~ No. 4 BC, Northeastern victorious in Beanpot; No. 5 UNH, PC skate to tie ~
||ATHLETIC REPUBLIC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#15 KEVIN ROY, NORTHEASTERN
(Freshman Forward; Lac-Beauport, Que.)
|Roy scored his first-career hat trick in the first round of the
Beanpot, becoming the first freshman to score a hat trick in his
first Beanpot game since BC's Krys Kolanos on Feb. 7, 2000. He finished the game with five
shots on goal and a +3 plus/minus rating.
||PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
|#18 NICK SARACINO, PROVIDENCE COLLEGE
(Freshman Forward; St. Louis, Mo.)
|Saracino had Providence's second and third goals in a 3-3 tie with No. 5 New
Hampshire at the Whittemore Center on Sunday evening. He amassed five
shots on goal against the Wildcats.
||HEA CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#32 JON GILLIES, PROVIDENCE COLLEGE
(Freshman Goaltender; South Portland, Maine)
|Gillies made 41 saves (.932 save%), including 17 in the opening period and one in overtime, to
help PC to a 3-3 tie at the Whittemore Center vs. No. 5 UNH.
||HEA CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
|#37 CHRIS RAWLINGS, NORTHEASTERN
(Senior Goaltender; North Delta, B.C.)
|Rawlings stopped 32 shots (.941 save%) in his third career Beanpot victory against No. 11
Boston University on Monday night at the TD Garden.
||HOCKEY EAST TEAM OF THE WEEK
|The Huskies advanced to the Beanpot Championship Game with a 3-2 victory over No.
11 Boston University on Monday night at the TD Garden.
Athletic Republic Player of the Week Kevin Roy of Northeastern
|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:
Shawn Bates, MC (Jr., F, Ft. Saskatchewan, Alta.) Notched a pair of assists, including setting up the game-winner as Merrimack downed UMass 4-2.
Dan Correale, UNH (Fr., F, Prince George, B.C.) Scored a power play goal to give the 'Cats a 2-1 lead in the third period.
Casey DeSmith, UNH (So., G, Rochester, N.H.) Stopped 39 shots, including 20 combined in the third period/overtime to preserve UNH's 3-3 tie vs. PC.
Grayson Downing, UNH (So., F, Abbottsford, B.C.) Notched a goal and an assist in UNH's 3-3 tie with Providence College.
Maxim Gaudreault, UNH (Fr., F, Annapolis, Md.) Had a pair of assists in UNH's 3-3 tie with PC. The freshmen had two shots and was a +2.
Sahir Gill, BU (Jr., F, Terrace, B.C.) Scored a late goal in BU's loss to Northeastern in the opening round of the Beanpot.
Brody Hoffman, UVM (Fr., G, Wilkie, Sask.) Made 19 saves to collect his second career shutout on Saturday vs. Maine.
Shane Luke, PC (So., F, Dauphin, Man.) Notched two assists in PC's 3-3 tie at UNH.
Sam Marotta, MC (Jr., G, Bridgewater, Mass.) Stopped 16 shots to earn his 10th win of the season on Sunday vs. UMass.
Michael Matheson, BC (Fr., D, Pointe-Claire, Que.) Recorded fifth goal and 15th point in team's 4-1 win over Harvard in the first round of the Beanpot.
Chris McCarthy, UVM (Jr., F, Collegeville, Pa.) Had a hand in all three Vermont tallies in a 3-0 win over Maine with a goal and two assists.
Josh Myers, MC (So., F, Colorado Springs, Col.) Netted the game-winner, his third game-winning tally of the season.
Danny O'Regan, BU (Fr., F, Needham, Mass.) Scored a goal in his Beanpot debut on Monday vs. Northeastern
Scott Pavelski, UNH (Sr., F, Plover, Wis.) Netted the game-tying goal with 3:26 left in regulation to force overtime and earn the point for the Wildcats.
Kyle Reynolds, UVM (So., F, Sylvan Lake, Alta.) Netted two goals in a 3-0 win over Maine on Saturday, including the game-winner.
Quinn Smith, BC (So., F, Fairfield, Conn.) Scored his first two-goal effort to lead BC to first-round Beanpot win over Harvard.
Garrett Vermeersch, NU (Sr., F, Macomb, Mich.) Registered a pair of assists in Northeastern's semi final victory over Boston University on Monday night.
Caylen Walls, UVM (Fr., D, Lyalta, Alta.) Had a pair of assists in a 3-0 win over Maine on Saturday for his first career multi-point game.
Steven Whitney, BC (Sr., F, Reading, Mass.) Scored team-leading 17th goal of the season with a game-high eight shots in Monday's win vs. Harvard.
Rhett Bly, MC (Regina, Sask.)
played in his 100th career game Sunday VS. UMASS
MIKE COLLINS, MC (BOSTON, MASS.)
will play in HIS 100th game FridaY
Brendan Ellis, MC (Kelowna, B.C.)
will play in HIS 100th CAREER game FridaY
Branden Gracel, UMASS (CALGARY, ALTA.)
