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January 23, 2012
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WEEKLY RELEASE: MAINE SWEEPS NO. 4 BC; NO. 3 BOSTON U. TAKES FOUR POINTS FROM PC
~ No. 13 UML gets two wins vs. NU; No. 7 MC, UNH split; UMass edges Vermont ~
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Photo ATHLETIC REPUBLIC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#57 MATT MANGENE, MAINE
(Junior Forward; Miller Place, N.Y.)
Mangene scored four goals in Maine's weekend sweep of No. 3 Boston College at Alfond Arena. He scored the overtime game-winner on Friday night and followed that up with his first collegiate hat trick and eight shots on goal on Saturday. He finished the weekend with 10 shots on goal and a +3 plus/minus rating. Athletic Republic
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
#23 SCOTT WILSON, UMASS LOWELL
(Freshman Forward; Oakville, Ont.)
Wilson scored four points (3g,1a) and a +3 rating on five shots, including Friday's game-winning goal against Northeastern at the Tsongas Center. Pro Ambitions
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Photo HEA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#31 KIERAN MILLAN, BOSTON UNIVERSITY
(Senior Goaltender; Edmonton, Alta.)
Millan stopped 62 of the 63 (.984 save%) shots he faced over the weekend to lead BU to a pair of wins over Providence. Stopped all 26 shots he faced in Saturday's 8-0 road win to earn his third shutout of the season at Schneider Arena. Hockey East
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Photo HOCKEY EAST TEAM OF THE WEEK
MAINE BLACK BEARS
The Black Bears came up with a huge weekend sweep of No. 4 Boston College at Alfond Arena. Maine opened the weekend with an overtime win on Friday night and followed that up with a 7-4 victory on Saturday afternoon. The Black Bears went 4-for-8 on the power play in the two-game series vs. the Eagles.  
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Athletic Republic Player of the Week Matt Mangene of Maine
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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. Kieran Millan Sr. G BU
2. Chris Kreider Jr. F BC
  Wade Megan Jr. F BU
3. Joe Cannata Sr. G MC
  Joey Diamond Jr. F ME
  Chris Rawlings Jr. G NU
Army ROTC
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HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS

Conor Allen, UMass (So., D, Chicago, Ill.) Scored the game-winning goal in the 4-3 win over Vermont.

Barry Almeida, BC (Sr., F, Springfield, Mass.) Scored four goals, including his first collegiate hat trick in Saturday's 7-4 loss.

Joe Cannata, MC (Sr., G, Wakefield, Mass.) Stopped 59 of 63 shots (.937 save%) on the weekend in the series split with UNH.

Doug Carr, UML (G, So., Hanover, Mass.) Stopped 57-of-59 shots (.966) in a weekend sweep of Northeastern.

Casey DeSmith, UNH (Fr., G, Rochester, N.H.) Turned aside 47-of-50 shots (.940 save percentage) on the weekend in the split with Merrimack.

Joey Diamond, Maine (Jr., F, Long Beach, N.Y.) Scored two goals and added an assist in Maine's weekend series against Boston College.

Brian Dumoulin, BC (Jr., Biddeford, Maine) Registered three points (1g,2a) in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss at Maine.

Daniel Furlong, UML (So., D, Stoneham, Mass.) Recorded three points (1g,2a) and a +3 rating in the weekend sweep of Northeastern.

Sahir Gill, BU (So., F, Terrace, B.C.) Scored three goals and a plus-3 rating in BU's weekend sweep of Providence.

John Heffernan, MC (Jr., F, Scituate, Mass.) Scored the game-winner 19 seconds into overtime at UNH on Saturday.

Danny Hobbs, UMass (Sr., F, Shawville, Quebec) Posted his first career hat trick in a 4-3 win over Vermont on Saturday.

Brett Leonard, UVM (Sr., F, South Burlington, Vt.) Scored his first goal of the season vs. UMass on Friday.

Steve Mastalerz, UMass (Fr., G, North Andover, Mass.) Tied his career-high with 35 saves in the 4-3 win over Vermont.

