Weekly Release: Hockey East Standings Shift Entering the Final Month of Play
Nine of 10 Teams In Action Last Weekend Earn Points
Hockey East Player of the Week Liam Coughlin of Vermont

AROUND HOCKEY EAST: Hockey East saw three skaters compile hat tricks on the weekend, as Northeastern's Nolan Stevens (Sea Isle City, N.J.), Vermont's Liam Coughlin (South Boston, Mass.) and Boston University's Dante Fabbro (New Westminster, B.C.) found the back of the net three times each over the weekend ... #8 Northeastern earned a weekend split with Massachusetts, moving the Huskies into first place in the Army ROTC Hockey East standings. Husky captain Nolan Stevens (Sea Isle City, N.J.) tacked on four points (3g, 1a) in a 5-0 win against UMass on Saturday as he became the 52nd player in Northeastern history to record 100 career points. UMass goaltender Matt Murray (St. Albert, Alta.) earned his second shutout of the season, stopping 29 shots in a 3-0 win over #8 Northeastern, whose 3.58 overall goals per game is the best of any Hockey East team. It was the first time the Huskies have been shut out this season ... Maine earned four league points in three games last week, topping UMass, 3-1, on Tuesday before skating to a pair of stalemates against New Hampshire. The series featured two of the top goaltenders in Hockey East as Maine's Jeremy Swayman (Anchorage, Alaska) and New Hampshire's Danny Tirone (Trumbull, Conn.) saved a combined 158 shots last week ... UConn earned a weekend split with #10 Providence, as Tanner Creel (Arlington Heights, Ill.) Backstopped the Huskies to a 3-1 win over the Friars on the road, stopping 26 of 27 shots at Schneider Arena. Creel got just his third and fourth starts this year after an injury to starter Adam Huska and stopped 53 shots in a 1-1-0 weekend. The Friars took a 3-1 win over the Huskies Thursday night in Hartford, Connecticut on the back of two goals from Josh Wilkins (Raleigh, N.C.). The win pushed the Providence unbeaten streak to seven games (6-0-1) prior to the setback Saturday at the hands of the Huskies ... Boston University swept Merrimack, using a hat trick from Fabbro in a 4-3 road win Friday night. Bobo Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.) powered the Terriers the next night, in a 3-1 victory, as the junior forward scored twice and assisted on the third.