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October 24, 2011
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WEEKLY RELEASE: NO. 1 BOSTON COLLEGE PICKS UP FOUR POINTS IN LEAGUE PLAY
~No. 13 Merrimack wins two games; Vermont splits at No. 10 Minnesota ~
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Photo ATHLETIC REPUBLIC CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#24 BILL ARNOLD, BOSTON COLLEGE
(Sophomore Forward; Needham, Mass.)
Arnold scored three times in two league victories against UMass and Northeastern, netting both game-winning goals. He scored two of the team's four goals in a home win over UMass, then notched overtime game-winner at Northeastern Saturday night. Finished the weekend with five shots and a +3 plus/minus rating. Athletic Republic
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Photo ATHLETIC REPUBLIC CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#8 SEBASTIAN STALBERG, VERMONT
(Junior Forward; Gothenburg, Sweden)
Stalberg amassed two goals, including the game-winner at 7:07 of the third period in Vermont's 5-4 comeback win over No. 10 Minnesota on Sunday at Mariucci Arena. He finished the weekend with seven shots on goal for the Catamounts. Athletic Republic
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
#92 JOSEPH MANNO, NORTHEASTERN
(Freshman Forward; Montreal, Que.)
Manno notched his first-collegiate points on Saturday night, putting away a pair of goal against No. 1 ranked Boston College in front of a soldout crowd at Matthews Arena. Registered five shots on goal in two league games. Pro Ambitions
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Photo HOCKEY EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#30 SAM MAROTTA, MERRIMACK
(Sophomore Goaltender; Bridgewater, Mass.)
Marotta stopped 25 shots for the Warriors in his first career shutout in his first collegiate start vs. Connecticut on Saturday night at Lawler Arena. Hockey East
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Photo HOCKEY EAST TEAM OF THE WEEK
BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES
The Eagles scored eight goals on the weekend in two league victories against Massachusetts and Northeastern. BC's penalty kill was 14-for-15 (93.3%) on the weekend. The Eagles outshot their opponents, 78-42, on the weekend, including a 30-10 combined advantage in the second period in the two contests.  
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Athletic Republic Co-Players of the Week Bill Arnold and Sebastian Stalberg
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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:
Rk. Name Cl. Pos. School
1. Bill Arnold So. F BC
2. Spencer Abbott Sr. F ME
  Derek Army So. F PC
  Kyle Bigos Jr. D MC
  Paul Carey Sr. F BC
  Justin Daniels Jr. F NU
  Myles Harvey Jr. D PC
  Kieran Millan Sr. G BU
  Chris Rawlings Jr. G NU
  Jesse Todd Sr. F MC
Army ROTC
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HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS

Alex Beaudry, PC (Sr., G, Cumberland, Ont.) Made a season-high 32 saves against No. 15 UMD on Saturday.

Matt Bergland, PC (Sr., F, Faribault, Minn.) Scored the tying goal in a 2-2 overtime draw against No. 15 Minnesota-Duluth on Saturday.

Connor Brickley, UVM (So., F, Everett, Mass.) Scored twice in UVM's win over Minnesota.

Alex Chiasson, BU (Jr., F, St. Augustin, Que.) Recorded two goals and an assist against Holy Cross on Saturday.

Justin Daniels, NU (Jr., F, Suffern, N.Y.) Registered assists in consecutive games over the weekend against Merrimack and Boston College

Grayson Downing, UNH (Fr., F, Abbottsford, B.C.) Notched three assists on the weekend at St. Cloud.

Brian Dumoulin, BC (Jr., D, Biddeford, Maine) Registered team-high four points (1g,3a) and a +3 rating in two league wins.

Ryan Flanigan, MC (Sr., F, Rochester, N.Y.) Tallied two goals and an assist and a +3, leading Merrimack to a pair of wins.

Kevin Hayes, BC (So., F, Dorchester, Mass.) Tallied a team-high four points (1g,3a) and a +3 rating in two league wins.

Ludwig Karlsson, NU (Fr., F, Linköping, Sweden) Scored his first goal against Merrimack and a pair of assists against Boston College.

