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October 31, 2011
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WEEKLY RELEASE: BC, MAINE AND MERRIMACK ALL TAKE FOUR POINT WEEKENDS
~ Umile wins 300th league game vs. NU; Terriers net three points vs. UMass ~
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Photo ATHLETIC REPUBLIC CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#20 RYAN FLANIGAN, MERRIMACK COLLEGE
(Senior Forward; Rochester, N.Y.)
Flanigan picked up three points (1g,2a) in a weekend road sweep at Vermont to go with seven shots on goal and a +4 rating. He recorded a goal and an assist on Friday and posted another assist in the win on Saturday vs. the Catamounts. Athletic Republic
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Photo ATHLETIC REPUBLIC CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#57 MATT MANGENE, MAINE
(Junior Defenseman; Manorille, N.Y.)
Mangene notched a five-point (1g,4a) weekend in Maine's sweep of Providence. He registered three assists in Maine's 5-4 overtime on Friday night and followed that up with the game-winning goal and an assist in Maine's 3-1 win on Saturday. He finished the weekend with five shots on goal and a +4 plus/minus rating. Athletic Republic
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
#13 JOHNNY GAUDREAU, BOSTON COLLEGE
(Freshman Forward; Carneys Point, N.J.)
Gaudreau scored twice in the Eagles' weekend sweep of UMass-Lowell with a goal in each game of the series vs. the River Hawks. Pro Ambitions
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Photo HOCKEY EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#30 MATT DI GIROLAMO, NEW HAMPSHIRE
(Senior Goaltender; Ambler, Pa.)
Di Girolamo turned away 52-of-55 shots (.945 save%) on the weekend leading UNH to a pair of wins on the weekend. He stopped 37-of-38 shots in a 2-1 win over #11 Union on Friday and followed that effort up with a 15-save performance Saturday vs. Northeastern. Hockey East
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Photo HOCKEY EAST TEAM OF THE WEEK
MERRIMACK COLLEGE WARRIORS
The Warriors scored eight goals in their weekend sweep at Vermont. Merrimack went 3-for-8 on the power play over the weekend at Gutterson Fieldhouse.  
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Athletic Republic Co-Players of the Week Ryan Flanigan and Matt Mangene
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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
  Matt Nieto So. F BU
3. Parker Milner Jr. G BC
  Jesse Todd Sr. F MC
5. Mike Collins So. F MC
  Chris Kreider Jr. F BC
  Kieran Millan Sr. G BU
Army ROTC
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HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS

Kyle Bigos, MC (Jr., D, Upland, Calif.) Tallied three assists in a weekend sweep over Vermont,

Mike Borisenok, UNH (Sr., F, Watervliet, N.Y.) Scored a pair of goals in UNH's 5-2 win over Northeastern.

Joe Cannata, MC (Sr., G, Wakefield, Mass.) Stopped 38 of 41 shots (.927 save%) leading Merrimack to its first-ever road sweep of Vermont.

Charlie Coyle, BU (So., F, East Weymouth, Mass.) Recorded a goal and three assists in the weekend home-and-home series with UMass

Damian Cross, PC (Fr., F, Nepean, Ont.) Had one goal and one assist in a weekend series versus Maine.

Tommy Cross, BC (Sr., D, Simsbury, Conn.) Recorded three assists in a pair of wins over the River Hawks.

Justin Daniels, NU (Jr., F, Suffern, N.Y.) Scored his team-leading fourth goal of the season and is riding a career best four-game point streak.

Stefan Demopoulos, PC (Fr., F, La Mesa, Calif.) Had one goal and one assist in two games versus Maine.

Joe Diamond, Maine (Jr., F, Long Beach, N.Y.) Had two goals and an assist on the Friday.

Brian Dumoulin, BC (Jr., D, Biddeford, Maine) Recorded three assists in a pair of wins over the River Hawks.

Brian Flynn, Maine (Sr., F, Lynnfield, Mass.) Had a goal and an assist in Maine's weekend sweep of Providence, the game-winning goal in OT Friday.

Anders Franzon, UVM (Jr., D, Plattsburgh, N.Y.) Posted two assists in a weekend series against Merrimack.

