~No. 7 BU edges No. 3 Denver; No. 1 BC wins at UNH; HEA teams go 5-2-1 in non-league play~
||ATHLETIC REPUBLIC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#44 MYLES HARVEY, PROVIDENCE COLLEGE
(Junior Defenseman; Orlando, Fla.)
|Harvey scored three goals on three shots on the weekend, including the game-winner
against No. 7 Boston University in the 5-3 win on Friday at Schneider Arena, which also
marked his first collegiate goal for the Friars. He also scored
two goals vs. Massachusetts in the 6-4 victory on Saturday night.
||PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
|#9 TERRENCE WALLIN, UMASS LOWELL
(Freshman Forward; Yardley, Pa.)
|Wallin scored a goal and two assists with a +3 rating and four shots to aid
in UMass Lowell's road sweep of the Mavericks.
||HOCKEY EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#37 CHRIS RAWLINGS, NORTHEASTERN
(Junior Goaltender; North Delta, B.C.)
|Rawlings registered his ninth career shutout with a 27-save effort on Friday night in the 4-0
victory against New Hampshire at Matthews Arena. Rawlings tied Brad Thiessen's (2006-
2010) school record in 69 career appearances for the Huskies.
||HOCKEY EAST TEAM OF THE WEEK
|PROVIDENCE COLLEGE FRIARS
|First-year Providence head coach Nate Leaman led the Friars to a pair of victories on the
weekend, beginning with a 5-3 victory against No. 7 Boston U. on Friday night in their
season opener. PC came back the second night and bested Massachusetts by a 6-4 score at Schneider Arena.
PC scored five of its 11 goals on the weekend in the opening period.
Athletic Republic Player of the Week Myles Harvey of Providence College
|ARMY ROTC THREE STARS AWARD
|At the conclusion of each Hockey East game, the " Army ROTC Three Stars of The Game" are selected. Here are the 2011-2012 season leaders to date:
Spencer Abbott, Maine (Sr., F, Hamilton, Ont.) Had a goal and three assists in Maine's 0-1-1 weekend at North Dakota.
Barry Almeida, BC (Sr., F, Springfield, Mass.) Recorded a pair of two-point performances in BC's 1-1-0 weekend.
Derek Army, PC (So., F, North Kingstown, R.I.) Posted three points over the weekend, including two goals versus UMass.
Adam Clendening, BU (So., D, Wheatfield, N.Y.) Recorded three assists over the weekend, including two in the win over No. 3 Denver.
Damian Cross, PC (Fr., F, Nepean, Ont.) Totaled three assists in two games over the weekend.
Stefan Demopoulos, PC (Fr., F, La Mesa, Calif.) Totaled three points (1g,2a), including one goal and one assist in his collegiate debut versus BU.
Brian Dumoulin, BC (Jr., D, Biddeford, Maine) Scored his first goal of the season and finished with a game-high +4 rating in a 5-1 win at UNH.
Luke Eibler, NU (So., D, Pinckney, Mich.) Registered two assists and finished with a game-high +3 against UNH in a 4-0 victory.
Brian Flynn, Maine (Sr., F, Lynnfield, Mass.) Had a goal and an assist in Maine's 3-3 tie with North Dakota on Saturday.
Johnny Gaudreau, BC (Fr., F, Carneys Point, N.J.) Tallied two points (1g,1a) in BC's 5-1 win at New Hampshire.
John Heffernan, MC (Jr., F, Scituate, Mass.) Tallied the game-winner and added an assist in a 3-2 win over Army.
Danny Hobbs, UMass (Sr., F, Shawville, Que.) Had five points (3g,2a) in a win over Bentley and loss at Providence over the weekend.
Will O'Neill, Maine (Sr., D, Salem, Mass.) Had a goal and a pair of assists in Maine's weekend series at North Dakota.
Parker Milner, BC (Jr., G, Pittsburgh, Pa.) Stopped 57-of-61 shots (.934 save%) over the two-game weekend. Posted a career-high 39 saves at UNH.
Matt Nieto, BU (So., F, Long Beach, Calif.) Scored a goal against both Providence and Denver.
