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February 16, 2012
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WEEKEND PREVIEW: NO. 2 BU HOSTS NO. 6 UMASS-LOWELL SATURDAY ON NESN; NO. 4 BC FACES NO. 8 MC
~ UNH entertains UVM; UMass travels to No. 11 Maine; PC plays two at Northeastern ~
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Garrett Noonan and Boston University host UMass Lowell Saturday night on NESN

No. 9 Merrimack vs. No. 4 Boston College - Two-Game Series (Fri. at BC, Sat. at MC)

• The two teams skated to a 2-2 draw in the first meeting of the season series on Jan. 8 at Conte Forum. Connor Toomey notched both goals in the game for the Warriors, while the Eagles went a perfect 6-for-6 on the penalty kill.

• Brian Dumoulin's 19 points in league play lead the conference among defensive players for the Eagles.

• Boston College has won five straight games heading into the weekend series with Merrimack with three of the five games being one goal games, which inlcudes two overtime victories.

• Joe Cannata ranks third in the league in both GAA (2.08) and save percentage (.928) for the Warriors.


Massachusetts at No. 11 Maine - Two-Game Series (Fri., Sat. at Alfond Arena)

• The two teams skated to a 2-2 draw at the Mullins Center on Nov. 18th. Dan Sullivan posted a career-high 35 saves in goal in the tie. Maine then defeated UMass 5-2 in the Florida College Classic Championship Game on Dec. 30. Brian Flynn had a pair of goals in the win for the Black Bears.

• Brian Flynn is Maine's active leading scorer vs. the Minutemen with 15 points (11g,4a) in 11 career contests.

• Massachusetts has scored at least three goals in the last four games and in eight of its last 10 contests.

• UMass' Michael Pereira has six goals in his last four games for the Minutemen, including four goals last weekend vs. BU and Providence, en route to being named Athletic Republic Co-Player of the Week on Monday.


No. 6 UMass-Lowell vs. No. 2 Boston University - Two-Game Series (Fri. at UML, Sat. at BU on NESN)

• UML won the first meeting by a 7-1 score on Nov. 5 at the Tsongas Center. UML outshot BU, 44-16 for the game. Matt Ferreira and Scott Wilson both had three-point games, while Derek Arnold notched two goals in the victory.

• Scott Wilson's 21 points and 10 goals in lead play are best among league rookies in conference play.

• Alex Chiasson has recorded seven points (2g,5a) in his last four contests for the Terriers.


Vermont at New Hampshire - Two-Game Series (Fri., Sat. at the Whittemore Center)

• Stevie Moses has registered 15 points (4g,11a) in 15 career games vs. the Catamounts.

• UNH is 15-4-5 against the Catamounts since they became a member of Hockey East during the 05-06 season. This season, the teams tied 4-4 in their first meeting at Gutterson Fieldhouse on Nov. 23. H.T. Lenz notched two goals for Vermont and Rob Madore finished the game with 36 saves.


Providence at Northeastern - Two-Game Series (Fri., Sat. at Matthews Arena)

• Northeastern won the first meeting of the season series by a 5-2 score on Nov. 18 at Schneider Arena. Steve Quailer and Drew Ellement both tallied two points apiece for the Huskies.

• Ross Mauermann's 18 points in league play is tied for second best among Hockey East rookies.

• In the last 10 meetings, the Huskies own a 7-1-2 record vs. the Friars and have outscored them, 38 to 17 during that time.


HumboldtHUMBOLDT STORAGE AND MOVING "MOVE OF THE WEEK" WINNER:

Congratulations to Boston College's Bill Arnold with his overtime winning goal against Boston University in the championship game of the 60th Annual Beanpot on Monday (92 votes).

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