Sahir Gill, BU (So., F, Terrace, B.C.) Scored three points (2g,1a) in two games against UMass including the game-tying goal in Friday's 2-2 tie

Ludwig Karlsson, NU (Fr., F, Linköping, Sweden) Scored his second-career goal at New Hampshire and is riding a four-game point streak.

Parker Milner, BC (Jr., G, Pittsburgh, Pa.) Stopped 37 shots in each of two wins over UMass-Lowell. Recorded a .937 save percentage.

Matt Nieto, BU (So., F, Long Beach, Calif.) Recorded two goals, including the OT winner Saturday, and two assists in the Terriers' series with UMass.

Joseph Pendenza, UML (So., F, Wilmington, Mass.) Tallied three points with a goal, two assists and a +2 rating in series with #1 Boston College.

Sebastian Stålberg, UVM (Jr., F, Gothenburg, Sweden) Had a goal and an assist in a weekend series against No. 9 Merrimack.

Dan Sullivan, Maine (So., G, York, Pa.) Made 26 saves in Maine's 3-1 win over Providence.

Jesse Todd, MC (Sr., F, Camrose, Alta.) Picked up four points in the weekend, including two goals and an assist in a 4-1 win over Vermont on Friday.

Steven Whitney, BC (Jr., F, Reading, Mass.) Tallied four points (2g,2a) in two wins vs. UMass-Lowell.

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CAREER FIRSTS/MILESTONES/WHO's HOT

Brooks Dyroff, BC (BOULDER, COLO.) Recorded his first career point (assist) Saturday vs. UMass-Lowell

Brett Bruneteau, UVM (OMAHA, NEB.) Scored the first goal of his Vermont career Saturday

Sahir Gill, BU (Terrace, B.C.) Has scored at least one point in all six games this season

Steven Guzzo, UMass (Oakville, Ont.) Scored his first collegiate goal in the loss at Boston U. Saturday

Kevin Hayes , BC (Dorchester, Mass.) has points in six straight games and has tallied all nine points – two goals and seven assists during this stretch

Josh Holmstrom, UML (Colorado Springs, Colo.) Recorded first collegiate goal against No.1 BC on Saturday

Rob Madore, UVM (Pittsburgh, Pa.) Tied Tom Draper for third place all-time at UVM in career games played by a goalie with 102 Friday vs. Merrimack

Pat Mullane, BC (WALLINGFORD, CONN.) Has scored at least one point in five straight games

MATT NIETO, BU (LONG BEACH, CALIF.) Has scored a goal in each of the first six games of the season

Destry Straight, BC (WEST VANCOUVER, B.C.) Scored his first career goal on Saturday vs. UML

STEVEN SHAMANSKI, PC (Carberry , Man.) Scored his first career goal Friday night vs. Maine

Nick Sorkin, UNH (ROCKVILLE, MD.) Extended his point-scoring streak to five games. He has seven points with four goals and three assists in this span

Sebastian Stålberg , UVM (GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN) Collected his 50th career point (goal) vs. Merrimack Friday

Dick Umile, UNH Became the second coach in Hockey East to capture 300 league wins on Saturday vs. Northeastern

Alex Vazzano, UVM (TRUMBULL, CONN.) Made his first career Hockey East start Saturday vs. MC

Scott Wilson, UML (Oakville, Ont.) Scored his first collegiate goal vs. BC on Saturday

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TEAM NOTES

Boston College: BC was outshot 79-44 in the two-game series with UMass-Lowell over the weekend. The pair of 37-save efforts from junior Parker Milner marked the second-and-third times this year that he has recorded 37 (or more) saves. The Pittsburgh, Pa., native tallied a careerhigh 39 saves in a 5-1 win at New Hampshire (Oct. 15)…BC finished 3-for-8 (37.5 percent conversion percentage) in power-play chances over the weekend and killed 9-of-10 UMass-Lowell power-plays…In Friday's 4-2 win in Lowell, Mass., BC skated to its second scoreless opening period of the season. The Eagles and Michigan State skated to a 0-0 first period in the season opener…BC entered Friday's game having scored the game's opening goal within the first two minutes of play in three straight games. Coupled with Pat Mullane's goal at 2:21 of the first period against North Dakota (Oct. 15), BC has scored within the opening 2:21 of a game four times this season...Bill Arnold, the team's leader in points (12), goals (six), scored his third career shorthanded goal in Saturday's win.

