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January 14, 2013
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WEEKLY RELEASE: UMASS-LOWELL, PROVIDENCE EARN FOUR POINTS; NO. 2 BC, NO. 4 UNH SPLIT
~ No. 8 Boston U. gets road win at Merrimack; Merrimack blanks Maine ~
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Photo ATHLETIC REPUBLIC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#23 SCOTT WILSON, UMASS LOWELL
(Sophomore Forward; Oakville, Ont.)
Wilson compiled five points (3g,2a) in the 4-2 and 6-3 road victories against Vermont last weekend. In Friday's victory, Wilson scored two goals in the first period and followed with one goal and two assists in Saturday's win at Gutterson Fieldhouse. Athletic Republic
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS CO-ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
#32 JON GILLIES, PROVIDENCE COLLEGE
(Freshman Goaltender; South Portland, Maine)
Gillies made 70 saves (.946 save%) in two wins in a home-and-home series with UMass, which included a career-high 44 save effort on Saturday night at Schneider Arena for his third shutout of the season. Pro Ambitions
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS CO-ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
#31 SEAN MAGUIRE, BOSTON UNIVERSITY
(Freshman Goaltender; Powell River, B.C.)
Maguire stopped 37 of the 38 shots (.974 save%) he faced in the Terriers' 4-1 road win over Merrimack on Friday at Lawler Arena. Pro Ambitions
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Photo HEA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#35 PARKER MILNER, BOSTON COLLEGE
(Senior Goaltender; Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Stopped 68-of-72 New Hampshire shots (.944 save %) in the two-game split with the Wildcats over the weekend, which included 31 saves Friday in the 5-2 win at Conte Forum and 37 stops in the 2-1 road loss on Saturday. Hockey East
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Photo HOCKEY EAST TEAM OF THE WEEK
UMASS LOWELL RIVER HAWKS
The River Hawks swept Vermont in a pair of games on the road at Gutterson Fieldhouse for their seventh straight victory. UMass-Lowell scored 10 goals in the weekend and went a perfect 9-for-9 on the penalty kill in the two-game series.  
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Athletic Republic Player of the Week Scott Wilson of UMass Lowell
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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:
Rk. Name Cl. Pos. School
1. Casey DeSmith So. G UNH
  John Henrion Sr. F UNH
3. Johnny Gaudreau So. F BC
  Kevin Hayes Jr. F BC
  Kevin Roy Fr. F NU
6. Wade Megan Sr. F BU
  Matt O'Connor Fr. G BU
8. Brody Hoffman Fr. G UVM
  Chris Rawlings Sr. G NU
Army ROTC


HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS

Derek Army, PC (Jr., F, North Kingstown, R.I.) Recorded three points (2g,1a) in two games vs. UMass, which included two goals in the win on Friday.

Kyle Bigos, MC (Sr., D, Upland, CA) Notched three points (1g,2a) on the weekend, scoring a goal against BU and picking up two assists against Maine.

Connor Brickley, UVM (Jr., F, Everett, Mass.) Had two assists on the weekend in first action since Nov. 16

Mike Collins, MC (Jr., F, Boston, Mass.) Matched a season-high with a three-point game against Maine, notching a goal and two assists and a +2 rating.

Dan Correale, UNH (Fr., F, Prince George, B.C.) Correale assisted on UNH's first goal in a 2-1 win over BC on Saturday night.

Stefan Demopoulos, PC (So., F, La Mesa, Calif.) 2GP, 2G-0A-2Pts. Scored the shorthanded, game-winning goal at UMass on Friday night.

Christian Folin, UML (Fr., D, Gothenberg, Sweden) Assisted on three of UMass Lowell's four goals in UMass Lowell's 4-2 win at Vermont Friday.

Johnny Gaudreau, BC, So., F, Carneys Point, N.J.) Tallied three points, one goal and two primary assists, in BC's 5-2 home win over UNH.

Kevin Goumas, UNH (Jr., F, Long Beach, N.Y.) Had a goal and an assist over the weekend against Boston College. He had six shots on net.

John Henrion, UNH (Sr., F, Holden, Mass.) Posted a goal and an assist in the weekend split with Boston College.