Michael Pereira, UMass (So., F, West Haven, Conn.) Had five points on (3g,2a) in a split weekend for UMass.
Chad Ruhwedel, UML (So., D, San Diego, Calif.) Tallied three assists, while anchoring the River Hawks' young defense in a sweep of Minnesota State.
T.J. Syner, UMass (Sr., F, Springfield, Mass.) Racked up six assists in a split weekend for UMass.
Corey Trivino, BU (Sr., F, Toronto, Ont.) Scored a goal against both Providence and Denver.
Riley Wetmore, UML (Jr., F, Swanton, Vt.) Tallied two goals, two assists in the River Hawks' sweep of Minnesota State.
Derek Army (North Kingstown, R.I.)
Scored a career-high two goals versus UMass
Bill Arnold, BC (Needham, Mass.)
Has a team-high seven points (2g,5a) through four games
Drew Brown (Grass Lake, Mich.)
Scored his first career goal Friday night vs. BU
Joe Cannata , MC (Wakefield, MASS.)
Notched his 45th career win Saturday,
most in Merrimack's Division I history
Stefan Demopoulos, PC (La Mesa, Calif.)
Scored his first career goal Friday night vs. BU
Myles Harvey (Orlando, Fla.)
Scored his first career goal Friday night versus BU
Rob Madore, UVM (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Will be playing in his 100th career game on Friday night
Ross Mauermann, PC (Janesville, Wis.)
Scored his first career goal Friday night vs. BU
Kieran Millan, BU (Edmonton, Alta .)
Earned his 63rd career victory on Saturday to become
the winningest goaltender in Terrier history
Matt Montesano, PC (West Bridgewater , Mass.)
Scored his first career goal Friday night vs. BU
Posted its 250th victory in Hockey East play vs. UNH Friday
Chris Rawlings, NU (North Delta , B.C.)
Matched NU's career shutout streak with a 4-0 blanking vs. UNH Friday.
Rawlings' nine career shutouts matches Brad Thiessen (06-09)
Billy Simon, PC (Burnsville, Minn.)
Scored his first career goal Saturday night vs. UMass
Corey Trivino, BU (Toronto, Ont.)
Played in his 100th career game on Saturday vs. Denver
and scored a goal for the third straight contest
UMASS' LINE OF T.J. Syner,
Michael Pereira and Danny Hobbs
Combined for 10 points (4g, 6a) in the win over Bentley.
For the weekend, the trio tallied 16 points (6g,10a)
UMASS-LOWELL RIVER HAWKS
The River Hawks scored four goals in each of their first two games
after reaching the mark just seven times in 2010-11
Boston College: With the team's 5-1 win at New Hampshire on Sat.,
Oct. 15, BC captured its third straight victory over the Wildcats. The
Eagles beat New Hampshire 4-3 in its only trip to Durham, N.H., on March
5 last winter and is now unbeaten in its last six games in the Whittemore
Center (4-0-2)…Parker Milner's 39-save performance marked a career
high, surpassing his previous mark of 34 saves in a 2-1 overtime win
over UMass on Feb. 26, 2010…Brian Dumoulin's first-period goal at New
Hampshire marked the fifth of his career and first since the team's 5-3
win over Merrimack in the 2011 Hockey East Tournament championship
game. Dumoulin finished Saturday's game in Durham with a +4 rating,
a single-game career high…Freshman forward Cam Spiro (Hingham,
Mass.) made his collegiate debut against the Wildcats and is the fourth
BC freshman to see action this winter, joining Johnny Gaudreau, Danny
Linell and Destry Straight…The team's 4-2 home loss to No. 3 Denver
marked BC's first home-opening loss since a 2-1 loss to Maine in the
2005-06 season opener (Oct. 28)…The Eagles played before a sellout
crowd of 7,884 fans, marking the fourth straight regular-season sellout
in Kelley Rink.
