HOCKEY EAST HEADLINES
UConn took four out of a possible six points in league play from No. 2/2 Boston College last weekend, backboned by Tomáš Vomáčka (Trutnov, Czech Republic.) The junior netminder made 59 saves on 64 shots, including all 19 he saw in the first period of Friday’s game. In that same outing, a 4-3 overtime win for the Eagles, rookie goaltender Henry Wilder (Needham, Mass.) made his collegiate debut and made 30 saves in the win. Wilder earned his first career point with an assist on the game-winning goal.
Northeastern began its 2020-21 campaign in convincing fashion, sweeping Merrimack by scores of 8-2 and 6-3. The Huskies got five-point weekends from two players, including Player of the Week Jordan Harris (Haverhill, Mass.) who finished the weekend with a league-best two goals, three assists, and two power-play goals, and freshman Steve Agriogianis (East Hanover, N.J.) who had two goals of his own.
Maine and New Hampshire both began their 2020-21 seasons last weekend with a pair of games in Durham, New Hampshire. Friday’s game saw the Black Bears earn an extra league point in the shootout after ending in a 1-1 draw. Maine’s Lynden Breen (Grand Bay-Westfield, N.B.) Scored the game-tying goal with 6:46 left in the contest also converted in his first career shootout. Saturday night saw New Hampshire rookie Cam Gendron, UNH (Hampstead, N.H.) post one goal and one assist for two points during his collegiate debut, a 6-2 win over Maine on Saturday.
Providence earned its first win of the year thanks in part to the play of junior
forward Tyce Thompson (Milford, Conn.) Thompson led the way for the
Friars on Sunday night at UMass Lowell, notching a goal and two assists
in Providence’s 4-2 win. Thompson’s power-play goal tied the game in the
third period and he also earned two primary assists.
HOCKEY EAST CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Jordan Harris - Northeastern
Jordan Harris (Haverhill,
Mass.) opened his 2020-21
campaign with a two-goal,
one assist performance in an
8-2 win over Merrimack. He
netted both tallies while on the
power-play. The junior defenseman
followed up with two
assists in a 6-3 win the next
day, finishing the weekend
with a league-best two goals,
three assists, five points, two
power-play goals, three power-
play points, and a plus-five
PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Henry Wilder - Boston College
Henry Wilder (Fr., G;
Needham, Mass.) made
his collegiate debut in a
two-game split with UConn,
posting a .920 save
percentage with 69 saves.
He earned his first win in a
4-3 overtime win on Friday
night, making 30 saves,
and earned his first career
point with an assist on the
HOCKEY EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Tomáš Vomáčka - UConn
Tomáš Vomáčka, UConn
(Trutnov, Czech Republic)
Made 59 saves on 64 shots
to earn four out of six points
from No. 2/2 Boston College.
The junior stopped 32 shots
on Friday, including all 19 he
saw in the first period, as the
Huskies lost, 4-3, in overtime
at Boston College. He came
back on Saturday and kicked
out 27 shots and kept BC off
the scoreboard for the first two
periods in a 3-1 win over the
HOCKEY EAST TOP PERFORMERS
Nikita Nesterenko, BC (Fr., F; Brooklyn, N.Y.) Dished out two primary assists in a 4-3 overtime win against UConn on Friday night, pushing his point streak to five games (3g, 4a) before it was snapped on Saturday. Finished a team-best plus-two in a split weekend.
Jonny Evans, UConn (Jr., F; North Delta, B.C.) Picked up a goal and two assists to help the Huskies earn four of six points from No. 2/2 Boston College, including one of each in a 3-1 Huskies win at home on Saturday.
Nick Capone, UConn (Fr., F; East Haven, Conn.) Netted his first career goal on Saturday, helping the Huskies to a 3-1 victory over No. 2/2 Boston College.
Lynden Breen, ME (Fr., F; Grand Bay-Westfield, N.B.) Scored the game-tying goal Friday night at New Hampshire with 6:46 left in the contest. The freshman also scored a goal in his first career shootout, helping the Black Bears to the shootout win and an extra point in league play. On Saturday night, Breen recorded his first career assist.
Matthew Thiessen, ME (So., G; Altona, Man.) Recorded a total of 64 saves in a 0-1-1 weekend at UNH. The sophomore recorded his first career victory on Friday night in Durham, making 37 saves force a shootout, where he saved three of five attempts and backboned his team to an extra point in the Hockey East table.
Conor Lovett, MC (Fr., F; Franklin, Mass.) The rookie forward scored in each of the Warriors’ two games against Northeastern over the weekend. He netted his first collegiate goal in the third period Saturday at Matthews Arena, then tallied another third period goal Sunday in North Andover.
Dominic Dockery, MC (Sr., D; Lockport, N.Y.) The senior rearguard averaged a point-per-game on the weekend against Northeastern. He scored his first goal of the season Saturday to open the scoring for the Warriors, then added an assist on Lovett’s goal Sunday at Lawler.
Cam Gendron, UNH (Fr., F; Hampstead, N.H.) Posted one goal and one assist for two points during his collegiate debut, a 6-2 win over Maine on Saturday. He scored his first collegiate goal to give UNH a 5-2 lead and recorded his first helper after he stole the puck and set up an empty net goal to seal the win.
Mike Robinson, UNH (Sr., G; Bedford, N.H.) Went 1-0-1 in a season-opening series against Maine, making 47 saves on 50 shots for a .940 save percentage and a 1.45 goals against average. He made 15 saves and allowed one goal in a 1-1 tie on Friday, before kicking out 32 of 34 shots in a 6-2 win on Saturday.
Zach Solow, NU (Sr., F; Naples, Fla.) Scored two goals and added two assists for four points in a two-game sweep of Merrimack, Northeastern’s 2020-21 season-opening series.
Steve Agriogianis, NU (Fr., F; East Hanover, N.J.) In his first two collegiate games, Agriogianis scored two goals and added three assists for five points, helping Northeastern to a season-opening sweep of Merrimack. He set up the game-winning goal in Sunday’s 6-3 win and had a three-point (2g, 1a) in his NCAA debut, an 8-2 victory.
Tyce Thompson, PC (Jr., F; Milford, Conn.) Led the way for the Friars on Sunday night at UMass Lowell, notching a goal and two assists in Providence’s 4-2 win. Thompson’s power-play goal tied the game in the third period and he also earned two primary assists.