November 26, 2012
HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS
Kevin Boyle, UMass (So., G, Manalapan, N.J.) Posted a 1-0-1 record in net on the week with a .941 save percentage, totaling 48 saves.
Patrick Brown, BC (Jr., F, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) Scored second goal of the season in team's 6-3 home win over No. 11 Dartmouth.
Brett Bruneteau, UVM (Sr., F, Omaha, Neb.) Had UVM's lone goal on Friday vs. Minnesota.
Michael Colantone, UML (Fr., F, Cave Creek, Ariz.) Scored UMass-Lowell's second goal in Saturday's 3-1 victory over Princeton.
Mike Collins, MC (Jr., F, Boston, Mass.) Scored his team-best seventh goal of the season in a 1-1 tie with Colgate.
Grayson Downing, UNH (So., F, Abbottsford, B.C.) Recorded his first collegiate hat trick in Saturday's 6-4 win over No. 2 Denver.
Jacob Fallon, UVM (So., F, Southlake, Texas) Scored Vermont's only goal vs. No. 4 Minnesota on Saturday night
Johnny Gaudreau, BC (So., F, Carneys Point, N.J.) Tallied a career-high five points (2g,3a) in BC's 6-3 non-league win over No. 11 Dartmouth.
Maxim Gaudreault, UNH (Fr., F, Annapolis, Md.) Had an assist in each of UNH's games this weekend with four shots on net and was +2 for the weekend.
Branden Gracel, UMass (Jr., F, Calgary, Alta.) Had three points on the week in a 1-0-1 week for the Minutemen with two goals and an assist.
Kevin Hart, PC (Jr., D, Cumberland, Maine) Led the Friars to a 7-0 Mayor's Cup victory vs. Brown with a career high four points (1g.3a).
Connor Hellebuyck, UML (Fr., G, Commerce, Mich.) Stopped 22 of 23 shots in second career start in UMass Lowell to a 3-1 win over Princeton.
Brody Hoffman, UVM (Fr., G, Wilkie, Sask.) Made 30 saves in each game against No. 4 Minnesota this weekend.
Dax Lauwers, NU (So., D, Anchorage, Alaska) Scored his first goal as a Husky and second collegiate goal on Friday vs. St. Lawrence.
Pat Mullane, BC (Sr., F, Wallingford, Conn.) Tallied a career-high four points (2g,2a) in BC's 6-3 home win over #11 Dartmouth.
Garrett Noonan, BU (Jr., D, Norfolk, Mass.) Recorded an assist, two blocked shots and a +3 rating in BU's 4-0 win over St. Lawrence on Saturday
Rasmus Tirronen, MC (So., G, Espoo, Finland) Stopped 21 shots in a 1-1 tie with Colgate, including three in overtime.
Trevor van Riemsdyk, UNH (So., D, Middletown, N.J.) Notched a goal and an assist over the weekend in Colorado.
Scott Wilson, UML (So., F, Oakville, Ont.) Set up UMass Lowell's first and third goals and was a +2 in Saturday's 3-1 victory over Princeton.
Jeff Wyer, UNH (Jr.,G, Reading, Mass.) Stopped 18 of 19 shots in relief appearance to get the win at No. 2 Denver on Saturday night.
CAREER FIRSTS/MILESTONES/WHO's HOT
Derek Arnold, UML (Foxboro, Mass.) Has 2-3-5 in his last six games
BC's line of Johnny Gaudreau , Pat Mullane , Steven Whitney The group combined for 12 points VS. Dartmouth and has combined for 47 points (22g, 25a) in 11 games
Mike Collins, MC (Boston, Mass.) Has 15 points in his last 10 games
Anders Franzon, UVM (Plattsburgh , N.Y.) Skated in his 100th career game on Saturday night
Johnny Gaudreau, BC (Carneys Point, N.J.) Has at least one point in all 11 games with 19 pts (9g,10a)
Kevin Goumas, UNH (LONG BEACH, N.Y.) is riding a seven game point-scoring streak with five goals and 10 assists for 15 points during that span .
