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~Merrimack, UVM skate in Burlington; UNH, UMass compete in Dartmouth Tourney~
Boston College plays in the Mariucci Classic this weekend against UAH and Minnesota

Maine vs. Minnesota-Duluth (Fri.), vs. No. 11 Cornell/Ferris State (Sat.) at the Florida College Classic, Estero, Fla.

- Junior goalie Martin Ouellette (St.-Hippolyte, Que.) stopped 20 shots in Maine's 1-0 loss to BU on Dec. 8th.

- Junior forward Mark Anthoine (Lewiston, Maine) leads the league with a 61.4% faceoff percentage (54 of 88).

No. 1 Boston College vs. Alabama-Huntsville (Sat.), at No. 4 Minnesota (Sun. on NESN) at the Mariucci Classic, Minneapolis, Minn.

- Boston College head coach Jerry York needs one victory to break the NCAA all-time victories record. York and Ron Mason currently sit at 924 wins apiece.

Northeastern at Harvard (Sat. at the Bright Center)

- The Huskies have scored 15 of their 30 total goals in the first period this season.

No. 6 Boston University at No. 15 Denver (Sat. at Magness Arena, Hall of Game Game on NESN)

- Freshman Matt O'Connor (Toronto, Ont.) has started three of the last four games for BU. He has allowed two goals or fewer in eight of his 10 starts.

- Hockey East teams own a 5-5-1 record in non-league play vs. the WCHA this year.

Merrimack vs. Princeton (Sat.), vs. No. 12 Union (Sun.) at Catamount Cup, Burlington, Vt.

- Merrimack junior forward Mike Collins (Boston, Mass.) ranks tied for third in overall league scoring with 19 points (9g,10) and his nine goals are tied for second among league players.

Vermont vs. No. 12 Union (Sat.), vs. Princeton (Sun.) at Catamount Cup, Burlington, Vt.

- The Catamounts skated to a 4-4 road tie with Providence last Thursday. Freshman Brody Hoffman (Wilkie, Sask.) notched 32 saves in the tie with the Friars. He has registered 30+ saves a league best nine times this season. He is the only freshman goalie in the country to start every game for his team.

No. 2 New Hampshire at No. 10 Dartmouth (Sun.) vs. Bemidji State/UMass (Mon.) at Dartmouth Tournament, Hanover, N.H.

- The Wildcats own a league best 3-0-1 record in non-conference play this season.

- UNH's team offense (3.60) and team defense (1.80) are best in the league.

Massachusetts vs. Bemidji State (Sun.), vs. No. 10 Dartmouth/No. 2 UNH (Mon.) at Dartmouth Tournament, Hanover, N.H.

- Sophomore Kevin Boyle's (Manalapan, N.J.) 2.44 GAA ranks eighth among league netminders for the Minutemen.

Bentley at UMass-Lowell (Sun. at the Tsongas Center)

- UMass-Lowell boasts a 3-1-0 mark in non-league play so far this season with victories against Colorado College, Princeton and Harvard.

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