HOCKEY EAST HEADLINES
UConn earned six points in Hockey East play in an early-season series at Vermont. Andrew Lucas dished out four assists, two in each game and three on the power-play, to power the Huskies’ offense from the blueline. The youngest player in college hockey, Matthew Wood, picked up three points on two goals and an assist in the series.
Boston University exploded onto the scene with an 8-2 win over Bentley in Jay Pandolfo’s first game as the bench boss. All five freshmen in the Terrier lineup had at least two points, combining for five goals and eight assists. Seven different Terriers scored a goal and 15 different BU skaters recorded a point in the outing.
UMass Lowell got 27 saves from Gustavs Davis Gringals and a goal and an assist from defenseman Isac Jonsson to secure a 4-0 win over St. Lawrence to open their season.
Northeastern took a 3-2 overtime win over LIU on Saturday off the stick of freshman defenseman Vinny Borgesi.
Providence, Maine, Massachusetts, and Boston College also
opened their seasons with exhibition match ups on Saturday and
HOCKEY EAST PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Andrew Lucas - UConn
Andrew Lucas (Jr., D; Alexandria, Va.) dished out four assists, two
in each game and three on the power-play, to help lift UConn to a
two-game sweep at Vermont. He set up the game-winning assist in
Saturday’s 4-1 win. The blueliner is currently tied for second in the
nation with four points and no player in the NCAA has more assists.
PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Ryan Greene - Boston University
Ryan Greene (Fr., F; Paradise, N.L.) shined in his Terrier debut,
scoring two goals, including the game-winner, and assisting on
another to complete a three-point night in an 8-2 win over Bentley.
Greene scored two consecutive goals in the first period to help BU
build a 4-0 lead. Greene leads the league and is tied for first in the
nation with two goals and is tied for first in the nation with three
points after the first weekend of play.
HOCKEY EAST DEFENDER OF THE WEEK
Isac Jonsson - UMass Lowell
Isac Jonsson (So., D; Angelhom, Sweden) led the River Hawks in
points during Saturday’s 4-0 win over St. Lawrence as he picked up
a goal and an assist while also registering a plus-two rating, three
shots on goal, and one block. Jonsson’s goal marked the first of his
HOCKEY EAST GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK
Gustavs Davis Grigals - UMass Lowell
Gustavs Davis Grigals (Gr., G; Riga, Lativa) Backstopped the River
Hawks to a 4-0 victory over St. Lawrence on Saturday night. Grigals logged
27 saves in the shutout to pick up the fifth blank sheet of his collegiate
career and the first as a River Hawk. With his shutout, he becomes just the
second River Hawk in program history to record a shutout in his program
HOCKEY EAST TOP PERFORMERS
Jeremy Wilmer, BU (Fr., F; Rockville Centre, N.Y.) Tallied one goal and two assists for a three-point night in his Terrier debut. Wilmer had the primary assist on the game’s opening goal and then provided an assist on the eventual game-winner before finding the back of the net himself. Wilmer is tied for first in the nation with three points.
Lane Hutson, BU (Fr., D; North Barrington, Ill.) In his collegiate debut, Hutson dished out three assists and finished as a plus-two in the Terriers’ 8-2 win over Bentley. Only two other players in the nation had more assists than Hutson this weekend.
Drew Commesso, BU (Jr., G; Norwell, Mass.) Was sharp in the Terriers’ 8-2 win over Bentley, making 22 saves. He helped BU hold the Falcons to an 0-for-6 mark on the power play.
Matthew Wood, UConn (Fr., F; Lethbridge, Alta.) Scored two goals, opening the scoring of each game of a two-game sweep at Vermont, and dished out an assist on another.
Tristan Fraser, UConn (Fr., F; West Vancouver, B.C.) Racked up three points on two goals and an assist in UConn’s sweep at Vermont. He set up the game-winning goal in a 3-1 victory on Sunday.
Arsenii Sergeev, UConn (Fr., G; Yaroslavl, Russia) In his NCAA debut, Stopped 24 of 25 shots faced to backbone the Huskies to a 3-1 road win at Vermont.
Scout Truman, UML (Fr., F; Lethbridge, Ont.) Picked up an assist, two shots on goal and a plus-two rating in the River Hawks’ 4-0 win over St. Lawrence Saturday night.
Vinny Borgesi, NU (Fr., D; Philadelphia, Pa.) In his first game for Northeastern, Borgesi solidified a 3-2 victory for the Huskies in overtime on Saturday night, earning a 3-2 win over LIU. From Northeastern’s defensive zone, Borgesi carried the puck, coast-to-coast, for a two-on-one before collecting himself for the goal. Credit to the freshman defenseman, Northeastern begins their season 1-0-0.