October 14, 2013
HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS
Bill Arnold, BC (Sr., F, Needham, Mass.) His first points of the season came in a three-point (1g,2a) flurry in a 7-2 win over RPI.
Chris Calnan, BC (Fr., F, Norwell, Mass.) Scored his first career points at BC by way of a multi-point performance (1g,1a) in a 7-2 win over RPI.
Doug Carr, UML (Sr., G, Hanover, Mass.) Recorded a 5-2 win in his first start since January 2013 with xx saves (.931 save%).
Thatcher Demko, BC (Fr., G, San Diego, Calif.) Stopped 25-of-27 (.926 save%) shots faced to earn his first victory on Sunday vs. RPI.
Johnny Gaudreau, BC (Jr., F, Carneys Point, N.J.) Notched four points (1g,3a) in the Eagles' first two games.
John Gilmour, PC (So., D, Montreal, Que.) Had a career-high three points (2g,1a) in Friday's 5-1 win over No. 11 Minnesota State.
Kevin Hayes, BC (Sr., F, Dorchester, Mass.) Notched a power play goal and added a pair of assists in a 7-2 win over RPI.
Mark Jankowski, PC (So., F, Dundas, Ont.) Scored two goals for the Friars in Friday night's 5-1 win over No. 11 Minnesota State.
Ross Mauermann, PC (Jr., F, Janesville, Wis.) Led the Friars to a weekend sweep of No. 11 Minnesota State with a goal in each game.
Chris McCarthy, UVM (Sr., F, Collegeville, Pa.) Had the game-tying shorthanded goal on Saturday as UVM earned a 2-2 tie at No. 7 North Dakota.
Eric Knodel, UNH (Sr., D, West Chester, Pa.) Was named to the All-Tournament team as he scored a goal in each of the Wildcats' games this weekend.
Sean Maguire, BU (So., G, Powell River, B.C.) Stopped 39 of 40 shots (.975 save%) to lead BU to a 3-1 win vs. UMass in Friday's season opener.
Garrett Noonan, BU (Sr., D, Norfolk. Mass.) Scored BU's first goal of the season Friday and added two assists vs. Holy Cross on Saturday.
Ahti Oksanen, BU (So., F, Kirkkonummi, Finland) Oksanen earned four assists and a plus-3 rating during BU's two-win weekend.
Joseph Pendenza, UML (Sr., F, Wilmington, Mass.) Recorded two goals in games against Sacred Heart and UMass.
Evan Rodrigues, BU (Jr., F, Etobicoke, Ont.) Recorded a goal and an assist in Friday's 3-1 triumph against UMass in the season opener.
Mike Santaguida, UVM (Fr., G, Mississauga, Ont.) Made 31 saves in each of his first two collegiate starts on the road at seventh-ranked North Dakota.
Colton Saucerman (So., D, Colorado Springs, Colo.) had a three-point weekend against Alabama-Huntsville, including the game-winner on Saturday night.
Mike Szmatula, NU (Fr., F, Commerce Township, Mich.) had five assists in two games against Alabama-Huntsville, including three assists on Friday.
Shayne Taker, ND (Sr., D, Surrey, B.C.) Notched four assist, two in each game in the back-to-back shutout wins vs. Western Michigan.
Trevor van Riemsdyk, UNH (Jr., D, Middletown, N.J.) Named to the Ice Breaker All-Tournament team and handed out three assists over the weekend.
Austin Wuthrich, ND (Sr., F, Anchorage, Alaska) Had a goal and an assist in the 4-0 win over Western Michigan in the season opener.
CAREER FIRSTS/MILESTONES/WHO's HOT
Matt Benning , NU (St. Albert , Alta .) Had a three-point night (1g,2a) on Friday against Alabama-Huntsville, including his first collegiate goal
Blaine Byron, MAINE (Manotick, Ont.) notched his first collegiate goal AT ST. LAWRENCE FRIDAY
Kevin Duane, BU (New Canaan, Conn.) Earned his first collegiate assist ON SATURDAY
Tom Forgione, VERMONT (SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT.) Scored first career goal on Friday at NORTH DAKOTA
Anthony Florentino, PC (WEST ROXBURY, MASS.) scored his first career goal in Saturda y's 3-0 win.