Eric Knodel, UNH (So., D, West Chester, Pa.) Registered a goal and two assists in the weekend series at St. Cloud State.

Ross Mauermann, PC (Fr., F, Janesville, Wis.) Had an assist in each game against No. 15 Minnesota-Duluth over the weekend.

Chris McCarthy, UVM (Jr., F, Collegeville, Pa.) Hhad a goal and two assists in his first game of the season for the Catamounts.

Stevie Moses, UNH (Sr., F, Leominster, Mass.) Recorded a goal and two assists and fired 11 shots on net over the two games at St. Cloud State.

Matt Nieto, BU (So., F, Long Beach, Calif.) Scored a goal and added an assist in the game versus Holy Cross on Saturday.

Michael Paliotta, UVM (Fr., D, Westport, Conn.) Collected the first two assists of his career in Vermont's 5-4 win at Minnesota on Sunday.

Steve Quailer, NU (Jr., F, Arvada, Colo.) Scored his second-career power play goal against Boston College on Saturday.

Kyle Reynolds, UVM (Fr., F, Sylvan Lake, Alta.) Tallied the first two assists of his career in Vermont's 5-4 win over Minnesota Sunday.

Nick Sorkin, UNH (So., F, Rockville, Md.) Scored three goals in the weekend series at St. Cloud State.

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CAREER FIRSTS/MILESTONES/WHO's HOT

Bill Arnold, BC (NEEDHAM, MASS.) Has scored at least once in three straight games and leads BC in goals, assists and points

David Brown, PC (Centennial, Colo.) Scored his first career goal Friday night against Minnesota-Duluth

Damian Cross, PC (Nepean, Ont.) Posted his first collgiate goal Saturday night vs. No. 15 UMD

Mark Dennehy, MC Notched his 75th career win Saturday vs. Connecticut

Blake Doerring, UVM (Chanhassen, MINN.) Recorded his first career point (assist) vs. Minnesota on Sunday

Ryan Flanigan, MC (Rochester, N.Y.) Notched at least a point in every game this season

Kevin Hayes , BC (DORCHESTER, MASS.) Has points in four straight games and has seven points in six games

ERIC KNODEL, UNH (WEST CHESTER, PA.) Scored his first collegiate goal Saturday night at St. Cloud

Michael Marcou, UMass (Kings Park, N.Y.) Has a four-game point streak in place (1g,3a)

Merrimack College at home Has won 11 straight at Lawler and is 29-5-2 since start of 09-10

MIKE MCLAUGHLIN, NU (SEAFORTH, ONT.) Saturday's game vs. UNH will mark his 100th career game

Matt Nieto, BU (Long Beach, Calif.) Has scored a goal in all four games this season

SCOTT PAVELSKI, UNH (PLOVER, WIS.) Notched his first collegiate goal on Friday at St. Cloud

Nick Sorkin, UNH (Rockville, MD.) Had just three goals in 35 games a year ago, has scored four goals over the last three games

Andrew Tegeler, UMass (Hopkington, Mass.) Tegeler scored his first collegiate goal in the Boston College loss.

Riley Wetmore, UML (Swanton, Vt.) Recorded his 50th career point with a goal against Connecticut

Jeff Wyer, UNH (Reading, Mass.) Made his first collegiate start on Saturday night at St. Cloud and turned aside 24 shots

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TEAM NOTES

Boston College: With three goals in two games this weekend, sophomore forward Bill Arnold leads Boston College in points (10), goals (five), assists (5), game-winning goals (2) and shot percentage (33.3 percent). Arnold, who tallied 20 points (10g,10a) in 39 games as a freshman, has four multiple-point performances in six games to start his sophomore campaign, including a career-high three points in a 6-2 win at North Dakota. The Needham, Mass., native, also ranks among the team's leaders in the plus-minus category (2; +7)…Junior forward Chris Kreider, who tallied three points (1g,2a) in two league wins this weekend, is the lone BC player with at least one point in all six games…Junior center Pat Mullane and Arnold the two players with points in five (of six) games this season…Senior alternate captain Barry Almeida scored his third goal and sixth point in the team's win at Northeastern…Sophomore defenseman Isaac MacLeod notched his first point of the season – an assist on Arnold's game-winning goal against Massachusetts…Freshman forward Michael Sit (Edina, Minn.) made his collegiate debut at Northeastern (Oct. 22)…BC entered the weekend having been whistled for 21 penalties through four games (5.25 penalties per game). It was penalized 20 times in two games over the weekend.

