C.J. Smith Named Hockey East Player of the Month

C.J. Smith led the River Hawks to their third Hockey East Tournament championship in March, leading the league in scoring with nine points on five goals and four assists, a plus-seven rating and 21 shots on goal in seven games.

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UMass Lowell Falls To Notre Dame In Overtime In Northeast Regional Final, 3-2

Junior defenseman Tyler Mueller had two assists for the River Hawks.

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UMass Lowell Blanks Cornell, 5-0, At NCAA Northeast Regional

Freshman Tyler Wall made 19 saves and fellow freshman Ryan Lohin scored twice to lead UMass Lowell to a 5-0 win against Cornell in the opening game of the NCAA Northeast Regional at SNHU Arena.

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UMass Lowell's Joe Gambardella Wins the 65th Walter Brown Award

Gambardella Becomes the First UML Player in History to be Named Best American-Born Player in New England.

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Weekly Release: UMass Lowell Claims Third Hockey East Tournament Title

Player of the Week C.J. Smith of UMass Lowell was named MVP of the 2017 Hockey East Tournament after his threepoint performance in the title game to help the River Hawks win the third tournament title in program history.

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UMASS LOWELL 2016-2017 SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
27-11-3 Overall (14-7-1 Hockey East)
10/02
vs. PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
W 7-0
Box
10/07
vs. MINNESOTA DULUTH
T 4-4 OT
Box
10/08
vs. MINNESOTA DULUTH
T 1-1 OT
Box
10/14
at Colorado College
W 8-5
Box
10/15
at Colorado College
W 4-0
Box
10/21
vs. ST. LAWRENCE
W 5-2
Box
10/22
vs. CLARKSON
L 3-4
Box
10/28
at Omaha
L 1-5
Box
10/29
at Omaha
W 4-2
Box
11/04
vs. VERMONT *
W 3-1
Box
11/05
vs. VERMONT *
W 4-2
Box
11/11
at Maine *
L 2-5
Box
11/13
vs. MAINE *
W 4-1
Box
11/17
at Notre Dame *
W 4-1
Box
11/18
at Notre Dame *
L 1-4
Box
12/02
vs. CONNECTICUT *
L 2-3
Box
12/03
at Connecticut *
T 2-2 OT
Box
12/09
vs. MERRIMACK *
W 4-1
Box
12/10
at Merrimack *
W 5-1
Box
12/30
vs. Colgate
W 3-2
Box
12/31
at Dartmouth
W 7-4
Box
01/03
at Rensselaer
W 5-1
Box
01/06
at New Hampshire *
W 2-1
Box
01/14
at Massachusetts
W 2-1
Box
01/20
vs. PROVIDENCE *
L 3-4
Box
01/21
at Providence *
L 2-3
Box
01/27
vs. NORTHEASTERN *
L 3-4
Box
01/28
at Boston University *
L 2-4
Box
02/03
at Northeastern *
W 6-4
Box
02/04
vs. NEW HAMPSHIRE *
W 8-2
Box
02/10
vs. BOSTON UNIVERSITY *
W 3-2
Box
02/11
vs. MASSACHUSETTS *
W 4-2
Box
02/18
at Massachusetts *
W 5-2
Box
02/23
at Boston College *
W 4-1
Box
02/24
vs. BOSTON COLLEGE *
W 3-1
Box
03/10
vs. NEW HAMPSHIRE
L 1-3
Box
03/11
vs. NEW HAMPSHIRE
W 3-1
Box
03/12
vs. NEW HAMPSHIRE
W 8-2
Box
03/17
vs. Notre Dame
W 5-1
Box
03/18
vs. Boston College
W 4-3
Box
03/25
vs. Cornell
W 5-0
Box
03/26
vs. Notre Dame
L 2-3 OT
Box
RecordsHockey EastNon-LeagueOverall
Overall14- 7- 113- 4- 227-11- 3
Home 8- 3- 0 3- 2- 211- 5- 2
Away 6- 4- 1 6- 1- 012- 5- 1
Neutral 0- 0- 0 4- 1- 0 4- 1- 0
GF-GAHockey EastNon-LeagueOverall
Overall 76- 51 75- 44151- 95
Home 41- 23 25- 17 66- 40
Away 35- 28 31- 18 66- 46
Neutral 0- 0 19- 9 19- 9
UMASS LOWELL 2016-2017 STATISTICS

