~ No. 1 BC, Vermont get one-goal victories; UML scores eight at UMass ~
||ATHLETIC REPUBLIC CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#19 DEREK ARMY, PROVIDENCE
(Junior Forward; North Kingstown, R.I.)
|Army led the Friars past Northeastern with his first career hat trick on Friday night at Schneider
Arena, which included the game-winning goal. He was the first Hockey East player to score
three goals in a game this season. Army finished the game with
five shots on goal and a +3 rating.
||ATHLETIC REPUBLIC CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#16 RILEY WETMORE, UMASS-LOWELL
(Senior Forward; Swanton, Vt.)
|Wetmore registered his first career hat trick in Sunday night's 8-2 victory at Massachusetts.
He gave the River Hawks a 2-0 cushion in the first period then scored two goals 1:24 apart in
the second period to give the River Hawks leads of 4-0 and 6-0. Wetmore finished the weekend
with six shots on goal, including five in the win at UMass.
||PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
|#28 JOHN GUSTAFSSON, MERRIMACK
(Freshman Forward; Ljungby, Sweden)
|Gustafsson notched his first career goal, assist, point and multi-point game
in the 4-3 loss at Boston College Friday at Conte Forum.
||HEA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#29 CASEY DESMITH, NEW HAMPSHIRE
(Sophomore Goaltender; Rochester, N.H.)
|DeSmith stopped 68-of-69 shots (.986 save%) in the four-point weekend for the Wildcats,
including a 45-save effort in the 3-1 win at No. 11 Boston University on Sunday and posted
a 23-save shutout on Friday at UMass-Lowell.
||HOCKEY EAST TEAM OF THE WEEK
|NEW HAMPSHIRE WILDCATS
|The Wildcats picked up two league victories at UMass-Lowell (3-0) on Friday at the Tsongas
Center and followed that up on Sunday with a 3-1 win at No. 11 Boston University
on Sunday afternoon at Agganis Arena.
Athletic Republic Co-Players of the Week Derek Army (PC) and Riley Wetmore (UML)
|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:
Brett Bruneteau, UVM (Sr., F, Omaha, Neb.) Had the game-winning goal vs. Northeastern on Sunday.
Doug Carr, UML (Jr., G, Hanover, Mass.) Stopped 54 shots (.915 save%) on the weekend vs. UNH and UMass.
Mike Collins, MC (Jr., F, Boston, Mass.) Scored his team-best sixth goal of the season and had a team-high four shots on goal at BC.
Paul de Jersey, PC (Fr., F, West Vancouver, B.C.) Posted a pair of assists against Northeastern on Friday.
Sean Escobedo, BU (Sr., D, Bayside, N.Y.) Scored a highlight-reel goal in win at UVM on Friday and blocked a combined seven shots over the weekend.
Johnny Gaudreau, BC (So., F, Carneys Point, N.J.) Notched the primary assist on each of Steven Whitney's goals in the 4-3 win over Merrimack Friday.
Maxim Gaudreault, UNH (Fr., F, Annapolis, Md.) Scored the game-winning goal in UNH's 3-1 win over No. 11 BU on Sunday afternoon.
Jon Gillies, PC (Fr., G, South Portland, Maine) Stopped 22 of the 24 shots he faced (.917 save%) in the home win vs. Northeastern on Friday.
Kevin Goumas, UNH (Jr., F, Long Beach, N.Y.) Had three points (2g,2a) in UNH's four-point weekend, including a pair of goals on Sunday at BU.
Brody Hoffman, UVM (Fr., G, Wilkie, Sask.) Made 33 saves and picked up his second career win on Sunday night vs. Northeastern
Mark Jankowski, PC (Fr., F, Dundas, Ont.) Had his first career three-point night on a goal and two assists on Friday vs. Northeastern.
Sean Maguire, BU (Fr., F, Powell River, B.C.) Stopped 29 shots (.935 save%) to earn first collegiate win in BU's 6-2 road victory at UVM on Friday.
Chris McCarthy, UVM (Jr., F, Collegeville, Pa.) Scored three goals over the weekend, including two in a 3-2 win over Northeastern on Sunday.
