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November 21, 2011
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WEEKLY RELEASE: BOSTON UNIVERSITY, NORTHEASTERN EARN FOUR-POINT WEEKENDS
~ UNH blanks River Hawks; UML shuts out UMass; Merrimack ranked No. 1 in nation ~
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Photo ATHLETIC REPUBLIC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#45 LUDWIG KARLSSON, NORTHEASTERN
(Freshman Forward; Stockholm, Sweden)
Scored three goals in Northeastern's weekend sweep, including his first two-goal outing of his career on Saturday night vs. Vermont at Matthews Arena. Karlsson finished the weekend with six shots on goal and a +3 rating. Athletic Republic
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
#19 CASEY THRUSH, NEW HAMPSHIRE
(Freshman Forward; Easton, Md.)
Thrush registered his first collegiate goal and added an assist in UNH's convincing 5-0 win over UMass Lowell on Friday night. Thrush had six shots on net and was a +2 on the weekend. Pro Ambitions
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Photo HOCKEY EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#31 KIERAN MILLAN, BOSTON UNIVERSITY
(Senior Goaltender; Edmonton, Alta.)
Millan stopped 33 of the 34 shots (.971 save%) he faced to pick up the win in a 4-1 victory over UNH on Saturday at Agganis Arena. He made 22 saves in the third period alone. Hockey East
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Photo HOCKEY EAST TEAM OF THE WEEK
BOSTON UNIVERSITY TERRIERS
The Terriers earned their first four-point weekend of the season with victories over Vermont (4-3) on Friday and UNH (4-1) on Saturday. BU scored three goals in the third period vs. the Wildcats on Saturday night.  
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Athletic Republic Player of the Week Ludwig Karlsson of Northeastern
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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. Chris Kreider Jr. F BC
2. Chris Rawlings Jr. G NU
3. Bill Arnold So. F BC
4. Wade Megan Jr. F BU
5. Mike Collins So. F MC
  Kieran Millan Sr. G BU
  Matt Nieto So. F BU
Army ROTC
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HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS

Doug Carr, UML (So., G, Hanover, Mass.) Made 16 saves in a 4-0 win over Massachusetts to record his first collegiate shutout.

Chris Connolly, BU (Sr., F, Duluth, Minn.) Totaled three assists in the Terriers' two-win weekend.

Matt Di Girolamo, UNH (Sr., G, Ambler, Pa.) Stopped 31 shots in a 5-0 shutout win vs.UMass Lowell. Stopped 54 of 57 shots (.947) on the weekend.

Blake Doerring, UVM (Fr., D, Chanhassen, Minn.) Netted his first career goal and added an assist vs. No. 16 BU Friday.

Brian Dumoulin, BC (Jr., D, Biddeford, Maine) Recorded an assist and tallied five shots on goal at Notre Dame.

Drew Ellement, NU (Jr., F, Winnipeg, Man.) Notched his first-career multi-point game with his first collegiate goal and an assist at PC (+4 rating).

Ross Mauermann, PC (Fr., F, Janesville, Wis.) Scored one goal and had assist against Northeastern on Friday.

Wade Megan, BU (Jr., F, Canton, N.Y.) Scored a goal in each of the Terriers' wins over the weekend.

Matt Nieto, BU (So., F, Long Beach, Calif.) Recorded a goal and two assists during BU's four-point weekend.

Chad Ruhwedel, UML (So., D, San Diego, Calif.) Recorded three points (1g,2a), two blocks and a plus-1 rating in the River Hawks' two-point weekend.

Dan Sullivan, Maine (So., G, York, Pa.) Made a career-high 35 save in Maine's 2-2 draw with UMass.

Steve Quailer, NU (Jr., F, Arvada, Colo.) Registered two goals and an assist over the weekend.

Corey Trivino, BU (Sr., F, Toronto, Ont.) Scored a goal in each game over the weekend to extend his goal-scoring streak to five contests (+2 rating).