Extended his scoring streak to three straight
GAMES. has five points in LAST three CONTESTS
H.T. Lenz, UVM (Vienna, Va.)
Skated in his 95th career game on Saturday
MERRIMACK'S LINE OF Clayton Jardine (LACOMBE,
ALTA.), Shawn Bates (Fort Saskatchewan , ALTA.),
Josh Myers (COLORADO SPRINGS, COL.)
Combined for nine points in last two games
Has posted four straight wins at home
Merrimack's penalty kill
Has not allowed a goal at home in 2013,
Kyle Reynolds, UVM (Sylvan Lake, Alta.)
Two multi-goal games in his last three contests
and six tallies in last six games
Vermont Penalty Kill
Killed off 14 straight PENALTIES
and 21 of the last 23 overall (91.3%)
Caylen Walls, UVM (Lyalta, Alta.)
Posted first career mult i-point game on Saturday
Head Coach Jerry York, BC
was recognized for being inducted into the
Beanpot Hall of Fame before last Monday's game
against Harvard before the TD Garden crowd
Boston College: BC's game scheduled for Friday, Feb. 8 against
UMass-Lowell at Kelley Rink was postponed because of the snow storm
until Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m...Additionally, Jerry York Night, consisting
of events surrounding the Feb. 8 game to honor Boston College's head
coach on his achievement of becoming college hockey's all-time wins
leader, has been postponed until the start of the 2013-14 season...In its
lone game of the week, the opening round of the 61st annual Beanpot
tournament, BC defeated Harvard, 4-1, and improved to 26-13 against
Harvard in the Beanpot play and 70-44-5 overall against the Crimson
all-time…Sophomore forward Quinn Smith recorded the game-winning
goal for the second consecutive game, senior Brooks Dyroff recorded
his second assist in two games, the first time he has recorded an assist
in consecutive games in his career…With one (third-period) goal against
Harvard, senior Steven Whitney scored his fifth Beanpot goal and leads
all active Eagles…Boston College's six seniors improve to 7-0 in the
Beanpot with the victory…The Eagles' 46 shots on goal were there most
this season…BC has scored 4 goals in 12 of its 16 wins this season.
Boston University: The Terriers are just 1-4-1 in their last six games,
their worst stretch since going 1-4-2 during the middle of the 2010-11
season...BU will be looking to even its 3-4-0 non-conference record when
it takes on Harvard in the Beanpot consolation game...BU's forward
line of junior Matt Nieto (Long Beach, Calif.), freshman Danny O'Regan
and sophomore Evan Rodrigues (Etobicoke, Ont.) has combined for 30
combined points (14g,16a) over the last month...O'Regan is tied with
sophomore Cason Hohmann (Arlington, Texas) for team lead in points
(23) and is looking to become the first freshman to lead BU in scoring
since Tony Amonte in 1989-90...BU has yet to win a game this year when
allowing three goals or more...In the Terriers' nine games since the turn
of the new year, seven of them have been decided by a single goal or
resulted in a tie...With the postponement of the Merrimack game due
to the historic snow storm, four of BU's final five regular-season games
will be played at Agganis Arena...Former Terrier Charlie Coyle made his
NHL debut last week for the Minnesota Wild.
Maine: The Black Bears fell to Vermont 3-0 on Saturday night in
Vermont…The game was one of the lone contests that was played
as scheduled over the weekend due to the snowstorm…Maine left
on Thursday evening to make it to Burlington before the snow…Joey
Diamond (Long Beach, N.Y.) saw his six-game goal scoring streak
against Vermont stopped when he failed to score a goal on Saturday
against the Catamounts…Maine returns home to host Boston University
next weekend… Friday night's game will be televised on NBCSN, while
Saturday's game will be broadcast on NESN.
Massachusetts: Junior Branden Gracel scored his team-leading
13th goal of the season at Merrimack on Sunday, his first career shorthanded
goal and UMass' sixth of the season as a team…The Minutemen
are now tied for third nationally with six short-handed goals and have
scored the most by a UMass squad since the program had seven in
2003-04...UMass was a perfect 7-for-7 on the penalty kill at Merrimack
on Sunday and has allowed just one power-play goal over the past six
games, holding its opponents to a 1-for-30 clip (3.3%) on the power play
over that span. The Minutemen now have an active streak of 14 straight
successful kills...Sophomore netminder Kevin Boyle made a season-high
37 saves in the loss to the Warriors, just the third time this season the
Minutemen have been out-shot.
UMass-Lowell: UMass Lowell's clash at Boston College Friday night
was postponed to Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7:00 at the Conte Forum. With
the postponement, UMass Lowell will play five games in eight days from
Feb. 22-Mar. 2: A home-and-home with Boston University Feb. 22-23, at
BC on Feb. 26, followed by a home-and-home against Merrimack Mar.
1-2…Last week's 4-3 overtime loss at Maine marked the third time in
four games the River Hawks have skated to overtime. All three of the
UMass Lowell-Maine games were decided by one goal this season: UMass
Lowell prevailed 2-1 on Nov. 9 while Maine avenged the loss, 4-3, on
Nov. 10…UMass Lowell's freshmen have accounted for 16 goals and
23 assists in the last 13 games.
