Northeastern Tops Massachusetts, 7-2, to Sweep Quarterfinal Series
Senior forward Nolan Stevens posts two goals for Huskies

Senior forward Nolan Stevens scored two goals for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 3:42  NOE1-0 EV Jeremy Davies (6)Biagio Lerario/7, Brandon Hawkins/11
1st 19:29.8 NOE2-0 EV Nolan Stevens (23)Lincoln Griffin/5, Ryan Shea/14
2nd 3:21  NOE3-0 EV GW Adam Gaudette (30)Garrett Cecere/9, Dylan Sikura/32
2nd 10:47  NOE4-0 EV Dylan Sikura (20) -
2nd 12:37  NOE5-0 EV Brandon Hawkins (5)Adam Gaudette/29, Ryan Shea/15
2nd 18:56  NOE6-0 PP Nolan Stevens (24)Jeremy Davies/27, Zach Solow/21
3rd 4:15  UMA1-6 EV John Leonard (13)Philip Lagunov/9, Niko Rufo/11
3rd 8:32  NOE7-1 EV Lincoln Griffin (7)Brandon Schultz/2, Brandon Hawkins/12
3rd 16:50  UMA2-7 EV Brett Boeing (3)Cale Makar/16, Austin Plevy/6
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Massachusetts  0022
Northeastern  2417
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Massachusetts  6111330
Northeastern  713828
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Massachusetts (17-20-2)  0/2 6/20 0
Northeastern (23-8-5)  1/1 8/32 0
Massachusetts Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Ryan Wischow (L, 8-8-0)40:006 59014
Brad Arvanitis20:001 0077
Northeastern Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Cayden Primeau (W, 19-6-5)60:002 6111128

BOSTON, Mass. - A four-goal second period was the difference for the No. 7 Northeastern men's hockey team (23-8-5), which flew past Massachusetts (17-20-2) for a Hockey East quarterfinal sweep on Saturday night at Matthews Arena, 7-2.

The win sends Northeastern into the Hockey East semifinals for the second time in three seasons, and ninth time in team history, where Northeastern will take on Providence at 8 p.m. on Friday night

Tickets for the Northeastern community (alumni, students, faculty/staff, parents) will go sale soon at The Huskies will hold a student ticket sale at Matthews Arena on Tuesday, Mar. 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Northeastern's Big Three of Nolan Stevens (two goals), Adam Gaudette (one goal, one assist) and Dylan Sikura (one goal, one assists) led the way with four goals and two assists on the night while seven Huskies tallied multi-point efforts. Gaudette became the 11th player in team history to score 30 goals in a season, and the seventh NCAA player to accomplish the feat since the 2012-13 season. Cayden Primeau made 28 saves in goal.

Northeastern attacked early and late in the opening frame, scoring in the opening four minutes of the game on Jeremy Davies' sixth of the season, swiftly maneuvering around a Minuteman defenseman before threading a shot through UMass goaltender Ryan Wischow five-hole for the 1-0 lead. Captain Nolan Stevens then put the hosts up by two with 30.2 seconds left in the frame with his 23rd of the season, burying a feed from Grant Jozefek behind the cage.

Gaudette extended the Northeastern lead to 3-0 three minutes into the second period when he setup in the left faceoff dot and rocketed a one-timer off a pass from Garrett Cecere at the point inside the right past and in. Sikura then tacked one Northeastern's fourth of the midway through the frame when he picked the pocket of a UMass defenseman and went in alone on Wischow before sniping a shot off the post and in for his 20th of the season.

Brandon Hawkins got into the act two minutes after the Sikura goal when he blasted a low shot through Wischow off a feed from Gaudette to make it 5-0 Northeastern before Stevens buried a power play marker in front of the net with 1:04 left in the second for the 6-0 advantage.

UMass got on the board in the third period with goals from Niko Rufo and Brett Boeing, and Lincoln Griffin added his seventh of the year with 11:28 remaining in regulation.