AROUND HOCKEY EAST: Northeastern took a pair of league wins over UMass Lowell last weekend, boosting the Huskies into second place in the league standings. In the first game, Adam Gaudette (Braintree, Mass.) scored natural hat trick to power his team to a 3-1 win. The next night, Patrick Schule (Queens, N.Y.), scoring with 2:50 remaining in overtime to lift the Huskies to a 5-4 victory and weekend sweep of No. 17 UMass Lowell. In the process, Jim Madigan earned his 100th and 101st career wins overall behind the Northeastern bench ... Providence downed a pair of league rivals in Boston College and Boston University over the weekend behind 46 saves from Hayden Hawkey (Parker, Colo.) on 47 shots seen from the Eagles and Terriers. Hawkey posted a blank sheet against the Terriers, marking the first time the Friars have shut out Boston University since Feb. 6, 2004 ... Massachusetts earned its first league win of the season in its first try, taking a weekend split against Merrimack. In Friday's victory, rookie netminder Matt Murray (St. Albert, Alta.) stopped 24 shots to earn his first career shutout and a 4-0 win. The next night, four different goal-scorers and 19 saves from Craig Pantano (Bridgewater, Mass.) in his first career start lifted the Warriors to a 5-3 victory to earn the split ... New Hampshire and Vermont skated to a 4-4 draw on Saturday night. Catamount defender Matt O'Donnell (Fountain Valley, Calif.) scored twice and added one assist for a career-high three points in the outing. Wildcats rookie defenseman Benton Maass (Elk River, Minn.) posted a career best of three assists and three points against Vermont and Maass now leads the Wildcats with nine assists and nine points through their first seven contests ... Maine dropped a pair of games to Minnesota Duluth. Rookie goaltender Jeremy Swayman (Anchorage, Alaska) made 35 saves in just third career start on Friday while Eduards Tralmaks (Riga, Latvia) scored the lone goal for Maine on the weekend ... UConn fell twice to Miami in the first two meetings of the programs.
Adam Gaudette (Braintree, Mass.) led the nation with four goals last weekend, helping Northeastern to a league sweep of UMass Lowell. He had a natural hat trick in the first game, a 3-1 victory. The two wins over the River Hawks also notched Huskies' head coach Jim Madigan his 100th and 101st overall career wins.
Oliver Chau (Oakville, Ont.) tallied four points (1g, 3a) over the weekend in a series split against Merrimack. He assisted on a goal in Friday's 4-0 win and followed up with a career- high three-point game the next night. He leads the Minutemen in scoring with nine points on the year (3g, 6a).
Hayden Hawkey (Parker, Colo.) stopped 46 of 47 shots on goal this weekend in a pair of victories over ranked league opponents Boston University and Boston College. The junior goaltender also recorded his fifth career shutout in the 3-0 win over the Terriers on Saturday.
HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS
Dante Fabbro, BU (So., D; Westminster, B.C.) Scored a goal and added an assist in a 4-3 loss to top-ranked Denver on Friday.
Ty Amonte, BU (Fr., F; Norwell, Mass.) Recorded the first NCAA goal of his career in Friday's setback.
Matt Murray, UMass (Fr., G; St. Albert, Alta.) Recorded first career shutout in a 4-0 win over Merrimack on Friday night. Murray ended the weekend with a .909 save percentage.
Eduards Tralmaks, Maine (Fr., F; Riga, Latvia) Scored the lone goal against Minnesota Duluth in Friday night's contest.
Jeremy Swayman, Maine (Fr., G; Anchorage, Alaska) Made 35 saves in third career start against Minnesota Duluth.
Mark Hamilton, Maine (Sr., D; Winthrop, Mass.) Registered two shots on goal and four blocks on the weekend, limiting UMD on power play opportunities.
Jace Hennig, MC (Sr., F; Port Moody, B.C.) Posted a team high of two goals in series split against UMass.
Ara Nazarian, UNH (Jr., F; Boxford, Mass.) Recorded a career high of two goals and one assist, totaling three points on the road against Vermont on Saturday.
Benton Maass, UNH (Fr., D; Elk River, Minn.) Posted a career best of three assists and three points in 4-4 draw against Vermont. Maass now leads the Wildcats with nine assists and nine points.
Ryan Ruck, NU (Jr., G; Coto de Caza, Calif.) Recorded a 2.46 goals against average and .902 save percentage in weekend sweep against UML.
Matt O'Donnell, UVM (So., D; Fountain Valley, Calif.) Scored twice and added one assist for a career-high three points at home against UNH on Saturday.