Cason Hohmann, BU (So., F, Arlington, Texas) Recorded a goal and an assist in BU's 4-1 victory at Merrimack on Friday.

Ross Mauermann, PC (So., F, Janesville, Wis.) Scored a goal in each game over the weekend vs. UMass, including the game winner on Saturday night.

Ryan McGrath, UML (Fr., F, O'Fallon, Mo.) Dished out three assists in UMass Lowell's 4-2 and 6-3 victories over Vermont, including two in the 6-3 win.

Wade Megan, BU (Sr., F, Canton, N.Y.) Registered three points (2g,1a) and a plus-3 rating over BU's two games

Sam Marotta, MC (Jr., G, Bridgewater, Mass.) Picked up a 30-save shutout against Maine, his first of the season and second of his career.

Pat Mullane, BC (Sr., F, Wallingford, Conn.) Scored twice, his third two-goal effort this season, in Friday's 5-2 home win over UNH.

Matt Nieto, BU (Jr., F, Long Beach, Calif.) Tallied four points (2g,2a) on the week, including a three-point night (1g,2a) against Harvard.

Danny O'Regan, BU (Fr., F, Needham, Mass.) Tallied two goals and an assist vs. Harvard on Wednesday before adding an assist in Friday's win at MC.

Joseph Pendenza, UML (Jr., F, Wilmington, Mass.) Scored one goal and set up two others in UMass Lowell's 4-2 and 6-3 victories at Vermont.

Chris Rawlings, NU (Sr., G, North Delta, B.C.) Stopped 42 shots to help Northeastern to a 1-1 draw against Maine

Kyle Reynolds, UVM (So., F, Sylvan Lake, Alta.) Had a goal and an assist vs. No. 20 UMass Lowell this weekend.

Chad Ruhwedel, UML (Jr., D, San Diego, Calif.) Registered one goal and two assists in UMass Lowell's 4-2 and 6-3 victories at Vermont.

Matt White, UVM (Jr., F, McMurray, Pa.) Posted two assists on the weekend vs. No. 20 UMass Lowell


CAREER FIRSTS/MILESTONES/WHO's HOT

Derek Army, PC (North Kingstown, R.I.) has 12 points (7G,5A) in his last 11 games

Brooks Dyroff, BC (BOULDER, COL.) scored his first collegiate goal at UNH Saturday

Kevin Goumas, UNH (LONG BEACH, N.Y.) has a 4-game point streak (1g,3a) and 14 of the last 15 games (8g,15a)

Connor Hellebuyck, UML (Commerce, Mich.) is 5-0-0 (0.94 GAA and .963 save %) and two shutouts in his last six appearances

Sean Maguire, BU (Powell River, B.C.) Has won his last five starts , posting a 0.99 GAA and a .966 save percentage during the span

Chris McCarthy, UVM (Collegeville, Pa.) Averaging a point per game over last 11 contests

Garrett Noonan, BU (Norfolk, Mass.) Has recorded a point in eight of BU's last nine games

Bill Norman, MAINE (Stockholm, Sweden) scored his first career goal on Friday at Northeastern

Matt Willows, UNH (CONGERS, N.Y.) scored his first collegiate goal on Saturday VS. BC

Kyle Reynolds, UVM (Sylvan Lake, Alberta ) Skated in 50th career game on Friday night

Chad Ruhwedel, UML (San Diego, Calif.) has 2-3-5 in his last three games

UMass Lowell Penalty Kill has killed off 32 straight penalties

UNH's line of Jay Camper, Dan Correale and Matt Willows have 12 points (3G,9a) in four games

Riley Wetmore, UML (Swanton, Vt.) played in his 130th consecutive game at UVM SATURDAY

Caylen Walls, UVM (Lyalta , Alta .) Scored first career goal vs. No. 20 UML Saturday

