AROUND HOCKEY EAST: No. 8 Boston University opened the 2015-16 season with a pair of dramatic wins in league play, downing UConn on Friday night, 2-1, with just 0.3 seconds remaining before engineering a comeback Sunday at Maine with four unanswered goals to win, 4-2. Senior forward Rebecca Russo slammed home Friday night's game-winner with just 0.3 seconds left in regulation to seal the victory for the Terriers. It is the latest goal scored in program history. Sophomore goaltender Victoria Hanson has never conceded a goal to Maine in her career, a shutout streak that spans 85:13 ... No. 2 Boston College opened the 2015-16 campaign with two non-league victories over Minnesota Duluth. Reigning Patty Kazmaier winner Alex Carpenter logged four goals in the two games, including a hat trick and game-winner Saturday ... Sophomore goaltender Katie Burt kicked out a career-high 32 shots Saturday in a 4-2 win ... The Eagles had 12 different players register at least one point on the weekend and seven skaters with multiple-point outings to extend their home unbeaten streak to 35 games (Oct. 16, 2013, 34-0-1) ... Maine began their season with a 4-0 victory at New Hampshire behind a 29-save shutout from senior goaltender Meghann Treacy. In that game, senior forward Audra Richards recorded a hat trick before scoring a fourth goal in Sunday's tilt with Boston University ... The Providence College Friars skated in two tilts against No. 3 Wisconsin in San Jose, California, falling in each contest to the Badgers ... New Hampshire freshman goaltender Hilary Cashin saved 17 of 21 shots in her collegiate debut against Maine ... Northeastern downed Toronto Leaside, 5-0, in exhibition play at Matthews Arena.
HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS
Alex Carpenter, BC (Sr., F, N. Reading, Massachusetts) Scored four goals in two games, including a hat trick and the game-winning goal Saturday.
Makenna Newkirk, BC (Fr., F, Scottsdale, Arizona) Registered two assists in two wins over Minnesota Duluth, including chipping in on Saturday's game-winner.
Megan Keller, BC (So., D, Farmington Hills, Michigan) Notched a goal and an assist in two Eagles' wins on the weekend.
Rebecca Russo, BU (Sr., F, Westport, Connecticut) Potted the game-winner with 0.3 seconds remaining in Friday's 2-1 win over UConn before adding another goal and a helper on the game-winner Sunday at Maine.
Sammy Davis, BU (Fr., F, Pembroke, Massachusetts) Netted three goals in two games, including Sunday's game-winning strike at Maine.
Victoria Hanson, BU (Jr., G, Stoughton, Massachusetts) Made 34 saves in two wins on the weekend to carry a 0.61 GAA and .971 save percentage.
Audra Richards, Maine (Sr., F, Maplewood, Minnesota) Scored a hat trick in the season opener at New Hampshire, a 4-0 Black Bears win.
Nicole Arnold, Maine (Fr., F, St. Louis, Missouri) Picked up an assist in her first career game with the Black Bears.