AROUND HOCKEY EAST: UMass Lowell took four league points last weekend with a win at #8 New Hampshire and against #15 Northeastern. Ryan Lohin, UML (So., F; Chadds Ford, Pa.) poured in three goals for the River Hawks, including both tallies in the 2-1 win at UNH Friday night ... UMass earned a weekend split with #6 Providence, its first win over a top-10 opponent since 2013. Rookie Mitchell Chaffee (Rockford, Mich.) posted a three-point (1g, 2a) weekend against the Friars while Providence's Ben Mirageas (Newburyport, Mass.) totaled three goals and two assists in the home-and-home series and now leads the NCAA among all freshman defensemen in power-play goals (4) and game-winning goals (2) ... Boston College won three league contests last week to extend its winning-streak to five games, all against Hockey East programs. Logan Hutsko (Tampa, Fla.) sparked the BC offense to a pair of wins at Vermont over the weekend, scoring twice and adding two assists, after chipping in a helper in a 2-1 win over UConn Tuesday night. The freshman forward is now riding a four-game point streak (2g, 4a) ... Boston University split a weekend in conference action, falling to Northeastern, 6-1, before downing New Hampshire, 4-0. Max Prawdzik (Andover, Mass.) became the first Boston University goaltender in 17 years to earn a shutout in his first career start Saturday against the Wildcats while Brady Tkachuk (St. Louis, Mo.) had three helpers on the weekend ... Merrimack topped Bentley, 5-1, Friday night thanks to two-goals from Brett Seney (London, Ont.) and three assists from Johnathan Kovacevic (Grimsby, Ont.) ... UConn went 0-1-1 against #17 Ohio State in a pair of home games, featuring a career weekend from Jesse Schwartz (Toronto, Ont.). The seniors scored two goals and added two assists in his first career multi-goal game on Friday before scoring the only goal for the Huskies Saturday to provide a 1-1 scoreline.
Christopher Grando (Islip, N.Y.) paced the Boston College Eagles with two goals and three assists in two league wins over the Vermont Catamounts that featured his first two multi-point outings. Grando scored the game-winning goal Saturday, a 5-1 win, as part of a three-point (2g, 1a) game.
Ben Mirageas (Newburyport, Mass.) totaled three goals and two assists in a home-and-home series with UMass, including three power-play strikes for the Friars. Mirageas now leads the NCAA among all freshman defensemen in power-play goals (4) and game-winning goals (2).
Max Prawdzik (Andover, Mass.) made his first NCAA start on Saturday and stopped all 29 shots he faced from #8 New Hampshire to backbone the Terriers to a 4-0 victory. In doing so, he became the first Boston University goaltender in 17 years to earn a shutout in his first career start.
HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS
Logan Hutsko, BC (Fr., F; Tampa, Fla.) Sparked the BC offense to a pair of wins at Vermont, scoring twice and adding two assists.
Aapeli Räsänen, BC (Fr., F; Tampere, Finland) Scored his first two career goals, including Friday's game-winner with just 3:06 remaining, and dished out an assist in Saturday's victory for a three-point weekend.
Brady Tkachuk, BU (Fr., F; St. Louis, Mo.) Chipped in with three helpers in a 1-0-1 weekend in league play, including two in a 4-0 win over #8 UNH Saturday.
Jesse Schwartz, UConn (Sr., F; Toronto, Ont.) Scored three goals over a two-game set with #17 Ohio State, helping UConn to a 0-1-1 mark. In Friday's 5-3 setback, he scored two goals and added two assists in his first career multi-goal game. He scored the only goal for the Huskies Saturday to provide a 1-1 scoreline.
Mitchell Chaffee, UMass (Fr., F; Rockford, Mich.) Posted a three-point (1g, 2a) weekend against #6 Providence, including opening the scoring in the Minutemen's first win over a top-10 team since 2013 on Friday night.
Ryan Lohin, UML (So., F; Chadds Ford, Pa.) Poured in three goals in two wins for the River Hawks, including both tallies in a 2-1 win at #8 New Hampshire Friday night. He finished the weekend with eight shots on goal.
Christoffer Hernberg, UML (Jr., G; Espoo, Finland) Earned a pair of wins against nationally ranked opponents, stopping 52 of 55 shots (1.50/.945). He made 33 stops in Saturday's 4-2 win over #13 Northeastern and 19 saves in a 2-1 road win Friday at #8 UNH.
Brett Seney, MC (Sr., F; London, Ont.) Tied a career-high with three points (2g, 1a) in a 5-2 win over Bentley Friday night. It was the second two-goal game of the year for Seney, who sits at 91 career points for the Warriors.
Johnathan Kovacevic, MC (So., D; Grimsby, Ont.) Led the Warriors with three helpers in a 5-2 win over the Bentley Falcons, setting a new career high with three points. He extended his point streak to four games in the process, the longest by a Merrimack skater this year.
Adam Gaudette, NU (Jr., F; Braintree, Mass.) Had four points (2g, 2a) in a pair of games last weekend, including his 25th career power-play tally.
Zach Solow, NU (Fr., F; Naples, Fla.) Chipped in with four assists in two games last weekend, a 6-1 win against BU and a 4-2 loss at UML.
Cayden Primeau, NU (Fr., G; Voorhees, N.J.) Went 1-1-0 in two outings, posting a 2.00/.937 stat line while making a season-high 33 stops against the Terriers in a 6-1 victory Friday night.
Scott Conway, PC (Jr., F: Basingstoke, England) Notched five points (1g, 4a) in a split series with UMass, including a career-high four (1g, 3a) in a 7-2 win on Saturday night, assisting on the game-winning goal.