~ UML and Maine earn four-point weekends; No. 13 BU, No. 3 BC split series ~
||ATHLETIC REPUBLIC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#13 SPENCER ABBOTT, MAINE
(Senior Forward; Hamilton, Ont.)
|Abbott scored nine points (5g,4a) in Maine's weekend sweep at Vermont. He recorded the
game-winning goal in each game. Abbott had a hat trick and two assists for five points on
Friday to earn his 100th career point. He finished the weekend with eight shots on goal and
a +3 plus/minus rating.
||PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
|#9 TERRENCE WALLIN, UMASS LOWELL
(Freshman Forward; Yardley, Pa.)
|Wallin tallied three points (1g,2a) with six shots on goal and a +3 rating for
the River Hawks in a weekend sweep of UNH. He tallied a goal in the 3-2
victory on Friday and had two assists in the 5-3 road win on Saturday.
||HEA CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#35 ALEX BEAUDRY, PROVDENCE COLLEGE
(Senior Goaltender; Cumberland, Ont.)
|Beaudry stopped 49 of 51 shots (.961 save%) in two wins over No. 1 Merrimack. He
notched 26 stops in the 2-1 overtime win on Friday night at Schneider Arena and then made
23 saves in the 6-1 road win at Lawler Arena Saturday.
||HEA CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#37 CHRIS RAWLINGS, NORTHEASTERN
(Junior Goaltender; North Delta, B.C.)
|Rawlings turned away 47-of-50 (.940 save%) in Northeastern's road sweep of No. 2 Notre
Dame at Compton Family Ice Arena. He posted 25 saves in the 9-2 victory on Friday and 22
saves in the 2-1 win on Saturday night.
||HOCKEY EAST CO-TEAM OF THE WEEK
|The Huskies picked up a road sweep of No. 2 Notre Dame.
||HOCKEY EAST CO-TEAM OF THE WEEK
|PROVIDENCE COLLEGE FRIARS
earned a four-point weekend in a home-and-home series with the No. 1
ranked Merrimack College Warriors.
Athletic Republic Player of the Week Spencer Abbott of Maine
|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:
Bill Arnold, BC (So., F, Needham, Mass.) Registered a team-high three points (2g,1a) in a weekend split with Boston University.
Matt Bergland, PC (Sr., F, Faribault, Minn.) Totaled four points (1g,3a) in Providence's 6-1 win over No. 1 Merrimack on Saturday.
Brian Billett, BC (Fr., G, Brunswick, Maine) Registered 40 saves in a 6-1 win at Boston University on Saturday.
Connor Brickley, UVM (So., F, Everett, Mass.) Had two goals and two assists in a weekend series against Maine.
Drew Brown, PC (Fr., F, Grass Lake, Mich.) Scored the first two goals of the game and added one assist in PC's 6-1 win over No. 1 Merrimack Saturday.
Brett Bruneteau, UVM (Jr., F, Omaha, Neb.) Had a goal and two assists in a weekend series against Maine.
Doug Carr, UML (So., G, Hanover, Mass.) Stopped 78-of-83 shots (.940) in a weekend sweep of New Hampshire.
Charlie Coyle, BU (So., F, East Weymouth, Mass.) Tallied a goal and an assist in BU's 5-3 victory at No. 3 BC on Friday
Tommy Cross, BC (Sr., D, Simsbury, Conn.) Totaled two points (1g,1a) and a team-high 14 shots in a two-game split with Boston University.
Joey Diamond, Maine (Jr., F, Long Beach, N.Y.) Scored three goals and added an assist in Maine's weekend sweep at Vermont.
Brian Dumoulin, BC (Jr., D, Biddeford, Maine) Recorded three assists in the team's two-game split with Boston University.
Matt Ferreira, UML (Sr., F, Brampton, Ont.) Scored three points (2g, 1a) with a plus-3 rating in a weekend sweep of New Hampshire.
Cody Ferriero, NU (So., F, Essex, Mass.) Turned in a three-point (1g,2a) effort on Friday night at Notre Dame.
Brian Flynn, Maine (Sr., F, Lynnfield, Mass.) Scored a goal and added five assists for six points in Maine's weekend sweep at Vermont.
