~ Vermont gets three points at Maine; UMass, NU and MC, PC each get two points ~
||ATHLETIC REPUBLIC CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#28 GRAYSON DOWNING, NEW HAMPSHIRE
(Sophomore Forward; Abbottsford, B.C.)
|Downing tallied four points (2g,2a) in a weekend sweep of UMass Lowell. He posted five shots
on goal and was a +5 for the weekend. He scored two goals on Friday night in a 5-2 win at the
Whittemore Center and followed that up with a pair of assists on Saturday at UML.
||ATHLETIC REPUBLIC CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#17 EVAN RODRIGUES, BOSTON UNIVERSITY
(Sophomore Forward; Etobicoke, Ont.)
|Scored a goal in both ends of the home-and-home split with BC and added an assist on Friday
for the Terriers. He finished the weekend with four shots on net.
||PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
|#28 K.J. TIEFENWERTH, MASSACHUSETTS
(Freshman Forward; Bellmore, N.Y.)
|Tiefenworth notched first three career points (1g,2a) in a 6-3 win at Northeastern
on Saturday night at Matthews Arena.
||HEA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#37 BRODY HOFFMAN, VERMONT
(Freshman Goaltender; Wilkie, Sask.)
|Hoffman stopped 67 of 70 shots (.957) in the three-point weekend at Alfond Arena vs.
Maine. He recorded 31 saves in the 2-1 win Friday and made 36 saves in the 2-2 tie on
||HOCKEY EAST TEAM OF THE WEEK
|NEW HAMPSHIRE WILDCATS
|The Wildcats picked up two league victories at UMass-Lowell (3-0) on Friday at the Tsongas
Center and followed that up on Sunday with a 3-1 win at No. 11 Boston University
on Sunday afternoon at Agganis Arena.
BC's Jerry York tied the all-time college hockey wins record with his 924 victory on Saturday
|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 2012-13 season leaders to date:
Bill Arnold, BC (Sr., F, Needham, Mass.) Scored two power-play goals in a 5-2 home win over Boston Univ. on Saturday night.
Drew Brown, PC (So., F, Grass Lake, Mich.) Had a goal and an assist at MC on Friday night (1-1-2 for the weekend).
Stephen Buco, UML (So., F, North Providence, R.I.) Scored both goals in UMass Lowell's 5-2 loss Saturday to the No. 2 Wildcats.
Rocco Carzo, UMass (Sr., F, Media, Pa.) Registered his second career multi-goal contest as UMass came from behind to win at Northeastern.
Casey DeSmith, UNH (So., G, Rochester, N.H.) He stopped 56-of-60 shots (.933) in a pair of wins vs. UMass-Lowell.
Joey Diamond, Maine (Sr., F., Long Beach, N.Y.) Scored a goal in each of Maine's games against Vermont.
Jacob Fallon, UVM (So., F, Southlake, Texas) Posted two assists in the three-point weekend at Maine.
Jon Gillies, PC (Fr., G, South Portland, Maine) Stopped 47 of the 51 shots he faced (.922 save%) in a weekend split with Merrimack.
Matt Grzelcyk, BU (Fr., F, Charlestown, Mass.) Scored the game-winning goal in Friday's 5-2 victory over BC.
Cason Hohmann, BU (So., F, Arlington, Texas) Recorded a goal and two assists in the weekend series with BC.
Ben Hutton, Maine (Fr., D, Prescott, Ont.) Tallied a goal against Vermont on Saturday night.
Michael Matheson, BC (Fr., D, Pointe-Claire, Que.) Tallied a point in each game vs. BU, including the game-winner in Saturday's 5-2 home win.
Chris McCarthy, UVM (Jr., F, Collegeville, Pa.) Had a pair of assists at Maine and collected his 50th career point.
Wade Megan, BU (Sr., F, Canton, N.Y.) Recorded a goal and an assist in Friday's win over BC and added an assist on Saturday.
