November 12, 2012
HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS
Bill Arnold, BC (Jr., F, Needham, Mass.) Tallied two points (1g,1a) and a team-high +3 rating in the two-game weekend sweep of Notre Dame and BU.
Austin Block, UNH (Sr., F, Thousand Oaks, Calif.) Registered a pair of goals in UNH's 4-0 win over Vermont on Saturday night.
Kevin Boyle, UMass (So., G, Manalapan, N.J.) Logged his first collegiate shutout, making 17 saves in a 4-0 win over Providence.
Casey DeSmith, UNH (So, G, Rochester, N.H.) Recorded his second-straight shutout stopping all 27 shots he faced in a 4-0 win over Vermont Saturday.
Kevin Goumas, UNH (Jr., F, Long Beach, N.Y.) Registered assists on three of UNH's goals on Saturday night.
Ben Hutton, Maine (Fr., D, Prescott, Ont.) Scored a goal and added an assist in the UML series, including scoring his first collegiate goal Friday at UML.
Ludwig Karlsson, NU (So., F, Stockholm, Sweden) Scored three goals in two games again Alabama-Huntsville.
Connor Leen, Maine (So., F, Chester, N.Y.) Scored a goal and added an assist in Maine's 1-1-0 weekend.
Wade Megan, BU (Sr., F, Canton, N.Y.) Had a hand in all three goals (1g, 2a) in BU's 3-1 win at Merrimack on Friday.
Pat Mullane, BC (Sr., F, Wallingford, Conn.) Tallied two points on a goal and an assist and a team-high +3 rating in two wins vs. Notre Dame and BU.
Matt O'Connor, BU (Fr., G, Toronto, Ont.) Made 54 saves over the weekend, including 34 in a win at Merrimack, and posted a .931 save% and 2.05 GAA
Ahti Oksanen, BU (Fr., D, Kirkkonummi, Finland) Recorded his first collegiate goal in win at Merrimack and earned an assist against BC.
Martin Ouellette, Maine (Jr., G, St.-Hippolyte, Que.) Posted 50 saves in the series at No. 15 UML, including 27 stops in the win Saturday.
Joseph Pendenza, UML (Jr., F, Wilmington, Mass) Scored one goal and assisted on two others in a 2-1, 3-4 split with the University of Maine.
Michael Pereira, UMass (Jr., F, West Haven, Conn.) Notched three points (1g, 2a) in the 4-0 shutout of Providence on Friday.
Chris Rawlings, NU (Sr., G, North Delta, B.C.) Posted a .977 save percentage and 0.50 GAA in two wins vs. Alabama-Huntsville.
Kevin Roy, NU (Fr., F, Lac-Beauport, Que.) Notched three assists in the weekend sweep of Alabama-Huntsville.
Devin Shore, Maine (Fr., F, Ajax, Ont.) Scored a goal and added an assist in Maine's weekend series at UMass Lowell.
Trevor van Riemsdyk, UNH (So, D, Middletown, N.J.) Dished out a pair of assists on Saturday night against Vermont.
Riley Wetmore, UML (Sr., F, Swanton, Vt.) Scored two goals in the 2-1 win and 4-3 loss against Maine this weekend.
A.J. White, UML (Fr., F, Dearborn, Mich.) Had one assist in both games of the 2-1 win and 4-3 loss against Maine this weekend.
CAREER FIRSTS/MILESTONES/WHO's HOT
Austin Block, UNH (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) has four goals in the last two games. After posting just 10 goals over his first thREE seasons, he leads Hockey East and ranks fourth nat ionally with seven goals
Kevin Boyle, UMASS (MANALAPAN, N.J.) posted his first collegiate shutout on Friday vs. Providence, making 17 saves
Mike Collins, MC (Boston, MASS.) Has five goals and 14 points in his last eight games
Mike Cornell, MAINE (Franklin, Mass.) played in in his 100th career game Friday AT UML, becoming the fourth CURRENT Black Bear to reach the milestonE
Casey DeSmith, UNH (ROCHESTER, N.H.) posted back-to-bac k shutouts for the first time at UNH since March 8-9, 2007. is riding a 120-minute scoreless streak
Johnny Gaudreau, BC (CARNEYS POINT, N.J.) has at least one point in all nine games and 12 points overall (7G,5a)
Matt Grzelcyk, BU (Charlestown, Mass.) Scored his first collegiate goal on Sunday vs. BC to extend his point streak to four games (1g,4a)
Myles Harvey , PC (ORLANDO, FLA.) played his 100th career game Vs. UMass on Friday night
Ben Hutton, MAINE (Prescott, Ont.) scored his first career goal on Friday, Nov. 9 at UML
H.T. Lenz, VERMONT (VIENNa, VA.) Skated in his 75th career game on Saturday
Parker Milner, BC (PITTSBURGH, PA.) earned his 50th career victory in his 62nd career start . He is 50-10-1 in his career
Ahti Oksanen, BU (Kirkkonummi, Finland) Opened the scoring on Friday at Merrimack with his first CAREER HOCKEY EAST goal
Chris Rawlings, NU (NORTH DELTA, B.C.) set the school record in career shutouts with 10.