David Vallorani, UML (Sr., F, Hamilton, Ont.) Tallied two points (1g,1a) this weekend, including the game-winning goal on Saturday vs. UMass.

Garrett Vermeersch (Jr., F, Macomb, Mich.) Attained his first multi-point outing of the season with two helpers in NU's win over Vermont.

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CAREER FIRSTS/MILESTONES/WHO's HOT

Joe Cannata , MC (Wakefield, MASS.) Has not allowed more than two goals in a game all season

Tim Corcoran, UML (Milton , Mass.) Scored his first career goal in the 4-0 win against Massachusetts

BLAKE DOERRING, UVM (Chanhassen, MINN.) Tallied his first career goal Friday at Boston University

DREW ELLEMENT, NU (WINNIPEG, MAN.) Scored his first career goal on Friday at Providence

Brian Flynn , Maine (LYNNFIELD, MASS.) Has scored nine goals and added four assists for 13 points in 10 career games against Massachusetts

Steven Guzzo, UMass (Oakville, Ont.) After missing 2010-11 with injury, Guzzo has 7 points on 4 goals and 3 assists through 11 games with a team-best +7 rating

Rob Madore, UVM (Pittsburgh, Pa.) Moved into third place on the all-time career saves list at Vermont in the second period against Northeastern on Saturday night with 2,807 stops. He now trails only Joe Fallon '08 and Tim Thomas '97

Merrimack's defense Tops the country with a 1.33 GAA

Matt Nieto, BU (Long Beach, Calif.) Has been held without a point just once this season

PROVIDENCE PENALTY KILL Has killed off 34 of the last 36 penalties (.944)

Kyle Reynolds, UVM (Sylvan Lake, ALTA.) Scored his first career goal Friday at BU

Sebastian Stalberg , UVM (GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN) Has a point in six of his last eight games

T.J. Syner, UMass (Springfield, Mass.) Syner has at least one point in 10 of 12 games this season and ranks 2nd in Hockey East scoring (15th nationally). He is also tied for first in Hockey East and 11th nationally in assists.

Corey Trivino, BU (Toronto, Ont.) Has been held without a point just once this season

Casey Thrush, UNH (Easton, Md.) Potted his first collegiate goal on Friday night

Trevor van Riemsdyk, UNH (MIDDLETOWN, N.J.) Scored his first collegiate goal on Saturday at Boston University

Riley Wetmore, UML (Swanton, Vt.) Has five points (4g, 1a) in the last four games.

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TEAM NOTES

Boston College: After scoring at least four goals in eight of its first nine games, BC has been held to two goals or fewer in four straight…BC suffered its first overtime loss in the last eight games that played into the extra session dating back to a 5-4 home overtime loss to BU on Jan. 22, 2010. The team had gone 5-0-2 in the previous seven overtime games…Freshman left wing Quinn Smith made his collegiate debut in the team's 3-2 overtime loss at Notre Dame (Nov. 18)…BC outshot Notre Dame 25-17 through the first two periods but was outshot 18-9 in the third period and overtime…Freshman forward Johnny Gaudreau tied the score late in the third period to force overtime. It marked Gaudreau's first goal in five games…Junior forward Chris Kreider scored BC's first goal in the team's overtime loss at Notre Dame by way of a penalty shot. It marked the first time that the team was both awarded and converted a penalty shot since Brian Gibbons scored on a penalty shot in a 9-5 win at Boston University on Dec. 3, 2010…The Eagles suffered consecutive losses for the first time since January 22-23, 2010, a span of 71 games…BC fell to 9-7-2 in 17 games against the Irish under Jerry York.