Boston University: Dating back to last season, sophomore Matt Nieto has scored a goal in eight straight games, the longest streak by a Terrier since Chris Drury scored in nine straight games from Nov. 1-26, 1996…The Terriers have outscored their opponents 10-2 in the second period this season but have been outscored 10-3 in the first period…BU went to overtime with UMass in both ends of this past weekend's home-and-home series and came away with three points. The Terriers have not lost a conference game in overtime since Feb. 21, 2003, at Providence…BU erased a 2-0 deficit on Friday before coming all the way back from a 3-0 deficit in Saturday's overtime triumph…Sophomore Charlie Coyle currently sports a league-best plus-9 rating and has recorded two points in each of the last three contests…BU leads the nation in shorthanded goals this season with four…Senior goaltender Grant Rollheiser (Chilliwack, B.C.) earned his first start since last December on Saturday and overcame a three-goal first period to record 29 saves in the victory. He is now 12-7-4 in his career with a 2.91 GAA…Travis Roy was the recipient of Boston University's prestigious Young Alumni Award on Saturday as part of this year's Alumni Weekend.

Maine: Maine swept a weekend series with Providence…Brian Flynn scored the game-winning goal in overtime on Friday night. It was his second straight overtime game-winner against the Friars, as he also scored the game-winner against Providence in overtime on Jan. 14, 2011. Flynn has scored two of Maine's three game-winning goals on the season…Seven different players accounted for Maine's eight goals on the weekend…Sophomore goalie Martin Ouellette (St.-Hippolyte, Quebec) picked up his first win of the season on Friday night. Three of his four career wins have come against Providence…Maine has outshot its opponents by one shot in each of the last three games… Maine allowed a pair of first period goals on the weekend…It was the first time this season that the Black Bears had allowed a goal in the first period…Maine is getting 30.2 percent of its offense this season from is defense, led by Matt Mangene who has one goal and five assists for six points and Will O'Neill (Salem, Mass.) who has a goal and four assists for five points.

Massachusetts: Nine different skaters posted at least one point in the weekend series with Boston University…Of UMass' six games to start the season, four have been decided by one goal or have been ties (2) and three have gone into overtime…UMass continues to be one of the top scoring teams in Hockey East averaging 3.33 goals per game, but is ranked 8th in team defense (3.83 goals/game) and 1st in penalty minutes (17.8/game)…UMass was 3-of-12 (25%) on the power play over the weekend and 8-of-9 (88.9%) on the penalty kill against Boston University…Six of the last eight games with Boston University have resulted in one-goal games or ties: one 1-goal UMass win, two ties, three 1-goal Boston University wins.

UMass-Lowell: The River Hawks fell twice in a home-and-home weekend with top-ranked Boston College, 4-2 and 6-3. UMass Lowell slides to 2-3-0 on the year and 0-2-0 in Hockey East action. The River Hawks are now 98-257-32 all-time against ranked opponents and have lost their last seven clashes against a nationally ranked club. UMass Lowell has recorded 35 or more shots in all five games this season, besting the recent high of four games from Dec. 3 to Dec. 28, 2003. Senior David Vallorani picked up two assists on Friday, inching closer towards 100 career points. Vallorani has 87 total points (30g, 57a) and is poised to become the 40th player in program history to reach the century mark. Rookie Scott Wilson and sophomore Josh Holmstrom each scored their first collegiate goals on Saturday. Sophomore Joseph Pendenza is riding a four-game point streak (2g, 3a).

