January 7, 2013
WEEKLY RELEASE: NO. 4 UNH, NO. 9 BU BEST RPI; MERRIMACK PICKS UP ROAD WIN AT UVM
~ UMass-Lowell sweeps Clarkson; Maine splits with Mercyhurst ~
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Athletic Republic Player of the Week Cason Hohmann of Boston University

photoATHLETIC 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.

photoPRO 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.


photoHOCKEY EAST 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
Logo 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.


HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS

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.


CAREER FIRSTS/MILESTONES/WHO's HOT

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


TEAM NOTES

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.

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