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April 1, 2013
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WEEKLY RELEASE: UMASS LOWELL RIVER HAWKS HEAD TO FROZEN FOUR FOR FIRST TIME IN PROGRAM HISTORY
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Photo ATHLETIC REPUBLIC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#37 CONNOR HELLEBUYCK, UMASS LOWELL
(Freshman Goaltender; Commerce, Mich.)
Hellebuyck stopped 59 of 60 shots (.983 save%) in two games vs. Wisconsin and New Hampshire and was named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Northeast Regional. He backstopped UMass Lowell to a 6-1 victory over Wisconsin (28 saves) and a 2-0 triumph over New Hampshire. He earned his sixth shutout of the season with 31 stops Saturday vs. the Wildcats, matching the school record for shutouts in a season and he also moved in the national lead for shutouts tying Niagara's Carsen Chubak. Athletic Republic
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
#13 ADAM CHAPIE, UMASS LOWELL
(Freshman Forward; Oxford, Mich.)
Chapie scored two goals and was named to the All-Tournament Team at the NCAA Northeast Regional. Scored an empty net goal in the 6-1 win over Wisconsin and followed with UMass Lowell's second goal in Saturday night's 2-0 triumph over New Hampshire. He finished the week with five shots on goal and a +4 plus/minus rating. Pro Ambitions
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Photo HEA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#3 CHAD RUHWEDEL, UMASS LOWELL
(Junior Defenseman; San Diego, Calif.)
Ruhwedel was named to the NCAA Northeast Regional All-Tournament Team after helping lead UMass Lowell to a pair of victories over Wisconsin (6-1) and New Hampshire (2-0). He assisted on Scott Wilson's goal to give UMass Lowell a 1-0 lead and helped the River Hawks to their sixth shutout of the season on Saturday vs. UNH. Hockey East
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Photo HOCKEY EAST TEAM OF THE WEEK
UMASS LOWELL RIVER HAWKS
The River Hawks advanced to their first Frozen Four in the program's history with a 2-0 shutout of New Hampshire in the NCAA Northeast Regional Final at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H. on Saturday night. UMass Lowell also recorded a 6-1 win vs. WCHA champion Wisconsin in the opening round of the tournament on Friday in Manchester.  
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Athletic Republic Player of the Week Connor Hellebuyck of UMass Lowell
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ARMY ROTC THREE STARS AWARD
At the conclusion of every Hockey East game, the " Army ROTC Three Stars of The Game" are selected by the members of the media. Congratulations to UNH's John Henrion and Martin Ouellete for sharing this season's Three Stars Award. Here are the final 2012-2013 season leaders.
Rk. Name Cl. School Pts.
1. John Henrion Sr. UNH 20
  Martin Ouellette Jr. ME 20
3. Casey DeSmith So. UNH 19
  Jon Gillies Fr. PC 19
  Joseph Pendenza Jr. UML 19
6. Bill Arnold Jr. BC 17
  Johnny Gaudreau So. BC 17
8 Steven Whitney Sr. BC 16
Army ROTC


MILESTONES/WHO'S HOT/MILESTONES

Derek Arnold, UML (Jr., F, Foxboro, Mass.) Has six points (3g,3a) in his last six games.

Adam Chapie, UML (Fr., F, Oxford, Mich.) Scored one goal in each win over Wisconsin (6-1) and New Hampshire (2-0) to earn NCAA Northeast Regional All-Tournament Team honors.

Connor Hellebuyck, UML (Fr., G, Commerce, Mich.) Stopped 59 of 60 shots (.983 save%) in the wins over Wisconsin (6-1) and New Hampshire (2-0) for the NCAA Northeast Regional. He owns a 6-0-0 record in the playoffs (HEA/NCAA) with a 0.83 GAA and a .972 save percentage for the River Hawks. In his last 15 games, Helleybuyck is 14-1-0 with a 1.20 GAA, a .957 save percentage and four shutouts.

Scott Wilson, UML (So., F, Oakville, Ont.) Has record 5-4-9 in his last seven games for the River Hawks.


TEAM/CONFERENCE NOTES

Boston College: Boston College fell to Union College in the opening round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament in Providence, R.I. The team concluded its 2012-13 season with a record of 22-12-4…BC fell to 45-38 all-time in NCAA Tournament competition, including a record of 32-10 under coach Jerry York…BC seniors, which captured NCAA championships in 2010 and 2012, finished their careers with an 8-2 mark in the national tournament…Senior goalie Parker Milner finished his career 64-20-5, tying Scott Gordon (1982-86) for fifth on the school's all-time wins list…Senior Pat Mullane played in 163 career games to tie Mike Mottau (1996-2000) for ninth all-time at BC.

UMass Lowell: UMass Lowell advanced to the NCAA Frozen Four for the first time with victories over Wisconsin (6-1) and New Hampshire (2-0), and will meet Yale Thursday, Apr. 11 at 4:30 at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa…The River Hawks are 8-3-0 against Yale all-time, and last played the Bulldogs on Jan. 15, 1999, emerging with a 2-1 win…With Saturday's 2-0 shutout, freshman goalie Connor Hellebuyck posted his sixth shutout of the season to match the school record set in 2001-02 by former standout Cam McCormick…Hellebuyck was named the Most Valuable Player of the Northeast Regional, one week after earning MVP honors at the Hockey East Tournament. He was joined by Scott Wilson, Adam Chapie and Chad Ruhwedel joined him on the All-Tournament Team.

New Hampshire: UNH, which returned to the NCAA's after a one-year hiatus, has been to the tournament 11 of the last 12 years and 18 of the past 22 dating back to 1992…The Wildcats captured a 5-2 win over Denver on Friday night before losing to top-seeded UMass Lowell 2-0 in the regional finals…Defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk and forward John Henrion were selected to the All-Tournament team for their efforts over the weekend…UNH played the final with out Grayson Downing and Kevin Goumas, a combined 73 points this season… The Wildcats became the only team in the country with NCAA wins in four of the last five seasons, advancing to the regional finals in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013…With its win on Friday, UNH captured a 20-win season for the 19th time in head coach Dick Umile's 24 year tenure…St. Cloud and UMass Lowell make up half the field for the Frozen Four... The Wildcats are a combined 5-1-0 against these two teams including a perfect 5-0-0 mark in the regular season…New Hampshire finished in the top 10 in offense, defense, penalty kill, scoring margin, penalty minutes against.

HOCKEY EAST IN THE FROZEN FOUR: The River Hawks mark the 38th league team to qualify for the Frozen Four in the 29-year history of the conference. Hockey East teams own a 29-29 all-time record in the Frozen Four with a 21-16 mark in semifinal play and a 8-13 record in the NCAA Championship Game. Hockey East teams have appeared in the Frozen Four in seven of the last eight years and have won the NCAA Championship in four of the last five seasons.

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