Scott Wilson, UML (Oakville, Ont.) has 6-11-17 in his last 11 games


TEAM NOTES

Boston College: BC played before a sellout crowd of 7,884 fans at Kelley Rink on Friday, marking the fourth sellout (in nine games) this season; the Eagles are averaging a conference-high 6,867 fans per home game. With Friday's 5-2 win over New Hampshire at Kelley Rink, the Eagles improved to 8-0-1 at home this season and 16-0-2 at home since last January…Goalie Parker Milner earned his second career assist on Friday with a breakout pass to Destry Straight on Johnny Gaudreau's decisive goal on a partial breakaway. He last tallied an assist in a win over Massachusetts on March 12, 2012…BC's senior class is now 9-4-2 in 15 meetings against the Wildcats in their four years…After just three penalties were called between the teams on Friday at Kelley Rink, a total of 11 penalties – eight against Boston College and three against New Hampshire were called on Saturday at the Whittemore Center…Boston College was without its head coach Jerry York, who missed both New Hampshire games while recovering from eye surgery.

Boston University: Sophomore Cason Hohmann leads the nation in plus-minus at plus-20...Freshman Sean Maguire ranks seventh nationally in save percentage (.938) and ninth in GAA (1.83) while both marks are tops amongst Hockey East goalies...Both of BU's freshman goaltenders have posted five-game win streaks this season...Until Wednesday's overtime setback against Harvard, BU this season hadn't lost to an unranked opponent, lost a one-goal game or lost when it led after two periods...It also marked the first time all season that BU had a game go into overtime...The Terriers last three meetings with Merrimack have taken place at Lawler Arena and BU has won all three, allowing just one goal each time... BU's last 31 goals have been scored by 15 different players and during one stretch, the team had 14 goals scored by 13 players...Friday's game versus Northeastern on NESN will feature Hockey East's top two rookie scorers in the Huskies' Kevin Roy (9-11-20) and BU's Danny O'Regan (7-8-15)...Three former Terriers (Chris Bourque, Jay Pandolfo, David Warsofsky) are on the Boston Bruins' preseason camp roster.

Maine: Maine skated to a 1-1 draw with Northeastern on Friday night… Rookie Bill Norman scored Maine's lone goal in the game. It was the first career goal for Norman. He becomes the eighth Black Bears to notch his first career goal this season…Maine had 43 shots on goal on Friday night… It was the fourth time this season that Maine has notched 40 or more shots in a game…Maine had tallied four power play goals in its last three games before seeing that streak come to an end on Friday at Northeastern…Maine's freshman class has scored 35.6 percent of the team's total offense…In a rare scheduling oddity, Maine plays Merrimack three times in a row…The two teams met on Saturday night at Lawler Arena and now Merrimack comes to Alfond Arena for a pair of games this Friday and Saturday.

Massachusetts: Junior Branden Gracel improved his Hockey East-leading faceoff percentage to 62.4% (231 of 370) after winning 30 of 45 draws (66.7%) he took over the weekend...Senior Darren Rowe had a three-point game on Friday night vs. Providence for a new career high on a goal and two assists...Junior Patrick Kiley scored his first goal of the season in Friday's meeting with the Friars...Prior to UMass being shut out on Saturday, junior Conor Allen tallied a goal on Friday night vs. Providence to extend his scoring streak to six straight games, a career best and the longest for any Minuteman this season.

UMass-Lowell: UMass Lowell won its sixth and seventh straight games with the 4-2 and 6-3 victories at Vermont last weekend and is currently riding its longest winning streak since the 2001-02 season when the River Hawks won nine successive games…Saturday's 6-3 win over the Catamounts marked the first time in seven games UMass Lowell allowed more than two goals…The River Hawks killed off nine power plays in the two games against Vermont, extending its penalty kill streak to 32 straight and 38 of the last 39. The last time UMass Lowell conceded a power play goal was on Nov. 30 in a 5-2 loss at New Hampshire…UMass Lowell improved to 7-3 away from home with the weekend sweep at Vermont…Sophomore F Scott Wilson has 6-11- 17 in his last 11 games, including 4-2-6 in his last three games…The River Hawks are 17-14-6 all-time against Vermont and is 6-4-4 at the Gutterson Fieldhouse…Senior Riley Wetmore played in his 129th and 130th games at Vermont last weekend. He has never missed a game for UMass Lowell.

