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January 2, 2013
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WEEKLY RELEASE: MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, VERMONT ALL WIN HOLIDAY TOURNAMENTS
~ Northeastern wins big at Harvard; UMass-Lowell edges Bentley ~
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Photo 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
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Photo 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. Athletic Republic
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Photo 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
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Photo 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. Pro Ambitions
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Photo 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
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Photo HOCKEY EAST TEAM OF THE WEEK
MASSACHUSETTS MINUTEMEN
The Minutemen won the Dartmouth Tournament with two victories against Bemidji State and the host Big Green.  
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Athletic Republic Co-Players of the Week Branden Gracel and Cody Ferriero
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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:
Rk. Name Cl. Pos. School
1. Casey DeSmith So. G UNH
2. Kevin Hayes Jr. F BC
  Matt O'Connor Fr. G BU
  Kevin Roy Fr. F NU
5. John Henrion Sr. F UNH
  Brody Hoffman Fr. G UVM
7. Johnny Gaudreau So. F BC
  Martin Ouellette Jr. G ME
Army ROTC


HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS

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.


CAREER FIRSTS/MILESTONES/WHO's HOT

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


TEAM NOTES

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.

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