Steven Guzzo, UMass (Fr., F, Oakville, Ont.) Scored what proved to be the game-tying goal and added an assist in the draw against Harvard.
Myles Harvey, PC (Jr., D, Orlando, Fla.) Assisted on both goals in Friday's 2-1 overtime win over No. 1 Merrimack and scored once on Saturday.
Ludwig Karlsson, NU (Fr., F, Stockholm, Sweden) Recored four assists in the 9-2 win on Friday at Notre Dame.
Chris Kreider, BC (Jr., F, Boxford, Mass.) Registered three points (2g,1a) in a weekend split with Boston University.
Stevie Moses, UNH (Sr., F, Leominster, Mass.) Had a goal and an assist on Saturday night against UML.
Will O'Neill, Maine (Sr., D, Salem, Mass.) Tallied five assists in Maine's weekend sweep at Vermont.
Michael Pereira, UMass (So., F, West Haven, Conn.) Had a pair of assists in the tie against Harvard.
Braden Pimm, NU (So. F, Fort St. John, B.C.) Scored three goals in the weekend series at Notre Dame.
Corey Trivino, BU (Sr., F, Torono, Ont.) Scored a goal in both ends of the Terriers' home-and-home split against No. 3 Boston College
David Vallorani, UML (Sr., F, Hamilton, Ont.) Totaled three points (2g, 1a) on eight shots with a plus-1 rating in a weekend sweep of New Hampshire.
Maine's line of Spencer Abbott, Brian Flynn
(Lynnfield, Mass .), Joey Diamond (Long Beach, N.Y.)
Combined to score nine goals and tally 10 assists for 19 points
in Maine's two-game weekend sweep of Vermont
Spencer Abbott, Maine (Hamilton, Ont.)
Tallied his 100th career point on Friday night at Vermont
Justin Agosta, UNH (East Meadow, N.Y.)
Tallied his first collegiate goal on Saturday vs. UMass Lowell
DEREK ARMY, PC (NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I.)
Is on a four-game point streak.
Brett Bruneteau, UVM (OMAHA, NEB.)
Has six points in his last four games
Stephen Buco, UML (North Providence, R.I.)
Scored his first collegiate goal on Friday night vs. UNH
Yasin Cisse, BU (Westmount, Que.)
Scored his first collegiate goal in Friday's win at BC
Danny Hobbs, UMass (Shawville, Quebec)
Played in his 100th career game against Harvard Friday
Cason Hohmann, BU (Plymouth , Mich.)
Tallied his first collegiate goal in Friday's win at BC
Danny Linell, BC (Great Neck, N.Y.)
Registered his first collegiate goal vs. BU in Saturday's win
Rob Madore (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Trails Joe Fallon by just 30 saves for second place
on the all-time saves list
Mike Montagna , UVM (FULTON, N.Y.)
Scored his first career goal on Friday night against Maine
Alexx Privitera, BU (Old Tappan , N.J.)
Recorded his first career point in Friday's win at BC
Quinn Smith, BC (Fairfield, Conn.)
Recorded his first two collegiate points in the 6-1 win vs. BU
Connor Toomey. Merrimack(Billerica, Mass.)
Has four goals in his last four games
Boston College: In Saturday's second period at Boston University,
BC recorded four goals in a period for the third time this season, matching
the second at North Dakota (Oct. 8) and the first against UMass-Lowell
(Oct. 28)…With Saturday's win at BU, BC improved to 8-2-1 in 11 games
inside Agganis Arena...On Friday, BC fell to 0-4 in games televised by
the CBS Sports Network in 2011-12. The four games televised by the
network have taken an average of two hours, 39 minutes to play. Friday's
game between BC and BU was played in a season-long two hours, 54
minutes. That is 55 minutes longer than the one hour, 59 minutes that it
took the Eagles and Maine Black Bears to complete a game on Nov. 4...