Merrimack: Back at Lawler Arena for the first time in a month, Merrimack lost to #8 BU 4-1 Friday before defeating Maine 6-0 Saturday in front of two sellout crowds despite students being on break…Merrimack remains in fifth place in Hockey East, three points behind Providence for fourth with a game-in-hand…Eleven different players notched points in the win over Maine, as Sam Marotta picked up the first shutout of the season. Marotta has two career shutouts, with Merrimack winning 6-0 in each game…The Warriors are 5-0-1 in the last six games in North Andover vs. the Black Bears…In a rematch of the 2011 and 2012 Hockey East Quarterfinals, Saturday's meeting with Maine marked the first of a three-game set in the next eight days…Merrimack's senior class is two wins away of becoming the most successful class in its Division I history, passing last year's class…Kyle Bigos became Hockey East's all-time penalty minute leader and has 418 career.

New Hampshire: UNH split its much-anticipated matchup with second-ranked Boston College. After falling 5-2 in Chestnut Hill on Friday, the Wildcats bounced back with a 2-1 win on Saturday night at the Whitt…The Wildcats snapped a six-game losing streak against the Eagles and won at home against BC for the first time in almost four years…On Friday night, Jay Camper and Kevin Goumas scored bookend goals with the Eagles scoring five times in between those tallies…On Saturday, UNH used nine minutes of power play time in the second period, including two minutes of 5-on-3, to take momentum and outshoot the BC 21-3 in the frame. They would finally breakthrough with an even-strength goal in the final minute of the period. Matt Willows scored his first collegiate goal…John Henrion scored the game-winning goal on Saturday with just under five minutes to play. He had a goal and assist over the weekend including 11 shots in two games…The Wildcats picked up their 14th win of the season on Saturday, the team had just 15 wins all of last season.

Northeastern: Senior netminder Chris Rawlings surpassed Brad Thiessen (2006-09) for the second most saves all-time at Northeastern. Heading into Friday's game vs. Maine, Rawlings trailed Thiessen's mark of 3,166. With the 42 saves, Rawlings is alone in second place with 3,203 career stops. Rawlings also tied Thiessen for most games played in net with 111 career appearances and trails Keni Gibson's (2001-05) mark of 115 games played by just four showings...Mike McMurtry pieced together his first career point streak with assists in his last two consecutive outings. Northeastern and Maine are now 5-4-17 in overtime contests. The last time both clubs tied was on Jan. 22, 2011 (3-3) at Matthews Arena. Roy has now scored 20 points at Northeastern, marking the seventh-consecutive season an incoming Husky has scored 20 points in a season, starting in 2006-07 with Chad Costello (11-11-22).

Providence College: With a weekend sweep, the Friars won the season series versus the Minutemen for the third consecutive season (2- 1-0 in 2012-13; 2-0-1 in 2011-12; 1-0-2 in 2010-11)...Freshman goalie Jon Gillies made 44 saves in PC's 2-0 win on Saturday night, the most in a game since Alex Beaudry made 47 saves on Oct. 31, 2009 in a 2-1 Friar win in Amherst. It was Gillies' third shutout of the season and he became the first freshman in Friar history with three shutouts...The Friars are now 6-0-1 when leading after one period, 8-1-1 when scoring first and 4-0-0 when scoring five or more goals...Ross Mauermann has five points in his last five games played (2-3-5)...Myles Harvey also had an assist in both games, running his team-leading assist total to 10 (matching his season high mark of 10 set last season)…The Friars are the only team in Hockey East not to give up more than four goals in a game this season.

Vermont: Vermont closed out a five-game homestand this weekend against No. 20 UMass Lowell…UVM had a four-game home unbeaten streak against the River Hawks snapped on Friday night. It was Lowell's first win at Gutterson Fieldhouse since the 2009 Hockey East Quarterfinals… Sophomore Colin Markison (Oct. 12) and junior Connor Brickley (Nov. 16) each returned from lengthy absences due to injury on Friday…Junior captain H.T. Lenz played in his 90th career game for the Catamounts over the weekend, while sophomores Michael Paliotta and Kyle Reynolds each skated in their 50th contest…Freshman defenseman Caylen Walls netted his first career goal in the third period of Saturday's game against the River Hawks…From the start of the second period on Friday to the end of the first period on Saturday, UVM held UMass Lowell to 13 total shots on goal...That stretch included a season-low two shots allowed in the second period on Friday.

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