~ Northeastern wins big at Harvard; UMass-Lowell edges Bentley ~
||ATHLETIC REPUBLIC CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#26 BRANDEN GRACEL, MASSACHUSETTS
(Junior Forward; Calgary, Alta.)
|Was named the Ledyard Classic Tournament MVP after totaling four points (1g,3a) over two
games with two multi-point efforts. Helped the Minutemen to two come-from-behind victories
vs. Bemidji State and No. 10 Dartmouth.
||ATHLETIC REPUBLIC CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#79 CODY FERRIERO, NORTHEASTERN
(Junior Forward; Essex, Mass.)
|Ferriero scored four goals in the 5-1 win vs. Harvard on Saturday with nine shots on goal, which
included three power play goals in the second period at the Bright Center.
||PRO AMBITIONS CO-ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
|#36 MATT MORRIS, MAINE
(Freshman Goaltender; Ridgewood, N.J.)
|Morris recorded 22 saves (.957 save%) in a 6-4 win against No. 11 Cornell
in the Florida College Classic Championship Game. He came in in relief of
Martin Ouellette on Saturday and played the final 49:27.
||PRO AMBITIONS CO-ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
|#15 KEVIN ROY, NORTHEASTERN
(Freshman Forward; Lac-Beauport, Que.)
|Roy posted Northeastern's first five-point game (1g,4a) since March 5, 2005 on Saturday
vs. ECAC Harvard at the Bright Center.
||HEA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#37 BRODY HOFFMAN, VERMONT
(Freshman Goaltender; Wilkie, Sask.)
|Hoffman recorded 44 saves (.917 save%) in two victories vs. No. 12 Union and Princeton to
lead Vermont to the Catamount Cup title over the weekend.
||HOCKEY EAST TEAM OF THE WEEK
|The Minutemen won the Dartmouth Tournament with two victories against Bemidji State
and the host Big Green.
Athletic Republic Co-Players of the Week Branden Gracel and Cody Ferriero
|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:
Kyle Beattie, Maine (Sr., F, Avondale, Ariz.) Scored a goal and added two assists en route to MVP honors of the 2012 Florida College Classic.
Brett Bruneteau, UVM (Sr., F, Omaha, Neb.) Had a goal and an assist and was named to Catamount Cup All-Tournament Team.
Doug Carr, UML (Jr., G, Hanover, Mass.) Stopped 24 shots, including two breakaways and a penalty shot, in Sunday's 3-2 victory over Bentley.
Brian Christie, MC (Fr., F, West Chester, PA) Netted the lone goal vs. No. 12 Union on the power play and won 18 of 31 draws at the Catamount Cup.
Anthony DeCenzo, UVM (Jr., F, Hibbing, Minn.) Had the game-winning goal and an assist vs. Princeton on Sunday.
Jacob Fallon, UVM (So., F, Southlake, Texas) Posted a goal and an assist vs. Princeton Sunday to earn Catamount Cup MVP honors.
Connor Leen, Maine (So, F, Chester, N.Y.) Had the game-winning goal and a pair of assists in the 2012 Florida College Classic Championship game.
Ryan Lomberg, Maine (Fr., F, Richmond Hill, Ont.) Scored a pair of goals for the Black Bears on the weekend.
Ryan McGrath, UML (Fr., F, O'Fallon, Mo.) Scored two goals, including the game-winner 15:49 into the third period, in Sunday's 3-2 victory over Bentley.
Eddie Olczyk, UMass (Sr., F, Long Grove, Ill.) Was named to the Ledyard Classic All-Tournament Team after scoring a short-handed goal vs. No. 10 Dartmouth.
Yvan Pattyn, UVM (Fr., D, St. Anne, Man.) Had the primary assist on the game-winner vs. Union on Saturday.
Robert Polesello, UVM (Fr., F, Bolton, Ont.) Named to the Catamount Cup All-Tournament Team after netting two goals and posting a +2 rating in two wins.
Chris Rawlings, NU (Sr., G, North Delta, B.C.) Stopped 34-of-35 shots to rise over the .500 mark for the season (6-5-0) in a 5-1 win at Harvard
Shane Walsh UMass (Fr., F, West Roxbury, Mass.) Logged an assist in each game at the Ledyard Classic, in two wins Bemidji State and #8 Dartmouth.
Steven Whitney, BC (Sr., F, Reading, Mass.) Scored once in each game in BC's 1-1-0 performance at the Mariucci Classic.
Conor Allen, UMASS (CHICAGO, ILL.)
extended his point scoring streak to five straight games
WITH assists in the last four straight
Derek Arnold, UML (Foxboro, Mass.)
Has 0-4-4 in his last three games
Kyle Beattie , MAINE (AVONDALEZ, ARIZ.)
played in his 100th career game Saturday VS. CORNELL
Mike Gunn, NU (Livonia, Mich.)
made his debut as a Husky AT HARVARD and recorded an
assist in his first collegiate game
Jordan Heywood, MC (Regina, SASK.)
Played in his 94th straight game over the weekend
Ryan Lomberg, MAINE (RICHMOND HILL, ONT.)
scored first career goal in 1-0 win over UMD on Dec. 28.
