~BU, UML and UNH, UVM split series; UMass, Maine take two pts; NU, PC play to pair of ties ~
||ATHLETIC REPUBLIC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#9 ALEX CHIASSON, BOSTON UNIVERSITY
(Junior Forward; St. Augustin, Que.)
|Chiasson totaled six points (1g,5a) over three games for the Terriers, including a careerhigh
four points (1g,3a) in Friday's win at UMass Lowell at the
Tsongas Center. Chiasson recorded 15 shots on goal for BU on
||PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
|#23 SCOTT WILSON, UMASS LOWELL
(Freshman Forward; Oakville, Ont.)
|Wilson scored three points (2g,1a) in a split weekend with No. 2 Boston
University, including the first two goals in Saturday's 4-2 victory in the Agganis
Arena vs. the Terriers. Wilson finished the weekend with seven shots
on goal and a +3 plus/minus rating.
||HEA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#35 PARKER MILNER, BOSTON COLLEGE
(Junior Goaltender; Pittsburgh, Pa.)
|Milner went 3-0-0 with a 1.50 GAA and a .940 save percentage, stopping 79-of-84 shots
faced in three games for the Eagles against three nationally ranked opponents.
||HOCKEY EAST TEAM OF THE WEEK
|BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES
|The Eagles took down three nationally ranked opponents on the week, which inlcuded a
3-2 overtime win in the Beanpot Championship Game vs. No. 2 ranked Boston University
and a two-game sweep of No. 9 Merrimack on the weekend.
Athletic Republic Player of the Week Alex Chiasson of Boston University
|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:
Alex Beaudry, PC (Fr., G, Cumberland, Ont.) Stopped 53 of 56 shots (1.39 GAA, .946 save%) in two ties at Northeastern.
Kevin Boyle, UMass (Fr., G, Manalapan, N.J.) Allowed just three goals while making a total of 34 saves in a split at No. 11 Maine.
Joe Cannata, MC (Sr., G, Wakefield, Mass.) Stopped 51 of 57 shots in the weekend, allowing only four even strength goals.
Paul Carey, BC (Sr., F, Weymouth, Mass.) Scored two goals in consecutive league wins over Merrimack.
Casey DeSmith, UNH (Fr., G, Rochester, N.H.) Stopped 45 of 50 (.900) in the weekend split with Vermont.
Joey Diamond, Maine (Jr., F, Long Beach, N.Y.) Had two goals and two assists for Maine on the weekend.
Brian Flynn, Maine (Sr., F, Lynnfield, Mass.) Recorded two goals and an assist as Maine split a weekend series against UMass-Lowell.
Johnny Gaudreau, BC (Fr., F, Carneys Point, N.J.) Registered four points on (1g,3a) in 3 victories; captured Beanpot MVP honors.
Chris Kreider, BC (Jr., F, Boxford, Mass.) Recorded one goal and two assists in consecutive league wins over Merrimack.
H.T. Lenz, UVM (So., F, Vienna, Va.) Had two goals against UNH on Friday, including the game-tying goal with 13.3 seconds left in the third period.
Shane Luke, PC (Fr., F, Dauphin, Man.) Scored one goal in at tie against Northeastern on Saturday.
Drew MacKenzie, UVM (Fr., D, New Canaan, Conn.) Tallied a goal and an assist on Friday at UNH, including the game-winner in overtime.
Rob Madore, UVM (Sr., G, Pittsburgh, Pa.) Made 66 saves last weekend against UNH, including 38 stops on Saturday night.
Michael Marcou, UMass (Sr., D, Kings Park, N.Y.) Handed out a total of three assists in the split weekend at No. 11 Maine.
Kevin McCarey, UNH (Sr., F, Baldwinsville, N.Y.) Registered a goal and an assist in the weekend split with Vermont.
Mike Montagna, UVM (Fr., F, Fulton, N.Y.) Had two assists at UNH on Friday night.
