AROUND HOCKEY EAST: Three teams, UConn, Notre Dame and Providence, claimed weekend sweeps in conference play, picking up all four points available in the league table. UConn downed No. 5 UMass Lowell twice in a home-and-home series, while No. 20 Notre Dame earned victories over UMass at the Compton Family Ice Arena and top-ranked Providence pushed its unbeaten streak to 18 games with a pair of wins over No 16 Merrimack ... Elsewhere in conference play, New Hampshire and Boston College took three out of four points in home-and-home weekend series, while No. 12/13 Boston University and Vermont split two games at Agganis Arena in Boston. Sophomore defenseman Brandon Fortunato (North Hills, N.Y.) factored in on all three of the Terriers' third-period goals in a come-from-behind win over Vermont Saturday night. BU's last 12 goals have been scored by 11 different skaters ... After taking three out of four points from Northeastern this weekend, Boston College head coach Jerry York is just three wins away from reaching the 1,000 career victory mark ... UConn claimed the first weekend sweep of a Hockey East opponent since joining the league with two wins over No. 5 UMass Lowell. Freshman forward Tage Thompson (Orange, Conn.) scored three goals, including both game-winners for the Huskies in the series with the River Hawks. Thompson has an NCAA-leading seven power-play goals ... Jake Walman (Toronto, Ont.) scored the game-winning goal Saturday and Nick Ellis (Millersville, Md.) pitched a 31-save shutout to carry the Friars to an 18-game unbeaten streak with a win over Merrimack. Walman leads all NCAA defensemen with 11 goals, six on the power play and four game-winners, and 19 points ... Northeastern sophomore Nolan Stevens (Sea Isle City, N.J.) netted two goals against No. 3/2 Boston College and helped the Huskies to a 3-3 draw with the Eagles Saturday night. Boston College rookie Colin White (Hanover, Mass.) extended his point streak to 10 games with an unassisted, short-handed goal at 11:11 of the third period Saturday and an assist Sunday afternoon ... Anders Bjork (Mequon, Wis.) continued to produce for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, scoring two goals and adding an assist in a sweep of UMass while finishing plus-five on the weekend ... New Hampshire sophomore and NCAA leading point-getter Andrew Poturalski (Williamsville, N.Y.) racked up five points (3g, 2a) in two games against Maine. He now has a nation high 30 points in just 15 games played and leads the country in goals with 14 markers.