Justin Mansfield, MC (Arlington, MASS.)
Scored his first goal as a defenseman
Chris McCarthy, VERMONT (Collegeville, Pa.)
HAS Nine points over his last eight games
Ryan McGrath , UML (O'Fallon, Mo.)
has 3-2-5 in his last three games
Kyle Reynolds, VERMONT (Sylvan Lake, ALta .)
NOTCHED Six points (2G,4a) in his last four games
Ryan Rosenthal, VERMONT (Fr., F, Montvale, N.J.)
Scored first career goal vs. Princeton
UMass Lowell penalty kill
Has killed off 15 straight power plays and
21 of opponents' last 22
Steven Whitney, BC (READING, MASS.)
scored the team's final goal in a 5-2 win over UAH to
mark his 100th career point
Scott Wilson, UML (Oakville, Ont.)
Has 2-9-11 in his last seven games
Boston College: With two goals, senior Steven Whitney has 101
career points and joins his older brother, Joe Whitney, who recorded
142 points in 160 games from 2007-11, in Boston College's 100-point
scoring club. The Whitneys the second set of 100-point-scoring siblings
to play under the direction of head coach second set of 100-point-scoring
siblings to play under Jerry York, joining Ben and Patrick Eaves. In
addition to the Eaves', the Whitneys will also join another family, Doug
Brown and assistant coach Greg Brown -- in the 100-point-scoring sibling
fraternity...The teams victory over UAH marked career win No. 925 for
head coach Jerry York, who has surpassed Ron Mason to become college
hockey's all-time wins leader…BC is without sophomore left wing Johnny
Gaudreau who is representing the U.S. at the World Junior Championship
in Russia. Gaudreau's selection marks the fifth straight season – and the
17th time in the last 18 years – that a Boston College player competed in
the World Junior Championship. He joins current teammates Bill Arnold
and Patrick Wey, both WJC participants in years past.
Boston University: The Terriers opened up their second half with
a visit to the Rocky Mountain State to take on then-No. 15 Denver in
the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game and dropped a 6-0 contest to the
Pioneers...The result ended BU's streak of 125 straight games without
being shut out - the longest such streak in the country - as Minnesota at
62 now lays stake to that claim...Junior Garrett Noonan (Norfolk, Mass.)
has been named an assistant captain for the remainder of the season,
as the Denver game was his first with an 'A' on his jersey...The Terriers
have gone 14 months without having one of their games result in a tie,
as the team's last draw occurred on Oct. 28, 2011, at UMass...Freshman
Sean Maguire (Powell River, B.C.) is currently on a shutout skein
of 131:19 and is the first goaltender in BU history to earn a shutout
in each of his first two home starts...The Terriers played nine games
against ranked opponents in the 2012 portion of its schedule but currently
have no ranked squads on the remainder of their regular-season
slate, except for a possible match-up with Boston College in the second
round of the Beanpot.
Maine: Maine won its second straight Florida College Classic Title with
a 6-4 win over Cornell on Saturday night…The Black Bears becomes the
first team in the 13-year history of the tournament to win back-to-back
titles…Kyle Beattie was named the Shawn Walsh Most Valuable Player
of the Tournament, while Devin Shore (Ajax, Ont.) and Matt Morris were
each named to the All-Tournament Team…The Black Bears scored a
season-high six goals in the title game and overcame a 3-0 deficit with
five straight goals… Maine earned a 1-0 victory over Minnesota Duluth
in the tournament opener to advance to the title game…The Minnesota
Duluth game was a rematch of the 2012 NCAA Regional game against
the two teams…Martin Ouellette (St.-Hippolyte, Que.) earned his second
career shutout in the game…The two-goal win broke a streak of seven
straight one-goal games or ties played in by the Black Bears…Maine is
now 3-1-0 in games played on neutral ice this season…Eleven different
Black Bears tallied at least a point in the victory on Saturday night…Maine
scored two power play goals on Saturday against Cornell, the first time
this season that it has had more than one in a game.
Massachusetts: UMass defeated Bemidji State and #8 Dartmouth to
capture the Ledyard Classic championship the first tournament title for
the Minutemen since winning the Lightning College Hockey Tournament
in 2007...Branden Gracel was named to the Ledyard Classic MVP and
Kevin Boyle was tabbed the Goaltender of the Tournament, while Eddie
Olczyk also earned all-tournament honors after snapping a 53-game
scoreless streak with a shorthanded goal...UMass has now faced the
top-three penalty units in the country (UNH, Dartmouth, Quinnipiac) and
has gone a combined 4-for-16 (25%) on the power play against them.
The Minutemen snapped Dartmouth's streak of 32 consecutive kills.
