Weekly Release: UMass Sweeps Quinnipiac; UConn Earns Two Victories
UNH Shuts Out Yale; Maine and Providence Split Weekend in Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Hockey East Player of the Week Ryan Wischow of Massachusetts

AROUND HOCKEY EAST: The Massachusetts Minutemen swept the Quinnipiac Bobcats over the weekend, outscoring their opponent 8-4 to complete the first series sweep of any opponent since 2015. Hockey East Player of the Week Ryan Wischow (Green Bay, Wis.) kicked out 79 saves in the two outings to pick up a pair of victories, improving to 4-1-0 on the year. UMass graduate student Niko Rufo (Stoneham, Mass.) netted a hat trick against Quinnipiac on Saturday, including the game winner. Rufo now has six goals and five assists on the year, more than his four goals and 10 points over four season with Providence ... Maine and Providence met in Belfast, Northern Ireland for the third annual Friendship Four Tournament. In the tournament's first round the Friars took a 3-0 shut out win over the Black Bears in a Hockey East league contest. Hayden Hawkey (Parker, Colo.) pitched a 24-save shutout for Providence in the outing while Ryan Tait (Santa Clarita, Calif.) scored twice. Providence dropped a 4-2 decision to Clarkson in the championship contest the next day, while Maine beat RPI, 4-2, in the third-place match up ... UConn earned a pair of wins last week, including one against Hockey East rival Vermont, 4-1, on Tuesday. Jesse Schwartz (Toronto, Ont.) scored twice on the week, including one game-winning goal for the Huskies. He opened the scoring in a 4-1 road win at Vermont before breaking a 1-1 tie against RIT Saturday. Adam Huska (Zvolen, Slovakia) turned in a season-best 39-save performance at Vermont ... Vermont snapped a four-game winless skid Saturday night at Dartmouth. Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week Max Kaufman (Rochester, N.Y.) scored the decisive tally 20 seconds into overtime, notching first career game-winning goal. Kaufman now has four goals and three helpers on the year for the Catamounts ... Boston College extended its unbeaten streak to eight games (7-0-1) with a 4-4 draw against Harvard on Friday evening. A trio of Eagles had at least three points in the outing as the line of David Cotton (Parker, Texas/1g, 3a), Julius Matilla (Tampere, Finland/2g, 2a) and Jacob Tortora (Victor, N.Y./1g, 2a) accounted for the entirety of the Boston College offense ... Boston University clashed with Cornell at the sixth iteration of Red Hot Hockey at Madison Square Garden. Dante Fabbro (New Westminster, B.C.) had a hand in all three Terrier goals, scoring once and setting up the two others, but Cornell emerged with a 4-3 win.