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Weekly Honorees: Liam Pecararo, Chase Blackmun, Jake Oettinger and Jeremy Swayman
Weekly Release: Five Teams Secure Playoff Positions As Regular Season Winds Down
UMass Has Shot at Regular Season Crown This Weekend

HOCKEY EAST HEADLINES

The 2019 Hockey East Tournament playoff field has been determined, with the final three teams locking in their spot over the weekend. Boston University, Maine and New Hampshire will join Massachusetts, UMass Lowell, Northeastern, Providence and Boston College in the quest for the Lamoriello Trophy. UMass has a chance to clinch the first regular season title in program history with a win on Thursday at Merrimack.

Maine earned a key four points in a two-game home stand with Boston College, en route to earning a regular season series sweep over the Eagles. Mitchell Fossier (Alpharetta, Ga.) pushed his point streak to five games with two goals and an assist on the weekend. The junior netted a goal and dished out the helper on the game-winning tally Friday night, before going on to find the back of the net with just under a minute to go in the extra frame on Saturday to give the Black Bears the victory.

Boston University swept Vermont during a weekend road trip to Burlington, Vermont, with a 1-0 overtime victory on Friday and a 2-1 win on Saturday. Chad Krys (Ridgefield, Conn.) netted the game winning tally with just sixteen seconds to go in the overtime period on Friday. The win was good to earn the Terriers a guaranteed playoff position.

Providence closed out their regular season series with Massachusetts on Saturday night with a 3-2 victory in their only game of the weekend. Scott Conway (Baskingstoke, Eng.) scored the go-ahead goal with just under three minutes to go in regulation, while goaltender Hayden Hawkey (Parker, Colo.) matched his regular season high, turning away 34 Minutemen attempts.

Northeastern took four points from New Hampshire during a two game road trip as they look to secure home ice for the playoffs. Senior Liam Pecararo (Canton, Mass.) led the offensive charge for the Huskies, posting seven points (3g, 4a) on the weekend, including a hat trick in Friday's 6-3 victory. Cayden Primeau (Voorhees, N.J.) earned his fourth blank sheet of the year in Saturday's 6-0 win.


HOCKEY EAST PLAYER OF THE WEEK

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Liam Pecararo - Northeastern

Liam Pecararo (Canton, Mass.) led the entire NCAA with seven points (3g, 4a) in two games at New Hampshire, including a career-best four-point night (3g, 1a) on Friday. He went on to dish out three assists on Saturday. On the weekend, he struck for a power-play tally and a game-winning goal.


PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

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Chase Blackmun - UMass Lowell

Chase Blackmun (Hudson, Wis.) totaled four points (2g, 2a) and 10 shots on goal in a key three-point weekend for UMass Lowell. He tallied a career-high three points (1g, 2a) in Friday's 6-3 win at home.


HOCKEY EAST CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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Jeremy Swayman - Maine

Jeremy Swayman (Anchorage, Alaska) allowed just two goals in a pair of wins against Boston College, kicking out a total of 67 shots across the weekend. Maine is now undefeated in its last five (4-0-1) outings and sits just three points out of second place in the Army ROTC Hockey East Standings.

Jake Oettinger - Boston University

Jake Oettinger (Lakeville, Minn.) stopped 48 of the 49 shots he faced in a weekend road sweep of Vermont. He posted a 29-save shutout on Friday.


HOCKEY EAST TOP PERFORMERS

Chad Krys, BU (Jr., D; Ridgefield, Conn.) Helped the BU defense hold Vermont to just one goal in a weekend sweep, while adding the game-winning overtime goal in Friday's 1-0 victory. He fired 13 shots on net and blocked four. Joel Farabee, BU (Fr., F; Cicero, N.Y.) Potted the game-winning goal with 57 seconds remaining in regulation to lift BU to a 2-1 win on Saturday to push the Terriers to a weekend sweep of Vermont.

Mitchell Fossier, Maine (Jr., F; Alpharetta, Ga.) Factored in on three of Maine's four goals last weekend, including scoring two and assisting on another in a sweep of Boston College. On Saturday night, he potted the game-winning overtime strike against the Eagles.

Derek Petti, MC (Sr., F; Tweskbury, Mass.) Led all Warriors with five points in two games last week, finishing with a goal and four helpers. The five points ranked third in Hockey East and were tied for fourth nationwide. He also went 51.5 percent on the faceoff dot (17-16) and had five shots on goal.

Chase Gresock, MC (Fr., F; Powell, Ohio) Had four points (2g, 2a) in two games over the weekend against #14 UMass Lowell, including a career-high three-point affair against the River Hawks on Saturday. His two goals on Saturday marked his first career multi-goal game, with the second one coming in the final minute to send it to overtime. He fired eight total shots and added two blocks, as well. He shared the league lead for scoring among rookies and ranked tied for eighth nationwide for total points among all players.

Charlie Levesque, UML (So., F; Russell, Ont.) Picked up three points (2g, 1a), including a goal in each game, in a 1-0-1 weekend against Merrimack.

Reid Stefanson, UML (Fr., F; Winnipeg, Man.) Enjoyed a four-point weekend on one goal and three assists, including a career-best three helpers on Friday.

Jeremy Davies, NU (Jr., D; Ste-Anne-De-Bellevue, Que.) Finished second in the NCAA and first among all blueliners with three goals and three assists for six points in two games at New Hampshire. He racked up four points (2g, 2a) on Saturday night to tie his career high, and also had two power-play goals and a game-winning goal. He also became the first Northeastern defenseman since Dan McGillis (1994-95, 1995-96) to record 30 points in consecutive seasons.