~ No. 13 UML gets two wins vs. NU; No. 7 MC, UNH split; UMass edges Vermont ~
||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.
||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.
||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 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.
Athletic Republic Player of the Week Matt Mangene 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:
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.
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
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
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.