Boston University: The Terriers have won their last four meetings against New Hampshire, which is the longest BU win streak in the series since winning six straight from Nov. 11, 1995, to March 15, 1997... UNH's lone goal in Saturday's contest ended BU's shutout skein against the Wildcats at 140:05, dating back to Jan. 22...BU has five players averaging a point per game this season after a 2010-11 campaign in which no Terriers finished at a point-per-game average...Sophomore defenseman Garrett Noonan (Norfolk, Mass.) already has four goals this season to match his total as a rookie last year...Sophomore Charlie Coyle (East Weymouth, Mass.) has a league-best plus-10 rating this season... BU has allowed 25 goals in Hockey East play this season and 13 of them were a player's first collegiate tally...The Terriers just wrapped up a stretch of seven consecutive league games and posted a 4-2-1 record... BU will return to action on Saturday (Nov. 26) when it takes on No. 18 Cornell in the third installment of Red Hot Hockey at Madison Square Garden. The contest will be broadcast live by the MSG Network and the Stanley Cup will be at the game.

Maine: Maine skated to a 2-2 draw with Massachusetts in its lone game of the week…It was the second straight tie for the two teams, as they finished the 2011 regular season with a 4-4 tie in a game also played at the Mullins Center…Brian Flynn tallied his ninth career goal against Massachusetts in the game on Friday night. Flynn needs one point to tie Maine great Paul Kariya (1992-94) for 32nd place on Maine's all-time scoring list with 124 points…The Black Bears had their best penalty killing performance of the season on Friday night when they held Minutemen scoreless on seven power play opportunities…Dan Sullivan (York, Pa.) recorded a career-high 35 saves against UMass on Friday night…Nine of Maine's 11 games this season have been decided by two goals or less…Maine hosts the U.S. Under-18 Team in an exhibition game on Wednesday, Nov. 23, before playing host to Clarkson at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, Maine on Saturday, Nov. 26.

Massachusetts: UMass' loss at UMass Lowell snapped a four-game unbeaten streak...In those four games, UMass was averaging just over 4 goals per game while giving up 2 per game…The tie with Maine keeps UMass unbeaten in the Mullins Center this season at 4-0- 2…When allowing 4 or more goals this year, UMass is 0-5-0, however, when cutting that to 3-or-fewer, UMass is 4-0-3…Holding a lead or being tied after 2 periods has also been a good omen for UMass this year as the Minutemen are 4-1-2 (0-4-1 when trailing)…UMass struggled on the power play this weekend going 0-for-12 breaking a streak of six games with a power play goal.

UMass-Lowell: The River Hawks split their Hockey East weekend, falling at New Hampshire on Friday, 5-0, and defeating Massachusetts on Saturday, 4-0. The victory snapped a five-game losing streak against the Minutemen and marked UMass Lowell's first shutout of Massachusetts since Nov. 15, 2008. UMass Lowell has now surpassed its 2010-11 win total (5) and tied the team's total wins in conference play last season (4). The River Hawks have outscored opponents in the third period, 15-7. On Saturday, sophomore goaltender Doug Carr stopped all 16 shots he faced to record his first career shutout. The result also marked the River Hawks' first shutout since Feb. 26, 2010. Four different UMass Lowell skaters scored goals in the win: Tim Corcoran, Chad Ruhwedel, David Vallorani and Riley Wetmore. Corcoran's tally in the second period was the senior's first of his career. Vallorani tallied two points (1g,1a) on the weekend and is now just eight shy of 100 career points. He is poised to become the 40th member of UMass Lowell's century club.

Merrimack: Ranked second in the country for the first time in school history, Merrimack was idle this week…The Warriors, who remain the only unbeaten team in the country at 8-0-1, earned the most first-place votes in both polls last week, totaling 45 overall…Merrimack will host Alabama-Huntsville Wednesday at 7 p.m. to conclude its November schedule. The Warriors will donate a portion of the game proceeds to the Friends and Family of Chic Kelly Foundation as part of a special pregame ceremony that Kelly will be in attendance for. Kelly was paralyzed in a practice as a freshman in Merrimack…Merrimack will looking to make two undefeated months in a row for the first time in its Division I history…Merrimack's defense remained tops in the country. The Warriors, led by Joe Cannata, have not allowed more than two goals all year…The defense has been just as effective offensively, as Karl Stollery (Camrose, Alta.) and Jordan Heywood (Regina, Sask.) are both tied for third in the league among defensemen with eight points…Heywood had a career-high three assists in Merrimack's 3-2 OT over BU which was its last game…Merrimack's next conference game is December 2 in the first of a home and home series with Providence at Schneider Arena.