Garrett Noonan, BU (So., D, Norfolk, Mass.) Scored both of BU's goals in the Beanpot championship game and added an assist Saturday vs. UML
Michael Paliotta, UVM (Fr., D, Westport, Conn.) Had a goal and an assist on Friday night at UNH for his second career multi-point game.
Michael Pereira, UMass (So., F, West Haven, Conn.) Tallieed a pair of goals in the split weekend at No. 11 Maine.
Chris Rawlings, NU (Jr., G, North Delta, B.C.) Made a career-high 47 saves against Providence in the 2-2 tie on Saturday night.
Adam Reid, NU (Fr., F, Chino Hills, Calif.) Registered an assist on the game-tying goal vs. PC on Friday and a goal on Saturday.
Chad Ruhwedel, UML (D, So., San Diego, Calif.) Tallied three points (1g,2a), recorded a +3 rating and blocked two shots in a weekend split with BU.
Riley Wetmore, UML (Jr., F, Swanton, Vt.) Recorded three points (1g,2a) and a plus-3 rating in the weekend split with #2 Boston University.
Theo Andersson , MAINE (Gothenburg , Sweden )
Played in his 100th career game on Saturday vs. UMass
Drew Daniels, NU (SUFFERN, N.Y.)
Participated in his 100th career game on Saturday vs. PC
Brian Flynn , MAINE (Lynnfield , Mass .)
Scored his 150th career point on Friday night
Johnny Gaudreau , BC (Carneys Point , N.J.)
Has a 5-game scoring streak intact with 10 points (5g,5a)
SHANE LUKE, PC (DAUPHIN, MAN.)
Has scored one goal in three of the last four games
Malcolm Lyles, UML (Miami Gardens, Fla.)
Scored his first collegiate goal on Friday vs. No. 2 BU
Rob Madore , UVM (Pittsburgh , Pa.)
Moved into sixth place on all-time wins list at UVM
Drew MacKenzie, UVM (New Canaan, Conn.)
Averaging a point per game over his last 16 contests
Michael Pereira, UMass (West Haven , Conn.)
Has 8 goals and an assist in his last eight games,
which includes an active four game scoring streak
T.J. Syner, UMass (Springfield, Mass.)
With 91 career points, Syner is closing in on 100 for his
tenure at UMass. He would be just the 10th player to hit the
Alex Tuckerman, NU (ORLEANS, Mass.)
Will skate in his 100th-game at Northeastern on Feb. 24
UMass-Lowell River Hawks
Recorded its first 20-win season since 2008-09
Scott Wilson, UML (Oakville, Ont.)
Is first among NCAA rookies in points per game (1.11)
Garrett Vermeersch, NU (MACOMB, MICH.)
Skated in his 100th-career game on Feb. 17
Jerry York, Boston College
Captured his 899th, 900th and 901st career victories last
week. York joins Ron Mason as the only two coaches in college
hockey history to reach 900 career victories
Boston College: Bill Arnold broke a 2-2 tie with 6.4 seconds left
in overtime to lift Boston College past Boston University in the Beanpot
championship game last Monday. It marked the third Beanpot championship
in succession for the Eagles, a feat no other Eagles team had
accomplished since 1963-65 and the fourth in the last five seasons. It
was BC's 17th Beanpot title in all, including its sixth under Jerry York.
Arnold's goal marked the ninth time BC (or its opponent) has scored
in the game's final minute of play. Arnold has registered two overtime
game-winning goals this winter...York captured his 899th, 900th and
901st career victories last week. Now in his 40th season, York joins
Ron Mason as the only two coaches in college hockey history to reach
900 career victories. York won 125 games in seven years at Clarkson
(1972-79), captured 342 wins in 15 years at Bowling Green (1979-94)
and has won 434 games in 18 seasons at BC (1994 to present).