Devin Shore, MAINE (Ajax, Ont.) scored HIS first career goal on Saturda at UML
Kyle Williams, MAINE (Bowdoinham, Maine) RECORDED HIS FIRST COLLEGIATE GOAL Saturday, Nov. 10 at UMass Lowell
Boston College: BC has won eight straight and 27 of the last 28 games dating into last January…Sunday's victory at BU marked win No. 100 for BC's six seniors - Patch Alber, Parker Milner, Pat Mullane, Patrick Wey, Steven Whitney and manager Tom Maguire. The group's four-year record is 100-29-5…The win also marked the Eagles' ninth win in 12 trips to Agganis Arena. BC is 9-2-1 at BU's home rink…Goaltender Parker Milner earned his seventh and eighth wins of the season and the 49th and 50th of his career. He is 50-10-1 in 62 career starts (.828 win%)…Boston College defeated its fourth (Notre Dame) and fifth (Boston University) ranked opponents of the nine-game season over the weekend...The Eagles improved to 36-36-8 against the Terriers under head coach Jerry York. The victories marked career wins Nos. 920 and 921 for York…Johnny Gaudreau has scored seven times this season, of which five have been game-winning scores. He leads the nation in that category…The Eagles penalty kill was successful on 11-of-12 opponent power plays in the two-game weekend sweep.
Boston University: Sophomore Cason Hohmann (Arlington, Texas) is tied for third nationally in plus-minus with a plus-9 rating and has already surpassed his point total from his rookie season...BU's line of Hohmann, senior Wade Megan and sophomore Evan Rodrigues (Etobicoke, Ont.) was on the ice for all three goals in Friday's win at Merrimack...Matt Grzelcyk is one of three freshman defensemen in the country averaging at least a point per game...The Terriers' defensive pairing of senior Sean Escobedo (Bayside, N.Y.) and Alexx Privitera (Old Tappan, N.J.) has combined for 44 blocked shots this season...Dating back to last season, BU has had nine different players record the game-winning goal in their last nine wins...No Terrier has more than 10 penalty minutes this season and the team is averaging just 12.2 penalty minutes per game after averaging 19.1 last season (2nd in nation)...In road games, freshman Matt O'Connor has a .956 save percentage and a 1.46 GAA...After visiting Vermont this Friday, the Terriers with close out November with three straight home games...BU moved the start time of this Sunday's contest with UNH to 1 p.m.
Maine: Maine tied its season-high with four goals on Saturday night in a 4-3 win at UMass Lowell…Three of Maine's five goals on the weekend came from its freshmen…Maine's rookie class has scored 40 percent of the team's total points…Five of Maine's six assists in the game on Saturday were by defensemen…Martin Ouellette picked up his first win of the season on Saturday night at UMass Lowell. It was his first win since defeating Providence 5-4 in overtime on Oct 28, 2011…Sophomore Connor Leen, who tallied just one goal a year ago, leads the team in goals with three this season…Maine has 15 goals on the season and 13 different players have scored them…Defenseman Brice O'Connor (Londonderry, N.H.) led Maine with seven blocks on the weekend…He had three on Friday and four on Saturday.
Massachusetts: With his short-handed goal vs. Providence, Colin Shea became the first UMass defenseman to log a short-handed goal since Justin Braun against UMass Lowell on Jan. 17, 2009...The Minutemen extended their streak to seven straight games with a power play goal, matching the program's longest such streak since the 2003-04 season. Now boasting the No. 2 power play in Hockey East, UMass is 8-for-36 (22.2%) on the season.
UMass-Lowell: UMass Lowell's 2-1 victory over Maine Friday marked the first time since Mar. 12, 2010 that UMass Lowell posted a victory while scoring less than three goals. The last time the River Hawks earned a win scoring less than three goals was against the Black Bears in the first round of the 2010 Hockey East Tournament in Orono.