Wade Megan, BU (Jr., F, Canton, N.Y.) Registered five points (2g, 3a) in the Terriers' home-and-home sweep of Providence.

Matt Nieto, BU (So., F, Long Beach, Calif.) Tallied six points (2g, 4a) and a +3 rating in the Terriers' weekend sweep of Providence.

Garrett Noonan, BU (So., D, Norfolk, Mass.) Recorded two goals and two assists in the Terriers' weekend sweep of Providence.

Michael Pereira, UMass (So., F, West Haven, Conn.) Had two assists in the win over Vermont on Friday.

Alexx Privitera, BU (Fr., D, Old Tappan, N.J.) Recorded a goal and two assists in BU's weekend sweep of Providence .

Adam Shemansky, Maine (Jr., F, Robbinsville, N.J.) Had two goals in Maine's 4-3 win over No. 3 Boston College on Friday night.

Nick Sorkin, UNH (So., F, Rockville, Md.) Registered assist on three of UNH's four goals and tallied six shots on goal in the series with Merrimack.

Garrett Vermeersch, NU (Jr., F, Macomb, Mich.) Talled his fifth goal of the season against UMass Lowell on Saturday.

Matt White, UVM (So., F, McMurray, Pa.) Tied the game in the third period against UMass Amherst with his third tally of the season.

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CAREER FIRSTS/MILESTONES/WHO's HOT

Derek Arnold, UML (Foxboro, Mass.) Is riding a four-game point steak (2g, 2a)

Adam Clendening, BU (Wheatfield , Ont.) Has tallied 12 points (1g,11a) during his current six-game point streak

Casey DeSmith, UNH (Rochester, N.H.) Is 3-1-0 with a 1.25 GAA and a .949 save percentage over the last four games

Ryan Flanigan, MC (Rochester, N.Y.) Scored his 30th career goal and 70th career point Friday

Connor Leen, MAINE (Chester, N.Y.) scored his first collegiate goal and it was the game-winner over Boston College on Saturday night.

SHANE LUKE, PC (DAUPHIN, MAN.) Scored his first career goal on Friday against BU

Drew MacKenzie, UVM (NEW CANAAN, CONN.) Riding a season-high nine-game point streak.

Colin Markison, UVM (PRINCETON, N.J.) Four goals and two assists in his last seven games

Merrimack's Defense Has allowed two or fewer goals in 19 of 23 games this year

Stevie Moses, UNH (LEOMINSTER, MASS.) Is riding a six-game point streak with nine points (6g,3a)

Jack Parker, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Recorded his 400th Hockey East victory in Friday in BU's 6-1 win over Providence

Conor Sheary , UMass (Melrose, Mass.) Has a six-game point streak in place (3g,6a)

Scott Wilson, UML (Oakville, Ont.) Is the first River Hawk freshman to record 11 goals in a season since Brad Rooney in 1997-98

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TEAM NOTES

Boston College: With four goals in two games at Maine, senior alternate captain Barry Almeida scored Nos. 11-14 this season. Almeida has matched his career high with 21 points this season. The Springfield, Mass., native registered 21 points in 38 games as a junior last winter… With a pair of losses at Maine, BC lost its first league regular-season to Maine since the 2005-06 season. Senior Barry Almeida's hat trick in the team's 7-4 loss on Saturday marked a first for BC since Jimmy Hayes scored three times in a Hockey East quarterfinal win over Massachusetts on March 12, 2011…Friday's game marked the fourth overtime game for BC this season; the team is 1-2-1 in those games. BC last played overtime hockey in a 2-2 home tie against Merrimack (Jan. 8) and last lost in overtime at Notre Dame (Nov. 18)…BC snapped a three-game scoreless streak on the power play in Friday's overtime loss and finished 3-for-7 in power-play chances in two losses over the weekend.

