Weekly Release: Final Weekend to Decide Regular Season Champion
Boston College In Control of its Destiny; Northeastern and Providence Still Alive
Hockey East Player of the Week Adam Gaudette of Northeastern

AROUND HOCKEY EAST: The 2018 Hockey East regular season champion will be decided in the final weekend of regular season play once again, with Boston College, Northeastern, and Providence all vying for a piece of the hardware. Boston College controls its own destiny and can clinch the title outright with two more points in the standings. A two-game home set with Maine, who the Eagles topped, 5-0, on Saturday will provide two shots at winning the title in a season that features zero seniors on the BC roster. Northeastern can win the title outright with a sweep of New Hampshire and two Boston College losses. It would be the first regular season title for the Huskies. Providence remains alive for a share of the regular season title, although the Friars need a win over Massachusetts, a Maine sweep of Boston College and Northeastern to drop at least a point to New Hampshire over the weekend ... Northeastern won the Beanpot for the first time since 1988 on Monday, powered by a hat trick from the NCAA point-leader Adam Gaudette (Braintree, Mass./27g, 24a). Gaudette also set a Northeastern program record with his 32nd power-play strike, one that gave the Huskies an overtime win at Vermont on Friday ... UConn pushed its winning streak to seven games with a win over #20 Boston University on Friday. Maxim Letunov (Moscow, Russia) finished the weekend with three points in one game, including the overtime winner to give the Huskies a 5-4 come-from-behind win over the Terriers. He assisted on two other strikes in the outing ... Providence swept UMass Lowell in a home-and-home series, backboned by Hayden Hawkey's (Parker, Colo.) 50 saves on 53 shots faced. The two wins kept the Friars in the hunt for the Hockey East regular season title and the number one seed in the tournament ... Merrimack topped New Hampshire, 3-2, on Friday night. Jonathan Kovacevic (Grimsby, Ont.) led the Warriors with two points over the weekend and posted his second multi-point game of the season the victory over the Wildcats. He set up the game-winning goal in that outing and fired seven shots on net ... Boston College's 2-1-0 week featured steady offense from rookie Logan Hutsko (Tampa, Fla.) who now has nine points (6g, 3a) in his last four games, including a hat trick in the Beanpot consolation game to force overtime with Harvard. Eagles sophomore Julius Mattila (Tampere, Finland) racked up five points (3g, 2a) across three games last week as well, including a two-goal, three-point game in a 5-2 win over UMass on Thursday.