New Hampshire: UNH extended its unbeaten streak to seven games (5-0-2) on Friday night with a convincing 5-0 win over UMass Lowell before falling to Boston University 4-1 on the road Saturday night... New Hampshire has won five-straight home games after an opening loss to Boston College... On Friday night, Matt Di Girolamo turned aside 31 shots for his first shutout of the season and third of his career. It was his first shutout since a 25-save performance over the River Hawks on Dec. 2, 2010...UNH scored five goals in a win over Mass Lowell marking the four time in the last nine games the 'Cats have scored five goals or more...UNH is 7-0-1 in its last eight home games against UMass Lowell with its last home loss to the River Hawks on Nov. 19, 2005.

Northeastern: Northeastern earned its first four-point weekend in Hockey East play since defeating Massachusetts and UMass Lowell, respectively, on Jan. 7 and Jan. 8, 2011 with a 5-2 victory over Providence on Friday followed by a 4-1 win over Vermont on Saturday. Freshman Ludwig Karlsson became Northeastern's points leader (6-4-10) after his first-career two goal outing against Vermont. Karlsson is riding a team-best and career-high three-game goalscoring streak...Junior Alex Tuckerman erased a long goal scoring draught, finding the back of the net for the first time since Jan. 3, 2010 against Vermont. Tuckerman missed all of last season with surgery. Sixty-five games had elapsed since Tuckerman's last goal. Friday night's victory at Providence marks the Huskies' first road win of the season. The last regular season win on the road came at Boston University on March 5, 2011 (4-3). It was Northeastern's first win at Schneider Arena since Jan. 23, 2009 (3-1). The Huskies upset Providence's perfect home record against Hockey East opponents at Schneider Arena. Rookie defenseman Dan Cornell found the score sheet at Providence for the first time of his career, earning the assist. Cornell provided the help on Karlsson's tally.

Providence College: Providence suffered its first defeat in the month of November Friday night against Northeastern…In addition, Providence's five-game (4-0-1) unbeaten home streak ended…Senior Daniel New scored his first goal of the season on Friday…The Friars have scored at least one power-play goal in nine of the 11 games, including six consecutive games…Freshman Ross Mauermann is third in the nation in scoring among rookies…Junior Chris Rooney has one assist in three consecutive games…17 of Providence's 21 skaters have scored at least one goal this season…After playing nine of the first 11 games at home, Providence will play four of its next five games away from Schneider Arena, beginning this upcoming weekend with two games at the Denver Cup Classic.

Vermont: Only two of the Catamounts' last 10 games against Northeastern have been decided by a goal or less...Vermont has tallied at least 30 shots in four of its last five games, averaging more than 33 shots per contest in that span. UVM has posted at least 14 shots in a single period six times in the last five outings...Vermont outshot Northeastern 17-6 in the first period on Saturday night, which marked a season-high for shots in a single period. UVM posted a season-high 39 shots in a losing effort...The Catamounts outshot Boston University 14-7 in the third period of Friday night's game, giving them a 31-13 shot advantage in consecutive periods over the weekend...Vermont begins a five-game homestand at Gutterson Fieldhouse starting on Tuesday (Nov. 22) against UMass Amherst in a preview of the teams' matchup at Frozen Fenway 2012 on January 7...Matt White's power play goal on Saturday against Northeastern was the Catamounts' second goal in their last three opportunities with the man advantage.

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