Weekly Release: Gustafsson Earns Player of the Week After Five-Point Outing
Providence Extends Win Streak to Nine Games
photo
Warrior Hockey Player of the Week Hampus Gustafsson of Merrimack College

AROUND HOCKEY EAST: Merrimack enjoyed a historic weekend, winning, 6-3, at No. 7 Boston College for the first time since 1997, a streak that spanned 30 games (0-27-3), led by five points (3g, 2a) from Hampus Gustafsson (Ljungby, Sweden). The win also assured the Warriors their first unbeaten season in league play against both the Eagles (1-0-1) and Boston University (2-0-0) since joining Hockey East, as well as season series victories against both teams. The next-best year was in 2010-11, when Merrimack went 3-1-2 in the regular season against both schools ... No. 11 Providence College extended its win streak to nine games with a sweep of UConn, taking a 4-1 decision Wednesday and enjoying a 4-3 victory Friday thanks to four points (3g, 1a) from Erik Foley (Mansfield, Mass.). Foley now has eight points (5g, 3a) in his last four games ... No. 9 UMass Lowell picked up two wins over No. 3 Boston University and UMass, backboned by rookie netminder Tyler Wall (Leamington, Ont.), who improved his season record to 18-8-1 and 10-7-0 in league play. Wall kicked out 15 saves in the third period against the Terriers, helping to preserve a 3-2 victory ... The Terriers advanced to the Beanpot final with a 3-1 win over Boston College last Monday. Freshman Clayton Keller (Swansea, Ill.) extended his point streak in that game to 15 straight with a shorthanded goal before the run was snapped in the 3-2 setback to UMass Lowell Friday ... Northeastern fell at the hands of Harvard, 4-3, in last week's Beanpot semifinal, setting up Monday afternoon's tilt with Boston College. The Huskies went on to topple UMass, 6-2, Friday night at Matthews Arena. The reunited line of Zach Aston-Reese (Staten Island, N.Y./2g, 2a), John Stevens (Sea Isle City, N.J./3a), and Nolan Stevens (Sea Isle City, N.J./2g) connected for nine points in the outing ... Notre Dame earned four league points to keep pace with UMass Lowell on the Hockey East table with two victories at Maine. Friday saw the Fighting Irish jump out to a 3-0 lead off goals from Jack Jenkins (Lake Bluff, Ill.), Anders Bjork (Mequon, Wis.) and Andrew Oglevie (Fullerton, Calif.) and hang on to earn a 3-2 win. The next night, Cam Brown (Natick, Mass.) set up Blaine Byron (Ottawa, Ont.) and Brendan Robbins (Nashua, N.H.) to stake the Black Bears to a two-goal advantage that also saw the Black Bears captain record his 100th career point. The Irish battled back, getting two goals from Dylan Malmquist (Edina, Minn.) and a goal and an assist from Jordan Gross (Maple Grove, Minn.) to eventually earn a 4-2 win.