Johnny Gaudreau, BC (CARNEYS POINT, N.J.) is one point away from reaching the 100-point plateau for his career WITH 99 POINTS (43g,56a) in 81 games
Rob Hamilton , VERMONT (CALGARY, ALTA.) Scored first career goal on Friday night
Vince Hinostroza, NOTRE DAME (Bartlett, Ill.) Had a goal and an assist in his first colleg E game VS. WMU
Michael Kapla, UML (Eau Claire, Wisc .) picked up first collegiate ASSIST VS. SACRED HEART
Tyler Kelleher, UNH (Longmeadow, Mass.) netted first collegiate goal IN FRIDAY'S win VS. Clarkson
Tommy Kelley, BU (Natick , Mass.) POSTED His first collegiate goal in Friday's win VS. UMASS
Conor MacPhee, PC (Windham, N.H.) scored his first career goal in Saturda y's 3-0 win
Nick Roberto, BU (Wakefield, Mass.) Scored his first collegiate goal Saturday VS. HOLY CROSS
Derick Roy, NU (Lac -Beauport, Que .) made 27 saves in his collegiate debut against UAH
Niko Rufo, PC (STONEHAM, MASS.) notched his first assist in Friday's 5-1 win VS. MSU
Kyle Smith, UNH (LUMBERTON, N.J) registered his first collegiate points with a pair of assists in Friday night's win over Clarkson.
Matt White, VERMONT (McMURRAY, PA.) Skated in his 100th career game Friday AT NORTH DAKOTA
Jeff Wyer, UNH (READING, MASS.) stopped a career-high 33 shots IN FRIDAY's win VS. Clarkson
Boston College: No. 4 Boston College opened up the 2013-14 season in challenging fashion. The Eagles started off at No. 11 Michigan followed by a home contest against Rensselaer on Sunday afternoon. The Eagles earned the split, dropping a 3-1 decision in Ann Arbor before overpowering the Engineers, 7-2. In a combined effort from Thursday and Sunday, eight different Eagles have accounted for as many goals, meaning one-third of BC's skaters (excluding goalies) has accounted for a tally. On Sunday, Johnny Gaudreau (1-2-3, Bill Arnold (1-2-3) and Kevin Hayes (1-2-3) paved the way for BC with three-points apiece while all BC rookies combined for a seven-point effort (3-4-7). Even though Boston College lost its season opener at Michigan, Eagles fans have seen this before. The Eagles and Wolverines initiated one another seasons in 2007-08, where Michigan won a 4-3 overtime contest at the IceBreaker Tournament in St. Paul, Minn. Despite that lost, Boston College's season culminated by winning its third national championship over Notre Dame on Apr. 12, 2008, in Denver, Colo.
Boston University: The Terriers pulled off a two-win home weekend against two different opponents for the first time since claiming the 2008 Ice Breaker title with victories over North Dakota and Michigan State...Only four players on BU's roster have more than four career goals at the Division I level…BU dressed seven freshmen in both contests this past weekend and all 21 skaters on the roster played in at least one game…Sophomore Sean Maguire has allowed a goal in just three of his last 12 periods of play at Agganis Arena…Following Saturday's 3-2 result against Holy Cross, BU is 39-0-5 the last 44 times it has allowed exactly two goals…Friday's game marked the first time someone other than Jack Parker was the head coach of BU's season opener since Leon Abbott in 1973…The Terriers came in at No. 19 in the USCHO.com Preseason Poll, marking their lowest ranking to start a season in the 17-year history of the poll…Fourteen of the 25 players on this year's BU roster are from Massachusetts compared to just five on the 2011-12 team two seasons ago.