Matt O'Connor, BU (Fr., G, Toronto, Ont.) Stopped 66-of-73 shots on the weekend and made a career-high 35 saves in win over BC on Friday.
Chris Rawlings, NU (Sr., G, North Delta, B.C.) Stopped all 31 shots at UMass en route to his 11th-career shutout on Friday night.
Kevin Roy, NU (Fr., F, Lac-Beauport, Que.) Turned in his second two-goal performance of the season on Saturday vs. UMass.
Tim Schaller, PC (Sr., F, Merrimack, N.H.) Recorded three points (2g,1a) on the weekend, including the overtime game-winning goal at Merrimack.
Rasmus Tirronen, MC (So., G, Espoo, Finland) Stopped 34 shots in a 2-1 win over Providence for his first career road win.
Steven Whitney, BC (Sr., F, Reading, Mass.) Assisted on three of seven goals scored in a two-game split against Boston Univ.
Scott Wilson, UML (So., F, Oakville, Ont.) Set up three goals in last weekend's home-and-home against No. 2 New Hampshire.
Brian Christie, MC (West Chester, PA)
Netted his first collegiate goal Saturday
Mike Collins, MC (Boston, MASS.)
Has 17 points in his last 12 games
Grayson Downing, UNH (ABBOTTSFORD, B.C.)
Scored five goals in two gameS, capped off by a
pair of goals on Friday night Vs. UML
Kevin Goumas, UNH (LONG BEACH, N.Y.)
is riding a nine-game point streak with 18 points (6g,12a)
in that span . He has a point in 12-of-14 games this season.
Teddy Doherty, BC (HOPKINTON, MASS.)
scored first collegiate goal in Saturday 's 5-2
home win over BU
Brendan Silk, BC (WAKEFIELD, MASS.)
scored first collegiate goal in Saturday 's 5-2
home win over BU
Chris McCarthy, UVM (COLLEGEVILLE, PA.)
Collected 50th career point on Friday aT MAINE
Yvan Pattyn , UVM (St. Anne, MAN.)
Scored first career goal at Maine
Brett Pesce, UNH (Tarrytown , N.Y.)
scored his first collegiate goal on Saturday night at
Robert Polesello, UVM (Bolton , ONT.)
Scored first career goal at Maine
Rasmus Tirronen, MC (Espoo, Finland)
Has a 1.56 gAA and .942 save percentage in his last five
starts , allow ING only six even strength goals in that span
UNH penalty kill
has killed off 30 straight opponent power plays. Overall,
they rank 2nd nationally with a 96% kill rate (48-50)
UVM Penalty Kill
Killed off 45 of the last 51 power plays (88.2%)
Boston College: BC improved to 7-0-0 at Conte Forum with a 5-2
home win over Boston University on Saturday night. It also improved
to 15-0-1 in 16 home games in the year 2012 …BC has recorded
three sellouts (NU, Notre Dame and BU) in seven games to date and is
averaging 6,672 fans per home game this season…With three assists
in two games against Boston University, senior alternate captain Steven
Whitney extended his point-scoring streak to five games and has tallied at
least one point in 12 (of 13) games this season. The 5-foot-7, 167-pound
senior now has 99 career points (36g,63a) in 135 career games. With
one more point, Whitney will join captain Pat Mullane as Boston College's
active 100-point scorers. Additionally, Whitney will join his older brother,
Joe Whitney, who recorded 142 points in 160 games from 2007-11,
in Boston College's 100-point scoring club and will also represent the
second set of 100-point-scoring siblings to play under the direction of
head coach Jerry York, joining Ben and Patrick Eaves. Also of note, in
addition to the Eaves's, the Whitneys will also join another family, Doug
Brown and assistant coach Greg Brown, in the 100-point-scoring sibling
fraternity. Doug tallied 162 points from 1982-86 and Greg recorded 120
points in three seasons (1986-87; 1988-90) at The Heights…Saturday's
victory over BU marked No. 924 for head coach Jerry York, who is tied
with Ron Mason recorded as the winningest coaches in NCAA hockey.