Merrimack: Now 6-1-1 in the last eight games, Merrimack moved into
a tie for second place with New Hampshire after its fourth-straight home
victory, defeating UMass 4-2 Sunday afternoon. Merrimack owns the
tiebreaker over the Wildcats…The win was Merrimack's seventh straight
at Lawler against the Minutemen…Josh Myers (Colorado Springs, Col.)
notched the game-winner, his third game-winner of the season in just
five goals, and his first goal since December 1…Shawn Bates added
a pair of assists and has four in the last two games…Sam Marotta,
who made his eighth straight start, remains first in Hockey East in
goals-against and save percentage…Following two points in the win,
Mike Collins (Boston, Mass.) leads all of Hockey East in scoring with
34 points and is tops in league scoring with 29 points. Collins picked
up his 50th career assist in Sunday's win…Merrimack used the same
lineup for the third straight game for the first time all season…Last
Monday, Merrimack moved into the national rankings for the first time
since October 8.
New Hampshire: UNH improved to 2-1-1 in the last four games
with a come-from-behind 3-3 tie against Providence College on Sunday
afternoon… Scott Pavelski found the game of the net with just 3:26 left
in regulation to lift the 'Cats to the draw. Pavelski had a career-high six
shots on goal and has points in back-to-back games for just the second
time all season… Grayson Downing notched a goal and an assist Sunday
and has six points in the last four games for New Hampshire…UNH has
scored four power play goals in the last four game (4-10; 40%) and have
lit the lamp in the man-advantage in five of the last seven games…Maxim
Gaudreault had a career-high two points and two assists on Sunday
afternoon against Providence College…Casey DeSmith came up big
with 39 saves including 20 over the final period and overtime…The
Wildcats fired 96 shots on net over the past two games.
Northeastern: Northeastern advanced to the Beanpot championship
game for the third time in five years, the most since making three
of seven title games from 1999 to 2005. The Huskies best all-time
stretch game when they made six of nine title games from 1980 to
1988, winning each of their four Beanpots within that span. Northeastern
is 4-10 all-time in Beanpot championship games...No current Husky
was alive the last time NU raised its most recent Beanpot trophy. With
the cancellation of Northeastern's game at UMass on Friday, Feb. 8,
the 61st Beanpot Tournament marks the first time the Huskies have
skated in consecutive Beanpot contests since the 1990 tournament.
Northeastern did not have a game in between the 1988 Beanpot
Tournament, either...NU's rookie sensation Kevin Roy became the first
rookie skater to net a hat trick in his first Beanpot appearance since
Boston College's Krys Kolanos on Feb. 7, 2000, in a 6-1 win over NU.
He became the first Husky to score a hat trick in the Beanpot since
Mike Ryan netted three against Harvard on Feb. 8, 2002.
Providence College: With a win and a tie so far this season
versus the Wildcats, the Friars have clinched at least a regular season
series tie with UNH for the first time since the 2005-06 season when
PC went 1-1-1 vs. UNH (Providence last won the season series versus
UNH in 1995-96 when they went 2-1-0)…Since the Whittemore Center
opened for the 1995-96 season, the Friars had never posted a two-game
unbeaten streak at that building until this season's win (6-5 on Jan. 19)
and tie (3-3 on Feb. 10)…With two goals and an assist, Nick Saracino
notched the first three-point and two-goal game of his Friar career on
Sunday … Five (3g,2a) of Saracino's 10 points (5g,5a) this season have
come against New Hampshire…Junior defenseman Kevin Hart made
his return to the Friar lineup after missing the last five games due to
injury…John Gilmour's power-play goal that gave the Friars a 1-0 lead
was his first goal since Oct. 26 vs. Maine – which was also a power-play
goal…Gillies finished with 41 saves, marking his third game with over
40 saves this season (also made 44 in a 2-0 win vs. UMass on Jan. 12
and a career-high 48 in a 2-1 loss at UMass Lowell on Jan. 17).
Vermont: Saturday marked the 40th all-time meeting between Vermont
and Maine in a series that dates back to 1979…Vermont snapped
Maine's four-game unbeaten streak with a 3-0 shutout and clinched the
regular season series with the Black Bears for the first time since 2009,
taking five of a possible six points…With eight games remaining, the
Catamounts take over the league's eighth and final playoff spot by one
point over Maine and earn the tiebreaker by winning the series…UVM's
penalty kill was 4-4 on Saturday and has been successful on 21 of the
last 23 power plays it has faced, killing off 14 straight…Kyle Reynolds
has six goals in his last six games, including two multi-goal games in his
last two home outings…Chris McCarthy posted a three-point night with
a goal and two assists…Caylen Walls collected the first multi-point game
of his career with a pair of assists…Brody Hoffman posted his second
career shutout, with the other on Nov. 3 against Providence at home...
From the midway point of the first period to the end of the second, UVM
out-shot Maine 21-1, including a 14-1 edge in the middle frame.