Sam Kurker, BU (Reading, Mass.) Registered his first collegiate goal in the win over SLU
Sean Maguire, BU (Powell, River, B.C.) Made 21 saves to record his first collegiate shutout in Saturday 's 4-0 victory against St. Lawrence
Chris McCarthy, UVM (Collegeville, Pa.) Is one point shy of 50 in his Vermont career
Yvan Pattyn , UVM (St. Anne, Man.) Collected first career point with assist vs. Minnesota
Tom Parisi, PC (Commack, N.Y.) Netted his first career goal Saturday at Brown
Joseph Pendenza (Wilmington, Mass.) Registered the 50th point of his career in Saturday 's 3-1 win over Princeton and has 4-3-7 in his last five games
Kevin Rooney, PC (Canton, Mass.) Registered his first career point with an assist vs. Brown
Vinny Saponari, NU (Powder Springs, Ga.) Extended his point streak to a career-best seven games with eight points (3-5-8) during that stretch
Vermont's Penalty Kill Has killed off 36 of the last 40 power plays (90%)
Scott Wilson, UML (Oakville, Ont.) Has 1-5-6 in his last two games
Jeff Wyer, UNH (Reading, Mass.) stopped 18-of-19 shots to earn his first collegiate win in a relief effort at Denver on Saturday
Boston College: In six home games this season, BC is averaging 6,470 fans per contest. Over the last three seasons (spanning 37 games), BC is averaging 6,268 per game (Hockey East playoffs included)…With three points (1g,2a) against Dartmouth, senior alternate captain Steven Whitney has 96 points (36g,6a) in 133 career games…BC's win marked the team's 10th straight and 29th in the last 30 games dating back to last January. It also marked the first time BC has started a season with a 10-1-0 record since Len Ceglarski's 1978-79 club. The game marked the first meeting between the teams since November 2008 in Hanover, N.H...Johnny Gaudreau's five-point effort marked a career high, surpassing his previous career high of four points against North Dakota on Oct. 8, 2011 in his second career game. It also marks the first five-point performance for a BC player since Nathan Gerbe (4-1-5) and Benn Ferriero (2-3-5) both tallied fivepoint nights against Harvard in December 2007. Pat Mullane also set a career high in points, surpassing his previous high of three points that he accomplished three times, most recently at Massachusetts nine games ago on October 19…Saturday's victory over Dartmouth marked No. 923 for head coach Jerry York. York owns the second-most victories of any Division 1 coach. Ron Mason recorded 924 victories in his career at Lake Superior State, Bowling Green and Michigan State.
Boston University: The Terriers had 11 players record a point in the 4-0 win over St. Lawrence at Agganis Arena on Saturday...The victory snapped the Saints' eight-game unbeaten streak (7-0-1) against Hockey East opponents...It was the Terriers' first shutout against a non-league team since a 3-0 blanking of Dartmouth on Dec. 30, 2006...Sean Maguire became the first BU goaltender to post a shutout in his first-ever home start since Sean Fields '04 performed the feat in 2000...BU is on an 0-for-17 drought on its power play...Nineteen of the 20 BU skaters that have dressed this season have recorded at least one point and 16 of them have at least one goal...The Terriers have not committed a second-period penalty in any of their last three contests...Matt Grzelcyk (Charlestown, Mass.) ranks second in scoring among Hockey East defensemen with 10 points (1g, 9a) and is the only freshman in the top 10...BU is 6-0-0 against unranked opponents thus far this season...The Terriers will wrap up their season series with Boston College this weekend and in the 79 meetings that have taken place since Jerry York took over the BC program, the archrivals are an even 36-36-7.
Maine: Maine returns to action this weekend after having Thanksgiving week and weekend off…Maine hosts Vermont on Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1 for a Hockey East weekend series…The game on Friday night will be televised nationally on CBSSN…Maine senior captain Joey Diamond (Long Beach, N.Y) enters play against Vermont having scored goals in four straight games against the Catamounts.
Massachusetts: Junior Conor Sheary scored UMass' second shorthanded goal of the year on Saturday vs. #18 Quinnipiac, matching the squad's 2011-12 season total. With points in both games last week, Sheary extended point streak to five straight games, now has a team-high nine points on the year...With two helpers against Quinnipac, junior Joel Hanley logged his eighth career multi-point game and first of the season... Sophomore Kevin Boyle has continued his early season success and has now lowered his goals-against average to 1.59 and holds a .939 save percentage, good for sixth in the nation in both categories.
UMass-Lowell: In its last two games – an 8-2 win at UMass and a 3-1 victory at home over Princeton – UMass Lowell has scored in bunches. The River Hawks scored all three goals in a 1:22 span in the second period in the win over Princeton. Previously, UMass Lowell scored three goals in a 1:24 span in the second period and two goals 1:26 apart in the first period in the win at UMass…UMass Lowell has outscored opponents 11-3 since its 0-3 loss to New Hampshire on Nov. 16…Junior Joe Pendenza registered his 50th career point (25-25-50) with his goal in the win over Princeton…Sophomore Terrence Wallin scored his first goal of the season against Princeton…UMass Lowell's win over Princeton halted a three-game losing streak to the Tigers dating back to the 2009-10 season.
