Weekly Release: Northeastern Sweeps Maine As League Play Heats Up
Weekend Splits Tighten Hockey East Standings
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Hockey East Player of the Week Adam Gaudette of Northeastern

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.