Wade Megan, BU (Sr., F, Canton, N.Y.) Scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in 6-2 win at Vermont on Friday. Was a +2 on the weekend.
Danny O'Regan, BU (Fr., F, Needham, Mass.) Scored BU's lone goal on Sunday vs. UNH and assisted on BU's first goal in 6-2 win at UVM on Friday.
Martin Ouellette, Maine (Jr., G, St.-Hippolyte, Que.) Earned the second star as he stopped 30 shots in Maine's 2-2 tie with UMass.
Michael Paliotta, UVM (So., D, Westport, Conn.) Had a pair of assists vs. No. 11 BU on Friday
Joseph Pendenza, UML (Jr., F, Wilmington, Mass.) Scored two goals in UMass Lowell's 8-2 win at UMass Sunday night.
Kevin Roy, NU (Fr., F, Lac-Beauport, Que.) Scored his first two-goal game and his fourth multi-point performance at Northeastern.
Tim Schaller, PC (Sr., F, Merrimack, N.H.) Got the Friars on the board versus Northeastern and later added an assist for a two-point night.
Steven Whitney, BC (Sr., F, Reading, Mass.) Scored twice in BC's 4-3 win over Merrimack, including the game-winner in the third period.
Casey DeSmith, UNH (ROCHESTER, N.H.)
broke a program record with 203:32 of scoreless play
between the pipes for the Wildcats
Christian Folin, UML (Gothenberg, Sweden)
Registered HIS FIRST TWO COLLEGIATE POINTS in the 8-2 win
at UMass ON SUNDAY WITH TWO HELPERS
Johnny Gaudreau, BC (CARNEYS POINT, N.J.)
has at least one point in all 10 games
and HAS 14 points overall (7G,7A)
Maxim Gaudreault , UNH (ANNAPOLIS, MD.)
scored his first collegiate goal netting the
game-winning goal on Sunday at Boston University
Kevin Goumas, UNH (LONG BEACH, N.Y.)
is riding a five-game point scoring streak with two goals
and six assists for eight points in that span .
Matt Grzelcyk, BU (Charlestown, Mass.)
Earned an assist in each game this weekend to
extend point streak to six games (1g,6a)
John Gustafsson , MC (Ljungby, Sweden)
Notched his first career goal, assist, point and
multi -point game at Boston College Friday
Sean Maguire, BU (Powell River, B.C.)
Made 29 saves at UVM FRIDAY to earn first collegiate win
Sam Marotta (Bridgewater , Mass.)
Had a career-high 38 saves at Boston College FRIDAY
Chris McCarthy, UVM (COLLEGEVILLE, PA.)
Two points shy of 50 POINTS in his career
Wesley Myron, BU (Victoria, B.C.)
Recorded first collegiate goal at Vermont Friday
Jake Rutt, MAINE (Scarborough, Maine)
tallied his first career goal Friday night VS. UMass
Dmitry Sinitsyn, UML (Moscow, Russia)
Scored his first collegiate goal in the 8-2 win at UMass
Patrick Wey, BC (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
has six points (1G,5A) in five November wins
UNH penalty kill
has killed off 17 straight power play opportunities. The
'Cats are 35-of-37 ON THE PK (94.6%)
Boston College: BC has won nine straight and 28 of its last 29
games dating back to last January. The victory over Merrimack in the
team's lone game of the week on Friday night extended the team's home
unbeaten streak against Merrimack to 27 games. BC is 24-0-3 against
the Warriors at home since Halloween Night 1997…Sophomore forward
Danny Linell scored his first goal of the season, and each player that
factored in the scoring – Linell, sophomore Cam Spiro and sophomore
Michael Sit, registered their first point of the season on the score; Spiro's
assist marked his first collegiate point...Senior defenseman Patrick Wey's
goal marked his first since the team's 4-0 win over Minnesota-Duluth in
the NCAA Regional final last March and the fourth of his 106-game collegiate
career…Steven Whitney's multiple-goal effort marked his first of
the season. He last scored twice against Ferris State in the 2012 NCAA
championship game in Tampa, Fla. Whitney and Mullane each have at
least one point in nine (of 10) games this season…The victory over the
Warriors marked career win No. 922 for head coach Jerry York.