Merrimack: The only unbeaten team in Hockey East, Merrimack is now 6-0, its best start in 24 years, after its first-ever weekend road sweep of Vermont…The Warriors are one of just two teams in the country (Colorado College) to play at least four games and not suffer a loss or tie…Merrimack is also off to its best ever Hockey East start, with a 4-0 record…Ryan Flanigan (Rochester, NY) has recorded a point in every game this season, leading the way with nine points and a +7 rating…Joe Cannata leads Hockey East in GAA (1.40) and save percentage (.938)…Merrimack concluded October with a perfect 6-0 record, its best October since joining Hockey East…Merrimack tops the country in defense, allowing 1.17 per game…The Warriors lead Hockey East in defense and on the power play, rank second on the penalty kill, and third in offense…They have surrendered just seven goals in six games this season…Merrimack is now 6-0-2 against Vermont over the last three seasons.

New Hampshire: UNH captured its first two wins of the season. The Wildcats captured a 2-1 overtime win #11 Union on Friday night and a 5-2 Hockey East victory on Saturday against Northeastern... Saturday night's win was Head Coach Dick Umile's 300th Hockey East victory. Umile, in his 22nd season at the helm of New Hampshire, has a Hockey East record of 300-147-73 and he is just the second coach to reach the 300-win benchmark in Hockey East league play. He is the winningest coach in program history with an overall mark of 486-249-85... In Friday night's 2-1 win over Union, senior netminder Matt Di Girolamo stopped a season-high 37 shots with double figure saves in each period of regulation. Di Girolamo turned away 52-of-55 shots on the weekend leading UNH to a 2-0 mark, posting a 1.49 GAA and a .945 saver percentage... Kevin Goumas netted his first goal of the season just 31 seconds into overtime to power the 'Cats to the overtime win. The win was UNH's first overtime win since a 4-3 win over Providence on Jan. 21, 2011... On Saturday against Northeastern, UNH's fourth line contributed the team's first three goals of the game. Captain Mike Borisenok netted the first two goals with freshman Casey Thrush dished out helpers on both, while Kevin McCarey scored the team's third goal. The line earned a +3 rating for the night.

Northeastern: Northeastern was the only idle squad in Hockey East on Friday night, but lost its third-straight road game of the season at New Hampshire on Saturday night in a quirky game at the Whittemore Center, 5-2. Play was halted for an extended period of time to start the third period after inclement weather knocked power out in the facility. The Huskies trailed, 3-2, to that point before UNH sealed with two more goals in the third. Freshman Ludwig Karlsson continues to impress and has made the score sheet in all four games he's dressed this season. The Linköping, Sweden native tallied his second goal of the season and is currently tied with three others atop the Hockey East rookie leaderboard with 1.25 points per game (2-3-5). Junior Justin Daniels is riding a career-best four-game point streak and leads the Huskies in goal scoring (4) after netting his fourth in Durham, N.H. on Saturday. Classmate Steve Quailer tallied his first point streak since Feb. 4 to Feb. 7. The Arvada, Colo. native has registered a two-game point streak on eight different occasions in his career. He has never scored a point in three-consecutive games.

Providence College: Providence played in its first two road games of the season over the weekend at Maine…The Friars, who played in a school record 11 overtime games last season, have had two overtime games this season…The 13 Providence forwards who have played this season have at least one goal…Every Providence player who has seen action this season, has at least one point…Junior Chris Rooney scored a goal in his first shift of the season on Friday night against Maine…The Friar fourth line accounted for two of the four goals Friday night, including Rob Maolney's first of the season…Providence is outscoring opponents, 8-3, in the first period…The Friar freshman line of Damian Cross, Stefan Demopoulos and Ross Mauermann each has six points to lead the team…The Friars have killed off eight consecutive penalties, including all seven in two games against Maine over the weekend.

Vermont: Vermont went 3-for-13 on the power play this weekend against Merrimack, which had only allowed one power play goal in its previous four games...Vermont is now an even 2-2-3 in its Hockey East openers since joining the league prior to the 2005-06 season...Heading into this weekend's series against Providence, UVM is 11-3-5 in 19 meetings with the Friars under head coach Kevin Sneddon...Sebastian Stålberg and Kyle Reynolds are both on three-game point streaks and they are tied for the team lead with four points apiece...Alex Vazzano's start on Saturday night was his first since last season on December 18, 2010 against St. Lawrence.

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