Merrimack: Merrimack dropped a pair of games this weekend, losing to #12/11 Boston University and to the University of Connecticut, both by 3-1 scores…The loss to Connecticut was Merrimack's first loss to an Atlantic Hockey school since falling to Holy Cross in October of 2006…It also marked just the second non-conference home loss in six years and was just the second loss to UConn in the 25-game history between the two teams…Mike Collins had his seven-game point streak snapped in Saturday's loss to the Huskies. Collins had 13 points in that span…Merrimack is being outscored by its opponents 21-14 in the first two periods but holds a 16-8 edge in the third period…Jordan Heywood (Regina, Sask.) played in his 86th straight game Saturday. Heywood has not missed a game in his three seasons at Merrimack…After scoring just twice in two games this week, Merrimack dropped from first to fourth in scoring in Hockey East.
New Hampshire: UNH improved to 6-1-1 with a 4-0 win over Vermont on Saturday night at the Whittemore Center…The Wildcats are off to their best start since the 2003-04 season when the squad had a matching 6-1-1 record through eight games…The team improved to 5-0-0 at the friendly confines of the Whittemore Center, but will hit the road for the next four games. The shut out was the third of the season and second in as many games for Casey DeSmith. He became the first UNH netminder to post back-to-back shutouts since Kevin Regan did so on March 8-9, 2007 against Providence in the Hockey East quarterfinals. DeSmith is riding a 120-minute scoreless streak. Additionally, he leads Hockey East and ranks second in the nation in save percentage (.953) and shutouts (3). He is first in Hockey East and third nationally in goals against average (1.36). He owns a microscopic 0.98 GAA and .968 save percentage in league play. DeSmith and the Wildcats lead the nation in defense allowing just 11 goals in eight games for 1.38 gpg. The Wildcats ranks fourth in the country in scoring margin +1.88, while their penalty kill is third nationally at 93.1 percent and two shorthanded goals for compared to two power play goals against…New Hampshire has scored four or more goals in all six wins this season…Austin Block scored a pair of goals on Saturday. He has four goals in the last two games and ranks first in Hockey East and fourth in the country with seven goals in eight games… Kevin Goumas ranks third in the country in assists per game at 1.12.
Northeastern: Northeastern swept Alabama-Huntsville in the firstever meeting between the two institutions. On Saturday night, senior goaltender Chris Rawlings set Northeastern's school record in career shutouts with 10 total. The North Delta, B.C., native stopped 19 shots to accrue his 10th-career shutout in his 102nd game in net for Northeastern. Rawlings surpassed Brad Thiessen's mark of nine shutouts set back on Feb. 27, 2009 with the 19-save blanking. Thiessen set the school record in his 103rd-career game. Rawlings matched Thiessen's shutout mark in just his 69th start as a Husky. It marked Rawlings' first shut out since blanking New Hampshire on Oct. 14, 2011. Also on Saturday, Ludwig Karlsson secured his third two-goal game since the Boston University contest on Jan. 13, 2012, and followed that with another power play goal on Sunday for a three-goal weekend. Vinny Saponari and Kevin Roy are on four-game point streaks after Sunday's performance...The Huskies totaled 54 shots in Saturday's shutout and limited UAH to just 19 attempts. It has been almost six and a half years since Northeastern has reached the 50-shot plateau. The last time NU totaled 50 shots was at Providence on Jan. 17, 2004.
Providence College: At UMass on Friday night, the Friar lineup featured nine freshmen for the second consecutive game, including eight skaters and starting goaltender Jon Gillies...Senior defenseman Myles Harvey became the became the 139th Friar to play 100 career games, joining classmate Tim Schaller on that list (who played in his 100th last weekend at Vermont)...The Friars played a third-straight road game and Gillies made his ninth consecutive start in the Friar net…Fourteen different Friars have scored this season, while 17 have recorded at least one assist and a total of 18 Friars have one point on the year…Gillies has made 26 or more saves in six of his nine games played in the Friar net…At 3-2-1, the Friars had their best record in the month of October since going 5-2-0 in October of 2009.
Vermont: Saturday night marked the 100th all-time meeting between
Vermont and New Hampshire…The series began on Dec. 14, 1963…
Saturday was the first game in the last seven meetings between UVM and
UNH that wasn't decided by two goals or less…The schools have met in
two of the last three Hockey East Quarterfinal series…Anders Franzon
skated in his 95th career game on Saturday, while captain H.T. Lenz
played in his 75th career contest…Vermont has killed off 15 of its last
16 penalties after a 4-for-5 showing against the Wildcats…Two of the
five power play goals UVM has allowed this year were 5-on-3's, and one
was an empty-net goal…The Catamounts begin a stretch of five games
in eight days next Friday night as they host No. 11 Boston University,
followed by Northeastern on Sunday…UVM plays four of its next five
games at home…The Cats travel to UMass Amherst on Tuesday, Nov.
20 for their annual pre-Thanksgiving meeting before taking on Minnesota
at Gutterson Fieldhouse the following Friday and Saturday…Vermont
has had 10 different scorers on its 10 goals this season.