Weekly Release: UMass Lowell Sweeps; Maine, Providence Win Lone Games In League
Norm Bazin Claims 200th Win Behind the Bench
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.


Brian Pinho (North Andover, Mass.) earned five points (2g, 3a) in two games, including a onegoal, two-assist outing in a 5-2 win over Merrimack Saturday night. He was plus-four in that win and finished plus-five overall.


Jeremy Swayman (Anchorage, Alaska) earned his first career shutout with 31 saves on Saturday to help the Black Bears get their first win at BU since January 2012. He improved his save percentage to .932 on the year, fifth in the country and the best among Hockey East netminders.


Christoffer Hernberg (Espoo, Finland) picked up two wins on the week, posting a 1.50/.940 stat line for the River Hawks. He stopped 47 of 50 shots, including a 21-save shutout Friday, the third of his career.


Nolan Vesey, ME (Sr., F; North Reading, Mass.) Potted his team-leading eighth goal of the year, the game-winning marker, in a 3-0 win at Boston University Saturday night and added an assist. He is now riding a four-game point streak and has had a hand the last four game-winning goals for Maine.

Ryan Dmowski, UML (Jr., F; East Lyme, Conn.) Racked up five points (1g, 4a) in two wins last weekend. He dished out three primary helpers Friday, a 6-0 win over UVM, and had a one-goal, one-assist showing in Saturday's 8-3 downing of UMass. He finished plus-five on the week.

Charlie Levesque, UML (Fr., F; Russel, Ont.) Posted three points (2g, 1a) in a pair of victories and scored a goal in each game.

Ludvig Larsson, MC (Jr., F; Malmo, Sweden) Shared the Merrimack team lead with two points (1g, 1a) and a plus-two rating. He set up the game-tying goal with 1:30 remaining in the third period of Friday's 3-2 overtime win at UConn.

Adam Gaudette, NU (Jr., F; Braintree, Mass.) Tied for the league lead with five points (2g, 3a) in two games and is now tied for the NCAA lead with 30 points.

Cayden Primeau, NU (Fr., G; Voorhees, N.J.) Went 1-0-1 in two games against Bentley, posting 1.99/.895 numbers.

Jeremy Davies, NU (So., D; Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Que.) Picked up a pair of helpers against Bentley to push his point streak to five games, a career long. He has one goal and four assists in that span.