Weekly Release: UMass Lowell Sweeps ECAC Foes; BU Earns League Points
Maine, New Hampshire, Providence, Split Weekend Series
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Hockey East Player of the Week Bobo Carpenter of Boston University

AROUND HOCKEY EAST: The #19 UMass Lowell River Hawks earned back-to-back road wins with a sweep of #12 Clarkson and St. Lawrence. Goaltender Christoffer Hernberg (Espoo, Finland) stopped 58 of 59 shots on the weekend to pick up a pair of wins and earned his first career shutout in a 27-save performance against the Skating Saints. Kenny Hausinger (Anchorage, Alaska) racked up five points (3g, 2a) on five shots on net to power the River Hawks' offense ... #7 Boston University took a 1-0-1 record against UConn in the first league tilts of the season for the Terriers. In a 2-2 draw Friday night, Bobo Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.) scored two short-handed goals and followed it up with the first hat trick of his career in a 6-3 win the next night. All three of his goals came on the power-play in game two. Alexander Payusov (Montreal, Que.) earned three points against #7 BU, pushing his point streak to five games with two goals and an assist He leads his team with six goals and four power-play strikes ... Maine split a weekend series with Miami that saw the return of Patrick Holway (Cohasset, Mass.) to the Black Bears lineup. In his first game of 2017-18, Holway scored a power-play goal and added two assists in a 6-3 victory on Saturday. He set up the game-winning goal, put four shots on net and finished a plus-two ... New Hampshire pushed its record to 5-0-1 Friday night before suffering its first loss of the season to Colorado College on Saturday. Rookie defenseman Max Gildon (Plano, Texas) scored four goals for the Wildcats, including a hat trick in a 6-3 game one win, and found the back of the net again in a 2-1 loss the following night ... Providence earned a weekend split with Clarkson and St. Lawrence. Kasper Bjorkqvist (Espoo, Finland) scored a hat trick within 13:58 in Providence's 6-5 overtime victory at St. Lawrence Friday night. He has scored four goals in five games, surpassing his goal total from all of last season ... Merrimack took a point from Minnesota Duluth with an overtime win Friday night in Minnesota, paced by a career-high four points (1g, 3a) from Jared Kolquist (Hermantown, Minn.). He added another goal in a game two setback ... Northeastern was swept by #18 Quinnipiac despite a nation-leading five points (3g, 2a) from Dylan Sikura (Aurora, Ont.) ... UMass dropped a pair of games to Ohio State. Niko Hildenbrand (Vacaville, Calif.) scored the lone goal in the two outings for the Minutemen ... Vermont lost twice at Michigan, falling 4-1 and 3-2 despite Stefanos Lekkas (Elburn, Ill.) posting a career-high 41 saves Friday night at Yost Arena ...#13 Boston College dropped two at #3 St. Cloud. The Eagles are 1-3-1 in the midst of a stretch of seven-straight games against ranked opponents to start the season ... Hockey East officials' observer Chuck Napoli was honored by the Boston Bruins on Saturday with a 25-year service award for his commitment to the organization.