Merrimack: Merrimack snapped a three-game losing streak tying Colgate University 1-1 at a sold out Lawler Arena on Black Friday…The sellout was Merrimack's third in six home games this season…Mike Collins continued his outstanding start to his junior campaign, netting his seventh goal of the season. Collins has 15 points in his last 10 games, netting at least a point in nine of those games. He leads Merrimack in goals, assists, points, and shots on goal…The Colgate game was nearly identical to last year's game with the Raiders. In both games, the teams tied 1-1 as Merrimack scored in the first, while Colgate tied it in the second…Brendan Ellis (Kelowna, B.C.), who scored the lone goal in last year's matchup, set up Collins' goal Friday and led all skaters with six shots on goal…Merrimack outshot the Raiders 11-3 in the first but was outshot 19-13 the rest of the way…Merrimack concludes conference play for 2012 next weekend with a home-and-home series with Providence College.
New Hampshire: UNH extended its unbeaten streak to six games (5-0-1) with a win and a tie out in Colorado this weekend…Sophomore forward Casey Thrush matched a career-high with two goals. He also had a team-high seven shots on net…Grayson Downing and Kevin Goumas each recorded hat tricks accounting for all six goals with Downing scoring the first three and Goumas earning the natural hat trick in a four-goal third period…It marks the first time UNH had two hat tricks in the same game since Jerry Pollastrone and Matt Fornataro did so in the Hockey East quarterfinals against UMass on March 15, 2008…It was the first hat trick for either player and was the first UNH hat trick since Stevie Moses had four goals in a win over Dartmouth on Jan. 14, 2012…Kevin Goumas is one of the nation's hottest players with 15 points in a seven-game point-scoring streak. He has five goals and 10 assists in that span…The UNH penalty kill unit continues to be lights out, the squad has killed off 22-straight penalties and has scored two shorthanded goals in that stretch. Overall, the Wildcats rank second nationally in penalty kill at 95.2 percent (40-42) and have three shorthanded goals compared to just two power play goals against…UNH has matched its best start in program history. The 1968-69 team was 10-2-0 over the first 12 games, while this year's squad is 9-1-2 becoming the one team in program history with just one loss over the first 12 games.
Northeastern: Northeastern took on St. Lawrence on Black Friday for the first time in almost a decade and lost, 5-2. This game was the first ECAC club Northeastern has skated against aside from Harvard (either in the Beanpot or on Jan. 19, 2011) since tying Rensselaer, 2-2, on Oct. 15, 2010. Senior captain Vinny Saponari extended his point streak to a career-high seven games with the assist on Ludwig Karlsson's goal. The Powder Springs, Ga., native has accounted for eight points (3-5-8) in his last seven games. Sophomore transfer Dax Lauwers netted his first goal as a Husky and first since playing with Army in 2010-11. Sophomore Dan Cornell and junior Zak Stone each picked up their first points of the night with assists. With the loss to St. Lawrence, Northeastern has lost its last three outings.
Providence College: In the 7-0 Mayor's Cup victory versus Brown, Jon Gillies made his 12th consecutive start in the Friar net and posted a career-high 35 saves to record his second shutout. Gillies' 35 saves were the most by a Providence goaltender in a game since Feb. 12, 2011 when Alex Beaudry posted 42 saves in a 3-3 tie at UMass…Seven different Friars scored Providence's seven goals versus Brown... Eighteen Friars have at least one assist this season and 20 have at least one point…Providence improved to 15-9-3 in Mayor's Cup games and to 45-44-3 all-time versus cross-town rival Brown…When scoring first, the Friars are 5-0-1 on the season…Kevin Hart had a goal and three assists versus the Bears (his previous career high for points in a game was a two assist effort versus Merrimack last season)…The Friar power play went 3-for-7, marking the first three power-play goal game for the Friars since going 5-for-14 in a 6-1 win over then No. 1 Merrimack on Dec. 3, 2011.
Vermont: Senior defenseman Anders Franzon skated in his 100th
career game on Saturday and has 20 points in his career. He is the first
Catamount to reach the century mark this season and the fourth overall
in the last two seasons…Freshman defenseman Yvan Pattyn picked
up his first career point with an assist on Saturday night against No. 4
Minnesota…Junior forward Chris McCarthy collected his 30th career
assist on Saturday and is now one point shy of 50 in his career in 87
games…Minnesota was making its first-ever trip to Gutterson Fieldhouse
this weekend in the 49-year history of the arena…The teams met for two
games last year in Minneapolis to begin the all-time series…UVM played
its first two non-conference games of the season this past weekend after
nine straight league games to start the year…The Catamount penalty
kill has killed off 36 of the last 40 power plays it has faced after a 5-5
showing on Saturday, good for a 90% clip in that span…UVM ranks
fifth in Hockey East overall at 83.7% this season.