~ No. 8 Boston U. gets road win at Merrimack; Merrimack blanks Maine ~
||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.
||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 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.
||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 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.
Athletic Republic Player of the Week Scott Wilson of UMass Lowell
|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:
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
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
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
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.