UMass-Lowell: UMass Lowell improved to 4-1 against non-conference
opponents with Sunday's 3-2 victory over Bentley, in which sophomore
Stephen Buco and freshman Ryan McGrath scored goals 11 seconds
apart in the third period for the win. The River Hawks close out their
non-conference schedule this weekend with a pair of games at Clarkson…
UMass Lowell killed off both Bentley power plays to extend its
penalty kill streak to 15 straight and 21 of opponents last 22…UMass
Lowell's goal following consecutive losses to New Hampshire was to
end the year at .500, and defeated Northeastern (2-0), Harvard (5-0)
and Bentley (3-2) to do so…Sophomore Scott Wilson, who had a goal
taken away in the first minute of the third period in the win over Bentley,
had a six-game point streak snapped in the win.
Merrimack: Back on the ice after a 19-day layoff, Merrimack tied
Princeton 2-2 before falling to #13/12 Union 4-1 at the Catamount
Cup…Merrimack completed non-conference play with a 2-4-3 record,
its worst record in non-conference game since 2006-07…The Warriors
led Union 1-0 entering the third only to fall after being whistled for three
straight minors. Merrimack had been 48-1-3 since 2009 when leading
when entering the third period…Merrimack faced Union for the second
time this season, marking the first time they played a non-conference
team twice in separate venues in the same season since playing Dartmouth
on 12/15/01 and 12/28/01. The Warriors defeated Union 4-1 to
open the season in NY…Merrimack has at least two games in hand on
every team above them in the league standings…The Warriors will bring
a 10-game unbeaten streak (8-0-2) against Vermont into the game.
New Hampshire: UNH went 1-1-0 this week at the Ledyard National
Bank Classic in Dartmouth…The Wildcats dropped Sunday's first round
game against Dartmouth 4-1 and bounced back with a 3-2 overtime win
over Bemidji State in the third-place game on Monday afternoon…Trevor
van Riemsdyk netted the game-winning goal at 2:08 of overtime...UNH
owns the nation's top penalty kill at 94.9 percent…Grayson Downing is
first in the nation in short-handed goals with three…Kevin Goumas is
first in Hockey East in points with 25, while his 1.47 ppg ranks fourth
in the nation…Austin Block scored his 10th goal of the season in UNH's
4-1 loss at Dartmouth. Block had just 10 goals combined in his first
three seasons at UNH. Additionally, all of last season the Wildcats had
just two players with 10-plus goals: Stevie Moses (22) and Grayson
Downing (10). He is one of just two players in the league with 10-plus
goals joining BC's Johnny Gaudreault…UNH is 4-0-1 against the WCHA
this season with wins over SCSU (2) and Denver and a tie at CC.
Northeastern: Saturday night marked Northeastern's first win in
six trips to Harvard and its first since Jan. 12, 1978, when the Huskies
won, 14-5. The game also marked the Huskies first journey to the Bright
Hockey Center since Dec. 19, 1999. Cody Ferriero has now scored
two natural hat tricks (three consecutive goals) twice in his two and
half year career as a Husky. Ferriero also scored three-straight tallies
at Vermont on Jan. 27, 2012. Ferriero's three power play goals in one
period marks the first time that has happened in the NCAA all season
long. It's the first time a Husky has scored four goals in a game since
Dave Poile on Jan. 24, 1970 against Army...In addition to Ferriero's
heroics, Kevin Roy's five-point performance (1-4-5) marks the first time
a Husky's scored five points in a game since both Mike Morris (2-4-6)
and Jason Guerriero (2-3-5) turned the trick against Massachusetts
on March 5, 2005. The last time a Husky notched four assists in one
game happened on Dec. 2, 2011, at Notre Dame (Ludwig Karlsson).
Cody Ferriero owns just the third four-goal game across the entire
NCAA this season.
Providence College: In Providence's 4-4 tie with Vermont, freshman
Steven McParland netted Providence's first short-handed goal of the
year...With two assists, senior Tim Schaller extended his point streak to
four games (2-4-6)...Senior Russ Stein (Ridgefield, Conn.) made his first
career start, recorded his third career appearance and had a career
high 28 saves in the tie with UVM...The Friars have now played five
overtime games this season, including two in a row (they are 1-1-3 in
the five overtime games)...The Friars are now 7-1-1 on the year when
scoring three or more goals and 3-0-1 when scoring at least four goals...
Jon Gillies' streak of 15 consecutive starts in the Friar net to open the
year was broken due to his U.S. World Junior Team participation...Derek
Army has eight points over the last eight games (4-4-8).
Vermont: Vermont captured the annual Sheraton/TD Bank Catamount
Cup for the third time in the last five seasons and the fourth time
overall with wins over No. 12 Union (2-1) and Princeton (6-3) over the
weekend…Vermont has scored 17 goals during its four-game unbeaten
streak (3-0-1)...The line of Anthony DeCenzo, Kyle Mountain, and Ryan
Rosenthal combined for five points against Princeton...The Catamounts
were contending for the Catamount Cup title on day two of the event for
the sixth time in the last eight years…UVM is 13-4-1 in the Catamount
Cup under Kevin Sneddon...Jacob Fallon was named the MVP of the
tournament as he posted a goal and an assist on Sunday, while Robert
Polesello and Brett Bruneteau were also named to the All-Tournament
Team…Chris McCarthy has posted nine points over his last eight contests…
Kyle Reynolds has six points in his last four games…The Cats
are now 5-0-2 when leading after two periods this season.