Maine: Maine opened the season with a weekend series at St. Lawrence…The game on Friday night was the debut for Maine head coach Red Gendron… Maine used six rookies in the lineup this weekend with four of the freshmen tallying one point…Rookie Blaine Byron scored Maine's lone goal on Friday night…Classmate Brian Morgan (Windham, N.H.) had an assist…Rookies Dan Renouf (Pickering, Ontario) and Cam Brown (Natick, Mass.) both added assists on Saturday night… Mark Anthoine (Lewiston, Maine), who tied for the national lead in power play goals as a sophomore, notched a power play goal for the Black Bears on Saturday. Anthoine leads all Black Bears, having played in 95 consecutive games. The series at St. Lawrence was a homecoming of sorts for Conor Riley, who is from nearby Massena, N.Y.
Massachusetts: The Minutemen had five players make their UMass debuts on Friday at No. 19 Boston University: Freshmen Brennan Baxandall, Steven Iacobellis, Ray Pigozzi and Brandon Wahlin all saw their first collegiate action, while Ohio State transfer Ben Gallacher donned the Maroon & White for the first time…One more freshman, Marc Hetnik made his collegiate debut on Saturday at No. 1 UMass Lowell...Freshman Steven Iacobellis scored his first collegiate goal on Friday against the Terriers, to open the season's scoring for UMass…Despite the squad going 0-2-0, the Minutemen's special teams units excelled on the opening weekend…All three UMass goals were scored on the power play for a 25% (3-for-4) conversion rate…The Minutemen were 11-for-13 (84.6%) on the penalty kill, which included three successful 5-on-3 kills and two kills of five-minute majors.
UMass-Lowell: The UMass Lowell 5-2 non-conference victory, Saturday night, against Massachusetts was its seventh straight win over the Minutemen. The last Massachusetts win in the series was in January of 2011…Senior defensemen Joe Houk scored the first goal of his Division I/UMass Lowell career Saturday night in the win over Massachusetts…Doug Carr turned aside 27 of 29 Massachusetts shot in picking up his first win since January 16, 2013 when he backstopped the River Hawks to a 5-4 overtime win against Northeastern…A couple of freshmen made their presence felt during the weekend. Defenseman Michael Kapla had assists in each game and Chris Maniccia had his first collegiate goal and an assist against Massachusetts…The non-conference affair allows the two teams to meet three times this season to determine the keeper of the Alumni Cup.
Merrimack: Merrimack was shut out in back-to-back games on the same weekend for the first time in program history, and shut out in consecutive games overall for the first time since March of last year, when the Warriors were blanked by UMass and Boston University, 3-0, in successive contests at the end of the regular season and start of the postseason...The last time Merrimack started the season 0-2 was in 2009-10, after dropping back-to-back games on the road to North Dakota; the Warriors rebounded by winning four in a row afterward...It took Denver 94:56 of game time before registering an even-strength goal against the Warriors; the previous three all came on the power play...Dating back to the end of last season, Merrimack has now been shut out in four of its last five games, dating back to the end of last season.
New Hampshire: UNH captured its second-straight season-opening win with a 4-1 win over Clarkson on Friday night at the Ice Breaker Tournament at Minnesota… The Wildcats advanced to the finals of the Ice Breaker for the third time in as many tries… In the win, Matt Willows notched a goal and an assist, while linemate Kyle Smith registered a pair of assists (his first career points)…The four goals were evenly spread out with each class scoring and three different lines and a defender netting goals…Jeff Wyer was stellar in net stopping 33-of-34 shots en route to the victory…Freshman Tyler Kelleher scored the eventual game-winning with his first career tally…New Hampshire lost in Saturday night's Ice Breaker Championship, 3-2, to host Minnesota. The Wildcats held leads of 1-0 and 2-1, but a pair of late second period tallies were the difference…Eric Knodel and Trevor van Riemsdyk were named to the All-Tournament team at the Ice Breaker…Knodel notched goals in each game of the weekend, while van Riemsdyk handed out three assists over the weekend…UNH's special teams were excellent all weekend killing off 10-of-11 power play opportunities and converting on 2-of-9 power play chances of its own…Dick Umile, the fourth active winningest coach in Division I, will play the third active (Minnesota's Don Lucia) and second (Michigan's Red Berenson) in back-to-back weekends.
