, PC (Sr., G, Cumberland, Ont.) Recorded 29 saves in a 1-0 win over #11 UMass Lowell. Also stopped 19 shots vs. No. 5 Merrimack.
Rhett Bly, MC (So., F, Regina, Sask.) Scored a goal in his second straight game, fired four shots, was a +2 and blocked a game-high four shots.
Joe Cannata, MC (Sr., G, Wakefield, Mass.) Made 37 saves, 14 in the third and 10 on Providence's power plays in a 4-2 win over Providence. Added
Alex Chiasson, BU (Jr., F, St. Augustin, Que.) Opened the scoring in Friday's game against Maine with a power-play goal.
Chris Connolly, BU (Sr., F, Duluth, Minn.) Recorded an assist in each game vs. Maine to extend point streak to seven games.
Dan Cornell, NU (Fr., D, Abington, Mass.) Scored his second game-winning goal of the season on Saturday night at Vermont.
Stefan Demopoulos, PC (Fr., F., La Mesa, Calif.) Assisted on the game winner versus #11 UMass Lowell and scored at #5 Merrimack.
Casey DeSmith, UNH (Fr., G, Rochester, N.H.) Stopped 64-of-71 shots during the weekend series with BC with a career-high 34 saves Saturday.
Josh Holmstrom, UML (F, So., Colorado Springs, Colo.) Scored four points (3g,1a), including the game-winning goal in both wins vs. UMass.
Ludwig Karlsson, NU (Fr., F, Stockholm, Sweden) Notched a goal and to assists on Friday night in Vermont.
Shane Luke, PC (Fr., F, Dauphin, Man.) Scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over #11 UMass Lowell.
Colin Markison, UVM (Fr., F, Princeton, N.J.) Had a goal and two assists against Northeastern last weekend.
Mike McLaughlin, NU (Sr., F, Seaforth, Ont.) Recorded three assists at Vermont and added a goal in the victory on Friday.
Kieran Millan, BU (Sr., G, Edmonton, Alta.) Totaled 55 saves in BU's weekend series against Maine.
John Parker, Maine (Fr., F, Green Brook, N.J.) Scored two goals in Maine's weekend sweep of #2 Boston University.
Braden Pimm, NU (So., F, Fort St. John, B.C.) Registered his first-career three assist game in the 8-3 victory at Vermont on Friday.
Kyle Reynolds, UVM (Fr., F, Sylvan Lake, Alberta) Registered two goals and an assist against Northeastern last weekend.
Karl Stollery, MC (Sr., D, Camrose, Alta.) Tallied a goal and assist and was a +2 in the 4-2 win over Providence.
David Vallorani, UML (Sr., F, Hamilton, Ont.) Recorded four points (1g, 3a) and a plus-3 rating in the weekend sweep of the UMass and loss at PC.
Trevor van Riemsdyk, UNH (Fr., D, Middletown, N.J.) Handed out a pair of assists on Friday night at B.C.
Matt White, UVM (So., F, McMurray, Pa.) Had two points on a goal and an assist in two games against Northeastern.
Conor Allen, UMass (Chicago, Ill.)
Has three goals in the last four games,
including a pair of game-winners
Doug Carr, UML (Hanover, Mass.)
Made his 500th save of the season on Saturday
in a 5-2 win over Massachusetts
Sean Escobedo, BU (Bayside, N.Y.)
Played in his 100th career contest
on Saturday against Maine
Joel Hanley, UMass (Keswick, Ont.)
Has 9 points (1g,8a) over the last 11 games
after having just 4 points (1g,3a) in the first 13 games
Josh Holmstrom , UML (Colorado Springs, Col.)
Recorded his first multi-goal game at UMass Friday
Dan Kolomatis, MC (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Tallied his first career assist on Sunday vs. PC
Drew MacKenzie, UVM (NEW CANAAN, CONN.)
Has at least one point in 10 of his last 11 games
JOSH MYERS, MC (ColORADO SPRINGS, COLO.)
Scored his first career goal on Sunday vs. Providence
Kyle Mountain, UVM (Bryn Mawr, Penn.)
Scored his first career goal Friday vs. Northeastern (SHG)
Nick Pryor, Maine (Woodbury, Minn.)
Scored his first collegiate goal Saturday night at BU
Steve Quailer, NU (ARVADA, COL.)
skated in his 100th career games at Northeastern
Michael Sit, BC (Edina, Minn.)
Registered his first two collegiate points (both assists)
in BC's two-game weekend sweep of the Wildcats
Garrett Vermeersch, NU (Macomb, Mich.)
