Weekly Release: UConn, Vermont Extend Unbeaten Runs
Merrimack, New Hampshire, Northeastern Pick Up Crucial League Points
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Hockey East Co-Players of the Week Corey Ronan of UConn and Brendan Robbins of Maine

AROUND HOCKEY EAST: UConn and Vermont both extended unbeaten runs over the weekend in league play and both beat nationally ranked programs to do so. The Huskies took down #16 Boston College and Brown and are winners of their last five, while the Catamounts took a 1-0-1 mark from a home stand against #8 Providence to improve to 4-0-1 in their last five, all in league play ... UConn's Corey Ronan (Franklin, Mass.) enjoyed a three-point weekend. On Friday, Ronan scored a pair of goals, a career-high, including as shorthanded goal and the game-winner, to pace the Huskies past the first place Eagles, 5-3. On Saturday, Ronan picked-up an assist as UConn beat Brown, 6-4. On the year, Ronan has three of UConn's six shorthanded tallies ... Vermont netminder Stefanos Lekkas (Elburn, Ill.) kicked out 74 of the 79 shots he saw from the #8 Friars' offense, backstopping the Catamounts to a three-point weekend in league play. He also stopped a career-high 44 saves Friday night in a 2-2 draw ... Maine and Merrimack skated to a weekend split in a pair of overtime contests at Alfond Arena. Friday night saw the Black Bears' Brendan Robbins (Nashua, N.H.) net a hat trick, leading Maine to a 4-3 win over the Warriors. He scored in three different ways, recording an even-strength goal, converting on a penalty shot, and finding the back of the net while shorthanded. The next night, Merrimack's Jared Kolquist (Hermantown, Minn.) set up the game-winning goal in overtime, his third helper of the weekend. He led his team with 10 shots on net in the two contests ... New Hampshire went 1-0-1 against #11 Northeastern and Massachusetts. Wildcats rookie blueliner Max Gildon (Plano, Texas) factored in on three of New Hampshire's four goals on the weekend, scoring once and setting up two others, including the game-winning strike on Saturday ... Boston University won its lone game Friday, 3-2, over Massachusetts to extend its winning streak to five straight and its unbeaten run to seven. Freshman Shane Bowers (Halifax, N.S.) had two points (1g, 1a) including the game-winning goal, while Jake Oettinger (Lakeville, Minn.) made 16 saves in the first period, and 20 overall, against the Minutemen. The Terriers have scored a goal in each of their last 13 periods of action, BU's longest such streak since the 2008-09 season.