~ UMass-Lowell sweeps Clarkson; Maine splits with Mercyhurst ~
||ATHLETIC REPUBLIC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#7 CASON HOHMANN, BOSTON UNIVERSITY
(Sophomore Forward; Arlington, Texas)
|Hohmann scored the overtime winner and assisted on the game-tying goal to lift BU to a thrilling
3-2 victory over Rensselaer on Friday at Agganis Arena. He finished the game with four shots
on goal and a +2 plus/minus rating.
||PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
|#37 CONNOR HELLEBUYCK, UMASS LOWELL
(Freshman Goaltender; Commerce, Mich.)
|Hellebuyck turned away 25 of 26 shots (.962 save%) in Friday's 2-1 victory at
Clarkson for his fourth straight win of the season for the River Hawks.
||HEA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#30 SAM MAROTTA, MERRIMACK
(Junior Goaltender; Bridgewater, Mass.)
|Marotta picked up the road win at Vermont with 23 saves, including all 11 in the first period,
on Saturday night at Gutterson Fieldhouse.
||HOCKEY EAST TEAM OF THE WEEK
|UMASS LOWELL RIVER HAWKS
|The River Hawks picked up a pair of road wins against ECAC foe Clarkson over the
weekend at Cheel Arena. UMass-Lowell scored eight goals in two games, including six
goals in the victory vs. the Golden Knights on Saturday. The River Hawks were a perfect
7-for-7 on the penalty kill in the Clarkson series.
Athletic Republic Player of the Week Cason Hohmann of Boston University
|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 an assist in Maine's 1-1-0 weekend vs. Mercyhurst
Jay Camper, UNH (So., F, Rocky River, Ohio) Registered a goal and three assists during the week leading the Wildcats to a 2-0 record.
Dan Correale, UNH (Fr., F, Prince George, B.C.) Notched a pair of assists lifting the 'Cats to a 2-0-0 record during the week.
Brian Christie, MC (Fr., F, West Chester, Pa.) Netted his first-career multi-point game, picking up a goal and an assist, while winning seven of 11 faceoffs.
Mike Collins, MC (Jr., F, Boston, Mass.) Notched a pair of primary assists, leading Merrimack to a 4-1 win at Vermont.
Brendan Ellis, MC (Jr., D, Kelowna, B.C.) Returned from injury and picked up a goal and an assist in the win at Vermont.
Jacob Fallon, UVM (So., F, Southlake, Texas) Had Vermont's only goal on Saturday vs. Merrimack for his fourth power play tally of the season.
Cody Ferriero, NU (Jr., F, Essex, Mass.) Posted two goals in the loss to Bentley on Saturday night at Matthews Arena.
Sahir Gill, BU (Jr., F, Terrace, B.C.) Scored the game-tying goal and earned the primary assist on the overtime winner in the win over RPI on Friday.
Ryan Lomberg, Maine (Fr., F, Richmond Hill, Ont.) Scored Maine's game-winning goal in 2-1 victory over Mercyhurst on Friday night.
Sean Maguire, BU (Fr., G, Powell River, B.C.) Made 27 saves to pick up the win in goal in a 3-2 win over RPI at Agganis on Friday
Ross Mauermann, PC (So., F, Janesville, Wis.) Had two assists in PC's 4-3 overtime loss at No. 14 Minnesota State on Friday night.
Chris McCarthy, UVM (Jr., F, Collegeville, Pa.) Had the primary assist on Jacob Fallon's power play goal vs. Merrimack on Saturday.
Parker Milner, BC (Sr., G, Pittsburgh, Pa.) Recorded a career-high 45 saves in the team's 3-3 home tie against Yale.
Martin Ouellette, Maine (Jr., G, St.-Hippolyte, Que.) Stopped 25 shots (.962 save%) that he faced in a 2-1 win over Mercyhurst on Friday night.
Chad Ruhwedel, UML (Jr., D, San Diego, Calif.) Scored a shorthanded goal and assisted on another in UML's 6-2 victory over Clarkson Saturday.
Ryan Santana, BU (Sr., F, Yorba Linda, Calif.) Scored his first goal of the season in a 3-2 home victory over Rensselaer on Friday
Trevor van Riemsdyk, UNH (So, D, Middletown, N.J.) Registered a goal and an assist in Monday's 3-2 overtime win over Bemidji State.
Robbie Vrolyk, NU (Sr., F, Boylston, Mass.) Scored his second goal in his last four games.
Riley Wetmore, UML (Sr., F, Swanton, Vt.) Scored two goals in the third period and had a +3 of UMass Lowell's 6-2 victory at Clarkson Saturday.
Brooks Behling, PC (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
made his collegiate debut in Saturday 's game
at No. 14 Minnesota State
Adam Chapie, UML (Dearborn, Mich.)
scored first career goal in UMass Lowell's
6-2 victory at Clarkson Satur day
Brian Christie, MC (West Chester, Pa.)
Has a four-game point streak,
leading Hockey East rookies in power play goals
Mike Collins, MC (Boston, MASS.)
