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Maine’s freshman duo of Bradly and Josh Nadeau led the NCAA with seven and six points, respectively, as the Black Bears downed rival New Hampshire, 5-2, and UConn, 7-3. Both brothers scored hat tricks in separate games and had the primary assists on each of the other’s strikes. They became the first brother duo to share Player of the Week honors since at least 2005-06.

Northeastern earned its first win in Hockey East play with a 5-3 win at No. 1 Boston College on Friday. Cam Lund netted a hat trick, including the game-winning goal and added an empty netter to secure the win.

Vermont split a weekend with No. 10 UMass and UMass Lowell. Nick Ahern scored his first collegiate goal as a walk-on member of the Catamounts. The strike came on the power-play and opened the scoring in an eventual 2-1 overtime win against No. 10 Massachusetts on Friday.

Boston University swept Merrimack to end 2023 with 23 points in league play out of a possible 27 available and currently sit in first place in the Army ROTC Hockey East Standings. Rookie Shane Lachance led Hockey East with two power-play goals and game-winning goals.

UMass Lowell took a 2-1 win at Vermont on Sunday off 27 saves from Henry Welsch, who led Hockey East with a 1.02 GAA and .955 save percentage last weekend.



Bradly and Josh Nadeau - Maine

Bradly Nadeau (Fr., F; St-François-de-Madawaska, N.B.) Led the NCAA with seven points last weekend, including a hat trick and four assists. He had the primary helper on each goal of his brother Josh’s hat trick in Friday’s 5-2 victory over rival New Hampshire before exploding for a hat trick of his own, including the game-winning tally, in Sunday’s 7-3 victory over UConn. He added a fourth primary assist in Sunday’s win.

Josh Nadeau (Fr., F; St-François-de-Madawaska, N.B.) finished second in the nation with six points (3g, 3a) behind only his brother Bradly’s seven points last weekend. In Friday’s Border Battle win over New Hampshire, Josh scored a goal in each period, including two power-play strikes and the game-winning goal. On Sunday, Josh returned the favor by recording the primary assist on each of Bradly’s three tallies in a 7-3 win over UConn.



Shane Lachance - Boston University

Shane Lachance (Fr., F; Andover, Mass.) led Hockey East with two power-play goals and game-winning goals in helping the Terriers to a weekend sweep of Merrimack in a rematch of the 2023 Hockey East Championship. He added two blocked shots and won 71.4% of the faceoffs he took.



Brandon Chabrier - Maine

Brandon Chabrier (So., D; Bayville, N.Y.) was tops among all NCAA defenders with 2.50 points per game and five points as he helped Maine to a 2-0-0 weekend in league play. He had a career-high four points on Sunday night, recording one power-play goal and three assists and added a helper on Friday night. He finished with a plus-three rating on the weekend and added two blocked shots.



Henry Welsch - UMass Lowell

Henry Welsch (Sr., G; Lakeville, Minn.) finished the weekend with a 1-1-0 record for the River Hawks as he allowed just one goal in each game and led the league in goals against (2), goals against average (1.02) and save percentage (.955). He made 15 saves on Friday night at UConn, before making 27 saves in Sunday’s 2-1 win at Vermont. In the win over Vermont, Welsch had a shutout until the 18:51 mark of the third period.


Will Smith, BC (Fr., F; Lexington, Mass.) Posted a goal and two assists in a weekend split with Northeastern. He scored the game-winning goal and added a primary assist on Saturday night in a 3-1 win at Matthews Arena.

Gabe Perreault, BC (Fr., F; Hinsdale, Ill.) Had a goal and two assists in a weekend split with Northeastern as he scored on the power play and assisted on the game-winning goal on Saturday at Matthews Arena.

Eamon Powell, BC (Sr., D; Marcellus, N.Y.) Posted a goal and an assist on Friday night at Kelley Rink against Northeastern and registered three blocked shots in the weekend series.

Nick Zabaneh, BU (Sr., F; Toronto, Ont.) Played hero on Saturday, as his unassisted shorthanded goal broke a 2-2 tie in a 5-2 victory over Merrimack. He then had the primary assist on the Terriers’ next goal that pushed their lead to 4-2.

Lane Hutson, BU (So., D; North Barrington, Ill.) Tied for the league lead with four assists in a two-win weekend over Merrimack, including three helpers in Friday’s 4-1 road victory.

Mathieu Caron, BU (Jr., G; Abbotsford, B.C.) Finished a weekend sweep of Merrimack with 45 saves and allowed just one even-strength goal in each victory. Caron was the only Hockey East goaltender to win twice this past weekend.

Victor Ostman, Maine (Gr., G; Danderyd, Sweden) Had 38 saves and a .927 save percentage to move to 7-3-1 on the year in a win over UConn.

Cam Lund, NU (So., F; Bridgewater, Mass.) Recorded his first hat trick of the season to lead Northeastern to a 5-3 win over #1 Boston College. It marked the second hat trick of his career, both against the Eagles. He finished with a plus-two rating and recorded eight shots on goal over the weekend. He now has five points in his last three games (4g, 1a, 1.7 PPG)

Matthew Staudacher, NU (Gr., F; Fenton, Mich.) Posted a season high two-point game en route to a 5-3 win at No. 1 Boston College on one goal and one assist. He finished with a plus-one rating and tallied two shots and two blocks.

Cameron Whitehead, NU (Fr., G; Orleans, Ont.) Started in both games against BC in 119:11 of work. He made 55 saves through two games and finished with a .902 save percentage over the weekend. He recorded his first career win over a No. 1 ranked team on Friday night.

Nick Ahern, UVM (Fr., F; Chicago, Ill.) Scored his first collegiate goal as a walk-on member of the Catamounts. The strike came on the power-play and opened the scoring in an eventual 2-1 overtime win against No. 10 Massachusetts on Friday.

Ryan Miotto, UVM (Gr., F; Thorold, Ont.) Netted the overtime winner to deliver a 2-1 win over No. 10 Massachusetts on Friday. He also set up the game’s opening power-play goal.