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.
HOCKEY EAST 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.
HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS
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.
CAREER FIRSTS/MILESTONES/WHO's HOT
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).
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