Tallied his 50th-career point on Saturday
Boston College: Boston College captured two one-goal victories
over New Hampshire this weekend, completing a three-game regularseason
series sweep of the Wildcats for the first time since the 1989-90
season…BC scored the game-winning goal with less than one minute
to play in the third period of Friday's 4-3 win at Kelley Rink, marking
the sixth game this winter in which Boston College or its opponent has
scored a decisive goal in the game's final minute of play. Bill Arnold (at
Northeastern, Oct. 22), Tommy Cross (Northeastern, Nov. 11), Chris
Kreider (at Yale, Nov. 26) and Steven Whitney (New Hampshire, Jan.
27) have each netted game-winning goals in a game's final minute thus
far in 2011-12…With Saturday's 3-2 overtime win in Durham, N.H., BC
improved to 5-0-2 in its last seven games at the Whittemore Center and
its senior class improved to 9-3-2 in 14 previous meetings against New
Hampshire in the last four years.
Boston University: Boston University was swept by Maine over
the weekend and lost its season series with the Black Bears for the
first time since the 2003-04 campaign...Since the turn of the new year
senior Chris Connolly has put together a seven-game point streak during
which he has tallied 10 points (2g,8a)...Junior Alex Chiasson (4g,6a) and
sophomore Adam Clendening (Wheatfield, N.Y.) (1g,9a) also recorded
10 points during the month of January. Connolly ranks eighth among
active Division I player in career scoring with 112 points (32g,80a)...
BU's power play was an incredible 15-of-39 (38.5%) during the month
of January, helping the team win five of its seven games in the month...
Sophomore Garrett Noonan (Norfolk, Mass.) is third in the nation amongst
defensemen in goals scored with nine...Senior Kieran Millan put together
a shutout skein of 116:16 that came to an end during the second period
of Friday contest with Maine...Friday's 4-2 loss to the Black Bears marked
the first time all season that BU fell when allowing fewer than 30 shots...
The Terriers have scored four or more goals 14 times this season after
achieving the feat 15 times all last season.
Maine: Maine swept a weekend series at #2 Boston University…The
Black Bears have now swept weekend series against #3 Boston College
and #2 Boston University on back-to-back weekends…It was Maine's first
weekend sweep at Boston University since Nov. 20 and 21, 1992…The
Black Bears have now won 12 of their last 15 games…Maine goalie Dan
Sullivan (York, Pa.) stopped a career-high 38 shots on Saturday night...
Maine has played six straight games against top-10 teams…The Black
Bears have scored a power play goal in 17 straight games…Mark Anthoine
has nine goals on the season and eight have come on the power
play....Maine has six wins in January. It is the most in a single month
since starting the 2006-07 season 6-0-0 in October…Maine is 9-2-0 on
the season when Joey Diamond is not whistled for a penalty…Maine is
11-0-0 when scoring four or more goals.
Massachusetts: UMass is now 5-2-2 since the start of December
with the pair of losses over the weekend against No. 11 UMass
Lowell…UMass will close out the season series on Friday against
Northeastern (1-0-1) and begin the season series against Merrimack
on Saturday…UMass holds the season series against the both Vermont
and Boston College…UMass suffered its first loss at home (7-1-3) on
Friday against UMass Lowell after being the only team in the country to
be unbeaten at home heading into the game. That record marks UMass'
best home start since going 9-1-2 in 2006-07…UMass' best home
record for a season was 13-2-0 in 1993-94 (11-0-0 home start) which
was the program's first year after being dormant since 1979…Over
the last four games, UMass has been strong on the penalty kill going
29-for-35 (82.9%) including a 5-5 effort vs. Providence and a 6-6 effort
against Boston College…Holding a lead or being tied after two periods
has also been a good omen for UMass this year as the Minutemen are
9-1-3 (0-9-1 when trailing).
UMass-Lowell: The No. 11 ranked River Hawks recovered from
a 1-0 loss at Providence on Tuesday with a weekend sweep of Massachusetts
in a home-and-home series. The pair of victories over the
Minutemen completed a season sweep for UMass Lowell, its first of
Massachusetts since 1997-98. The weekend also ties the biggest
turnaround in program history as the River Hawks have won 11 more
games than in 2010-11, matching the improvement from 1985-86 to
1986-87. Goaltender Doug Carr continues to build upon his outstanding
sophomore season. Carr (15-4-0), who stopped 82-of-87 shots on the
weekend (.943), ranks tied for fourth in the NCAA in save percentage
(.934) and fifth in GAA (1.82).