Boston University: Matt Grzelcyk leads in the nation in scoring
amongst freshman defensemen with 10 points (1g, 9a)...Through
10 games, BU's defensemen have combined to record 32 points
(10g,22a)...BU has gone 120 straight games without being shut out
- the longest such streak in the country... Senior Sean Escobedo has a
team-best 30 blocked shots this season and his d-partner, sophomore
Alexx Privitera (Old Tappan, N.J.), is close behind with 27... No Terrier
has more than 12 penalty minutes so far this season, as the team is
averaging only 11.2 penalty minutes per game after averaging 19.1
last year (2nd in nation)...BU has had 17 different players record at
least one point this season and 15 of them have scored at least one
goal... Linemates Wade Megan and Cason Hohmann (Arlington, Texas)
have totaled 22 points (9g, 13a) and a combined plus-18 rating through
the first 10 games.
Maine: Maine skated to a 2-2 draw with UMass in its lone game of the
week…Martin Ouellette earned his third straight start in goal and has
been named one of the top three stars of the game in each of those
starts… It is just the second time in his career, and first time since his
freshman season, that he has started three straight games…Joey Diamond
(Long Beach, N.Y.) set the school record on Friday night for career
penalty minutes with 361. He surpassed Prestin Ryan (2001-2004) who
finished his career with 359…Senior defenseman Mark Nemec (Rouses
Point, N.Y.) did not tally a goal during his junior season, but currently
is one of just two Black Bears with multiple goals on the season… On
Wednesday, Nemec was named one of 20 official candidates for the
Senior CLASS Award… Both of Maine's goals on Friday night were
scored via defensemen…Rookie Devin Shore (Ajax, Ont.) leads the team
in scoring with a goal and five assists. Shore and classmate Ben Hutton
(Prescott, Ontario) have each tallied a point in three straight games, the
longest streak by any Black Bears this season.
Massachusetts: The Minutemen had their eighth and ninth straight
games scoring power-play goals and now have 11 in nine contests on
the year to hold the No. 2 power play in Hockey East and the No. 11
power play in the country at 22.9% (11-for-48)...All four of UMass' goals
over the weekend were scored in man-up situations, including three
power-play tallies and one with an extra attacker to net the game-tying
goal at Maine on Friday. The Minutemen now have 24 goals on the year,
14 have come in non-5x5 situations.
UMass-Lowell: UMass Lowell's 8-2 win at UMass Sunday was largest
output against the Minutemen since a 9-3 win Nov. 28, 1978, and broke
a goal-less streak of 80:46…Riley Wetmore recorded his first career
hat trick in the win, and first since David Vallorani's hat trick in a 5-3 win
over UMass on Dec. 5, 2009.
Merrimack: Merrimack nearly snapped its 15-year, 25-game winless
streak at Boston College, but the top-ranked Eagles rallied from a 3-0
hole to defeat the Warriors 4-3 Friday. They are now 0-24-2 in their
last 26 games at Conte Forum…Merrimack was looking to upset a #1
ranked team for the first time since defeating BU twice in the Hockey
East Quarterfinals in March of 1998. Merrimack did tie then No. 1 BU in
November of 2010 twice…Making his collegiate debut as a defenseman,
Justin Mansfield (Arlington, Mass.) had two assists and was a +1…Paired
with Hockey East leading scorer Mike Collins, John Gustafsson tallied
his first career goal, assist, point and multi-point game…After not losing
three straight games since 2009-10, Merrimack has lost three straight
twice this season.
New Hampshire: UNH is off to its best start through 10 games
since the 1968-69 season when the team went 10-1-0 over the first 11
games. The Wildcats didn't garner their eighth win until Jan. 14 against
Dartmouth…UNH defense is first in the nation allowing just 1.22 goals
per game. The 'Cats have allowed 12 goals in 10 games this season.