Boston University: Dating back to last season, five Terriers (Alex
Chiasson, Chris Connolly, Wade Megan, Matt Nieto, Corey Trivino) are
currently on five-game point streaks…Both Trivino and Nieto have
scored a goal in all three contests this season…BU has successfully
killed off 17 of its opponents' 18 power plays thus far this season and
the penalty kill ranks fifth in the nation at 94.4 percent…Last season,
BU ranked fourth in the nation in penalty killing at 86.6 percent…BU
has now won its last three meetings with Denver following Saturday's
4-3 triumph over the third-ranked Pioneers…The last time the Terriers
defeated a team ranked third or higher was the 2009 Beanpot championship
game when they topped then-No. 3 Northeastern, 5-2…All four
of the Terriers' goals against Denver came on special teams (4-on-4,
power play, 2 shorthanded)…Sophomore Sahir Gill (Terrace, B.C.) has
recorded at least one assist in each game this season...Dating back
to last season's Beanpot consolation game, the Terriers have scored
at least one power-play goal in 12 of its last 13 contests…Freshman
Cason Hohmann (Plymouth, Mich.) recorded his first collegiate point
when he assisted on Chiasson's goal that opened the scoring against
the Pioneers…At least eight Terriers have recorded at least one point
in all three games this season.
Maine: The University of Maine (1-2-1, 1-1-0 HEA) traveled to North
Dakota last weekend for a series with the Fighting Sioux…It was Maine's
third trip to the impressive Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, N.D...
Maine's senior class tallied all four goals on the weekend and 10 of the
12 points on the weekend…Ryan Hegarty (Arlington, Mass.) tallied the
game-tying goal midway through the third period on Saturday…Hegarty
has three career goals and one is a game-winner and one a game-tying
goal…Brian Flynn (Lynnfield, Mass.) and Spencer Abbott (Hamilton, Onta.)
have combined to score 14 of Maine's 31 points on the season…Two
of the three goals that Maine allowed on Saturday night came when the
Black Bears were down 5-on-3… Maine scored the first goal in each
game over the weekend and has yet to allow a first period goal on the
season… Nick Pryor (Woodbury. Minn.), who had played in just 11 total
games his first two season after being hampered by injuries, has played
in all four games this season.
Massachusetts: UMass had a season-high 47 shots in the win over
Bentley, its most since 48 against Providence on Oct. 31, 2009…Averaging
4.00 goals per game, UMass is tied for third among Hockey
East teams in scoring…UMass ranks 2nd among Hockey East teams in
power play at 21.1 percent (4-of-19) after going 3-for-13 on the weekend
… UMass has a league-high 57 penalty minutes despite taking six
penalties for 12 minutes at Providence, UMass has lowered its total of
PIM's in each game this season…Six different Minutemen had points in
each game this weekend.
UMass-Lowell: The River Hawks swept Minnesota State in Mankato,
MN by scores of 4-2 and 4-1 to start the season 2-0-0 for the first time
since 2001-02. Norm Bazin became the third coach in program history
to win his debut. The wins also marked the first time UMass Lowell has
swept an opponent during opening weekend since 1993-94, when thensenior
Norm Bazin and the River Hawks took two wins from Air Force
in Colorado Springs, CO. In addition, the River Hawks won consecutive
games for the first time since Feb. 20-26, 2010. UMass Lowell's Friday
night victory was the program's 700th of all-time as the team has a 701-
624-91 record in 1,426 games...Junior captain Riley Wetmore is now
just one shy of reaching 50 career points. Up next, UMass Lowell has a
quick turnaround, playing Connecticut in the Conway Arena in Nashua,
NH on Tuesday before taking the rest of the week off.
Merrimack: Ranked 13th nationally, Merrimack defeated Army 3-2 in
the home opener at Lawler Arena in front of a sellout crowd of 2,489…It
was the sixth straight sellout at Lawler and ninth straight home win
dating back to last year…Merrimack is 27-5-2 at home since the start
of 2009-10…John Heffernan and Rhett Bly both had multi-point efforts
in the win, as the Warriors have defeated Army in each of the last 13
meetings…The Warriors have won 10 straight non-conference games at
home and are 20-6-3 in their last 29 non-conference games...Merrimack
and WBIN-TV announced a partnership to televise at least three games
live from Lawler Arena beginning December 17 against Union. This
marks the first TV contract for Merrimack in school history…Merrimack
hosts a pair of games next weekend for Homecoming. The Warriors
take on Northeastern at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Connecticut Saturday
at 7 p.m. NU handed Merrimack one of its two home losses last season
and split a pair of games at Lawler in 2009-10.
