AROUND HOCKEY EAST: #9 Northeastern picked up a weekend sweep of #20 Maine to move to within a point of first place in the Army ROTC Hockey East league standings. In the process, junior forward Adam Gaudette (Braintree, Mass.) moved into the national scoring lead by racking up five points (2g, 3a) on the weekend. His 35 points (17g, 18a) on the year are the most of any skater in the NCAA ...Vermont hosted Massachusetts for a pair as the Minutemen emerged with a 1-0-1 weekend. Cale Makar (Calgary, Alta.) scored in each game and registered three points (2g, 1a), four blocks and 12 shots on goal to finish plus-two at Vermont. His two points Saturday both came while his team was shorthanded. For the Catamounts, Derek Lodermeier (Brooklyn Center, Minn.) scored his first goal of the season and chipped in a helper Friday in a 2-2 draw with UMass. Matt O'Donnell (Fountain Valley, Calif.) also tallied a goal and an assist against UMass, including the game-tying goal in Friday's 2-2 stalemate. All five of his goals to date in 2017- 18 have come in the third period, tied for the league lead in that category. ... Boston University and #11 Providence each earned three points in league play after skating to a 2-2 draw with each other on Saturday. Friars netminder Hayden Hawkey (Parker, Colo.) kicked out 31 pucks in the stalemate, while Terriers forward Bobo Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.) scored both of his team's tallies. Each squad won its Friday night match up as Providence toppled #14 Boston College, 4-1, thanks in part to a couple of quick strikes. The Friars scored eight seconds apart in the second stanza to claim a 2-1 league and then secured the win with two more goals in just 44 seconds at the end of regulation ... Boston College reclaimed first place in Hockey East with a 5-2 win over New Hampshire Sunday afternoon. The Eagles got a pair of goals from Graham McPhee (Bethesda, Md.) while David Cotton (Parker, Texas) extended his point streak to seven games with a goal and an assist in the two games ... Daniel Tirone (Trumbull, Conn.) became New Hampshire's all-time games played leader over the weekend, appearing in his 113th career game on Sunday. Earlier in the year, Tirone broke the career saves record for the Wildcats ... Merrimack claimed a 3-0 victory over UConn on Friday, their lone game of the weekend. Ludvig Larsson (Malmo, Sweden) scored the game-winning goal for the Warriors in the outing. Larsson lit the lamp for the seventh time this season, which already ties his career-high ... UMass Lowell split a weekend series at Arizona State, each game ending in 4-0 scoreline. Sophomore Tyler Wall (Leamington, Ont.) made 24 saves in his third career shutout Friday, while Kenny Hausinger (Anchorage, Alaska) notched two goals on five shots on net to finish plus-two.
Adam Gaudette (Braintree, Mass.) racked up five points (2g, 3a) to lead Northeastern in a weekend sweep of #20 Maine. Gaudette extended his point streak to eight games in the process, the longest in Hockey East this season, with nine goals and seven assists in that span. He currently sits atop the national scoring list with 35 points.
Cale Makar (Calgary, Alta.) scored in each game and registered three points (2g, 1a), four blocks and 12 shots on goal to finish plus-two on the weekend. His two points Saturday both came while his team was shorthanded. It marked his first weekend back with the Minutemen since winning gold with Team Canada at the 2018 World Junior Championship.
Hayden Hawkey (Parker, Colo.) helped the Friars to three points in Hockey East play last weekend, kicking out 50 shots in two outings against Boston College (19) and Boston University (31). He allowed just three goals on 53 shots and backboned his team to third place in the Hockey East standings.
HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS
Graham McPhee, BC (So., F; Bethesda, Md.) Scored two goals in Boston College's 5-2 win over New Hampshire Sunday afternoon.
David Cotton, BC (So., F; Parker, Texas) Pushed his point streak to seven games (4g, 5a) with a goal and an assist in a weekend split for the Eagles. He now has a point in 11 of his last 13 games, totaling 17 of his 18 points on the season in that span.
Bobo Carpenter, BU (Jr., F; North Reading, Mass.) Carpenter scored both goals in a 2-2 draw against No. 11 Providence on Saturday
Jake Oettinger, BU (So., G; Lakeville, Minn.) Stopped 45 of the 49 shots he faced on the weekend and posted a 1.92 GAA to lead BU to a three-point weekend.
Mitchell Fossier, ME (So., F; Alpharetta, Ga.) Led the league with six points (2g, 4a) in three games, a 1-2-0 run for Maine.
Eduards Tralmaks, ME (Fr., F; Riga, Latvia) Notched three points (1g, 2a) to tie for the lead league in points among rookies last weekend.
Niko Hildenbrand, UMass (So., F; Vacaville, Calif.) Helped UMass to a three-point road weekend (1-0-1) at Vermont with two goals and an assist. He finished plus-three on the weekend and earned his first career multi-goal game on Saturday, a 6-3 win.
Kenny Hausinger, UML (So., F; Anchorage, Alaska) Notched two goals on five shots on net to finish plus-two Friday night at ASU.
Tyler Wall, UML (So., G; Leamington, Ont.) Made 24 saves in his third career shutout Friday, a 4-0 blanking of Arizona State.
Ludvig Larsson, MC (Jr., F; Malmo, Sweden) Scored the game-winning goal in Merrimack's only game last week, a 3-0 home win over UConn. Larsson lit the lamp for the seventh time this season, which already ties his career-high.
Craig Pantano, MC (Jr., G; Bridgewater, Mass.) Pitched his first career shutout with a 16-save outing against UConn.
Derek Lodermeier, UVM (So., F; Brooklyn Center, Minn.) Scored his first goal of the season and chipped in a helper Friday, a 2-2 draw with UMass.
Matt O'Donnell, UVM (So., D; Fountain Valley, Calif.) Tallied a goal and an assist against UMass, including the game-tying goal in Friday's 2-2 stalemate. All five of his goals to date in 2017-18 have come in the third period, tied for the league lead in that category.