Weekly Release: New Hampshire Sweeps UMass Lowell; Providence Wins Two at Miami
BU Takes OT Win At Quinnipiac; Northeastern's Offense Explodes
Hockey East Player of the Week Patrick Harper of Boston University

AROUND HOCKEY EAST: New Hampshire opened the 2017-18 season, long-time head coach Dick Umile's final behind the Wildcats' bench, with two wins over #5 UMass Lowell in a home-and-home series. Danny Tirone (Trumbull, Conn.) backstopped his team to the pair of wins, making 52 saves on 56 shots in the two games ... Maine and UConn also opened Hockey East league play with a set of contests at Alfond Arena. The Huskies and Black Bears split the weekend, thanks in part to Maine's Chase Pearson (Alpharetta, Ga.). Pearson Chipped in with two assists on the weekend, including a helper on the overtime goal Friday against UConn. For the Huskies, Miles Gendron (Shrewsbury, Mass.) dished out a career-high three assists, two on the power play, to push the Huskies to a 5-1 win at Maine on Saturday. Adam Huska (Zvolen, Slovakia) stopped 38 shots in the victory ... Providence swept Miami in a two-game road set, earning wins of 3-1 and 3-2. Hayden Hawkey, PC (Parker, Colo.) backstopped the Friars to the two wins, making 49 saves on 52 shots ... Boston University continued its hot start to 2017-18, picking up a pair of wins over ranked opponents in its first two games. Patrick Harper (New Canaan, Conn.) racked up six points on four goals and two assists against then-#16 Union and then-#14 Quinnipiac. Harper set up both game-winning strikes for the Terriers ... The Bobcats also squared off against Boston College on Friday evening, skating to a 1-1 draw with the Eagles. Jacob Tortora (Victor, N.Y.) scored his first collegiate goal with less than five minutes to play while Joseph Woll (St. Louis, Mo.) turned aside 28 of 29 Quinnipiac shots ... Northeastern exploded for 14 goals on the weekend against Sacred Heart, taking 7-3 and 7-0 decisions. Matt Filipe (Lynnfield, Mass.) racked up five points (3g, 2a) including Friday's game-winning goal and Zach Solow (Naples, Fla.) became the first Northeastern rookie to record a multi-point game in his debut (1g, 3a) and added two goals on Saturday for six points ... Vermont's Ross Colton (Robbinsville, N.J.) scored four goals in a split with Colorado College and Stefanos Lekkas (Elburn, Ill.) had 33 saves to pick up his third career shutout on Friday night ... UMass split in Arizona State, falling 5-3 before rebounding for a 4-2 decision. John Leonard (Amherst, Mass.) picked up his first two career points (1g, 1a) in the win, including the game-winning goal.