Boston University: The Terriers have won five of their last eight
games with the three losses coming against the teams currently ranked
first and second in the country (BC and UNH)... Friday's victory snapped
the Eagles' 10-game winning streak and marked the first time that BU
earned a win over a No. 1-ranked team since a 4-3 triumph over BC
at Conte Forum on Jan. 27, 2006...The Terriers snapped an 0-for-20
skid on their power play with a first-period tally in Saturday's game at
BC...BU's last 17 goals have been scored by 14 different players... BU
has given up just two shorthanded goals in its last 48 regular-season
games...Senior Sean Escobedo (Bayside, N.Y.) and sophomore Alexx
Privitera (Old Tappan, N.J.) continue to share the team lead in blocked
shots with 38 each...Only four players on BU's roster have more than
six career goals...BU visits UNH on Thursday and will attempt to avoid a
season sweep at the hands of the Wildcats, who have swept the Terriers
just once (2007-08) since the formation of Hockey East.
Maine: Maine returned to action by hosting a weekend series with
Vermont after having last weekend off…Joey Diamond had a goal in
each of Maine's games against Vermont over the weekend. Diamond
has notched a goal in six straight games against Vermont dating back
to the 2010-2011 season…Adam Shemansky (Robbinsville, N.J.) tallied
an assist in each game on the weekend… The assist on Saturday night
gave him 50 career points. He joins Diamond as the lone Black Bears
with 50 or more career points…Junior goalie Martin Ouellette (St.-Hippolyte,
Quebec) has started five straight games for the Black Bears, the
longest streak of his career…Maine, which has struggled on the power
play this season, has currently scored a power play goal in three straight
games…Two of Maine's top three scorers are rookies in Devin Shore
(Ajax, Ont.) with seven points and Ben Hutton with six points… Hutton
is one of just three Black Bears, and the only one who has played in all
14 games, not to be whistled for a penalty this season.
Massachusetts: With six goals on Saturday, UMass had its highest
scoring output of the season, which came on a season-high 46 shots, the
most shots by the Minutemen since tallying 51 against New Hampshire
on Feb. 24, 2012...Five players had multi-point games in UMass' 6-3
win over Northeastern, including a career-high three assists for junior
Branden Gracel....UMass' six goals at Northeastern matched the most
for a squad against a Hockey East opponent since the Minutemen won
6-0 at Vermont on Jan. 22, 2011.
UMass-Lowell: Six of UMass Lowell's seven losses this season
have come against teams currently ranked among the top five teams
in the country: Three against No. 2 New Hampshire (0-3, 2-5, 2-5), two
to No. 1 Boston College (0-1, 3-6) and one at No. 5 Denver on Oct.
19…Sophomore Scott Wilson has 1-8-9 in his last four games…In his
first action since Nov. 16, sophomore Stephen Buco scored both goals
in Saturday's 2-5 loss to the No. 2 Wildcats…Sophomore Terrence Wallin
has 1-2-3 in his last three games…Junior Joe Pendenza has 3-2-5 in his
last four games…Three River Hawks – Scott Wilson, Terrence Wallin and
Jake Suter – are expected to make their 50th appearances for UMass
Lowell with Saturday's home game against Northeastern.
Merrimack: Concluding conference play until January, Merrimack
split with Providence College with each team winning on the road…Defeating
the Friars 2-1 Saturday, Josh Myers (Colorado Springs, Col.) netted
his second game-winner of the year while Rasmus Tirronen had 33
saves in the win…Tirronen has a 1.56 GAA and a .942 save percentage
in his last five starts and has only allowed six even strength goals in that
span...In Friday's 3-2 overtime loss, it marked the first time Merrimack
lost at home in overtime since October 31, 2008…Merrimack sits in a
tie for fifth-place in Hockey East with Vermont and UMass but has played
two fewer games. They will enter January with just nine league games
played, which will be fewest in the league…Merrimack will look to snap
a four-game home winless streak Friday against Harvard . It will mark
the first time the Crimson have ever visited Lawler Arena.
