~ Providence takes four points vs. Maine; No. 11 UNH, Merrimack net three points ~
||ATHLETIC REPUBLIC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#35 PARKER MILNER, BOSTON COLLEGE
(Senior Goaltender; Pittsburgh, Pa.)
|Milner stopped 63-of-66 shots faced (.955 save%) in two-game series sweep of No. 12 UMass-
Lowell. He recorded season-high 38 saves in 1-0 shutout victory on Friday at the Tsongas
||ATHLETIC REPUBLIC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#13 MIKE COLLINS, MERRIMACK
(Junior Forward; Boston, Mass.)
|Collins tallied two goals and three assists for a five-point weekend. After tying career-high with
three helpers in a 6-3 win over Vermont Friday, Collins scored both
goals in a 2-2 tie Saturday.
||PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
|#32 JON GILLIES, PROVIDENCE
(Freshman Goaltender; South Portland, Maine)
|Gillies posted a 2-0-0 record, stopping 53 of the 55 shots (.964 save%) he
faced against Maine. On Saturday at Schneider Arena, he stopped all 26
shots he faced to earn his first career shutout.
||HEA CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#46 BRYAN MOUNTAIN, NORTHEASTERN
(Senior Goaltender; Bryn Mawr, Pa.)
|Mountain stopped 62-of-63 (.981 save%) shots in a game and a half vs. No. 11 New Hampshire,
including his first-career shutout thanks to a 44-save performance in the 0-0 tie on
Saturday night at Matthews Arena.
||HEA CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#29 CASEY DESMITH, NEW HAMPSHIRE
(Sophomore Goaltender; Rochester, N.H.)
|DeSmith went 1-0-1 during the weekend with a .945 save percentage (52 saves). He
notched 18 saves in Friday night's 4-3 win at the Whittemore Center and stopped 34 shots
he faced in a shutout of Northeastern on Saturday.
||HOCKEY EAST TEAM OF THE WEEK
|BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES
|The Eagles took four points from No. 12 UMass-Lowell over the weekend. BC posted a 1-0 road shutout on Friday at the Tsongas Center and followed that up on Sunday with a 6-3 victory at Conte Forum.
Athletic Republic Co-Players of the Week Parker Milner and Mike Collins
|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 2012-13 season leaders to date:
Bill Arnold, BC (Jr., F, Needham, Mass.) Recorded career-high four points (1g,3a) in BC's 6-3 home win over UMass-Lowell on Sunday.
Rhett Bly, MC (Jr., F, Regina, Sask.) Tied a career-high with three points in a 6-3 win over Vermont Friday.
Nick Bruneteau, UVM (Jr., D, Omaha, Neb.) Had a power play goal and an assist on Friday night against Merrimack
Teddy Doherty, BC (Fr., D, Hopkinton, Mass.) Notched three assists for his first multiple-point performance in Sunday's 6-3 home win over UMass-Lowell.
Johnny Gaudreau, BC (Jr., F, Carneys Point, N.J.) Notched the primary assist in a 1-0 win at UML Friday, then scored the decisive tally in Sunday's 6-3 win.
John Gilmour, PC (Fr., D, Montreal, Que.) Had a goal and an assist in the Friars' weekend sweep of Maine.
Sean Escobedo, BU (Sr., D, Bayside, N.Y.) Scored the GWG with 1:22 left in regulation in a 3-2 win at UMass Saturday and blocked nine shots in the weekend.
Kevin Hayes, BC (Jr., F, Dorchester, Mass.) Registered three points (2g,1a) in Boston College's two-game weekend sweep of UMass-Lowell.
John Henrion, UNH (Sr., F., Holden, Mass.) Scored the game-winning goal in the final minute on Friday vs. Northeastern.
Cason Hohmann, BU (So., F, Arlington, Texas) Scored two goals and added an assist in Friday's 5-2 home victory over UMass and totaled a +3 rating.
Shane Luke, PC (So., F, Dauphin, Man.) Helped the Friars to a weekend sweep of Maine, recording a goal and an assist in Saturday night's series finale.