Boston University: The Terriers' forward line of junior Alex Chiasson and sophomores Charlie Coyle (East Weymouth, Mass.) and Matt Nieto has a combined +18 plus/minus rating through four games...Chiasson, Nieto and senior Corey Trivino (Toronto, Ont.) are all on six-game point streaks dating back to last season...Chiasson is tied for ninth in the nation in points per game at 1.75...Nieto has scored four goals on just 10 shots this season...BU leads the country in shorthanded goals with three...Former Terrier standouts Freddy Meyer and John Curry were named to Team USA's roster for the 2011 Deutschland Cup...BU will return to action this weekend with a home-and-home league series with Massachusetts beginning Friday in Amherst live on NESN.

Maine: The University of Maine men's ice hockey team had last weekend off…The Black Bears host Providence next weekend for a pair of games…Maine took two of the three games from the Friars last year with the third game finishing in a tie…New Providence head coach Nate Leaman was an assistant coach on Maine's 1999 National Championship team.

Massachusetts: 15 different skaters have recorded at least one point for UMass in the first four games of the season…UMass continues to rank among the league's top offensive scoring teams averaging 3.5 goals per game (tied 4th)…Penalties have hurt UMass early as the Minutemen lead the league in PIM's (21.2/game)…UMass ranks 9th in penalty kill at 72.7%…UMass' steak of three games with at least one power play goal was ended at Boston College as the Minutemen were 0-for-7…UMass' 20 shots in the Boston College game was a season low…UMass will face Boston University in a home-and-home series this weekend. The Minutemen were 0-2-1 against the Terriers last year with both losses being one-goal games.

UMass-Lowell: The River Hawks (2-1-0) fell in their only contest of the week, a 3-2 overtime loss to Connecticut on Tuesday night in Nashua, NH. The result marked UMass Lowell's first loss to the Huskies since 1976 and snapped an eight-game winning streak against Connecticut. In the loss, junior captain Riley Wetmore recorded his 50th career point with a goal to tie the game at 2-2 in the third period. Wetmore is one of two active River Hawks with 50 or more career points—senior David Vallorani sits at 85 points. Wetmore is riding a three-game point streak to start the season (3g, 2a). The River Hawks host Boston College on Friday night in their 2010-11 home opener at the Tsongas Center. Of the ten largest crowds in program history, five have occurred in games against the Eagles and UMass Lowell is 1-3-1 in those meetings. The River Hawks are 100-101-17 all-time at the Tsongas Center.

Merrimack: Merrimack improved to 4-0 for the first time since 1993- 94 defeating Northeastern 4-1 and Connecticut 5-0 in front of sellout crowds at Lawler Arena for Homecoming…Merrimack, who is the lone remaining undefeated team in Hockey East, has never been 5-0 since joining Hockey East. They were last 5-0 in 1987-88…The Warriors have sold out eight straight home games at Lawler and have won 11 straight games there…Merrimack has allowed just four goals in four games this year and ranks first in Hockey East in defense, power play and penalty kill…They rank second nationally in defense, 10th on the power play, and third on the penalty kill…The Warriors have won 11 straight nonconference games at home and are 21-6-3 in their last 29 non-conference games…Sam Marotta notched a shutout with 25 saves and added an assist in his first career start. Marotta became the first Warrior to post a shutout in his first start since Joe Cannata (Wakefield, Mass.)…Senior Ryan Flanigan (Rochester, N.Y.), who will play in his 100th game next weekend, has a point in every game this season…Merrimack's power play picked up four goals on the weekend…Twelve Warriors picked up points on the weekend, with 10 different players notching at least a point Saturday…Merrimack looks to stay perfect at Vermont next Friday and Saturday.

