AROUND HOCKEY EAST: No. 4 UMass Lowell won the first-ever Friendship Four tournament in Belfast, Northern Ireland, topping Brown in a shootout to capture the inaugural Belpot Trophy. After the game officially ended in a 3-3 tie, Dylan Zink (Madison, Wis.) scored the only goal of the shootout to claim the win for the River Hawks. UMass Lowell also downed Northeastern in the semifinals, 3-2 in overtime ... No. 1 Providence is now unbeaten in its last 16 games, including carrying a 12-game unbeaten streak to open 2015-16 after toppling No. 9/10 Yale, 4-3. Jake Walman (Toronto, Ont.) netted the game-winning goal and currently leads the NCAA in scoring with 10 goals, eight assists and 18 points ... No. 2 Boston College continued its winning ways with a 6-2 victory over RIT Saturday evening. Rookie sensation Colin White (Hanover, Mass.) picked up an assist on Ryan Fitzgerald's (N. Reading, Mass.) game-winner, stretching his point-streak to eight games (5g, 13a). The Eagles have won 11 of their first 12 games, the best start in program history since the 1949 NCAA championship season ... Northeastern exploded for seven goals against Colgate to claim third place in the Friendship Four after falling, 3-2, in overtime to UMass Lowell. Ryan Rosenthal (Montvale, N.J.) scored three goals and added an assist on the weekend to power the Husky offense ... No. 12/11 Boston University remained unbeaten (3-0-2) in the Red Hot Hockey rivalry, skating to a 3-3 draw with No. 15/16 Cornell at Madison Square Garden Saturday night and now have just one loss in their last nine contests (5-1-3) ... The Maine Black Bears extended their winning streak to four games with two wins over Princeton last weekend, powered by four points (3g, 1a) from Blaine Byron (Manotick, Ont.). Senior goaltender Matt Morris (Ridgewood, N.J.) stopped 61 shots to collect his fourth consecutive victory, carrying a 1.98 goals against average and .944 save percentage in that span ... No. 18 Notre Dame hosted the Shillelagh Tournament at the Compton Family Ice Arena last weekend, falling to No. 8 Harvard, 4-1, before topping Western Michigan, 3-1. Senior forward Sam Herr (Hinsdale, Ill.) netted the game-winner with less than five minutes remaining to secure third place over the Broncos ... The NCAA's leading scorer, Andrew Poturalski (Williamsville, N.Y.), registered five points in two games for New Hampshire, including a hat trick against RPI Tuesday. He then picked up a pair of assist Saturday in the Wildcats' 5-4 win over Bentley ...Hockey East now looks ahead to a full slate of conference match ups this weekend, with 12 league games on the slate.
Poturalski, the NCAA leading point-getter (11g, 14a), registered five points on three goals and two assists last weekend. He picked up his first hat trick Tuesday, scoring three consecutive times to pull UNH even with RPI, 3-3. He has recorded at least two points in all but three games this season he currently sits second in the NCAA in total goals (11).
White pushed his point streak to eight games in two contests last weekend, scoring the game-winner Tuesday at UConn before dishing out the assist on Saturday night's decisive tally over RIT. He has five goals and eight assists during his scoring span. White currently leads all NCAA rookies in assists (14) and points (21).
Zink helped UMass Lowell to capture the inaugural Friendship Four Tournament in Belfast, Northern Ireland with a pair of goals and an assist. In Friday's semifinal, Zink netted the overtime winner against Northeastern in league. Saturday, Zink assisted on a second-period strike before scoring the only goal of the shootout to secure the Belpot Trophy.
HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS
Ryan Fitzgerald, BC (Jr., F; N. Reading, Mass.) Recorded his third multi-goal game of the season and netted the game-winner over RIT.
Colin White, BC (Fr., F; Hanover, Mass.) Pushed his point-streak to eight games (5g, 13a) and factored in on two game-winning strikes, scoring the deciding tally Tuesday at UConn before setting up Fitzgerald's winning marker Saturday.
Danny O'Regan, BU (Sr., F; Needham, Mass.) Opened the Terriers' scoring and netted the game-winner in Tuesday's 3-0 win over Bentley.
Jordan Greenway, BU (Fr., F; Canton, N.Y.) Netted his first collegiate goal to force overtime with No. 16/15 Cornell Sunday in a 3-3 tie.
Sean Maguire, BU (Sr., G; Powell River, B.C.) Kicked out all 15 shots faced Tuesday against Bentley to post his fifth career shutout.
Blaine Byron, Maine (Jr., F; Manotick, Ont.) Earned four points (3g, 1a) in two wins over Princeton on the weekend, helping Maine push its win-streak to four games.
Rob Michel, Maine (Fr., D; Camillus, N.Y.) Registered three assists in two Black Bears wins over Princeton.
Matt Morris, Maine (Sr., G; Ridgewood, N.J.) Picked up a pair of wins over Princeton, stopping 61 shots. During his four-game win streak, Morris boasts a 1.98 goals against average and .944 save percentage.
C.J. Smith, UML (So., F; Des Moines, Iowa) Had four points (2g, 2a) in the Friendship Four in Belfast, Northern Ireland, including two goals and an assist in the title game to lead the River Hawks to capture the Belpot Trophy.
Dylan Zink, UML (Jr., D; Madison, Wis.) Collected three points (2g, 1a) in Northern Ireland, netting two goals Friday in a 3-2 win over Northeastern in Hockey East play. He scored the OT winner in Friday's game as well as the only shootout goal in Saturday's triumph.
Andrew Poturalski, UNH (So., F; Williamsville, N.Y.) Registered five points (3g, 2a) in two games for UNH, including a hat trick at RPI Tuesday night. He currently leads the nation in points (25) and is second in total goals (11).
Ryan Rosenthal, NU (Jr., F; Montvale, N.J.) Scored three goals and added an assist at the inaugural Friendship Four in Belfast, Northern Ireland, helping the Huskies to a third-place finish with a 7-1 win over Colgate.
Sam Herr, ND (Sr., F; Hinsdale, Ill.) Scored the game-winning goal against Western Michigan Saturday night, totaling seven shots on net in the two games of the Shillelagh Tournament.
Cal Petersen, ND (So., G; Waterloo, Iowa) Backstopped the Irish to a 3-1 win Saturday over the Broncos, kicking out 31 of 32 shots on the night. He went 1-1-0, collecting a .909 save percentage and 2.65 GAA. Four of five goals allowed came while Notre Dame was shorthanded.
Jake Walman, PC (So., D; Toronto, Ont.) Potted the game-winner to clinch a 4-3 come-from-behind win over No. 9/10 Yale.
Mike Santaguida, UVM (Jr., G; Mississauga, Ont.) Stopped Penn State 48 shots Sunday in the Philadelphia College Hockey Faceoff.