Has points in nine straight league games
Jacob Fallon, UVM (Southlake, Texas)
Six points (4G,2a) in his last five games
Christian Folin, UML (Gothenburg, Sweden)
scored first career goal in UMass Lowell's
2-1 win at Clarkson Friday
Chris McCarthy, UVM (Collegeville, Pa.)
10 points (2G,8A) over his last nine games
Mike Moran, BU (Marshfield, Mass.)
Earned his first collegiate point with an assist on BU's
first goal on Friday vs. RPI
Chad Ruhwedel, UML (San Diego, Calif.)
has 2-2-4 in his last four games
UMass Lowell Penalty Kill
has killed off 23 straight penalties and 29 of the last 30
UNH's fourth line of Jay Camper (ROCKY RIVER, OHIO), Dan
Correale (PRINCE GEORGE, B.C.), Matt Willows (CONGERS, N.Y.)
combined for eight points (1g,7a) in a pair of wins this week
Riley Wetmore, UML (Swanton, Vt.)
playe d in his 127th and 128th consecutive games in the
2-1 and 6-2 wins at Clarkson last weekend
Boston College: BC and Yale played a 3-3 tie in the Eagles' lone
game of the week; the team is now 6-1-1 in eight meetings with Yale
under Jerry York. The tie snapped a four-game BC win streak in the series
... sophomore forward Johnny Gaudreau and the U.S. National team
won the gold medal with a 3-1 victory over Sweden over the weekend
and Gaudreau finished the tournament as its leading goal scorer and
tied for fifth in points (9). He scored all seven of his goals in the last
four games and was named to the media all-star team. Gaudreau was
named one of Team USA's top three players of the tournament, marking
the second straight year in which a Boston College player has earned
that honor. BC junior forward Bill Arnold earned the distinction at the
2012 IIHF World Junior Championships in Alberta after he registered
six points in six games. Gaudreau joins Patrick Eaves (2004) and Chris
Kreider (2010), who have each captured gold medals in World Junior
Championship play for the U.S., and Dan Bertram, who was a member of
back-to-back gold-medal-winning Canadian teams (2006-07), as Boston
College WJC gold medal winners.
Boston University: Freshman Sean Maguire has won his last four
starts in goal for the Terriers and has a 0.99 goals-against average and
a .963 save percentage during the span...Maguire had a shutout skein
of 141:19 come to an end in the first period of the RPI game on Friday
and that was the longest by a Terrier since John Curry put together a
streak of 144:40 during the 2006-07 season...The Terriers have scored
on only three of their last 44 chances on the power play...Sophomore
Cason Hohmann is tied for first nationally in plus/minus at +17...Senior
Wade Megan had a streak of 102 consecutive games played snapped
when he missed Friday's game to due a shoulder injury...BU has allowed
two of fewer goals in all 11 of its victories this season...The Terriers
are 35-0-5 the last 40 games in which they have allowed exactly two
goals...The Terriers have gone over 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...BU had just two penalty minutes in its win over
Rensselaer after accumulating 56 in its previous game at Denver...17
different players have scored a goal for BU this season...Wednesday's
game against Harvard will feature two sons of former Terrier and NHLer
Tom O'Regan as Danny (BU) faces off against Tommy (Harvard).
Maine: Maine split a weekend series with Mercyhurst…The Black
Bears defeated Mercyhurst 2-1 on Friday night in a game played at the
Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, Maine…The game was the
third victory in a row for the Black Bears…Ryan Lomberg (Richmond
Hill, Ont.) scored the game-winning goal in the third period for the
Black Bears…It was the third straight game that Lomberg had tallied
a goal…Sophomore Connor Leen (Chester, N.Y.), who scored just a
single goal last year, leads Maine in both goals with five and in points
with 10…Maine finished with 45 shots on goal on Saturday, the second
most in a game this season…Martin Ouellette started nine straight games
for the Black Bears, before rookie Matt Morris (Ridgewood, N.J.) got
the start between the pipes for the Black Bears on Saturday…Maine's
rookie class has combined to score 32.9 percent of the team's total
offense, led by second leading scorer Devin Shore (Ajax, Ontario) who
has nine points.
Massachusetts: UMass is amidst a stretch of playing 7-of-8 games
away from Amherst...Away from the Mullins Central (including one neutral
site game), the Minutemen are 3-3-1 this season...Following the team's
shorthanded tally at Dartmouth, the squad has three on the season to
match the most by a UMass team since the 2005-06 season.
UMass-Lowell: UMass Lowell improved to 6-1 against non-conference
opponents with a sweep at Clarkson last weekend, 2-1 on Friday and
6-2 on Saturday for the best non-conference clip in Hockey East (6-1-
0)…Freshman goalie Connor Hellebuyck had a goalless streak of nearly
126 minutes halted 3:55 into the first period when Clarkson jumped
out to a 1-0 lead Friday night in the River Hawks' 2-1 win…Senior Riley
Wetmore played in his 127th and 128th straight games of his career
with the wins at Clarkson last weekend. Wetmore, who has 93 career
points after his two goals Saturday, has never missed a game at UMass
Lowell…Freshmen Christian Folin and Adam Chapie each scored their
first collegiate goals in the weekend sweep at Clarkson.