BU attempted just 15 shots in the game, marking a season low for a BC
opponent and the fewest shots against a BC team since New Hampshire
recorded 12 shots in a 4-0 BC win on March 4 of last season...BC junior
goaltender Parker Milner recorded just 10 saves, marking the fewest
for a BC goalie since Matti Kaltiainen recorded just seven saves in a
3-2 loss to Boston University on March 11, 2004 in game one of the
Hockey East Quarterfinals in Kelley Rink. BC attempted a season-high
45 shots, surpassing its previous high of 43 shots at Northeastern on
Oct. 22 in a 4-3 overtime win.
Boston University: The Terriers have earned three wins this season
over teams ranked in the top three nationally at the time they faced them
(Boston College twice, Denver)…Senior Corey Trivino has scored a goal
in seven of his last eight games and now has 10 goals on the year to set
a career high…BU has successfully killed off 31 of its opponents' last
34 power plays…The Terriers had a five-game win streak snapped with
Sunday's loss but the streak was the team's longest streak since it won
its final seven games during its 2009 NCAA championship run…BU and
BC are now an even 7-7-1 in their 15 meetings since the beginning of the
2008-09 season…The Terriers won two road games against BC in the
same regular season for the first time since the 1993-94 campaign…BU
and Colgate are tied for the nation lead in shorthanded goals with six
each…The Terriers have had 20 players record at least one point this
season and 14 of them have recorded a goal…BU has already clinched
season series against rivals BC and New Hampshire.
Maine: Maine swept Vermont on the weekend to push its winning streak
to three games and its unbeaten streak to four games… Spencer Abbott
scored five goals and dished out four assists to finish the weekend with
nine points. His hat trick on Friday night was the first of his career…He
eclipsed the 100 point plateau on Friday and currently has 43 goals and
64 assists for 107 points in 126 career games played...Maine is 5-0-0 on
the season when scoring four or more goals…The 5-2 win over Vermont
was just the third game this season that has been decided by more than
two goals…Maine is 2-1-0 in those games…Joey Diamond has tallied a
point in a career-high seven straight games…Maine finished the weekend
5-for-8 on the power play…. Maine scored a season-high four goals in
a period on Friday night when it notched four in the third frame…Friday
night was the first time this season that Maine came back to win a goal
when trailing after two periods…Maine goalie Dan Sullivan (York, Pa.)
has stopped 29 or more shots in each of his last four games.
Massachusetts: Entering the Yale game, UMass is unbeaten in the
Mullins Center this season at 4-0-3…When allowing 4 or more goals this
year, UMass is 0-6-1, however, when cutting that to 3-or-fewer, UMass
is 4-1-3…Holding a lead or being tied after 2 periods has also been
a good omen for UMass this year as the Minutemen are 4-1-3 (0-6-1
when trailing)…UMass broke a string of three games with under 30
shots in the tie against Harvard and is now 3-2-4 when generating 30+
shots on goal in a game…Of UMass 15 games this season, only three
have been decided by more than two goals (4 ties, 2 by one goal, 6
by 2 goals)…UMass will face former assistant coach Red Gendron on
Wednesday vs. Yale.
UMass-Lowell: The River Hawks secured a weekend sweep of UNH,
winning 3-2 in the Tsongas Center on Friday and 5-3 in the Whittemore
Center on Saturday. A record breaking crowd of 6,826, the largest in
program history, attended Friday night's home game. Saturday's win was
the program's first in Durham, NH since 2003. UMass Lowell was outshot
in the first period of Saturday's game, 29-10—breaking the team's
records for shots against in a period (29), saves in a period (28) and the
River Hawk goaltenders' record for saves in a period (Doug Carr – 28).
Carr's .935 save percentage tied for fifth highest in the NCAA. Carr also
holds the nation's sixth best GAA (1.78). The weekend sweep marked the
first time the River Hawks picked up two wins against New Hampshire in
a weekend since Mar. 9-10, 2001 in the Hockey East playoffs.
Merrimack: Merrimack suffered its first two losses of the season,
getting swept by Providence for the first time since 2007…Earlier
in the week, Merrimack received 82 of 84 first-place votes, earning
the #1 ranking nationally for the second straight week and second
time in school history…Merrimack was the last unbeaten team in the
country, and the first to enter December without a loss in at least 15
years…The loss at Lawler Arena Saturday was Merrimack's first home
defeat in 307 days (January 21, 2011 vs. Lowell). They were 12-0-1
in their previous 13 home games and 30-5-3 since the beginning of
the 2009-10 season...Merrimack did extend its sellout streak to 11
games dating back to last year…Saturday's 6-1 loss was Merrimack's
worst loss at Lawler since a 6-1 defeat to BC on January 12, 2007…It
also marked the first time this season the Warriors allowed more than
two goals in a game.
