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November 7, 2011
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WEEKLY RELEASE: PROVIDENCE SWEEPS VERMONT; UNH PICKS UP FOUR POINTS
~ UML dominates No. 12 BU; BC, UMass split; Merrimack nets three points vs. NU ~
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Photo ATHLETIC REPUBLIC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#11 TIM SCHALLER, PROVIDENCE COLLEGE
(Junior Forward; Merrimack, N.H.)
Schaller scored four goals in two games, including his first career hat trick on Friday against Vermont at Schneider Arena. Finished with weekend three power-play goals and one short-handed score in the two games. He registered 14 shots on goal and a +2 rating on the weekend. Athletic Republic
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
#23 SCOTT WILSON, UMASS LOWELL
(Freshman Forward; Oakville, Ont.)
Wilson recorded three points (1g,2a), three shots on goal and a +3 plus/ minus rating in the River Hawks 7-1 take down of No. 12 Boston University on Saturday at the Tsongas Center. Pro Ambitions
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Photo HOCKEY EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#35 JOE CANNATA, MERRIMACK COLLEGE
(Senior Goaltender; Wakefield, Mass.)
Cannata stopped 47 of 50 shots (.940 save%) leading Merrimack to a three-point weekend against Northeastern. He recorded 30 saves on Friday in the 1-1 tie and 17 saves in the 3-2 overtime win on Saturday at Matthews Arena. Hockey East
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Photo HOCKEY EAST TEAM OF THE WEEK
NEW HAMPSHIRE WILDCATS
The Wildcats scored 10 goals over their four-point weekend. UNH put up seven goals on Friday against UMass and edged arch rival Maine by a 3-2 score on Saturday at the Whittemore Center. UNH went 2-for-5 on the power play over the weekend.  
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Athletic Republic Player of the Week Tim Schaller of Providence College
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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
  Chris Kreider Jr. F BC
3. Matt Nieto So. F BU
  Mike Collins So. F MC
5. Myles Harvey Jr. D PC
  Parker Milner Jr. G BC
  Chris Rawlings Jr. G NU
  Jesse Todd Sr. F MC
Army ROTC
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HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS

Spencer Abbott, Maine (Sr., F, Hamilton, Ont.) Scored two goals in Maine's 3-2 loss at New Hampshire.

Derek Arnold, UML (So., F, Foxboro, Mass.) Scored twice in UMass Lowell 7-1 upset of No. 12 Boston University, including the game-winning goal.

Alex Beaudry, PC (Sr., G, Cumberland, Ont.) Stopped 62 of 65 shots (.954 save%), including 32 saves Friday night.

Rhett Bly, MC (So., F, Regina, Sask.) Scored the lone goal in a 1-1 tie Friday before assisting on the game-winning goal Saturday in overtime.

Doug Carr (So., G, Hanover, Mass.) Stood tall with 15 saves, shutting down the Terriers for the final 59:44 minutes of play in the 7-1 victory.

Mike Collins, MC (So., F, Boston, Mass.) Scored a pair of power play goals in Merrimack's 3-2 OT win on Saturday.

Matt Di Girolamo, UNH (Sr., G, Ambler, Pa.) Stopped 60-of-65 shots (.923 save%) in a weekend sweep of UMass and Maine.

Grayson Downing, UNH (Fr., F, Abbottsford, B.C.) Recorded a goal and an assist in UNH's 7-3 win over UMass.

Matt Ferreira, UML (Sr., F, Brampton, Ont.) Tallied three assists and a +2 rating in the 7-1 victory over No. 12 Boston University.

Ryan Flanigan, MC (Sr., F, Rochester, NY) Scored the game-winner in overtime shorthanded on Saturday at Northeastern.

Myles Harvey, PC (Jr., D, Orlando, Fla.) Totaled three points in two games, including one goal and one assist on Saturday.

Chris Kreider, BC (Jr., F, Boxford, Mass.) Scored once in each game and finished the weekend with four points (2g,2a).

