UMass Lowell Sweeps Weekend Series With 1-0 Shutout Against Vermont
Senior goalie Kevin Boyle stops 32 shots for River Hawks

Senior goalie Kevin Boyle made 32 saves for the River Hawks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 14:22  UML1-0 PP GW Adam Chapie (4)C.J. Smith/5, Michael Kapla/2
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
UMass Lowell  1001
Vermont  0000
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
UMass Lowell  78621
Vermont  1291132
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
UMass Lowell (6-1-2)  1/6 4/8 0
Vermont (2-6-1)  0/3 8/27 0
UMass Lowell Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Kevin Boyle (W, 6-1-2)60:000 1291132
Vermont Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Mike Santaguida (L, 2-6-1)58:581 68620
Empty Net1:020     

BURLINGTON, Vt. - Kevin Boyle posted a 32-save shutout and No. 4 UMass Lowell registered a 1-0 victory over Vermont on Saturday night to sweep a Hockey East series at Gutterson Fieldhouse. The Catamounts fell to 2-6-1 (1-2-1 HEA), while the River Hawks improved to 6-1-2 (2-0-2 HEA).

"Our team was as consistent as we have been all weekend. I thought it was the first time we played 120 minutes to our identity," said head coach Kevin Sneddon. "It's a game of inches. It's unfortunate. We hit a couple pipes, they take an off-angle shot that kind of takes a bad bounce and it's in the back of our net on the power play and that's difference in the game."

Vermont nearly struck first in the opening period as Brian Bowen tipped Jake Kearley's left point shot past Boyle blocker side but the puck rung off the left post.

The game's only tally came at the 14:22 mark of the first after Mike Santaguida stopped an Adam Chapie weak angle shot from the low left circle. The rebound bounced into the low slot, and Chapie followed up to whack a shot into the back of the net to give UMass Lowell the lead.

Boyle made it stand the rest of the way as the senior stopped all 20 shots he faced in the final two periods. That included a 2-on-1 blocker save on a wrister from Craig Puffer during the second period.

UVM pulled Santaguida with 1:15 remaining for a 5-on-4 advantage with a man in the penalty box for each team, but the River Hawks cleared their zone effectively and clinched the series sweep.

Santaguida closed the night with 20 saves and just one goal against. The Catamounts were 5-for-6 on the penalty kill.

Vermont closes a five-game homestand next weekend with Hockey East contests against UConn on Friday, Nov. 13 at 7:05 p.m. and UMass Amherst on Sunday, Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. Both games will be streamed for free in high definition at with radio coverage on WVMT 620-AM and

UVM will host a Supercuts water bottle giveaway on Friday, and a post-game Skate with the Cats after Sunday's game. Sunday will also be Jack Lyman Day as the team honors Jack Lyman, who joined the team in 2012 from the Team IMPACT organization.