New Hampshire: UNH dropped a home-and-home series with
UMass Lowell. The Wildcats fell to 0-6-2 on the road with a 3-2 loss on
Friday night in Lowell. UNH rallied in the third with a goal and outshot
the River Hawks 19-8, but could not erase the two-goal deficit... On
Saturday night, New Hampshire stormed out of the gate outshooting
UMass Lowell 28-10 in the first. The River Hawks scored in the final
minute of the first to tie it at 1-1 after one and go on to win 5-3... New
Hampshire outshot UML 48-32 on the night...Justin Agosta dished out
his first collegiate assist on Friday night and followed that up with his
first career goal on Saturday night...Casey Thrush and Stevie Moses
each registered a goal and an assist Saturday night...After a scoreless
second period Friday night, the Wildcats scored in the final four
periods of the weekend.
Northeastern: Northeastern reinforced its 4-1 victory over Michigan
this weekend with a two-game sweep of #2/3 Notre Dame, becoming
the first opponent to win a game at the Irish's brand new facility,
the Compton Family Ice Arena. The Huskies smashed Notre Dame, 9-2,
in the opener and backed it up with a sound 2-1 performance on the
backend. On Friday, the Huskies offered up 12 points scorers, eight
of which turned in multi-point efforts, to power Northeastern's most
lopsided victory since bowling over Dartmouth, 7-0, on Jan. 2, 2010.
The last time Northeastern reached the nine-goal plateau was at Matthews
Arena against Connecticut on Oct. 11, 2002 (10-1). In that game,
freshman Ludwig Karlsson became the first Husky to notch four points
since Chris Donovan turned the trick against Boston College on Feb.
2, 2009 (1-3-4) and is first NU player to record four assists since Mike
Morris accomplished the feat at UML on Jan. 19, 2007...The Huskies
have assembled their first five-game winning streak since the 2009-10
season (Feb. 5-19). The victory over Notre Dame on Dec. 3 marks the
first time NU has ever won three-consecutive games against teams
from the CCHA. Steve Quailer has notched a career-best six-game point
streak and has logged 11 points along the way (4-7-11).
Providence College: Providence's overtime win over No. 1 Merrimack
on Friday was its first over a top-ranked team since January
3, 2003, when PC defeated Maine…In addition, it was the Friars' first
overtime win since February 9, 2008…On Saturday, it marked the first
time that Providence scored five power-play goals since November 4,
1994 (a 6-6 game at Merrimack)…It was the first Hockey East road win
for the Friars since October 31, 2009 and it also marked the first win at
Merrimack's Lawler Arena since March 3, 2007…The Friars, who scored
15 power-play goals last season, already have 18 through the first 15
games this season…In addition, Providence already has five shorthanded
goals, two more than all of last season…Six of the eight goals
scored by Providence over the weekend came via special teams (SHG,
5 PPG)…The first line of Matt Bergland, Tim Schaller and Drew Brown
combined for 10 points in Saturday's victory, including four (1g,3a) by
Bergland…PC has posted a 3-1-1 mark against ranked teams thus far,
including a 3-0 record against teams in the top-10…Providence's eight
overall wins has equaled last season's and its six Hockey East triumphs
has surpassed the 2010-11 campaign (4).
Vermont: Connor Brickley has scored a goal in four consecutive
games and leads the team with eight tallies on the year...Vermont has
outshot six of its last seven opponents, as they won the shot battle
31-27 over Maine on Saturday night...The Catamounts have taken only
19 penalties in their last six outings and are the least penalized team
in Hockey East...The Catamounts play four of their next five games at
home...Three of Vermont's next four opponents are currently ranked
among the top-15 teams in the country...UVM will play just two games
in the next 20 days, beginning with its trip to Merrimack on Wednesday
night...Vermont has tallied at least 14 shots in a single period nine times
in its last 10 contests.