New Hampshire: UNH continues its historically great start with a pair
of wins over UMass Lowell this weekend to improve to 11-1-2 overall with
an 8-1-1 mark in Hockey East…This Wildcat squad owns the nation's top
winning percentage (.857) and have the fewest losses by any UNH team
through 14 games. The .857 win percentage matching the best start by
any UNH team as the 1968-69 team was 12-2-0 through 14 games and
went on to a 14-2-0 start…The team's 8-1-1 mark is the best since the
team opened 2006-07 13-1-1 in Hockey East play… New Hampshire is
7-0-1 in the last eight games with the nation's second-longest unbeaten
streak behind only Niagara's 11-game mark…Casey DeSmith picked up
a pair of wins in net for the Wildcats, improving to 10-1-2 overall. He is
first in Hockey East in save percentage (.943), win percentage (.846)
and second in GAA (1.72)…UNH has killed off 30-straight opponent
power play opportunities with three shorthanded goals in that span.
Overall, the 'Cats ranked second nationally with a 96% kill rate (48-50)
with four shorthanded goals this season…The Wildcats rank third
nationally in both offense and defense…Similarly, UNH is outscoring
opponents 33-11 in Hockey East play this season.
Northeastern: On Friday, Nov. 30, Chris Rawlings, already
Northeastern's career leader in shutouts, added another to his resume
with a 1-0 victory at Massachusetts. Rawlings is now two clear of the
former Huskies' leader, Brad Thiessen, with 11 total shutouts in 106
career games. Thiessen totaled nine shutouts in his tenure. Friday's
victory marks his third-career shutout against UMass...Northeastern
has not won at the Mullins Center since the Huskies defeated UMass,
5-3, on Jan. 7, 2011, in the 2010-11 season. The Huskies last road
victory occurred at Vermont on Jan. 28, 2012, in a 4-2 final. The last
time Northeastern scored a game-winning goal short handed was when
Steve Quailer tallied an unassisted, empty-net goal against UMass
Lowell on Dec. 10, 2011....On Saturday night in Northeastern's 6-3
loss to UMass, Kevin Roy turned in his second two-goal performance
of the season and his first since netting a pair at Vermont on Nov. 18.
Roy has five multi-point games in 14 outings and leads the team with
13 points (7-6-13).
Providence College: The Friars split a home-and-home series
with Merrimack. Three of Providence's last five meetings with the
Warriors have been decided by a goal, including two overtime wins in
that span…Tim Schaller netted the overtime game winner on Friday
night, marking his fifth career game-winning goal while becoming the
seventh different Friar to score a game winner this season…The Friars'
overtime win at Merrimack was their first road OT win since Jan. 13,
2006 when Providence won at UMass Lowell, 3-2, on Colin McDonald's
game winner. It was also the first overtime game-winning goal scored
by a Friar since Dec. 2, 2011, when Ross Mauermann's overtime tally
helped Providence down then top-ranked Merrimack, 2-1. Coupled
with their 7-0 win at Brown in the 27th annual Mayor's Cup on Nov. 24,
the win at Merrimack gave PC two consecutive road wins for the first
time since sweeping a series at Alabama-Huntsville on Nov. 12-13,
2010…Providence is 6-0-1 on the year when scoring first.
Vermont: Vermont collected three points at Maine over the weekend
with a 2-1 win and 2-2 tie…UVM is 8-6-2 all-time against Maine in Orono
and 4-3-1 in its last eight trips to Alfond Arena. It snapped a four-game
series losing streak on Friday...Three Catamounts netted their first
goals of the season on the weekend to give Vermont 15 different goal
scorers this season in 13 games...Brody Hoffman has made at least
30 saves in four consecutive games and stopped 67 of 70 shots over
the weekend (.957 save percentage)...UVM finished the weekend 9-
for-11 on the penalty kill.