Joseph Manno, NU (So., F, Montreal, Que.) Scored his second goal of the season at New Hampshire on Friday night.
Steven McParland, PC (Fr., F, Schreiber, Ont.) Notched his first career goal vs. the Black Bears on Friday night, which proved to be the game-winning tally.
Wade Megan, BU (Sr., F, Canton, N.Y.) Scored BU's first goal in both wins over Massachusetts.
Matt O'Connor, BU (Fr., G, Toronto, Ont.) Made 62 saves in two wins against UMass, posting a .939 save percentage and a 2.00 GAA.
Danny O'Regan, BU (Fr., F, Needham, Mass.) Notched four points (2g,2a) in the Terriers' weekend sweep of UMass.
Kyle Reynolds, UVM (So., F, Sylvan Lake, Alta.) Had two assists on Friday night at Merrimack.
Tim Schaller, PC (Sr., F, Merrimack, N.H.) Posted an assist in each win over Maine.
Rasmus Tirronen, MC (So., G, Espoo, Finland) Stopped 31 shots, 14 in the third period, to earn his first point in net in a 2-2 tie over Vermont.
Jonathan Turk, UVM (Fr., F, Calgary, Alta.) Picked up his first career goal and added an assist at Merrimack on Friday night.
Mike Collins, MC (Boston, Mass.)
Has four goals and seven points in his last four games
Casey DeSmith, UNH (Rochester, N.H.)
Is 4-0-1 this season with a league best 1.30 GAA and .950
save percentage in three conference games. He earned his
second career shutout on Saturday vs. Northeastern
Drew Ellement, NU (WINNIPEG, MAN.)
Played in his 100th career game at UNH on Friday
Jon Gillies, PC (South Portland, Maine)
Posted his first career shutout (26 saves) Saturday vs. Maine
Connor Hardowa, UNH (Edmonton, Alta .)
Has six assists over the first five games of the season
Myles Harvey , PC (ORLANDO, FLA.)
Started the year on a five-game assist streak (0-7-7) that
came to an end in the second game of the Maine series
Nick Luukko, UVM (West Chester, Pa.)
Scored first career goal on Saturday at Merrimack
Steven McParland, PC (Schreiber, ONT.)
Scored his first career goal on Friday night against Maine
Danny O'Regan, BU (Needham, Mass)
Scored the first four points (2g,2a)
of his collegiate career over the weekend
Ben Oskroba, NU (TEMPE, ARIZ.)
Netted his first-career goal in his 11th game wearing the
Northeastern sweater at UNH on Friday night
Evan Rodrigues, BU (Etobicoke, Ont.)
Has five assists in a four-game assist streak to start the year
Vinny Scotti, MC (Vineland, NJ)
Tallied his first career goal in Friday's 6-3 win against UVM
Shane Walsh, UMass (WEST ROXBURY, MASS.)
Scored his first collegiate goal vs. BU on Saturday
Boston College: Senior forward Pat Mullane, who recorded two
points (1g,1a) in the team's two-game weekend sweep of UMass-Lowell,
has recorded a league-high eight points (3g,5a), while sophomore
linemate Johnny Gaudreau, who also recorded two points on one
(game-winning) goal and one assist this weekend, ranks second among
conference scorers with seven points (3g,4a). Gaudreau, Mullane and
linemate Steven Whitney have each recorded at least one point in all
five games this season…UMass-Lowell's Michael Colantone's goal at
7:40 of the second period on Sunday ended goaltender Parker Milner's
shutout streak at 161:42 dating back to the third period of the team's
5-4 overtime win at Massachusetts on Oct. 19…Boston College converted
3-of-6 power-play chances in two games against UMass-Lowell
and is converting 35.3 percent (6-for-17) of its chances through five
games…BC improved to 61-34-7 in the 102-game series between BC
and UMass-Lowell and improved to 44-17-2 (.714 win percentage) under
head coach Jerry York. The victories marked career win Nos. 916 and
917 for Jerry York.
