October 22, 2012
HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS
Rocco Carzo, UMass (Sr., F, Media, Pa.) Scored his first two goals of the season on Friday vs. No. 3 BC at the Mullins Center.
Dan Correale, UNH (Fr., F, Prince George, B.C.) Handed out an assist on a Scott Pavelski goal on Saturday night.
Myles Harvey, PC (Sr., D, Orlando, Fla.) Recorded an assist in each of PC's games at No. 4 Miami (Ohio) over the weekend.
Kevin Hayes, BC (Jr., F, Dorchester, Mass.) Recorded three points in two league wins; tallied two assists in Friday's OT win at UMass.
John Henrion, UNH (Sr., F, Holden, Mass.) Scored UNH's first goal in Saturday's win vs. No. 11 BU with a team-high six shots on goal.
Josh Holmstrom, UML (Jr., F, Colorado Springs, Colo.) Scored UML's lone goal in the loss at Denver and set up a goal at CC on Saturday.
Dan Kolomatis, MC (So., D, Basking Ridge, NJ) Notched three points at the Alaska Tournament, including twp points (1g,1a) on Saturday.
Wade Megan, BU (Sr., F, Canton, N.Y.) Scored on the first shot of the game in BU's 4-1 loss at UNH on Saturday.
Steven McParland, PC (Fr., F, Schreiber, Ont.) Notched two assists in PC's 4-3 overtime loss at fourth-ranked Miami on Saturday.
Pat Mullane, BC (Sr., F, Wallingford, Conn.) Registered a team-high five points (2g,3a) in league wins over UMass and Northeastern.
Josh Myers, MC (So., F, Colorado Springs, Col.) Tallied a pair of assists at the Alaska Goal Rush Tournament.
Mark Nemec, Maine (Sr. D, Rouses Point, N.Y.) Scored Maine's lone goal on the weekend vs. St. Lawrence on Saturday night.
Matt O'Connor, BU (Fr., G, Toronto, Ont.) Saved all 15 shots he faced in Saturday's contest at UNH.
Patrick Wey, BC (Sr., D, Pittsburgh, Pa.) Assisted on both game-winning goals in league wins at UMass and vs. NU; recorded a +3 rating.
CAREER FIRSTS/MILESTONES/WHO's HOT
Noel Acciari, PC (Johnston, R.I.) With 48 seconds to play in the third and trailing by a goal, Acciari netted his first career goal to send the Friars and RedHawks to OT for the second night in a row.
Doug Carr, UML (Hanover, Mass.) Has stopped 60 of 62 shots in 135 minutes thus far
Drew Ellement, NU (WINNIPEG, MAN.) Will play in his 100th career game at UNH on Friday, Oct. 26
John Gilmour, PC (Montreal, Que.) Scored his first career goal with the Friars on Saturday
Connor Hardowa, UNH (EDMONTON, ALTA.) Has five assists in the first three games with a point in every game this season. He ranks third nationally in assists per game and is second in points per game by a defenseman
Myles Harvey , PC (ORLANDO, FLA.) Has a four-game assist streak to start the year (0-5-5)
Jordan Heywood, MC (Regina, SASK.) Played in his 80th straight game
Josh Holmstrom, UML (Colorado Springs, Col.) Has two goals and one assist in UML's first three games
Dan Kolomatis , MC (Basking Ridge, NJ) Tallied his second career multi-point game
Pat Mullane, BC (Wallingford, Conn.) Registered career point Nos. 98-102 in BC's two-game weekend league sweep; notched his 100th career point on linemate Johnny Guadreau's OT winner at UMass
Chris Rawlings, NU (NORTH DELTA, B.C.) Started his 100th career game at BC on Saturday night
UNH SPECIALTY TEAMS UNH's power play has scored a goal in each of the first three games, while the penalty kill has killed off 14 of 15 penalties for a 93.3 percentage
Boston College: Senior forward Pat Mullane matched a career high with two goals and three points in the team's come-from-behind win at Massachusetts on Friday night, notching career point Nos. 97-100. The Wallingford, Conn., native last scored twice in the team's 6-1 win at North Dakota last October…BC emerged victorious after trailing by three goals for the first time since a 4-3 win at Providence on Feb. 28, 2009…the overtime victory at Massachusetts on Friday marked a first for BC since Bill Arnold scored with 6.4 seconds left in overtime to lift the Eagles to a 3-2 win last February in the Beanpot championship game. Prior to Saturday's home opener, BC raised the 2012 National Championship banner with the assistance of honored guests from the 1949, 2001, 2008 and 2010 teams...Parker Milner stopped 26 Northeastern shots to pick up his first shutout of the season and the fifth of his career...BC went 2-for-6 on the power play and killed off all eight of NU's power play opportunities. The BC penalty kill is now 17-of-18 on the season.