Boston University: Since falling at UMass Lowell on Nov. 5 by a
score of 7-1 in the team's most lopsided defeat in over 12 years, the
Terriers have gone 8-0 on the road in Hockey East play...BU is 7-7 at
home this season and 9-3-1 on the road...The Terriers have dropped four
straight games at Agganis Arena...Since BU started playing on campus
in 1971, there have been just three other times that the Terriers have
dropped four in a row at home and the only time it happened in a single
season was the 1979-80 campaign...BU allowed its first shorthanded
goal of the season in the Beanpot championship game on Monday...
Junior Alex Chiasson and sophomore Matt Nieto (Long Beach, Calif.)
each had five-game point streaks come to an end on Saturday...The
Terriers have scored at least one power-play goal in 13 straight games
and are 24-of-68 (.358) with the man advantage since the turn of the
new year...BU's fourth line of Ross Gaudet, Ryan Santana and Yasin Cisse
combined for seven points (3g,4a) in the series vs. UML...Kieran Millan
(Edmonton, Alta.) matched a career high with his 44-save performance
in Monday's Beanpot championship game.
Maine: Maine split a pair of games with UMass on the weekend…Maine
tied its season-high with seven goals on Friday, before falling on Saturday
night 4-1…Brian Flynn scored two goals on Friday to record his 150th
career point. He becomes just the 14th player in Maine history to reach
the 150 point milestone. He currently ranks tied for 13th on Maine's
all-time scoring list with 151 career points…Maine extended it streak to
five straight games without allowing a power play goal on Friday, before
seeing that streak come to an end of Saturday night…The Black Bears
killed off 19 straight opponent power plays in that span…Matt Mangene
(Miller Place, N.Y.) scored a goal on Friday night to extend his scoring
streak to six games, but that streak ended on Saturday when he was held
without a goal. He was just two games shy of tying the school record
for consecutive games with a goal.
Massachusetts: UMass is 4-6 over the last 10 games with seven
of those contests against teams ranked in the top-11 nationally – two of
those wins came on the road …Three of UMass' final four regular-season
games will be at the Mullins Center where the Minutemen are 7-3-3 this
year including next weekend's pair of games against New Hampshire
which sits in 7th place in the Hockey East standings 4-points ahead of
UMass…With the split at Maine, UMass is now 6-6-1 against ranked
teams which includes a pair of wins against teams ranked No. 1 in the
country…UMass holds the season series against the both Vermont
and Boston College and split with NU (1-1-1), BU (1-1-1), and Maine (1-
1-1)…Over the last 10 games, UMass has been strong on the penalty
kill going 47-for-58 (81.0%) including a 5-5 effort vs. Providence and a
6-6 effort vs. BC…UMass has a power play goal in five of the last six
games going 6-for-27 (22.2%).
UMass-Lowell: The River Hawks notched its first 20-win season since
2008-09 and their eighth since the program was elevated to Division I in
1983-84...On Friday, UMass Lowell fell to BU 7-4, but the building was
packed with the third largest crowd in program history (6,706). The next
night, freshman Scott Wilson scored two goals to lead the River Hawks
past BU, 4-2. The win marked UML's first at the Agganis since Oct. 31,
2009. Wilson now has 15 goals on his remarkable rookie campaign, his
next goal will match Greg Koehler's freshman season in 1996-97. He is
also two points shy of matching Laurent Meunier's 33-point rookie year in
2000-01. Saturday's victory marks the River Hawks' sixth season series
win. UML improved to 7-5-0 against Hockey East's "Big Four" (BC, BU,
Maine, UNH). The River Hawks have finished with an above .500 record
against the "Big Four" just four times since the start of Hockey East, all
three seasons UMass Lowell reached the NCAA Tournament. The River
Hawks now have two scorers (Wilson, Derek Arnold) with 15 or more
goals for just the third time in the last decade (2003-04, 2009-10).
Merrimack: Merrimack's winless streak slipped to four games after
getting swept by Boston College…The Warriors will likely be out of the
top-10 nationally for the first time in 17 weeks…Merrimack sits in fifth
place, two points behind Maine for fourth and three behind BU for third.
