AROUND HOCKEY EAST: Northeastern swept Merrimack over the weekend on the back of Cayden Primeau (Voorhees, N.J.), who earned two wins against the Warriors. On the week, Primeau stopped 65 of 68 shots he saw in three appearances, earning a 1.13 goals against average in eight periods of work. On Tuesday, UConn tripped up Northeastern at the XL Center in Hartford, 4-1. Four different Huskies found the back of the night while Adam Huska (Zvolen, Slovakia) made 26 saves in the victory ... Boston College and Boston University renewed their rivalry last weekend, splitting the two-game set. Each team won on the road, kicked off by a 7-4 Terriers win on Friday night. Patrick Harper (New Canaan, Conn.) set up four tallies in the win to earn Hockey East Player of the Week accolades, while Brandon Hickey (Leduc, Alta.) recorded two goals, including the game-winning strike. The next night, David Cotton (Parker, Texas) potted the decisive tally for the Eagles as part of a two-point (1g, 1a) night. Ron Greco (Philadelphia, Pa.) scored three goals in the two outings against the Terriers and now has four goals in his last four games ... Maine took three league points from Vermont this weekend, lifting the Black Bears into a tie for sixth place in the league table and within four points of third place. Jeremy Swayman (Anchorage, Alaska)earned a 1-0-1 weekend with a 1.92 goals against average and .938 save percentage. The rookie stopped 61 of 65 shots he saw from Vermont and allowed just two goals in each game. Vermont's Ross Colton (Robbinsville, N.J.) registered four points (2g, 2a) with 15 shots on net in the two-game set at Maine. He scored twice on the power play in the third period of Friday's 2-2 tie, including the strike that knotted the game with 1:43 left on the clock ... Massachusetts took a 4-2 victory over UConn on Friday night in the Minutemen's lone game of the weekend. George Mika (Naples, Fla.) netted the game-tying goal, it was the first tally of three within 1:18 of play, the fastest three goals in UMass history. Also chipped in an assist on the night.... UMass Lowell dropped its only game of the week to Bentley, a 3-2 decision in overtime on Tuesday.
Patrick Harper (New Canaan, Conn.) set up four tallies for the Terriers Friday night at #14 Boston College. The sophomore forward's performance helped push Boston University to a 7-4 victory at Kelly Rink, snapping the Eagles' eight-game unbeaten streak.
Cayden Primeau (Voorhees, N.J.) stopped 65 of 68 shots he saw in three appearances last week, including two wins in two starts against Merrimack on the weekend. His 140:00 of work and three goals allowed eared a 1.13 goals against average and .956 save percentage.
Danny Tirone (Trumbull, Conn.) picks up his second consecutive Defensive Player of the Week honor after pitching his fourth shutout of the season, a 24-save blanking of #9 Providence on Saturday night. The clean sheet backboned the Wildcats to a 1-0 victory.
HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS
David Cotton, BC (So., F; Parker, Texas) Potted the game-winning goal Saturday at Boston University as part of a two-point (1g, 1a) night.
Ron Greco, BC (So., F; Philadelphia, Pa.) Scored three goals in two outings against the Terriers and now has four goals in his last four games.
Shane Bowers, BU (Fr., F; Halifax, N.S.) Tallied four points (2g, 2a) in the weekend split with first-play Boston College.
Nolan Vesey, ME (Jr., F; North Reading, Mass.) Had a three-point (2g, 1a) outing Saturday, a 6-2 win over Vermont.
Jeremy Swayman, ME (Fr., G; Anchorage, Alaska) Earned a 1-0-1 weekend in league play with 1.92/.938 numbers. The rookie stopped 61 of 65 shots he saw from Vermont and allowed just two goals in each game.
Patrick Holway, ME (So., D; Cohasset, Mass.) Scored once and added two assists over a 1-0-1 weekend.
George Mika, UMass (Fr., F; Naples, Fla.) Netted the game-tying goal in a 4-2 win over UConn Friday night. It was the first goal in a string of three within 1:18 of play, the fastest three goals in UMass history. Also chipped in an assist on the night.
Ryan Wischow, UMass (So., G; Green Bay, Wis.) Won his fourth-straight start, improving to 5-1-0 on the year by making 25 saves to take a 4-2 victory over the Huskies. He allowed zero even-strength goals on the week.
Adam Gaudette, NU (Jr., G; Braintree, Mass.) Found the back of the net twice and set up another strike in three games last week. He scored the game-winning goal Saturday at Merrimack and went 30-for-65 at the faceoff dot.
Garret Cockerill, NU (Sr., D; Brighton, Mich.) Dished out five assists in three games and blocked four shots.
Erik Foley, PC (Jr., F; Mansfield, Mass.) Had two goals and set up the decisive strike in the Friars' 5-2 win Friday.
Ross Colton, UVM (So., F; Robbinsville, N.J.) Registered four points (2g, 2a) with 15 shots on net in a two-game set at Maine. He scored twice on the power play in the third period of Friday's 2-2 tie and had a pair of helpers Saturday.