Boston University: Freshman Matt O'Connor is off to a strong start, sporting a 1.41 GAA and a .953 save percentage in 85:20 of action... The forward line of senior Wade Megan and sophomores Cason Hohmann (Arlington, Texas) and Evan Rodrigues (Etobicoke, Ont.) has totaled eight points (2g,6a) through the first two games and all three have a plus-3 rating...Despite the loss at UNH on Saturday, BU is 7-2 in its last nine contests against the Wildcats...This upcoming Saturday at UMass, the Terriers will kick off a stretch of four straight road games, which is the longest stretch of its kind since the 2005-06 season...Freshman defenseman Ahti Oksanen (Kirkkonummi, Finland) is now eligible to play after serving a two-game suspension that was issued by the NCAA after it was discovered that a professional player played on his junior team in Finland for two games last season.
Maine: Maine (1-4-0, 0-0-0 HEA) outshot St. Lawrence in both games on the weekend…Maine held a 30-23 edge in shots on Friday and a 37-19 advantage on Saturday…The Black Bears have outshot their opponents in four of the five games this season…Maine surrendered its first power play goal this season when St. Lawrence tallied one on Friday…Nine rookies have seen action for Maine this season… Four of the eight skaters have tallied at least a point while goalie Matt Morris (Ridgewood, N.J.) has played in three games in goal…Mark Nemec (Rouses Point, N.Y.) became the first Maine defenseman to score a goal this season when he netted one against St. Lawrence…Mark Anthoine (Lewiston, Maine) leads the Black Bears in consecutive games play, having seen action in 60 straight games…Maine, the lone Hockey East team to have yet to play a conference game, opens league play this weekend with a series at Providence.
Massachusetts: Senior Rocco Carzo had his first career multi-goal game in his first contest wearing the captain's "C" against BC on Friday... Sophomore Mike Busillo played in his first game of the season and logged his first career point with an assist against the Eagles...UMass' crowd of 7,678 on Friday against Boston College was the 10th largest crowd in the 20-year history of the Mullins Center.
UMass-Lowell: Former standout Dwayne Roloson '94 joined UMass Lowell's coaching staff as a volunteer assistant. The 1993-94 Hockey East Player of the Year, Roloson joined the team for its two-game swing at Denver and Colorado College…Junior forward Josh Holmstrom has figured into the scoring in all three games so far…Freshman Ryan McGrath earned his first collegiate goal when he gave UMass Lowell a 1-0 lead in the first period against Colorado College.
Merrimack: Merrimack suffered a pair of losses at the Alaska Goal Rush Tournament, falling to Fairbanks 3-2 and Anchorage 6-3…Special teams hurt the Warriors, as they surrendered four power play goals and two short-handed markers…Josh Myers (Colorado Springs, Col.) continued his strong start, getting an assist in both games. The sophomore forward has points in each of Merrimack's four games and has five on the season…Freshman forwards Brian Christie (West Chester, Pa.) and Ben Bahe (Stillwater, Minn.) each picked up their first collegiate assist over the weekend…Merrimack lost twice in the same weekend for just the fourth time since January of 2010 and for the first time in non-conference play since losing twice to North Dakota to open the 2009-10 season…Merrimack was 11-1-3 in its last 15 non-conference games entering this weekend…The Warriors are off to their worst start to a season since 2006-07, the last time they went to Alaska…Junior captain Jordan Heywood (Regina, SK) played in his 80th straight game Saturday. Heywood has not missed a game since arriving at Merrimack… Merrimack will finally take the ice at Lawler Arena this weekend, hosting Vermont for a pair of games. Excluding the Ivy League schools, Merrimack is the last team to host a game this year.