Ross Mauermann, PC (Fr., F, Janesville, Wis.) Totaled three points in two games, including a goal and assist Friday. Netted a SHG Saturday.

Mike McLaughlin, NU (Sr., F, Seaforth, Ont.) Tallied his first multi-point game of the season against Merrimack on Saturday night.

Adam Phillips, UMass (So., D, Farmington Hills, Mich.) Phillips tallied three assists for the weekend, including two in the win over No. 1 BC.

Conor Sheary, UMass (So, F, Melrose, Mass.) Factored into all three UMass goals in the loss at UNH (1g,2a) and was +2 for the weekend.

Nick Sorkin, UNH (So., F, Rockville, Md.) Registered a goal and three assists in UNH's Hockey East sweep of UMass and Maine this weekend.

Jon Swavely, Maine (So., F, Reading, Pa.) Had a goal and an assist for the Black Bears in two games.

T.J. Syner, UMass (Sr., F, Springfield, Mass.) Scored a pair of goals over the weekend extending his scoring streak to four games.

Steven Whitney, BC (Jr., F, Reading, Mass.) Scored once in each game over the weekend and totaled three points (2g,1a).

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CAREER FIRSTS/MILESTONES/WHO's HOT

Rocco Carzo, UMass (Media, Pa.) Has a four-game scoring streak with four assists

Jay Camper, UNH (ROCKY RIVER, OHIO) Scored his first collegiate goal on Saturday night vs. Maine

DAMIAN CROSS, PC (Nepean, Ont.) Has recorded one point in five consecutive games

Justin Daniels, NU (Suffern, N.Y.) In the midst of a career-high five-game point streak

Grayson Downing, UNH (Abbottsford, B.C.) Netted his first collegiate goal on Friday night against UMass

Ryan Flanigan, MC (Rochester, N.Y.) Extended his point streak to eight games on the season.

Daniel Furlong, UML (Stoneham, Mass.) recorded his first collegiate goal in the 7-1 win against the Terriers

Kevin Hayes , BC (Dorchester, Mass.) has points in eight straight games with 11 points (3g,8a)

Chris Kreider, BC (BOXFORD, MASS.) Has at least one point in nine of 10 games this season

Colin Markison, UVM (Princeton, N.J.) Recorded his first career point Saturday night at Providence

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

Joseph Pendenza, UML (Wilmington, Mass.) Is currently riding a five-game point streak (3g,4a)

PROVIDENCE PENALTY KILL Has killed off 23 consecutive penalties with three SHG in that span

PROVIDENCE POWER PLAY Went 5-for-14 (35.7%) in two games this weekend

TIM SCHALLER, PC (Merrimack, N.H.) Recorded his first career hat trick Friday vs. Vermont

Nick Sorkin, UNH (ROCKVILLE, MD.) Extended his point streak to seven games with 11 points (5g,6a)

Steven Whitney, BC (Reading, Mass.) Has scored a goal in each of the last four games for the Eagles

Oleg Yevenko, UMass (Minsk, Belarus) Notched his first collegiate goal vs. No. 1 BC Saturday

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TEAM NOTES

Boston College: BC has scored seven power-play goals in its last four games. It is 7-for-17 (41.2 %) during this stretch and has improved to 12-for-44 (27.3 percent) on the year, a standard good for fifth among national leaders. The team scored its second shorthanded goal of the season against Maine on Friday and went 10-for-11 killing penalties over the weekend, improving its kill rate to 90.6 percent (48-of-53), a mark also good for fifth in the nation…UMass' 4-2 win over the Eagles on Saturday snapped BC's six-game win streak, its 14-game conference win streak (dating back to Feb. 19, 2011 against Northeastern) and its 12- game win streak against the Minutemen. The Eagles last loss to UMass on Nov. 22, 2008 in the Mullins Center. With three points in the team's 5-1 home win over Maine on Friday, junior Chris Kreider matched his career best for the second time in as many games. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound forward now leads the team in points (15) and goals (8)…With six goals in 10 games, junior Steven Whitney matched his 36-game sophomore goal-scoring output and is one goal shy of tying his 42-game freshman goal total…Following last weekend in which BC was outshot 79-44 by UMass-Lowell, the Eagles totaled a combined 53-44 edge in shots in a two-game split with Maine and Massachusetts.