Boston University: Senior Wade Megan has scored BU's first goal
in each of the last three games...Senior Sean Escobedo has a team-best
13 blocked shots this year...BU is outscoring its opponents 5-1 in the
third period thus far this season...Sophomores Cason Hohmann (Arlington,
Texas) and Evan Rodrigues (Etobicoke, Ont.) are tied for second in
Hockey East in plus-minus at plus-6...Hohmann has three goals already
this season after only scoring twice as a rookie...Only four players on
BU's roster have more than five career goals...BU is 30-0-5 in the last
35 times it has allowed exactly two goals...The Terriers' first non-conference
games will take place this weekend when they visit North Dakota
for a pair of contests that will both be broadcast live by NESN...This
will be BU's first appearance at the new Ralph Engelstead Arena, as the
old rink by the same name was the venue when the Terriers made their
last visit during the 1996-97 campaign...BU closed out their run of four
straight league games to open the season and is now in the midst of
a span of four straight road games, the longest such stretch since the
Maine: Maine goalie Dan Sullivan (York, Pa.) tied his career high with 39
saves on Saturday night at Providence… He previously had 39 saves in
the 2012 Hockey East Title game against Boston College…Martin Ouellette
(St.-Hippolyte, Quebec) got the start on Friday night at Providence.
His last start prior to that was on Nov. 11, 2011 against UMass Lowell…
Maine has eight goals on the season from eight different players…Maine
used seven rookies in the game on Saturday at Providence…The Black
Bears had just three different players in the lineup this weekend that
have scored 10 or more career goals…Joey Diamond (Long Beach,
N.Y.) leads the way with 46, while Adam Shemansky (Robbinsville, N.J.)
has 22 and Mark Anthoine (Lewiston, Maine) 14.
Massachusetts: On Saturday night, UMass drew 7,357 fans at
the Mullins Center for its matchup with #13 Boston University, the third
straight home crowd of 7,000+ for the Minutemen this season...Senior
Rocco Carzo scored on a penalty shot vs. the Terriers on Saturday
night, the first penalty shot goal by a UMass player since Jeff Turner
vs. UMass Lowell on Feb. 6, 2000...The Minutemen have recorded at
least one power play goal in each of their four games thus far and are
5-for-26 on the year.
UMass-Lowell: This time last year, UMass Lowell was 2-3-0 after
five games…The River Hawks have a 12-day hiatus until hosting Maine
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9-10…Three River Hawks scored their first
goals of the season in the 6-3 loss at Boston College: freshman Michael
Colantone, sophomore Scott Wilson and junior Derek Arnold…UMass
Lowell went penalty-less in Friday's 0-1 loss to Boston College for the
fourth time in its Division I history and first time since a Jan. 12, 2008
win over Providence.
Merrimack: Merrimack picked up three points against Vermont this
weekend as part of opening weekend at Lawler Arena…The Warriors
improved to 8-0-3 in their last 11 games against the Catamounts dating
back to October 23, 2009…Merrimack dressed all seven freshmen in
both games and had no seniors in the lineup on Saturday. Fourteen of the
20 players Saturday were either freshmen or sophomores…Merrimack's
power play struck for four goals over the weekend, three in Friday's
win…Friday's 6-3 win was the first time Merrimack overcame a 2-0 deficit
since November 5, 2011 (Northeastern)…Merrimack has outscored its
opponents 10-4 this year in the third period, including 4-1 this weekend…
Merrimack improved to 36-10-6 at Lawler Arena since the start
of the 2009-10 season…Friday's game was delayed 15 minutes due
to broken glass during warm-ups. On a night when Merrimack honored
former Athletic Director and head coach Chris Serino, it was the first
time a pane of glass broke before or during a game since Serino was
head coach at Merrimack.