New Hampshire: UNH improved to 3-0-0 with a 4-1 win over 11th-ranked Boston University on Saturday night...The 'Cats are off to their best start since the 2008-09 season, when the team was 3-0-0 through three games and went unbeaten in its first four games that season...New Hampshire is one of three unbeaten and untied teams this season that have played at least one game (Denver, Holy Cross)... The UNH offense has 13 goals in the first three games (4.33 gpg). It took seven games for the 'Cats to get to the 13 goal mark last season and eight games for it to get to the three win mark (3-4-1)...UNH ranks sixth nationally in offensively and is third in scoring margin at +2.33... The Wildcats have scored on the power play in each of the first three games of the season, while their penalty kill unit has killed off 14 of 15 penalties this season...On Saturday, ten different Wildcats recorded a point in a balanced attack...Sophomore goalie Casey DeSmith (Rochester, N.H.) finished with 24 saves. He is a perfect 3-0-0 with a .920 save percentage and a 2.00 GAA...Connor Hardowa has five assists in the first three games with a point in every game this season. He ranks third nationally in assists per game and is second in points per game by a defenseman.
Northeastern: Northeastern was off to its best start since the 1999-2000 season before the Huskies ran into Boston College in its return to Conte Forum where the Eagles were honored with the raising of their 2012 national championship banner. Northeastern was shut out, 3-0, for the first time since losing at UMass Lowell, 4-0, on Jan. 20, 2012. Senior Garrett Vermeersch led the Huskies with five shots on net. Four scoring streaks were stopped at BC, including Kevin Roy (2-1-3), Colton Saucerman (1-1-2), Joseph Manno (1-1-2) and Ryan Belonger (1-1-2). Chris Rawlings slipped to 2-1-0 on the season by making 24 stops in his 100th-career start at Northeastern. Northeastern stays on the road and looks for its first win in Durham, N.H., since Nov. 16, 2007, when the Huskies pay a visit to the Whittemore Center for a Friday night game at New Hampshire on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m.
Providence College: Providence played back-to-back overtime games for the first time since Feb. 17-18, 2012 (vs. Northeastern)… The Friars have played a ranked opponent in three of their four games…With two assists against the RedHawks on Saturday night, freshman Steven McParland had his first career multi-point game... Myles Harvey, who came into the season with 13 assists in 91 career games played, has five assists in the first four games of the 2012-13 season. Harvey has put together a four-game point scoring streak to start the season, matching a career long mark (also done Nov. 4-12, 2011)…Ross Mauermann scored the lone Friar goal in Friday's 1-1 tie to open the year with a three-game point streak (3-2-5). Mauermann's tally came on the power play as PC became the first team to score a power-play goal against the RedHawks this season…Cousins Chris and Kevin Rooney appeared in the Friar lineup together for the first time on Saturday, Oct. 20.
Vermont: Vermont was idle this past weekend and will travel to
Merrimack for a two-game series on Friday and Saturday at Lawler
Arena…This weekend will mark the 29th and 30th all-time meetings in
the series, which Merrimack leads 12-10-6…Brody Hoffman was named
the Hockey East Co-Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 15, following
a 38 save performance in his collegiate debut…Five other players made
their Catamount debuts on Oct. 12 in a 1-1 tie against No. 6 UMass
Lowell...Colin Markison has the only Vermont goal this season, while
Matt White and Michael Paliotta have the lone assists…Dating back to
last season, UVM has played eight of its last 10 games against teams
ranked in the national Top-10…The Catamounts return eight of their top
10 scorers for the 2012-13 season…Vermont played in five overtime
games last season and went 2-2-1 in those contests.