AROUND HOCKEY EAST: New Hampshire and No. 4 Providence split a pair of games this weekend in Providence. The Friars' Trevor Mingoia (Fairport, N.Y.) scored a goal and added two assists in the two outings while New Hampshire's Kyle Smith (Lumberton, N.J.) found the back of the net twice in the Wildcats' 3-1 win Saturday night ... Maine collected four points in Hockey East play in a sweep of Massachusetts in Amherst last weekend. Blaine Byron (Manotick, Ont.) led the Black Bears with five points (2g, 3a) and was named Army ROTC First Star of both games while Matt Morris (Ridgewood, N.J.) collected the two wins in net, stopping 59 of 65 shots faced ... The 64th annual Beanpot opens tonight at TD Garden and will feature three top-10 ranked teams in No. 5 Boston College, No. 7 Harvard, and No. 10/9 Boston University. The fourth team, Northeastern, may be the nation's hottest team as the Huskies are unbeaten in their last eight outings dating back to Dec. 19 (7-0-1). The Eagles will take on Harvard in the first game at 5pm before the Terriers and Huskies battle at 8pm. Each game can be seen on NESN and TSN ... UMass Lowell racked up two convincing victories over Arizona State at The Tsongas Center, downing the Sun Devils 4-1 and 8-1 on the weekend. C.J. Smith, UML (Des Moines, Iowa) totaled five points (4g, 1a), including his first hat trick in an 8-1 win Saturday. Rookie netminder Christopher Hernberg (Espoo, Finland) stopped 19 of 20 shots in his first career start to claim a 4-1 win Friday night ... Merrimack found itself back in the win column with a 10-0 win over Arizona State Sunday evening. Derek Petti (Tewksbury, Mass.) tallied five points (2g, 3a), including the first two goals of his career, victory. His second marker came while the Warriors were short-handed.
C.J. Smith, UML (So., F; Des Moines, Iowa) totaled five points (4g, 1a) in a weekend sweep of Arizona State, including his first hat trick in an 8-1 win Saturday. Smith finished the weekend with 13 shots on goal and a plus-two rating.
Derek Petti, MC (Fr., F; Tewksbury, Mass.) tallied five points (2g, 3a), including the first two goals of his career, in a 10-0 win over Arizona State Sunday afternoon. His second marker came while the Warriors were short-handed.
Daniel Tirone, UNH (So., G; Trumbull, Conn.) backboned the Wildcats to a weekend split with No. 4 Providence. He stopped 38 of 40 shots Friday night before making 31 saves on 32 shots Saturday in a 3-1 win.
HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS
Matt Lane, BU (Sr., F; Rochester, N.Y.) Tallied a goal and two assists to lead the Terriers to a 4-0 victory over Merrimack on Friday
Sean Maguire, BU (Sr.,G; Powell River, B.C.) Maguire stopped all 27 shots he faced and earned a shared shutout with Connor LaCouvee in a 4-0 win against Merrimack on Friday.
Blaine Byron, Maine (Jr., F; Manotick, Ont.) Helped sweep UMass with five points (2g, 3a) and was named Army ROTC First Star of both games.
Brendan Robbins, Maine (Fr., F; Nashua, N.H.) Netted a goal and recorded an assist in a 5-2 win over UMass Friday night.
Matt Morris, Maine (Sr., G; Ridgewood, N.J.) Picked up two wins in two starts at UMass, stopping 59 of 65 shots faced.
Christoffer Hernberg, UML (Fr., G: Espoo, Finland) Stopped 19 of 20 shots in his first career start to claim a 4-1 win Friday night.
Jake Kamrass, UML (So., F; Atlanta, Georgia) Registered four points (2g, 2a) in the 8-1 victory Saturday night against Arizona State.
Alex Carle, MC (Fr., D; Anchorage, Alaska) Scored the first goal of his Merrimack career and added two helpers in a threepoint outing for Merrimack in a 10-0 win over Arizona State Sunday evening.
Chris Leblanc, MC (Jr., F; Winthrop, Mass.) Registered two goals on the power-play for the Warriors against Arizona State.
Brett Seney, MC (So., F; London, Ont.) Dished out three assists and finished plus-three in the 10-0 win over the Sun Devils.
Kyle Smith, UNH (Sr., F; Lumberton, N.J.) Found the back of the net twice in New Hampshire's 3-1 win Saturday night.
Tyler Kelleher, UNH (Jr., F; Longmeadow, Mass.) Recorded a goal and an assist in the weekend split with the Friars.
Trevor Mingoia, PC (Sr., F; Fairport, N.Y.) Scored a goal and added two assists in a weekend split with New Hampshire.