HOCKEY EAST HEADLINES
No. 2/2 Boston College clinched the top overall seed in the Hockey East Tournament with a 4-2 win over No. 18 Northeastern Friday night. Matt Boldy (Millis, Mass.) netted two goals, including his NCAA-best third shorthanded mark and his 50th career point, while Spencer Knight (Darien, Conn.) stopped 32 of 34 Northeastern shots to pick up his 15th win of the year.
UConn erupted to toppled No. 15 Providence, 5-3, on Saturday and secure the Huskies’ best-ever finish in Hockey East with the fourth seed in the Tournament. Junior forward Jáchym Kondelík (Budejovice, Czech Republic) scored three times, all on the power play, in the first period and added an assist to set new career-high for points and goals in a single game. Kondelik had not scored a goal in 21 games entering the contest. The two teams will clash again in the quarterfinals as the Friars earned the #5 seed.
Maine earned a shootout win at No. 6/6 UMass Friday after skating to a 3-3 draw with the Minutemen to secure the #8 seed in the Hockey East Tournament. Eduards Tralmaks (Riga, Lativa) scored the game-tying goal with just over four minutes remaining to force overtime after trailing 3-1. Massachusetts will be the #3 seed and face #6 Northeastern in the quarterfinals.
No. 10/10 Boston University secured the #2 seed in the Hockey East Tournament
with a shootout win at UMass Lowell on Saturday after the two teams battled to
a 3-3 tie. The Terriers erased deficits of 1-0 and 2-1 with goals from Jay O’Brien
(Hingham, Mass.) and freshman Luke Tuch (Baldwinsville, N.Y.) before sophomore
Domenick Fensore (Thornwood, N.Y.) gave the Terriers a 3-2 lead five minutes
into the second period. The sixth goal of the year from River Hawk senior Charlie
Levesque (Russell, Ont.) tied the game on the power play just 2:59 into the final
frame. BU earned the extra point in the shootout after several nifty moves from both
ARMY ROTC HOCKEY EAST CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Jáchym Kondelík -
Matt boldy - Boston College
Jáchym Kondelík (Budejovice, Czech Republic) came into Friday’s game against Providence without a goal in 21 games and scored three, all on the power play, in the first period of a 5-3 win over the No. 15 Friars. The junior forward added an assist and finished with a four-point night, a new career-high for points and goals in a single game. His offensive outburst secured the #4 seed in the Hockey East Tournament, the Huskies’ highest-ever finish in Hockey East play.
Matt Boldy (Millis, Mass.)
netted a pair of goals in a 4-2
win over No. 18 Northeastern
on Friday to help the Eagles
clinch the top overall seed in
the Hockey East Tournament.
His first tally was his third shorthanded
marker of the year, tying
the national lead individually
and giving BC the nation’s-best
eighth shorthanded goal as a
team. He earned his 50th career
point on his second score.
He fired four shots on net and
finished a plus-two in the win.
PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Luke Tuch - Boston University
Luke Tuch (Baldwinsville, N.Y.)
knotted the game at 2-2 with less
than 0.01 seconds on the clock in
the first period with an unassisted
goal, his sixth of the year. His
timely tally helped Boston University
start the middle frame tied,
2-2, en route to a 3-3 deadlock
with UMass Lowell. The freshman
forward earned a plus-two rating in
HOCKEY EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Victor Ostman - Maine
Victor Ostman (Danderyd,
Sweden) saved 30 of 33 shots
he faced Friday night, including
only allowing one goal during the
shootout at No. 6/6 UMass. He
kicked out 10 saves in the first
period and five in overtime to
force the shootout, where Maine
claimed victory. It was Ostman’s
first time earning a win victory
over a Top 10 team and secured
the eight seed in the Hockey East
HOCKEY EAST TOP PERFORMERS
Spencer Knight, BC (So., G; Darien, Conn.) Stopped 32 of 34 Northeastern shots on Friday to earn a 4-2 win and cement the Eagles as the #1 seed in the Hockey East Tournament. His first period of work included stopping all 17 shots he faced en route to picking up his 15th win of the year.
Domenick Fensore, BU (So., D; Thornwood, N.Y.) Tallied a goal and added an assist in a 3-3 draw and shootout win at UMass Lowell in the regular-season finale.
Jonny Evans, UConn (Jr., F; North Delta, B.C.) Posted four points (1g, 3a) in a 5-3 win over Providence to finish the regular season with 28 points (14g, 14a) to win the Hockey East scoring crown for the 2020-21 season.
Hudson Schandor, UConn (Fr., F; North Vancouver, B.C.) Posted a three-point night in a 5-3 win over No. 15 Providence. Schandor scored his sixth goal of the season in the Huskies four-goal first period and then added a pair of assists. His three points tied a season high.
Eduards Tralmaks, ME (Sr., F; Riga, Lativa) Scored the game-tying goal with just over four minutes remaining in Maine’s Friday night shoot-out victory over No. 6/6 UMass. Tralmaks’ shot came from the blueline and sent the Black Bears to overtime after trailing 3-1.
Charlie Levesque, UML (Sr., F; Russell, Ont.) Found the back of the net twice in a 3-3 draw with No. 10/10 Boston University on Saturday. The senior tied the game on the power play just 2:59 into the final frame. BU earned the extra point in the shootout after several nifty moves from both sides.
Jon McDonald, UML (Jr., D; Livonia, Mich.) Dished out two assists to help propel the River Hawks to a 3-3 stalemate with No. 10/10 Boston University.