Boston University: The Terriers went 8-for-15 (.533) on the power play on the weekend to help them post a home-and-home sweep of Providence... BU went 6-of-9 with the man advantage in Saturday's 8-0 triumph at Schneider Arean, marking the first time since March 9, 1996, in the Hockey East quarterfinals against UMass that it scored six power-play goals in a game...At the beginning of the new year, the Terriers ranked 35th in the country in power-play percentage, but they now rank fifth thanks to a 13-of-33 (.394) effort thus far in the month of January...The Terriers are on a nation-best five-game win streak and have won 12 of their last 14 contests...The BU defenseman corps has combined to total 26 points (7g, 19a) in the five games since the turn of the new year...BU is in sole possession of first place in the conference standings during the month of January for the first time in seven years...Kieran Millan, who now has eight shutouts in his career, has allowed just one goal over his last eight periods between the pipes...Junior Alex Chiasson (St. Augustin, Que.) and senior Chris Connolly (Duluth, Minn.) will each take five-game point streaks into next weekend's series with Maine.

Maine: Maine swept a weekend series against #3 Boston College…It is the first time that Maine has swept Boston College in a weekend series since Feb. 17 and 18, 2006…The seven goals scored by Maine on Saturday night was a season high…It is the first time that Maine has scored seven goals against Boston College since March 7, 2002… The Black Bears are 3-0-3 in overtime this season…Maine has four wins in January, the most in January since the 2006-07 season…Brian Flynn (Lynnfield, Mass.) and Joey Diamond have each tallied at least one point in eight straight games…Maine is scoring at a 29.7 percent clip on the power play…The Black Bears, which have scored at least one power play goals in 15 straight games, finished the weekend 4-for-8 with the man advantage…Maine is 10-0-0 on the season when scoring four goals in a game…Fifteen of Maine's 18 skated tallied at least one point over the weekend against Boston College…Maine had a season-high 5,098 fans at the game on Saturday night.

Massachusetts: UMass is now 5-1-2 since the start of December with the win over Vermont…UMass remains as the only team in the country to be unbeaten at home this year at 7-0-3…That marks UMass' best home start since going 9-1-2 in 2006-07…UMass' best home record for a season was 13-2-0 in 1993-94 (11-0-0 home start) which was the program's first year after being dormant since 1979…Over the last four games, UMass has been strong on the penalty kill going 20-for-23 (87%) including a 5-5 effort vs. PC and a 6-6 effort vs. BC…UMass is 4-2-1 against ranked teams this season…When allowing 4 or more goals this year, UMass is 0-7-1, however, when cutting that to 3-or-fewer, UMass is 9-1-3…Holding a lead or being tied after 2 periods has also been a good omen for UMass this year as the Minutemen are 9-1-3 (0-7-1 when trailing)...UMass' three hat tricks in 2011-12 is the most since posting 12 in 1993-94 when UMass brought back hockey.

UMass-Lowell: The River Hawks swept a home-and-home weekend series with Northeastern, 4-0 and 3-2 OT. UMass Lowell shutout the Huskies at the Tsongas Center on Friday and Doug Carr turned away 28 shots to record his third shutout of the season. Scott Wilson scored a pair of goals in the victory, becoming just the fourth UMass Lowell freshman in the last decade to score 10 goals...The River Hawks followed with a victory in Matthews Arena on Saturday, 3-2 in overtime, securing the season series between the clubs. Wilson scored the game's first goal, making him the first River Hawk freshman to record 11 goals in a season since Brad Rooney in 1997-98. After Colin Wright tied the game at 2-2 in the second period, Derek Arnold scored the game-winner in overtime. The weekend marked the first time UMass Lowell recorded consecutive victories over Northeastern since Mar. 20 and Oct. 24, 2009.