Boston University: The Terriers are tied with Providence for the nation lead in shorthanded goals with four…Sophomores Sahir Gill (Terrace, B.C.) and Matt Nieto (Long Beach, Calif.) had lengthy streaks come to an end on Saturday, as Gill was held without a point for the first time this season and Nieto had an eight-game goal-scoring streak snapped…Saturday's loss to UMass Lowell was only its second in its last 12 meetings with the River Hawks…The 7-1 loss to Lowell was BU's most lopsided defeat since an 8-2 contest against Providence in the first game of the 1999 Hockey East quarterfinals…Redshirt freshman Yasin Cisse (Westmount, Que.) made his first appearance in the Terrier lineup on Saturday since suffering a season-ending injury on his first collegiate shift in last year's season opener against Wisconsin…BU is 2-0-0 against ranked opponents this season, but 1-3-1 against unranked teams...Last week it was announced that the New Year's Eve contest at Notre Dame will be the first-ever college hockey game broadcast on VERSUS.

Maine: Maine's 5-1 loss at Boston College was the first loss for the Black Bears decided by more than two goals this season…Jon Swavely has his first goal of the season against BC…Maine outshot UNH 33-28 in the game on Saturday, including holding a 14-7 edge in the second period…Senior Spencer Abbott scored both of Maine's goals in the game at UNH. He is six point shy of the 100-point plateau…Senior captain Brian Flynn (Lynnfield, Mass.) played in his 120th consecutive game on Saturday night at New Hampshire…Maine was whistled for a season-low four penalties on Saturday night at New Hampshire...The game against New Hampshire on Saturday night was the lone meeting prior to facing each other at Fenway on Jan. 7…The River Hawks are coached by Norm Bazin, who served as an assistant coach previously for Tim Whitehead at UMass Lowell.

Massachusetts: In the split weekend with the loss at New Hampshire and the win over Boston College, UMass forwards scored 14 overall points, 11 of those coming from the 2nd and 3rd lines…Over the last four games, UMass is 5-of-22 on the power play (22.7%)…The win over Boston College snapped a 12-game losing skid to the Eagles – the last UMass win coming on Nov. 22, 2008 in the Mullins Center (4-3, OT)…The last time UMass defeated a No. 1 team in the country was on Nov. 14, 2008 against Boston University (5-1)…UMass has continued to reverse the penalty-taking trend over the last four games (5 pen/game) – that has dropped UMass from Hockey's East top team in penalty minutes to 5th (15.6/game)…Through the first eight games this season, UMass has increased scoring over last year's same time span. The Minutemen have 27 goals compared to 19 a year ago (+1.00g/game)

UMass-Lowell: The River Hawks upset No. 12, 7-1, in the Tsongas Center. The win snapped a seven-game losing streak to nationally ranked opponents and marked UMass Lowell's first victory over the Terriers at home since Dec. 7, 2007. The win came on the 28th anniversary of the program's first-ever victory as a Division I team, a 5-3 win at Maine in 1983. The River Hawks secured their third win on Saturday; while last season, UMass Lowell didn't record its third win until Jan. 21, 2010—the team's 23rd game of the year. The six goal victory was the program's largest since Mar. 7, 2009 against Maine (6-0) and the first time the River Hawks have ever beaten Boston University by more than three goals. By outshooting the Terriers 40-16, UMass Lowell has now recorded 35 or more shots on goal in all six games this season. Through two home games, the River Hawks are averaging 5,071 fans.

