Weekly Release: Umile Earns 350th Hockey East Win at New Hampshire
League Play Opens For Nine Teams In 33rd Season on Ice for Hockey East
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Warrior Hockey Player of the Week Patrick Grasso of New Hampshire

AROUND HOCKEY EAST: New Hampshire Head Coach Richard Umile recorded the 350th win of his career in Hockey East play Saturday night in his team's 6-2 victory over Merrimack at the Whittemore Center. In that outing, rookie Wildcat Patrick Grasso (Ankeny, Iowa) netted four goals, including three power-play markers. Three of the strikes came within 3:56 of the first period ... Vermont took two wins over ranked opponents behind the hot start of freshman netminder Stefanos Lekkas (Elburn, Ill.). Lekkas earned his first shutout against No. 11 Michigan in a 3-0 win before taking a 3-2 decision at defending Hockey East champion then-No. 16 Northeastern ... UConn split the weekend at No. 6 Notre Dame, earning a 4-2 win Thursday night thanks in part to 47 saves from rookie goaltender Adam Huska (Zvolen, Slovakia). Friday night, Notre Dame rebounded with a 6-2 win over the Huskies behind a four-point night from Anders Bjork (Mequon, Wis./2g, 2a). Bjork also had an assist in Thursday's loss for a five-point weekend ...Boston College turned in a pair of wins over Providence and Massachusetts, earning a 3-1 win Friday night over the Friars in a contest between the co-champions of the 2015-16 Hockey East regular season. Sophomore forward Colin White (Hanover, Mass.) had two goals and an assist the following night in a 7-4 win over UMass ... Maine earned a 2-2 tie with Colgate Friday night before dropping a 5-2 decision Saturday. In Saturday's set back, rookie forward Ryan Smith (Roanoke, Va.) picked up his first NCAA points with a goal and an assist ... Hampus Gustafsson (Ljungby, Sweden) led Merrimack with three points in three games last week, netting his fourth goal of the season and dishing out two helpers. He scored in Tuesday's 2-2 tie with Boston College while he set up the game-winner in Friday's victory over Cornell ... UMass Lowell split a road series with Omaha, propelled by a pair of goals by junior forward Jake Kamrass (Atlanta, Ga.). Rookie goaltender Tyler Wall (Leamington, Ont.) stopped 25 of 27 shots Saturday night to pick up a 4-2 win on the road ... Providence captured the Mayor's Cup with a 6-0 win over Brown Sunday evening in a game that featured the first two collegiate goals from freshman forward Vimal Sukumaran (Montreal, Que.).