Weekly Release: Boston University Extends Win Streak to Eight
Providence Sweeps No. 5 UMass Lowell; Northeastern Takes Two Over Merrimack
Warrior Hockey Players of the Week Dylan Sikura of Northeastern

AROUND HOCKEY EAST: No. 3 Boston University extended its win streak to eight games last week, taking a trio of victories at Boston College and in a home-and-home with Maine. Rookie forward Clayton Keller (Swansea, Ill.) racked up five points (2g, 3a) and finished plus-three across the week while first-year netminder Jake Oettinger (Lakeville, Minn.) posted a 3-0-0 record with 0.67 goals against average and .973 save percentage ... No. 10 Boston College fell to No. 3 Boston University Monday evening, 3-0, but rebounded with a 6-1 win over league foe Massachusetts. Five different Eagles skaters had multi-point nights in the victory including Scott Savage (San Clemente, Calif./1g, 2a), Austin Cangelosi (Estero, Fla./1g, 1a), Christopher Brown (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./3a), David Cotton (Parker, Texas/1g, 2a) and Julius Mattila (Tampere, Finland/1g, 1a) ... UConn traveled to Vermont for a one-game set Friday night, a wild affair that turned into a 5-4 win for the Catamounts. Vermont jumped out to a three-goal lead early in the second period before the Huskies fired back with two goals in 46 seconds to make it a 3-2 game. The teams then traded goals in the second half of the game, but UConn was unable to close the gap, ultimately falling by a one-goal margin. Tage Thompson (Orange, Conn.) netted two goals for UConn, while Matt Alvaro (Toronto, Ont.) scored a pair for Vermont and Ross Colton (Robbinsville, N.J.) dished out four assists on the night ... Providence downed No. 5 UMass Lowell in a two-game set to pick up four points in league play to improve to 4-6-2 in conference games. Friday saw UMass Lowell jump to a 2-0 lead, but four unanswered goals pushed Providence to a 4-3 victory. The Friars' Brian Pinho (North Andover, Mass.) and Josh Wilkins (Raleigh, N.C.) each dished out two assists. In Saturday's 3-2 win, seven different Friars recorded at least a point to help power Providence to the win. Sophomore goaltender Hayden Hawkey (Parker, Colo.) stopped 19 shots for the Friars while UMass Lowell's Tyler Wall (Leamington, Ont.) kicked out 32 ... Northeastern swept Merrimack in their regular-season series last weekend, taking victories of 4-1 and 4-2 on back-to-back nights. Dylan Sikura (Aurora, Ont.) racked up five points (1g, 4a) across the two-game set for Northeastern, including setting up both game-winning tallies. Zach Aston-Reese (Staten Island, N.Y.) had his 11-game point streak snapped Friday, but picked back up the next night with a goal and an assist. The senior now has 27 points over his last 13 games. Merrimack's Johnathan Kovacevic (Grimsby, Ont./1g, 2a) earned three points on the weekend, including a goal and an assist Saturday, while Jace Hennig (Port Moody, B.C.) also notched a maker and helper in the second game for the Warriors ... No. 14 Notre Dame took three out of four points from New Hampshire in South Bend, holding the league's best offense to just two goals, including a 3-0 shutout for Irish netminder Cal Petersen (Waterloo, Iowa) on Saturday, who made 31 saves in the effort. New Hampshire goaltender Daniel Tirone (Trumbull, Conn.) stopped 47 shots on Friday's 2-2 tie, and made another 40 saves the following night in the 3-0 setback.


Dylan Sikura (Aurora, Ont.) racked up five points (1g, 4a) across a two-game set with Merrimack last weekend, helping the Huskies to four points in league play. The forward played a key role in each victory, setting up the game-winning tally in each of the two outings against the Warriors.


Clayton Keller (Swansea, Ill.) tallied five points (2g, 3a) and a plus-3 rating in a three-win week for the Terriers.

Ross Colton (Robbinsville, N.J.) helped the Catamounts to a 5-4 victory over UConn, dishing out four assists on the night, including setting up the game winner.


Jake Oettinger (Lakeville, Minn.) posted a 3-0-0 record in three games last week against No. 10 Boston College and a home-and-home against Maine. The rookie netminder allowed just two goals, each on the power play, to earn with 0.67 goals against average and .973 save percentage. He shut out the Eagles with a 34- save performance.


David Cotton, BC (Fr., F; Parker, Texas) Had three points on a goal and two assists in Friday night's win over the Minutemen.

Scott Savage, BC (Sr., D; San Clemente, Calif.) Recorded three points on a goal and two assists in Boston College's 6-1 win over UMass on Friday night. Savage finished the game with a plus-4 rating, and leads the league with a plus-15 rating in conference play.

Jace Hennig, MC (Jr., F; Port Moody, B.C.) Posted a two-point weekend after scoring on the power play and assisting on another goal in Saturday night's game against Northeastern.

Johnathan Kovacevic, MC (Fr., D; Grimsby, Ont.) Led Merrimack with three points (1g, 2a) over two games in the team's weekend series against Northeastern.

Jeremy Davies, NU (Fr., D; Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Que.) Netted a goal and an assist from the blue line in a weekend sweep of Merrimack, including the game-winning goal on Friday night.

Ryan Ruck, NU (So., G; Coto de Caza, Calif.) Went 2-0-0 last weekend with 33 saves in each game against Merrimack, finishing with a 1.50 goals against average and .957 save percentage.

Scott Conway, PC (So., F, Basingstoke, England) Led the Friars in a weekend sweep over No. 5 UMass Lowell with two goals and an assist, including the game-winning goal on Saturday night.

Kasper Björkqvist, PC (Fr., F; Espoo, Finland) Björkqvist played a crucial role in Providence's sweep over No. 5 UMass Lowell this weekend, tallying the go-ahead goal in the third period in a 4-3 win on Friday and tying the game up at 2-2 in the second period on Saturday night.

Jake Evans, ND (Jr., F, Montreal, Que.) Scored a goal and two assists in Notre Dame's 1-0-1 weekend against New Hampshire.

Andrew Peeke, ND (Fr., D, Parkland, Fla.) Found the back of the net in Notre Dame's 3-0 win over New Hampshire and finished the weekend series a team-best plus-three rating.

Cal Petersen, ND (Jr., G, Waterloo, Iowa) Backboned the Irish to a 1-0-1 record against New Hampshire, including a 31-save shutout in a 3-0 win on Saturday night. In the two games, Petersen posted a 0.96 goals against average and a .966 save percentage.

Matt Alvaro, UVM (Fr., F; Toronto, Ont.) Alvaro scored a pair of goals, including the game winner, in a 5-4 win over UConn at Gutterson Fieldhouse on Friday night.