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Boston College returned to the top ranking in the USA Hockey/The Rink Live Poll this week after sweeping UConn. Ryan Leonard extended his point streak to six games (4g, 3a) a helper in each game while Cutter Gauthier racked up two goals and two assists to power the Eagles’ offense. Jacob Fowler earned his first NCAA shutout with 31 saves on Saturday.

No. 8 Boston University swept No. 9 Maine in a high-octane match up at Agganis Arena. Macklin Celebrini scored a goal and dished out three assists while Quin Hutson had two goals and two assists for the Terriers.

No. 15 Massachusetts swept No. 5 Providence, 3-2 and 2-1, in a series highlighted by rookie Minuteman goaltender Michael Hrabal, who made 53 stops on 56 shots in 120:56 of work. Ryan Ufko play hero on Saturday night, scoring the game-winning goal in overtime on an individual effort. He also scored the game-tying goal as part of a third-period comeback on Thursday.

No. 13 New Hampshire took six points in Hockey East play from Northeastern, as Cy LeClerc posted two goals and two assists, including a shorthanded goal and the game-winner, in Friday’s 4-2 win, while he then tallied an assist on the game-winner in a 4-0 win on Saturday.



Cutter Gauthier - Boston College
Cy LeClerc - New Hampshire

Cutter Gauthier (So., F; Scottsdale, Ariz.) finished with a four-point weekend in a sweep of UConn with three goals and an assist . He scored twice and added an assist in Friday’s 5-4 overtime win at Kelley Rink, including the game-tying goal in the third and the game-winner in overtime. He netted his 11th goal of the season on Saturday in Storrs late in the third period for a key insurance tally in a 3-0 shutout and closed the series with 14 shots on goal and a plus-two rating.

Cy LeClerc (So., F; Brentwood, N.H.) posted two goals and two assists for four points as No. 13 UNH went 2-0-0 against North- eastern. He recorded two goals and one assist for three points, including shorthanded goal and the game-winner, in Friday’s 4-2 win, while he then tallied an assist on the game-winner in a 4-0 win on Saturday.



Macklin Celebrini - Boston University

Macklin Celebrini (Fr., F; Vancouver, B.C.) matched a team-high four points (1g, 3a) to help No. 8 Boston University to a weekend sweep of No. 9 Maine. After finding the back of the net in Friday’s 3-2 win, he recorded three helpers in Saturday’s 5-4 victory. The 17-year old now leads the NCAA with 22 points on nine goals and 13 assists.



Ryan Ufko - Massachusetts

Ryan Ufko (Jr., D; Smithtown, N.Y.) helped UMass to a two-win week over No. 5 Providence, scoring the game-tying goal on the power play in a 3-2 third period come-back win on the road on Thursday and netting the overtime game-winner on Saturday in a 2-1 victory after registering a team-high five shots on goal. He added three blocked shots and led a UMass defense that allowed just 1.50 goals per-game on the week and went 6-for-6 on the penalty kill.



Michael Hrabal - Massachusetts

Michael Hrabal (Fr., G; Prague, Czechia) went 2-0-0 in two starts vs. No. 5 Providence, playing 120:56 and stopping 53 of 56 shots over the pair of games for a .946 save percentage and a 1.49 goals against average on the week He made 21 saves in Thursday’s 3-2 win on the road in Providence and then tied a career best with 32 stops in a 2-1 overtime victory on Saturday.


Andre Gasseau, BC (So., F; Garden Grove, Calif.) Scored a pair of goals in Friday’s 5-4 overtime win over UConn.

Drew Fortescue, BC (Fr., D: Pearl River, N.Y.) Potted his second goal of the season on Friday in a 5-4 overtime win over UConn and finished the weekend sweep of the Huskies with a plus-two rating.

Jacob Fowler, BC (Fr., G; Melbourne, Fla.) Posted a pair of victories in a weekend sweep of UConn to push his record to 9-2-1 through his first 12 NCAA starts. He registered his first collegiate shutout on Saturday in Storrs with a 31-save performance in a 3-0 win and stopped 59 of the 63 shots he faced in the series for a .937 save percentage.

Quinn Hutson, BU (So., F; North Barrington, Ill.) Led BU with two goals and added two assists to tie for the team lead in points during the Terriers’ weekend sweep of No. 9 Maine. Three of those four points came on Saturday, when he tallied two goals and one assist in a 5-4 victory. Hutson has notched six goals and three assists for nine points over the last four games.

Tom Willander, BU (Fr., D; Stockholm, Sweden) Recorded a goal and an assist in a weekend sweep over No. 9 Maine. His power-play goal on Friday proved to be the game-winner. He also had the primary assist on Shane Lachance’s goal on Saturday while blocking three shots during the weekend.

Mathieu Caron, BU (Jr., G; Abbotsford, B.C.) Made a season-high 39 saves in Saturday’s 5-4 win over No. 8 Maine, holding on to protect a one-goal lead in the waning minutes of the game. In a weekend sweep of the Black Bears, Caron made 68 saves and finished with a .919 save percentage.

Thomas Freel, Maine (So., F; Aberdeen, Great Britain) Had four points on two goals and two assists in weeked road trip at No. 9 Boston University, the only Hockey East player with two multi-point games. Scored twice on Friday night and added two assists on Saturday and was sixth in the conference with 10 shots on goal.

Josh Nadeau, Maine (Fr., F; St-François-de-Madawaska, N.B.) Had three points on the weekend, including a one-goal, one-assist performance on Saturday. Finished the weekend with 12 shots on goal, fourth most in the league.

Nick Rheaume, UML (So., F; Sherbrooke, Que.) Scored three goals, including a the game-tying goal to force overtime in Wednesday’s 1-1 tie with Merrimack, and Saturday’s overtime winner to lift the River Hawks to a three-point weekend.

Michael Citara, MC (Jr., F; New Hope, Pa.) Scored the tying goal on Wednesday against UMass Lowell to force overtime with 3:49 remaining in regulation. He netted the lone goal in the shootout to earn an extra point for Merrimack.

Zachary Borgiel, MC (Sr., G; Fort Gratiot, Mich.) Made 33 saves in Merrimack’s 1-1 tie against UMass Lowell on Wednesday. He then made all three saves in the shootout to deliever an extra point for the Warriors.

Ryan Conmy, UNH (Fr., F; Alexandria, Va.) Netted two goals and one assist for three points in a weekend sweep of Northeastern. He scored UNH’s fourth goal of the game in the 4-2 win on Friday, while he then posted one goal and one assist for two points which included the game-winner and a shorthanded goal in the 4-0 win on Saturday.

Jack Babbage, UNH (Jr., D; Tull, N.Y.) Recorded a goal and two assists for three points and was a member of a defense that only allowed two goals as No. 13 UNH went 2-0-0 over Northeastern. He posted one goal and one assist for two points which included his first collegiate goal in the 4-2 win on Friday, and tallied an assist in the 4-0 win on Saturday. Friday was his first multiple-point game of his career.

Jakob Hellsten, UNH (Jr., G; Ljusdal, Sweden) Posted his first collegiate shutout in a 4-0 win over Northeastern on Saturday, making 21 saves.