Weekly Release: Boston College Extends NCAA-Best Unbeaten Streak
Maine, UMass Lowell Split Home-And-Home; Terriers Take One At Michigan
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Warrior Hockey Player of the Week Blaine Byron of Maine

AROUND HOCKEY EAST: No. 9 Notre Dame scored four unanswered goals in a 5-3 victory over the Northeastern Huskies Saturday night, with sophomore forwards Andrew Oglevie (Fullerton, Calif./1g, 2a) and Jake Evans (Toronto, Ont./1g, 2a) pacing the Fighting Irish with three points apiece. Sunday's game was suspended with the score tied, 0-0, after two periods. A decision on the outcome of the game will be made later this week No. 3 Boston College earned two wins to extend the nation's longest unbeaten streak to 10 games. In Tuesday's Hockey East matchup against New Hampshire, the Eagles held off a three-goal Wildcat comeback in the third period to earn a 5-3 win. In Sunday's inaugural meeting against Arizona State, the Eagles put up 41 shots on goal and skated past the Sun Devils, 3-1. Senior forward Ryan Fitzgerald (North Reading, Mass.) tallied four assists in the two outings No. 4 Boston University earned a series split against No. 18 Michigan this weekend in Ann Arbor. After a 4-0- loss Friday, David Quinn's squad earned a 4-2 win Saturday by way of three third-period goals. Sophomore defenseman Charlie McAvoy (Long Beach, N.Y./1g, 2a), second year forward Jordan Greenway (Canton, N.Y./ 1g, 2a), and rookie forward Patrick Harper (New Canaan, Conn./ 1g, 2a) all recorded three points in the Terrier's win UConn earned a hard-fought point in a two-game set at No. 14 Ohio State. The Huskies went 0-1-1 on the weekend, dropping the series opener, 7-4, on Friday night but skated to a 3-3 tie in the series finale against the Buckeyes. Sophomore forward Tage Thompson (Orange, Conn./ 3g, 2a) led the Huskies in scoring with a five-point weekend while senior netminder Rob Nichols (Dallas, Texas) stopped a career-high 46 shots, including 24 in the second period alone No. 5 UMass Lowell and Maine split a home-and-home conference series this weekend. In Friday's contest at Alfond Arena, senior forward Blake Byron (Manotick, Ont.) notched a hat trick for the Black Bears in a 5-2 victory. Sunday, River Hawks' senior defenseman Dylan Zink (Madison, Wis.) recorded three assists to push UMass Lowell to a 4-1 win New Hampshire skated in a pair of overtime tilts on the weekend, needing extra time against Arizona State and Merrimack. Despite dropping a 5-4 overtime decision to the Sun Devils Saturday, the Wildcats scored two goals in the third period Sunday to force extra time against the Warriors, eventually skating to a 3-3 draw. UNH junior forward Jason Salvaggio (Hanson, Mass.) scored the equalizer with 48 seconds remaining in regulation UMass split its weekend against Hockey East opponents Merrimack and Vermont. On Friday, the Minutemen scored three unanswered goals in the first period en-route to a 3-1 victory for head coach Greg Carvel's first Hockey East win. In Saturday's tilt against Vermont, the game remained in a 1-1 tie until Matt Alvaro (Toronto, Ont.) put the Catamounts on top with just 5:14 to play in regulation to give the Catamounts a win that placed them in a tie for fourth place in the Hockey East standings.




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BLAINE BYRON - MAINE

Blaine Byron (Manotick, Ont.) helped the Black Bears to a weekend split in a home-and-home series with No. 5 UMass Lowell. In Friday's 5-2 win over the River Hawks, Byron scored a hat trick, including a goal just 37 seconds into the game and a shorthanded empty-netter to clinch the win.


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PATRICK HARPER - BOSTON UNIVERSITY

Patrick Harper (New Canaan, Conn.) netted a goal and added two assists in a 4-2 win at Michigan Saturday evening. Harper set up BU's first two goals, the first coming on the power-play, and scored an insurance goal with 4:57 remaining in the game to seal the win for the Terriers in Ann Arbor.


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ROB NICHOLS - UCONN

Rob Nichols (Dallas, Texas) stopped a career-high 46 shots Saturday at No. 14 Ohio State to earn a 3-3 tie. He made 24 saves in the second period alone to help the Huskies take a point from a top-15 team on the road.

HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS

Austin Cangelosi, BC (Sr., F; Estero, Fla.) Dished out three assists in a 5-3 win Tuesday over New Hampshire.

Jordan Greenway, BU (So., F; Canton, N.Y.) Factored in all three third-period goals (1g, 2a) to push the Terriers to a 4-2 win at Michigan Saturday.

Tage Thompson, UConn (So., F; Orange, Conn.) Racked up five points (3g, 2a) in a 0-1-1 weekend at No. 14 Ohio State, including a pair of power-play strikes to pace the Huskies in a 3-3 stalemate Saturday.

Dylan Zink, UML (Jr., D; Madison, Wis.) Chipped in four assists on the weekend in a home-and-home split with Maine, including setting up three goals in Sunday's 4-1 win at the Tsongas Center.

Rob Michel, ME (So., D; Camillus, N.Y.) Scored his first career goal, a shorthanded, game-winner, in a win over No. 5 UMass Lowell.

Derek Petti, MC (Sr., F; Tewksbury, Mass.) Scored his first of the season and added an assist on the weekend.

Hampus Gustafsson, MC (Sr., F; Ljungby, Sweden) Put up two points (1g, 1a) in a 3-3 tie at New Hampshire.

Chris LeBlanc, MC (Sr., F; Winthrop, Mass.) Had a goal and an assist in two games, his first appearance since the season opener. Finished with a plus-three rating, tied for the team high on the weekend.

Michael McNicholas, UNH (Jr., F; Manhattan Beach, Calif.) Picked up a four-point weekend (3g, 1a) with a pair of multi-point games to extend his point streak to four games (3g, 3a). Also added an assist in Tuesday's game at BC.

Patrick Grasso, UNH (Fr., F; Ankeny, Iowa) Registered three assists in two games on the weekend, pushing his point streak to 10 games (9g, 7a). Also dished out a helper Tuesday in a 5-3 setback at BC.

Matt Alvaro, UVM (Fr., F; Toronto, Ont.) Netted the game-winner at UMass Saturday with just 5:14 remaining in regulation.

Stefanos Lekkas, UVM (Fr., G; Elburn, Ill.) Stopped 13 of 14 shots against UMass Saturday, earning his fourth win in five starts.