New Hampshire: UNH captured three points with a win and a tie in a
home-and-home series with 15th-ranked Northeastern…On Friday night,
the Wildcats erased an early 3-1 deficit and John Henrion provided the
game-winning goal in the final minute of regulation…On Saturday night,
it was a goaltenders' duel as Casey DeSmith stopped all 34 shots he
faced in a scoreless overtime tie at Northeastern. NU's Bryan Mountain
turned aside all 44 shots he faced to preserve his share of the tie…It
was UNH and Northeastern's first scoreless tie in its 163-game history
and the Wildcats first scoreless tie since Jan. 5, 2001. On that night in
Durham, Ty Conklin and Matt Yeats each turned away 29 shots…UNH
owns the nation's longest unbeaten streak at five games…The Wildcats
went unbeaten in October with a 4-0-1 mark…This is UNH's best start
since the 2007-08 season when UNH went 25-10-3 and won the Hockey
East regular season championship…The Wildcat special teams units
have continued to shine, the power play is 5-for-20 (25.0%), while the
kill unit is 16-for-17 (94.1%)…A balanced UNH offense has seen 17
players with at least a point, 12 with multiple points and eight with four
points or more through five games…UNH is one game into its stretch
of playing eight of the next nine games on the road.
Northeastern: On Saturday night, Northeastern shutout New Hampshire
for the fourth time in school history and the second-consecutive
time at Matthews Arena (10/14/11). The scoreless tie marks between
the two teams in 163 meetings and just the fourth ever in Northeastern
history. The last one occurred at Boston University on Jan. 6, 2007.
The last time it happened at Matthews Arena was on Feb. 14, 2004,
against Maine. The first ever 0-0 tie in program history happened on
Dec. 6, 2000, against Boston College at Matthews Arena. On Friday
night, Joseph Manno tallied his second goal of the season and is now
tied for the team lead in points (2-1-3) with freshman Kevin Roy (2-1-3).
The Montreal, Quebec, native matched last year's rookie goal total
with his marker at UNH...Freshman defenseman Dustin Darou also
logged his first collegiate point with the assist on Braden Pimm's goal
33 seconds into the contest.
Providence College: With the back-to-back wins against the
Black Bears, Providence clinched a season series against Maine for
the first time since 2007-08 and the Friars also posted their first home
weekend sweep of Maine since Dec. 5 and 6, 1997...Providence used
six different goal scorers to beat Maine over the Weekend, 3-2 and
3-0…Jon Gillies started his fifth and sixth consecutive games in goal
versus Maine, stopping 53 of 55 Maine shots he faced and earning his
first career shutout on Saturday night…Freshman Steven McParland
had the game-winning goal in Friday's 3-2 win, the first goal of his Friar
career…With a goal on Friday and an assist on Saturday, freshman
defenseman John Gilmour has a three game point streak (2-1-3)…Senior
Tim Schaller also has a three-game point streak (1-2-3)…On Saturday
night, freshman Paul de Jersey set a career high in assists with two as
and tied a career high for points with two…Led by sophomore Ross
Mauermann's four goals, 12 different Friars have scored this season
and 17 have at least one point on the year.
Vermont: Vermont and Merrimack met for the 29th and 30th times
in the all-time series this past weekend…Pete Massar, Jonathan Turk,
Robert Polesello, and Jacob Fallon all picked up their first career points
as Catamounts in the series…Three players (Nick Bruneteau, Kyle
Reynolds, and Jonathan Turk) had multi-point games in Friday night's
game…Brody Hoffman made 58 saves in two starts over the weekend
to bring his three-game total to 96…Vermont out-shot Merrimack 19-9 in
the third period on Friday and 14-6 in the final frame on Saturday…The
Catamounts were 2-6 on the power play in the series…Nick Luukko
and Pete Massar collected their first career goals in a Vermont jersey
on Saturday night…Anthony DeCenzo skated in his 70th career game
on Saturday…Both schools wore "CS5" stickers on their helmets to
honor former head coach Chris Serino, who passed away on Oct. 15
after a long battle with cancer…UVM hosts Providence this coming
weekend on Friday and Saturday night…Friday will be the home opener
at Gutterson Fieldhouse…The Catamounts are the last Hockey East
team to play its first regular season home game.