New Hampshire: The Wildcats snapped a four-game losing streak with a 3-3 tie at St. Cloud State on Saturday night. New Hampshire controlled play for most of the night outshooting the Huskies 47-24 during the game... Sophomore Nick Sorkin continues to be red-hot scoring three goals during the weekend series. Sorkin, who had just three goals and five points as a freshman, has four goals and five points in the last three games. Sorkin is tied for first in the nation with one short-handed goal and his three power play goals are four-best nationally... Freshman Grayson Downing was inserted into the Wildcat top line and produced right away handing out three assists over the weekend at St. Cloud... Overall, New Hampshire had six players record their first collegiate point with Scott Pavelski and Eric Knodel lighting the lamp for the first time in their career...Sophomore netminder Jeff Wyer made his first collegiate start on Saturday night, earning a 3-3 tie. Wyer stopped 24 shots on Saturday, turned aside 11 in a relief appearance on Friday night and handed out an assist on Friday night...The Wildcats, who played four of the first five games on the road, return home to the friendly confined of the Whittemore Center for four-straight and five of the next six... Head Coach Dick Umile is in search of his 300th career Hockey East victory. His next opportunity to get 300 will be Saturday when UNH hosts Northeastern. The Wildcats will entertain ECAC regular season champion Union College on Friday night at the Whitt.

Northeastern: A record crowd of 4,746 (with a capacity of 4,666) filled Matthews Arena to another Boston College thriller on Saturday night but the Huskies came up short in overtime as Bill Arnold sealed the contest with only a minute remaining in the extra frame. This past weekend was a breakout weekend for a pair of rookies as Joseph Manno displayed his offensive flair with a pair of goal in the Boston College game. Manno is the second Husky to put away a pair of goal this season as Justin Daniels turned the trick in the opener against UMass. Classmate Ludwig Karlsson has proven his offerings with at least one point in his first three collegiate games thus far. Karlsson has not only tied Braden Pimm and Mike McLaughlin for the longest point streaks of the season, but he also secured the assist on both of Manno's tallies against BC. The Linköping, Sweden native attained his first collegiate goal at Merrimack and assisted against New Hampshire on Oct. 7. Junior assists captain Steve Quailer finally broke his scoreless spell with his second-career power play goal. The Arvada, Colo. native broke a 20-game scoreless streak with his last goal coming against Harvard on Jan. 19, 2011 at Matthews Arena on a rare Wednesday night contest. Offensively, the Huskies have not been generating as many chances as their opponent. Northeastern has been outshot, 90- 50, in its last two outings.

Providence College: The Friars suffered their first loss of the season, a 5-2 defeat against No. 15 Minnesota-Duluth on Friday…Senior David Brown scored his first career goal in the loss…Senior Matt Bergland of Faribault, Minn. scored his first goal of the season as the Friars rallied to tie UMD on Saturday…Minnesota-Duluth is the first WCHA team to play at Schneider Arena since December 28, 2003 when St. Cloud State played on Providence's home ice…After playing in just five games because of injury last season, red-shirt freshman Damian Cross has four points (1g, 3a) in the first four games this season…After not recording a point in his first 17 career games, junior Billy Simon has one goal and one assist in his last three games…The Friars have four players tied for the team lead with four points each (1g,3a)…After playing its first four games at home, the Friars will hit the road for the first time this season with two games at Maine this weekend.

Vermont: Sunday's 5-4 victory over Minnesota was the 700th win in the history of the UVM men's hockey program...Vermont's four-goal second period was it's highest scoring frame since netting five goals in the second period of a 9-2 win over Northeastern on January 16, 2010... The Catamounts had five players post multiple-point games in Sunday's win over Minnesota...For the second straight year, UVM's first win of the year came against a top-10 team...Kevin Sneddon is now 6-2-1 all-time against teams from Minnesota in his time at Vermont.

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