Merrimack: Back in the top-five nationally and tied for fifth in Pairwise,
Merrimack defeated Providence 4-2 in front of a sellout crowd
at Lawler Arena Sunday and national audience on Fox College Sports
Atlantic…The win moved Merrimack into fourth place with 23 points,
two points out of first and one out of third. They own three games in
hand on Maine and BC and two games in hand on BU…Led by Joe
Cannata, Merrimack improved to 14-1-3 when they score two or more
goals…Merrimack has allowed in each of the last seven games…Rhett
Bly (Regina, SK) scored for the second straight game…Merrimack
played the final 33:17 of the game with only four defensemen…Karl
Stollery and Josh Myers each scored during the same five-minute power
play…Stollery moved into a tie for second place all-time with Bobby
Jay in Merrimack's Division I history in scoring among defensemen with
80 career points…Cannata, who earned an assist on the game-winner,
moved up to seventh nationally in save percentage and GAA.
New Hampshire: UNH battled No. 7 Boston College in a home-andhome
series this past weekend...The 'Cats dropped a pair of one-goal
games to Boston College over the weekend....UNH held a one-goal lead
with three minutes remaining on Friday only to see a pair of late goals,
while Saturday night took an overtime power play tally...In January,
UNH went 3-4-0 with all four losses coming by one-goal margins with
three overtime losses...In net for the Wildcats, Casey DeSmith made
30-plus saves Friday and Saturday with 30 and 34 saves, respectively...
Saturday night's 34 saves marked a career high for DeSmith... DeSmith
is 3-5-0 with all five games lost by one-goal including three in overtime...
Senior forward Stevie Moses potted a goal Friday night, but snapped
his streak seven-game scoring streak on Saturday night. Moses remains
first in goals in Hockey East with 18 and fifth in points with 29...Nick
Sorkin extends his point streak to six games with two assists on the
weekend. Sorkin is ranked third in assists in Hockey East with 21.
Northeastern: Northeastern swept its first Hockey East opponent
of the season in Burlington, taking care of the Catamounts in 8-3 and
4-2 counts, respectively, in Gutterson Fieldhouse. Northeastern matched
a program-best with its fourth-consecutive victory against Vermont on
Jan. 28. On Friday, Northeastern scored three power play goals for
a season high in 2011-12. Cody Ferriero's hat trick was the first for
Northeastern since Ryan Ginand recorded one against Providence on
Jan. 24, 2009. The Essex, Mass. native is also the first Husky to tally
four points in a game this season since Ludwig Karlsson did it against
Notre Dame on Dec. 2 (0-4-4). Ferriero now has three multi-point
games this season. Braden Pimm and Mike McLaughlin turned in backto-
back playmakers on Friday and Saturday. Robbie Vrolyk scored his
first goal of the season and first since netting one at Boston College
on Feb. 18, 2011. The goal curbed a 31-game goal scoring draught
for the Boylston, Mass. native. Vrolyk also added an assist, marking
his second career multi-point game and first since a pair of goals at
UMass on Feb. 13, 2010.
Providence College: The Friars defeated #11 UMass Lowell, 1-0,
on Tuesday…It marked Providence's first 1-0 shutout win since November
10, 2007…It also marked the first 1-0 home result for Providence
since December 3, 2001…Senior Alex Beaudry made 29 saves to earn
his second shutout of the season and third of his career…The two shutouts
this season is one short of matching a Providence single season
shutout record which has been set on four different occasions…The
Friars just completed a stretch of four consecutive games against
ranked teams…Providence has played against 10 ranked opponents
and has four wins over ranked teams this season…The Friars earned
their eighth Hockey East win on Tuesday, doubling the amount of league
wins from all of last season…Alex Beaudry climbed into third all-time at
Providence with 2,806 saves, 42 stops shy of tying the school record
which is held by Nolan Schaefer.
Vermont: Saturday night was the annual Hockey East Skating Strides
Against Breast Cancer game, as Vermont wore special edition pink jerseys
to raise money for the Vermont Cancer Center …The Catamounts
have scored at least one power play goal in 10 of their last 11 games
… After taking a season-high 13 penalties on Friday night, Vermont was
called for just three minors on Saturday and only gave up one power
play to Northeastern...Alex Vazzano made his first start since Nov. 27,
2011 against Dartmouth...Seven of the last eight Catamount goals
have been scored by underclassmen…On Friday night, Kyle Mountain
became the seventh different player to score his first career goal in a
Vermont jersey this season…With his next win, Rob Madore will pass
Tom McNamara '77 and Sylvain Turcotte '81 for sole possession of
sixth place on the all-time wins list at UVM.