New Hampshire: The Wildcats will leave Hockey East play for the
first time when they heads to St. Cloud State for a two-game set... UNH
is playing the Huskies for just the second and third games lifetime...
On March 28, 2003, the Cats captured a 5-2 win over St. Cloud at
the NCAA regionals in Worcester, Mass en route to the Frozen Four...
The Huskies and Wildcats are both trying to snap a three-game losing
streaking with SCSU owning a 1-3 record... Nick Sorkin scored a power
play goal on Saturday night to snap a 122 minute scoreless streak to
start the season... UNH is winless in it's first three games for the first
time since 2009-10 (0-2-1) and 0-3 for the first time since 1988-89...
New Hampshire has played seven players for the first time this season
including sophomores Jeff Wyer, Justin Agosta and Eric Knodel as
well as Grayson Downing, Trevor van Riemsdyk, Casey Thrush and Jay
Camper... UNH owned a 40-25 shot edge Saturday night against BC,
while the also outshot Northeastern 27-21 on Friday night.
Northeastern: Northeastern head coach Jim Madigan earned his
first career victory thanks to a 4-0 shutout over No. 15 New Hampshire
on Friday night at Matthews Arena as junior netminder Chris Rawlings
tied the school record in career shutouts. Rawlings matched Brad
Thiessen's (2006-09) benchmark of nine career shutouts in just 69
appearances. Four different Huskies (Braden Pimm, Zak Stone, Justin
Daniels, Mike McLauglin) found the back of the net in Northeastern's
first shutout of the season and third-ever shutout over New Hampshire
in program history. There have been 130 games between the two
clubs since the Huskies blanked New Hampshire. The last occurrence
transpired at home on Jan. 10, 1961 (2-0). Sophomore Zak Stone netted
his first-career goal on Friday night while three Huskies gained their firstcareer
points, including rookies Adam Reid, Josh Manson and Ludwig
Karlsson. Braden Pimm leads Northeastern with five points (2-3-5) and
is one of two Huskies to have scored in every contest this season. Mike
McLaughlin is the other. Jim Madigan is just the second Northeastern
coach in program history to win his third game behind the bench. Jim
Bell was the other after defeating Brown on Dec. 7, 1955.
Providence College: Providence College has won three consecutive
season openers…Providence's win on Friday night was the
first over Boston University since February 19, 2010…Nate Leaman
posted his first win as Friar Head Coach…Four freshmen scored in the
win over BU…Myles Harvey, who had not scored a goal in his first 53
career games, has three goals in the last two games, including two on
the power play…The last time that Providence won its first two league
games was during the 2005-06 season...PC is also off to its first 2-0
start since the 2009-10 season…The Friars have scored five goals
or more in consecutive games for the first time since the 2007-08
season…In addition, it's the first time that Providence has scored five
goals or more in its first two games since the start of the 2003-04
season…PC goalie Alex Beaudry is on pace to break the school record
for career saves. He currently has 2326 stops, 522 saves away from
matching the record of 2,848 that was set by Nolan Schaefer (1999-
2003)...The Friars will play the defending national champion for the
sixth consecutive season as they will host Minnesota-Duluth for the
games this weekend.
Vermont: Vermont returns 78% of its scoring and four of its top
five overall scorers from last year...Three of Vermont's newcomers in
2011-12 have been selected in the NHL draft: graduate student Brett
Bruneteau (Washington) and freshmen Michael Paliotta (Chicago) and
Nick Luukko (Philadelphia)...The Catamounts are seeking their third
NCAA Tournament appearance in the last four seasons...Vermont
begins the regular season with its first-ever trip to Mariucci Arena for a
two-game series against Minnesota on Oct. 21 and 23.