## Player POS YR GP G-A-P
5 Joe Gambardella F SR 41 18-34-52
19 C.J. Smith F JR 41 23-28-51
29 John Edwardh F JR 40 19-20-39
25 Dylan Zink D SR 41 10-26-36
3 Michael Kapla D SR 41 3-27-30
18 Ryan Lohin F FR 41 12-17-29
26 Mattias Göransson D FR 39 5-18-23
21 Jake Kamrass F JR 41 13-9-22
10 Kenny Hausinger F FR 38 9-9-18
4 Chris Forney D JR 38 4-11-15
9 Nick Master F SO 40 4-11-15
17 Connor Wilson F SO 39 6-8-14
2 Tommy Panico D JR 27 3-8-11
15 Ryan Dmowski F SO 34 8-1-9
7 Tyler Mueller D JR 39 2-7-9
16 Colin O'Neill F FR 35 6-2-8
22 Ryan Collins F JR 18 1-4-5
8 Evan Campbell F SR 33 1-4-5
12 Gage Hough F JR 11 2-2-4
23 Nick Marin F FR 22 2-2-4
24 Guillaume Leclerc F FR 10 0-1-1
27 Niklas Folin D SO 18 0-1-1
33 Tyler Wall G FR 37 0-1-1
28 Jacob Townsend D SO 1 0-0-0
30 Sean Cleary G SO 1 0-0-0
6 Avni Berisha D SO 4 0-0-0
31 Christoffer Hernberg G SO 4 0-0-0
1 Garrett Metcalf G FR 4 0-0-0
20 James Winkler F FR 6 0-0-0
## Goaltender YR GP Sv% GAA Rec.
33 Tyler Wall FR 37 .918 2.0626-10-1
1 Garrett Metcalf FR 4 .913 2.591-0-1
31 Christoffer Hernberg SO 4 .877 4.160-0-1
30 Sean Cleary SO 1 .833 5.010-1-0
UMASS LOWELL 2016-2017 TEAM ROSTER
No. Name Cl P Hometown /
Last Team
1 Garrett Metcalf (ANA)Fr GSalt Lake City, UT / Waterloo (USHL)
2 Tommy PanicoJr DWall, NJ / Muskegon (USHL)
3 Michael KaplaSr DEau Claire, WI / Sioux City (USHL)
4 Chris ForneyJr DThief River Falls, MN / Langley (BCHL)
5 Joe GambardellaSr FStaten Island, NY / Des Moines (USHL)
6 Avni BerishaSo DLake Ariel, PA / Sioux City (USHL)
7 Tyler MuellerJr DRegina, SK / Sioux City (USHL)
8 Evan Campbell (EDM)Sr FPort Coquitlam, BC / Langley (BCHL)
9 Nick MasterSo FBroomall, PA / Tri-City (USHL)
10Kenny HausingerFr FAnchorage, AK / Des Moines (USHL)
14Keith BurchettJr FChicago, IL / Sioux Falls (USHL)
Previous College: Massachusetts (2015-16)
15Ryan DmowskiSo FEast Lyme, CT / Des Moines (USHL)
16Colin O'NeillFr FOdenton, MD / Okotoks (AJHL)
17Connor WilsonSo FCalgary, AB / Canmore (AJHL)
18Ryan Lohin (TBL)Fr FChadds Ford, PA / Waterloo (USHL)
19C.J. SmithJr FDes Moines, IA / Chicago (USHL)
20James WinklerFr FYork, ME / Youngstown (USHL)
21Jake KamrassJr FAtlanta, GA / Topeka (NAHL)
22Ryan CollinsJr FNewton, MA / Ottawa Jr. Senators (CCHL)
23Nick MarinFr FShrewsbury, MA / Springfield Jr. Pics (USPHL)
24Guillaume LeclercFr FFranois, France / Madison (USHL)
25Dylan ZinkSr DMadison, WI / Jamestown (NAHL)
26Mattias GöranssonFr DSlottsbron, Sweden / Tri-City (USHL)
27Niklas FolinSo DKungsbacka, Sweden / Omaha (USHL)
29John EdwardhJr FCalgary, AB / Okotoks (AJHL)
30Sean ClearySo GCenterville, MA / Victoria (BCHL)
31Christoffer HernbergSo GEspoo, Finland / Espoo U20 (Europe)
33Tyler Wall (NYR)Fr GLeamington, ON / Leamington (GOJHL)

Captain: Michael Kapla
Assistant Captains: Joe Gambardella, Tyler Mueller

Head Coach: Norm Bazin (UMass Lowell '94)
Career Record (Entering 2016-2017): 162-88-25 (.635) (8 Seasons)
Record at UMass Lowell (Entering 2016-2017): 124-57-18 (.668) (5 Seasons)

Assistant Coach: Cam Ellsworth (Michigan Tech '05)
Assistant Coach: Andy Jones (Amherst '00)
Volunteer Assistant Coach: Adam Nicholas (Southern Maine '10)
Director of Hockey Operations: Troy Thibodeau (Southern Maine '14)
Strength and Conditioning Coach: Devan McConnell (Fitchburg State '08)
Athletic Trainer: Artie Poitras (Springfield College '81)

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coachHead Coach: Norm Bazin

Asst. Coaches: Cam Ellsworth, Andy Jones
Hockey Trainer: Artie Poitras
Dir. of Hockey Operations: Sean Flanagan
Equipment Manager: Ron Grove
Strength and Conditioning:Devan McConnell

SID/Media: Pete Souris, Assistant Athletic Director for Communications
Phone: 978-934-3771
E-Mail: peter_souris@uml.edu
arena
arenaArena: Tsongas Center
Opened: 1998
Dimensions: 200 X 85
Arena Capacity: 6,003

Directions: From I-93 – Take Exit 46 (Routes 110/113). Follow Route 110 West into Lowell, then stay on VFW Parkway along the river. Once in Lowell, go to the first traffic light and turn left. Turn right at the next light onto French Street. Tsongas Arena will be three blocks down on the right.

From I-495 – Take Exit 35C (Lowell Connector) to Exit 5B (Thorndike Street). At the end of the exit ramp, bear right. At the seventh light, bear to the left around Dutton Street Grille. Arena will be straight ahead.

From Route 3 – Take Exit 30 (Lowell Connector) and follow directions above.

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