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UMass Lowell earned a win Friday with a 4-2 decision over No. 20 Northeastern thanks to three points (2g, 1a) from Scout Truman. It marked head coach Norm Bazin’s 300th victory as an NCAA head coach.

No. 19 New Hampshire swept rival No. 7 Maine, 6-2 and 5-2, at the Whittemore Center. Liam Devlin scored four times, including a hat trick in Friday’s contest, and added an assist on Saturday for a total of five points. Rookie Ryan Conmy had four points (1g, 3a) including the game-winning goal on Friday and Saturday’s primary assist on the decisive tally. UNH is 11-3-1 at home this season.

No. 1 Boston College swept No. 11 UMass in a weekend series. The Eagles’ Ryan Leonard, an Amherst native, scored five goals against his hometown team, adding that output on top of a goal and two assists in Monday’s 5-0 win over Harvard for an NCAA-best eight points.

No. 3 Boston University took four of six points from No. 10 Providence. Nick Zabaneh had a goal in each game while Shane LaChance scored twice in Saturday’s 5-2 win. The Friars’ freshman forward Hudson Malinoski assisted on the game-tying goal in the third period of Friday’s 2-2 tie before converting in the shootout to deliver the extra point to Providence.

Merrimack and Vermont traded victories in Burlington. The Catamounts are now 2-2-2 in their last six league games, moving up into a tie for seventh place in the Army ROTC Standings. Chris Theodore scored two goals and had an assist on the weekend. T

he Northeastern Huskies bounced back with a 42-save shutout from Cameron Whitehead in a 4-0 win on Saturday.



Liam Devlin - New Hampshire
Ryan Leonard - Boston College

Liam Devlin (Jr., F; Needham, Mass.) tied for second in the NCAA lead with four goals last weekend to help UNH to a two-game sweep of rival Maine. He netted a hat trick in Friday’s 6-2 win before tacking on another tally and an assist in Saturday’s 5-2 triumph. He added a plus-three rating and one block.

Ryan Leonard (Fr., F; Amherst, Mass.) led the NCAA with eight points and six goals in a 3-0-0 week for Boston College. His output included the game-winning assist on Monday in a 5-0 win over Harvard and the game-winning goal Sunday in a 6-4 instant classic over UMass to complete a hat trick against his hometown team. His 14 shots on net were also second in the nation and he finished plus-six, second best in the country behind teammate Will Smith.



Will Smith - Boston College

Will Smith (Fr., F; Lexington, Mass.) led the NCAA with a plus-seven rating and extended his season-best point streak to 15 games as BC swept No. 11/10 UMass and shut out Harvard, 5-0. He recorded four points, all assists, on the weekend and netted a goal in Monday’s Beanpot game. Smith assisted on a goal in Friday’s 6-1 road win and added a trio of primary helpers on Sunday. It marked his second three-assist game of the season. He also won 15 faceoffs.



Alex Gagne - New Hampshire

Alex Gagne (Jr., D; Bedford, N.H.) posted two assists and 12 blocks, the second most in the NCAA and most of any player who played just two games, as No. 19 UNH swept a two-game series over No. 7 Maine. He also recorded a team-best plus five. He tallied two assists and four blocks on Friday in the 6-2 win, while he totaled eight blocks on Saturday in the 5-2 win.



Cameron Whitehead - Northeastern

Cameron Whitehead (Fr., G; Orleans, Ont.) led the NCAA with 103 saves on 110 shots faced in three games last week, leading Northeastern to a Beanpot championship on Monday that included six saves in overtime to earn the Eberly Award as the tournament’s top goaltender. He followed that up with a career high 42-save shutout on Saturday night.


Gabe Perreault, BC (Fr., F; Hinsdale, Ill.) Scored two goals, including one game-winning goal, and dished out three assists for five points in a trio of victories for Boston College. He currently leads the NCAA with 48 points on 14 goals and 34 assists in just 29 games played.

Cutter Gauthier, BC (So., F; Scottsdale, Ariz.) Scored three goals and added two assists for five points in a 3-0-0 weekend for BC. He is the NCAA leader with 26 goals.

Eamon Powell, BC (Sr., D; Marcellus, N.Y.) Extended his career-best point streak to eight games with a three-assist weekend as BC swept No. 11/10 UMass. He assisted on a goal in Friday night’s win and added two in a narrow victory on Sunday. Powell also blocked three shots on Sunday as the BC defense held the Minutemen to just 24 shots on net.

Nick Zabaneh, BU (Sr., F; Toronto, Ont.) Scored in each game of a 1-0-1 week against No. 10 Providence.

Cade Webber, BU (Sr., D; Meadville, Pa.) Blocked an NCAA-best 15 shots in three games for BU.

Aydar Suniev, UMass (Fr., F; Kazan, Russia) Scored twice in the span of 29 seconds Sunday at Boston College to give UMass a 3-2 lead, concluding a stretch of 3:32 where UMass scored three times.

Scout Truman, UML (So., F; Lethbridge, Alta.) Helped UMass Lowell to a 4-2 win over Northeastern on Friday night with two goals and an assist for three points.

Jak Vaarwerk, UML (Fr., F; Clarence, N.Y.) Had two assists in Friday’s 4-2 victory over Northeastern to finish the weekend with two points in addition to his 15 faceoff wins.

Ryan Conmy, UNH (Fr., F; Alexandria, Va.) Posted one goal and three assists for four points as No. 19 UNH swept a two-game sweep of No. 7 Maine. He scored the game-winning goal and recorded an assist on Friday in a 6-2 win, while on Saturday he posted two assists as UNH defeated Maine, 5-2.

Jakob Hellsten, UNH (Jr., G; Ljusdal, Sweden) Went 2-0-0 versus No. 7 Maine as he made 39 saves and allowed four goals for a 2.00 goals against average and a .907 save percentage. He made 18 saves on Friday in the 6-2 win, while he posted 21 saves on Saturday in the 5-2 win.

Gunnarwolfe Fontaine, NU (Sr., F; East Greenwich, R.I.) Recorded a four-point week with two goals and two assists, including three points (1g, 2a) to lead NU to the 2024 Beanpot title, including the overtime, game-winning goal for the second week in a row. He was named MVP of the tournament. He then recorded the game-winning goal in the Huskies’ victory over UMass Lowell. He finished three games with seven shots, five blocks and a plus-two rating and now has 12 points (4g, 8a) in his last eight games.