Weekly Release: UMass Lowell Sweeps; Maine, Providence Win Lone Games In League
Norm Bazin Claims 200th Win Behind the Bench
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Hockey East Player of the Week Brian Pinho of Providence College

AROUND HOCKEY EAST: UMass Lowell swept a two-game set in Hockey East play over the weekend, moving into third place in the Army ROTC league standings. UMass Lowell exploded for 14 goals in the two tilts on just 46 shots and going four-for-six on the power play and scoring three shorthanded goals. In the process, River Hawks head coach Norm Bazin won his 200th career game behind the bench as a Division I head coach. Junior netminder Christoffer Hernberg (Espoo, Finland) picked up the two victories in net, as he stopped 47 of 50 shots including a 21-save shutout Friday over Vermont, the third of his career ... Maine won its sole game of the weekend, a 3-0 shutout at Boston University. Jeremy Swayman (Anchorage, Alaska) earned his first career blank sheet with 31 stops to help the Black Bears get their first win at BU since January 2012. It was the rookie backstop's first game back with his collegiate team after helping Team USA capture the bronze medal at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship over the holiday break and also the first time ever that a Maine goaltender posted a shutout in a win at Boston University. Nolan Vesey (North Reading, Mass.) potted his team-leading eighth goal of the year, the game-winning marker, and added an assist to extend his point streak to four games. He has had a hand the last four game-winning goals for Maine, which is currently riding an eight-game unbeaten roll (7-0-1) ... Providence took a win in its only contest of the weekend, a 5-2 win against Merrimack, after downing Brown, 5-0, on Tuesday. Brian Pinho (North Andover, Mass.) earned five points (2g, 3a) in the pair of games, including a one-goal, two-assist outing against Merrimack ... Northeastern's Adam Gaudette (Braintree, Mass.) jumped into a tie for the national scoring lead with a five-point (2g, 3a) weekend to move to 30 points on the year. His efforts helped the Huskies take a 1-0-1 record against Bentley ... Boston College participated in the inaugural Ice Vegas Invitational tournament at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas alongside Arizona State, Michigan Tech and Northern Michigan. The Eagles fell to Michigan Tech, 4-3, a game that saw four power-play goals, a penalty shot marker and an extra-attacker tally. Jerry York's team skated to a 3-3 draw in the second round with Northern Michigan.