Northeastern: Northeastern's two wins last weekend moved NU to 2-0-0 for the second straight season. The last time the Huskies were 2-0-0 in consecutive seasons was 1993-94 and 1994-95…NU improved to 4-0-0 all-time against Alabama-Huntsville, and 18-13-1 against current WCHA teams. Northeastern hasn't lost to a current WCHA team since Oct. 12, 2001…Friday's win moved NU to 47-28-7 all-time in season openers. The Huskies have now won consecutive season openers for the first time since they did it during the 1999-00 and 2000-01 seasons…Friday's win moved the Huskies to 45-31-5 all-time in home openers, and improved NU's mark in season openers at home to 28-11-3. Northeastern hasn't lost a season opener at Matthews Arena since the 1995-96 season…Northeastern's nine goals scored on Friday were the most goals in a season opener since Oct. 25, 1988 against Vermont (W, 9-6). It is also the first time NU has scored nine goals since Dec. 2, 2011 at Notre Dame (W, 9-2)…Five Huskies tallied their first collegiate points on Friday night in Aston-Reese (one assist), Benning (one goal, two assists), Hedges (one goal, one assist), Stevens (one assist) and Szmatula (three assists).
Notre Dame: Steve Summerhays' back-to-back shutouts versus Western Michigan marked the first time in the 46-year history of the Notre Dame program that the Irish have had back-to-back shutouts to open the season. With the two shutouts, Summerhays now has eight for his career to move into third on Notre Dame's all-time list. His shutout streak of 125:06 is the longest of his career... Senior defenseman Shayne Taker entered the 2013-14 season with just two games in his career with two or more points. Against Western Michigan, he doubled that total as he had two assists in each game of the series and leads Notre Dame with four points in the first two games this season...The Irish held Western Michigan to 44 shots in the two games and had a remarkable 32 blocked shots on the weekend, including 21 in the 4-0 win on Friday. Senior defensemen Stephen Johns and Kevin Lind each had six while junior defender Eric Johnson had five in the two games.
Providence College: With wins over No. 11 Minnesota State (5-1 and 3-0), the Friars have started a season with a pair of wins for the second time in three years under Head Coach Nate Leaman…Providence is 4-0-0 all-time in games against Minnesota State at Schneider Arena…The Friars are now 3-0-0 in season openers under Leaman…Providence has started the past six seasons on home ice and has posted a 5-1-0 record over the span...Freshmen Anthony Florentino, Conor McPhee, Niko Rufo, Kyle McKenzie and Josh Monk all made their Friar debuts over the weekend, with Florentino and McPhee scoring their first career goals on Saturday night...Jon Gillies stopped 63 of the 64 shots he faced in the two games, including a 38-save shutout in PC's 3-0 win on Saturday. The shutout was the sixth of Gillies' Friar career, moving him into sole possession of second place on the Providence College career shutouts list and one behind Tyler Sims (7)…Junior Ross Mauermann has registered six points in the three season openers he has played in (3g,3a) and his goal on Friday night was the fourth short-handed tally of his Friar career.
Vermont: Vermont opened up its 50th anniversary season this weekend with a two-game series at No. 7 North Dakota…The Catamounts had a 3-1 lead on Friday but lost 5-3, then came back from two goals down on Saturday to tie UND 2-2. It marked just the third and fourth meetings between the schools in the all-time series...UVM was making its first ever trip to North Dakota and to Ralph Engelstad Arena…Sophomore defenseman Yvan Pattyn played against his older brother Stephane, who is a junior forward for North Dakota…Nine of the squad's 10 freshmen saw action during the weekend set…Freshman Mike Santaguida made 31 saves in each game in his first two collegiate starts in net…Rookies Tom Forgione and Rob Hamilton each collected their first career goals on Friday night, while Brady Shaw posted his first career point with an assist.