They have a game in hand and the season series on Maine…Merrimack
lost for just the second time this season in the second game of a back
to back. They are 6-2-2 this year…They also slipped to 7-3-3 on Saturday…
Barring a playoff matchup at Chestnut Hill, Conte Forum will be
the only arena the senior class will not win at in its career…Merrimack
did clinch a playoff berth in the Hockey East Tournament for the third
straight season despite losing twice over the weekend…Merrimack
was on the other side of history against as Jerry York won his 900th
career game on Friday. Jack Parker won his 800th career game against
Merrimack in 2008.
New Hampshire: UNH split a weekend home series with Vermont.
The Wildcats finished the 2011-12 home slate with a 9-7-0 record. New
Hampshire remains in seventh place in the league standings one point
behind sixth place Providence and four points ahead of Northeastern
and UMass. All three teams have a game in hand against UNH. The
Wildcats will play a critical two game road series at UMass this weekend.
On Friday night Stevie Moses handed out his 50th career assist,
he now has 95 points in his career. In addition, Eric Knodel matched a
career high with a goal and an assist. On Saturday, UNH scored three
unanswered goals to capture a 3-1 win over Vermont. Casey DeSmith
turned asided 28 of 29 shots in a winning effort on Saturday. Additionally,
the UNH power play scored on both nights of the weekend. Head
coach Dick Umile captured his 497th win on Saturday night and is
looking to become just the sixth active Division I coach with 500 wins
and one of 14 all time.
Northeastern: Northeastern and Providence tied on consecutive
nights, 1-1 and 2-2, for the first time since 2003-04. It marked the third
time in series history that's occurred. On Saturday night, Chris Rawlings
eclipsed his old mark of 43 and made a career-high 47 saves to anchor
the Huskies' defense in the 2-2 tie. Alex Tuckerman registered his first
power play goal of the season while rookie Adam Reid strung together
his first-career point streak with an assist and a goal this weekend. Junior
Drew Daniels assisted on Tuckerman's PPG in his 100th-career game
while junior Garrett Vermeersch scored his first-career game-tying goal
in his 100th-career game as a Husky. Northeastern is now unbeaten
against Providence in its last five games (2-0-3), marking a program
best against any other team in Hockey East.
Providence College: The Friars are on a four-game unbeaten
streak (2-0-2), matching their longest this season…The back-to-back
ties against Northeastern over the weekend marked the first time since
the 2003-04 season (vs. Northeastern) that Providence has played in
consecutive draws…The Friars are now 1-2-4 in overtime games this
season…Providence's 23 league points this season are eight more
than all of last season…The Friars have 11 players with 10 points or
more…The 25 power-play goals this season are the most for a Friar
team since the 2007-08 squad also had 25…Senior goalie Alex Beaudry
played in his 109th game on Saturday, which is tied for second all-time at
PC in career games played by a goalie. Beaudry also is 39 saves away
from becoming the first Friar to record 3,000 stops…Myles Harvey's
14 points (6g,8a) are the most by a Friar defenseman since Mark Fayne
had 22 points (5g,17a) during the 2009-10 season.
Vermont: Saturday marked the 100th all-time meeting between
Vermont and New Hampshire, the Catamounts' longest standing rival
in men's hockey…Four of H.T. Lenz's five goals this season have been
scored against UNH, and two of them have tied the game with less
than 1:30 left in the third period…Rob Madore moved into sole possession
of sixth place on the all-time wins list at UVM on Friday night
with his 41st career victory…14 of the last 19 Vermont goals have
been scored by underclassmen…Vermont entered the weekend 0-4-2
in its last six meetings with New Hampshire but snapped that winless
streak on Friday…The two schools have now met 14 times in the last
three seasons…The Catamounts close the season with four straight
games against top-5 teams, with two each against Boston University
and Boston College.