Last year, the Wildcats allowed its 12th goals in the third game of the
season... Through 10 games in 2011-12, UNH let in 36 goals (three
times as many goals as this season)…UNH broke a program record
with 204:40 of scoreless play breaking a previous mark of 181:31 set
in 1968-69. Additionally, it was the first time since the 1928-29 season
the team had three-straight shutouts…Casey DeSmith was in net for
203:32 of that streak to set the program's record for scoreless play by
a goaltender. DeSmith stopped 111-straight shots during that span. He
is 8-1-1 with a 1.19 goals against average and a .961 save percentage
and a .86 GAA and a .972 save percentage in Hockey East play…Kevin
Goumas is riding a five-game point-scoring streak with two goals and
six assists for eight points in that span…Austin Block is on a four-game
point streak with five goals and an assist in that span…Goumas is first
in league in assists, while Block is first in Hockey East in goals.
Northeastern: Northeastern continues to search for its first road
victory of the season after dropping a pair of games at Providence
and at Vermont this weekend. After Chris Rawlings surrendered the
first three goals, junior goaltender Clay Witt made his first appearance
of the season and stopped 17-of-20 shots in 37:02 minutes of play.
At Providence, the Huskies scored a pair of late power play goals
marking their first multi power play goal performance of the season.
At Providence, Kevin Roy tallied his first two-goal game as a Husky and
fourth multi-point effort of the season. The Lac-Beauport, Quebec, native
leads the team in scoring with 11 points (5-6-11). He also scored
Northeastern's first extra attacker goal of the season and first since
Mike McLaughlin turned the track at New Hampshire on Feb. 10, 2012.
Junior Cody Ferriero matched his longest-career point streak at four
games and has accounted for as many points (1-3-4) within that stretch.
It marks the Essex, Mass., native's longest point streak since scoring
four points from Nov. 18 to Dec. 2, 2011. Vinny Saponari extended his
point streak to a career-best six games and has scored seven points
(3-4-7) along the way. Saponari assisted on Kevin Roy's extra attacker
goal with 13.4 seconds to play.
Providence College: Providence's six goals versus Northeastern
was its highest goal total in a Hockey East game since posting a 6-1 win
at top-ranked Merrimack on Dec. 3, 2011…Freshman Nick Saracino
played his first career game for the Friars making him the 11th player
to debut for Providence this season...Derek Army registered his first
career hat trick in the win over Northeastern, and the first hat trick for
the Friars since Tim Schaller scored three against Vermont on Nov. 4,
2011. Army's hat trick was also the first by a Hockey East player this
season...The Friars snapped a five-game winless streak (0-2-3) against
Northeastern, recording their first win over the Huskies since Oct. 8,
2010 (PC 3, NU 2). It was Providence's largest margin of victory versus
Northeastern since a 5-1 road win on Jan. 25, 2008...With senior Chris
Rooney scoring his first goal of the season on Friday night, 15 Friars
have scored at least one goal this season...Freshman Jon Gillies made
his tenth consecutive start in goal versus the Huskies...The Friars are
now 4-0-0 at home this season...Mark Jankowski registered a career
high three points (1g,2a)…Freshman Paul de Jersey registered his third
two-point game of the season with two assists against Northeastern.
Vermont: Billy Faust made his Vermont debut on Friday night vs.
No. 11 Boston University, playing the final 35 minutes in net …Chris
McCarthy leads the Catamounts with seven points after a three-goal
weekend…He now has six points in his last five games…Sunday marked
the 50th all-time meeting in the series between Vermont and Northeastern,
as the Catamounts now leads the series 25-20-5…UVM snapped
a four-game losing streak to Northeastern with the win…Northeastern
goalie Bryan Mountain is the older brother of sophomore forward Kyle
Mountain...Vermont was 9-11 on the penalty kill over the weekend,
including a 5-5 showing vs. Northeastern, and has now killed off 24
of the last 27 opponent power plays…UVM moved into sixth place
ahead of Northeastern and Massachusetts in the league standings on
Sunday…The Catamounts are in a stretch of five games in nine days
and will play Massachusetts in the annual pre-Thanksgiving matchup
on Tuesday (Nov. 20).