Merrimack: Merrimack split a weekend series with New Hampshire with both teams winning on the road…John Heffernan (Scituate, MA) scored the game-winner in overtime Saturday at the Whittemore Center. Heffernan was playing in his first game since December 2…The Warriors moved into a tie for second place with Boston College, but Merrimack has two games-in-hand on the Eagles…Merrimack has earned road wins this year at Maine, UNH and BU and tied at BC…Merrimack improved to 13-1-3 when scoring two or more goals…The win was Merrimack's second straight at UNH, marking the first time ever they have won two straight in Durham…Merrimack moved to 3-1-5 in overtime games this season…The Warriors, who have allowed 2.00 goals per game, second in the country, have surrendered exactly two goals in each of the last six games. They are 2-2-2 in those games…Only three Warriors, Jeff Velleca (Waterbury, Conn.), Karl Stollery (Camrose, Alta.) and Jordan Heywood (Regina, Sask.) have played in all 23 games this season.

New Hampshire: UNH split a home-and-home series with sixth-ranked Merrimack College over the weekend... UNH captured its third win over a nationally-ranked opponent (#11 Union, #20 Maine)... After going 0-6-2 over the first eight road games, UNH captured back-to-back road wins for the first time since Jan. 2011... In the 'Cats 2-1 win on Friday night, the team blocked 17 Merrimack shots, while Casey DeSmith made 24 saves... Friday's win snapped a three-game skid against Merrimack College... Stevie Moses has been red-hot for the Wildcats of late. He netted the game-winning goal in three-straight wins for New hampshire and his six power play goals are best in Hockey East. Overall, he's riding a six-game point scoring streak with six goals and three assists in that span. He has three game-winners and three power play goals during the streak... Nick Sorkin has a four-game point streak with five assists in that span including assists on three of the team's four goals last weekend... Defensively, the Wildcats have held their opponents to 26 shots or fewer in each of the last four games and allowed just 1.25 goals per game in that span.

Northeastern: Northeastern endured another two-game sweep this weekend, losing its fourth straight contest after back-to-back setbacks against UMass Lowell. On Friday night, the Huskies suffered a 4-0 shutout at the Tsongas Center. It marked the first time the Huskies have not scored a goal in a game since losing at home to Boston College last season on Oct. 9, 2010. The blanking snaps NU's 56-game streak of not being shut out. It was also the first time Northeastern had been shutout on the road since the 2008-09 season, losing at Boston University (3-0) on Nov. 16, 2008. NU then fell to Lowell at home in a 3-2 overtime heartbreaker. Sophomore Braden Pimm tallied the Huskies' fourth short-handed goal of the season. Pimm has accounted for two of those, leading Northeastern in that category. Junior Garrett Vermeersch extended his point run, scoring at least one point in nine of his last 11 games. Within that time, Vermeersch has accounted for 12 points (5-7-12).

Providence College: The Friars were defeated in a home-andhome weekend series against No. 2 Boston University…In Saturday's game at Schneider Arena, the Friars outshot the Terriers, 26-24 … The Friars are in the midst of a stretch where they will play four consecutive ranked teams…Providence is 3-4-1 against ranked opponents this season…Senior goalie Alex Beaudry played in his 100th and 101st career games and became the fourth Providence netminder to play 100 games or more…Senior Matt Bergland has one point in four of the last six games…Ross Mauermann, who leads Providence in scoring with 17 points (8g,9a), can become the first Friar freshman to lead the team in points since the 2008-09 season when Matt Bergland did it with 27 points (10g,17a)...The freshman class has accounted for 58 points more than any other Friar class.

Vermont: Four of the last five meetings between Vermont and Massachusetts have been decided by one goal...The Catamounts have scored at least one power play goal in eight of their last nine games…Drew MacKenzie extended his season-high point streak to nine games on Friday against UMass Amherst with a third period assist, and he now has a point in 11 of his last 12 games…The Catamounts posted 38 shots on goal against the Minutemen on Friday, just one away from their season-high; They had 39 shots at Northeastern on Nov. 19…With his next win, Rob Madore will pass Tom McNamara '77 and Sylvain Turcotte '81 for sole possession of sixth place on the all-time wins list at UVM…The Catamounts are the second-least penalized team in Hockey East with 11.8 penalty minutes per game.

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