Merrimack: Merrimack is the only unbeaten team in the country following a three-point weekend against Northeastern…The Warriors trailed 2-0 on Saturday but rallied behind a pair of power play goals from Mike Collins (Boston, Mass.), before Ryan Flanigan scored the winner short-handed in overtime…Flanigan, who leads Merrimack in goals, assists, points, shots, and plus/minus, has points in every game this season and 15 straight dating back to last year. He has 39 points in his last 31 games…Merrimack has captured season series from Northeastern and Vermont and leads Maine 1-0…Collins and Flanigan are tied for the league lead in power play points, while Collins is tied for the lead in power play goals…The OT win was Merrimack's second straight OT win at Matthews Arena…Merrimack's penalty kill is tops in Hockey East at 91.3% and is third nationally…The defense tops the nation allowing 10 goals in eight games (1.25 per game)…Joe Cannata leads Hockey East in GAA, save percentage and winning percentage and ranks third, fifth and first nationally in those categories.

New Hampshire: UNH improved to .500 by extending its win streak to four and its unbeaten streak to five games (4-0-1) with a pair of Hockey East wins over Massachusetts (7-3) on Friday night and Maine (3-2) on Saturday night...UNH's five-game streak is the fourth longest active streak in Division I...On Friday night, UNH scored a season-high seven goals marking the first time since Oct. 29, 2010 at Cornell the 'Cats scored seven goals in a game...On Friday night 14 players tallied a point against Massachusetts with seven players with multi-point efforts...After scoring zero goals in the first two games and one goal through the first three games, UNH has responded with 25 goals over the last six contests including 10 this past weekend by nine different players...The Wildcats improved to 3-0-0 when leading after two periods thanks to a three-goal second period...UNH captured its ninth-straight win over Maine at Whittemore Center on Saturday night. The 'Cats jumped out to a 3-0 lead and held off a late Maine charge...Matt Di Girolamo is 4-0-0 with a 2.00 GAA and a .933 save percentage over the last four games.

Northeastern: On Friday night at Merrimack, Northeastern blemished No. 7 Merrimack's perfect 6-0-0 record and earned its first road point of the season in a 1-1 tie at Lawler Arena. Northeastern's penalty killing unit displayed its strongest effort of the season and blanked the sixth-ranked power play in the country. The Huskies shut down the Warriors' power play on all seven opportunities. Justin Daniels was the Huskies' goal scorer, putting away his team-leading fifth tally and first-career game-tying goal. That goal capped off a career-high and team-best five-game point streak, amassing three goals and two assists in that stretch. Linemate Steve Quailer assembled a career-best three-game point streak with the assist at Merrimack. The Arvada, Colo. native has scored a point in consecutive games on eight occasions in his career. The Huskies' first-line unit consisting of Justin Daniels, Steve Quailer and Vinny Saponarl all scored at least one point in the last three games dating back from the Nov. 4 outing at Merrimack.

Providence College: Providence improved to 4-0 in Hockey East home games as they posted back-to-back wins over Vermont…Seven of the 10 Providence goals this weekend came via the special teams as they had five power-play scores and two short-handed goals…Providence has scored at least one power-play goal in six of the first eight games…The Friars scored three power-play goals on Saturday, marking the first time since February 9, 2010 that PC netted three goals on the man advantage…Tim Schaller scored his first career hat trick on Friday, marking the first three-goal game by a Friar since November 12, 2010…It also marked the first PC hat trick in a Hockey East game since February 19, 2010. Schaller has five goals this season, matching last season's total…PC has scored a short-handed goal in three of the last four games and overall has four goals while short-handed, one more than all of last season…Providence is outscoring opponents, 11-4, in the first period and, 12-8, in the third period.

Vermont: Vermont's 15 shots in the third period against Providence on Saturday night matched a season-high for a single period. The Catamounts also posted 15 shots in the first period of the Friday night contest...UVM combined for 65 shots on goal in two games at Providence last weekend, marking the first two times it has reached 30+ shots this season...Dating back to last year's Hockey East Quarterfinals, Vermont has played six of its last eight games against teams ranked in the top-10...Vermont will play six of next eight games at home at Gutterson Fieldhouse, which includes a five-game homestand...Through six games, Connor Brickley has already matched his goal total (4) from his freshman year last season...The Catamounts have scored first in two of their last three games, and Brickley has provided both tallies.

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