Merrimack: Returning to the Gutterson Fieldhouse for the third time
in eight days, Merrimack captured the season-series over Vermont with
a 4-1 victory Saturday night...The Warriors improved to 9-0-3 in their last
12 games against the Catamounts, marking their longest unbeaten streak
against any Hockey East team in school history. Merrimack went 2-0-1
this season against Vermont…The win propelled Merrimack into fifth
place in Hockey East, as the Warriors are one point ahead of UVM with
three games-in-hand and the tie breaker. Merrimack trails Providence
by one point for fourth with a game-in-hand…With the win, Merrimack's
senior class is three wins away of becoming the most successful class
in its Division I history, passing last year's class…The Warriors scored
four goals without an empty netter for the first time since November 3,
over two months ago…In the victory, Mike Collins, Brian Christie, and
Brendan Ellis (Kelowna, B.C.) all notched multi-point games. Christie now
leads Merrimack rookies with eight points…Saturday's game marked
the first time in school history Merrimack appeared on the CBS Sports
Network…CBSSN will also broadcast twice from Lawler later this season
against Boston College and UMass Lowell.
New Hampshire: UNH captured a pair of wins this week with a 3-2
overtime win over Bemidji State on Monday and a 5-2 win over Rensselaer
on Saturday night in the final non-conference contests of the
season…The 'Cats finished non-league play 5-1-1 including a perfect
3-0 at home; last season the team was just 3-3-1 in regular season
non-conference action....The much-talked about series between UNH
and BC will commence Friday night at Boston College (7 p.m. – NESN),
while the teams will play in Durham on Saturday night (7 p.m.)… Both
teams have spent time at the number one spot nationally and both are
currently in the top five nationally… Last year, the Eagles swept the
season series although the Wildcats had late leads in both of the late
January meetings…The newly formed line of Dan Correale, Jay Camper
and Matt Willows have been a spark for the Wildcats. The trio combined
for eight points in the last two games with a goal and seven assists.
The line was on the ice for the game-winner in both games…Its UNH's
best start through 18 games since the 2006-07 season when the team
was 14-3-1. Last season, UNH captured its 13th win on Feb. 18 with
a 3-1 win over Vermont; the team was 13-15-3 at that point…Three
defensemen registered goals in Saturday's 5-2 win with Eric Knodel (5),
Justin Agosta (2) and Connor Hardowa (1) all lighting the lamp.
Northeastern: Northeastern lost its second-straight contest to
Bentley with the last one occurring on Oct. 30, 2010 (2-1). Cody Ferriero
scored two goals in Saturday night's loss and has now tallied six
goals in the Huskies' last two outings. The Essex, Mass., recorded his
fifth-career game multi-point game on Saturday. Kevin Roy and Braden
Pimm join Ferriero in multi-game point streaks. Senior goaltender
Chris Rawlings stopped 26 shots in the setback and is now just six
saves short of owning the second-most career saves at Northeastern.
Rawlings has 3,161 career saves, five short of Brad Thiessen's career
mark of 3,166.
Providence College: Senior goaltender Russ Stein (Ridgefield,
Conn.) made the second and third starts of his Friar career at No. 14 Minnesota
State and made 64 saves in 122:26 of action...With Friday night's
4-3 loss coming in overtime, Providence played a third consecutive
overtime game (0-1-2)…PC had last played three consecutive overtime
games on Jan. 16-20, 2004…The Friars have now played seven games
against ranked opponents…On Friday night, junior defenseman Steven
Shamanski (Carberry, Man.) notched his seventh assist of the season
(he entered the season with three assist in 64 games)...With two assists
on Friday night, sophomore Ross Mauermann (Janesville, Wis.) recorded
his second multi-point game of the year (1g,2a) in season-opening win
vs. Sacred Heart) and the eighth of his career...With a 3-1 victory over
Sweden on Saturday morning (Jan. 5) in the championship game of
the 2013 (IIHF) World Junior Championship, Team USA and goalie Jon
Gillies (South Portland, Maine) won the gold medal.
Vermont: Vermont had its four-game unbeaten streak snapped on
Saturday with a 4-1 loss to Merrimack...Brett Bruneteau skated in his
80th career game on Saturday, while Chris McCarthy is now just five
games shy of 100...Jacob Fallon has netted four power play goals
this season, which is tied for second in Hockey East…Brody Hoffman
has started all 19 games in goal for the Cats this year and leads the
league with 514 total saves…Vermont continues a stretch of seven
home games in eight contests next weekend against UMass Lowell on
Friday and Saturday night…The teams tied 1-1 in the season opener
back on Oct. 12 in Lowell...UVM's only road trip in January will be to
Philadelphia on Jan. 19 as it faces Penn State at the Wells Fargo Center…
The Catamounts are 6-for-23 on the power play in their last five
games (26.0%)…Four Vermont defensemen currently rank among the
top-12 shot blockers in Hockey East this season.