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October 21, 2013
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WEEKLY RELEASE: MASSACHUSETTS, NORTHEASTERN, NOTRE DAME ALL SWEEP SERIES
- LEAGUE GOES 4-1-1 VS. BIG TEN IN SIX GAMES OVER WEEKEND -
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Photo HOCKEY EAST PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#26 DAN KOLOMATIS, MERRIMACK
(Junior Defenseman; Basking Ridge, N.J.)
Kolomatis posted five points on the week for Merrimack, tallying two assists in Friday night's 3-2 setback against Mercyhurst before registering three more (1g,2a) on Saturday in the 5-2 win vs. the Lakers. Hockey East
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS CO-ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
#13 VINCE HINOSTROZA, NOTRE DAME
(Freshman Forward; Bartlett, Ill.)
Hinostroza had four points (2g,2a) in sweep of Michigan Tech. Had one assist in 3-2 win and two goals and an assist in 7-3 win on Sunday. Pro Ambitions
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS CO-ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
#19 MIKE SZMATULA, NORTHEASTERN
(Freshman Forward; Commerce, Mich.)
Szmatula had a three-point weekend in two games against Holy Cross, including his first collegiate goal on Saturday at Matthews Arena. Pro Ambitions
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Photo HEA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#39 STEVE MASTALERZ, MASSACHUSETTS
(Junior Goaltender; North Andover, Mass.)
Mastalerz registered 62 saves (.954) in the home series vs. Michigan State, including 31 saves in each victory at the Mullins Center. Hockey East
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Photo HOCKEY EAST TEAM OF THE WEEK
MASSACHUSETTS MINUTEMEN
The Minutemen swept Big Ten foe Michigan State over the weekend at the Mullins Center by scores of 3-1 and 5-2. UMass went 5-for-13 (38.4%) on the power play over the weekend vs. the Spartans.  
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Hockey East Player of the Week Dan Kolomatis of Merrimack College
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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 2013-14 season leaders to date:
Rk. Name Cl. Pos. School
1. Sean Maguire So. G BU
2. Garrett Noonan Sr. D BU
3. Ahti Oksanen So. D BU
Army ROTC


HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS

Zach Aston-Reese, NU (Fr., F, Staten Island, N.Y.) Logged four assists in two games against Holy Cross, including a career-high three helpers on Saturday.

Robbie Baillargeon (Fr., F, Enfield, Conn.) Notched three points (1g,2a) in BU's 7-3 win over No. 2 Wisconsin Saturday.

Mike Collins, MC (Sr., F, Boston, Mass.) Notched four assists for Merrimack during Saturday night's 5-2 victory over Mercyhurst.

Johnny Gaudreau, BC (Jr., F, Carneys Point, N.J.) Recorded three points (1g,2a), including the game-winner in a 9-2 beating of Wisconsin on Friday night.

Kevin Goumas, UNH (Sr., F, Long Beach, N.Y.) Factored in all three of UNH goals (2g,1a) this weekend against No. 5 Michigan.

Joel Hanley, UMass (Sr., D, Keswick, Ont.) Helped UMass to a pair of wins over Michigan State with three points (1g,2a) over the two games.

Kevin Hayes, BC (Sr., F, Dorchester, Mass.) Recorded his second-straight three-point game with a goal and two assists in Friday'as 9-2 triumph.

Sam Herr, ND (So., F, Hinsdale, Ill.) Totaled three points (2g,1a), with six shots on goal and was +2 in a pair of wins over Michigan Tech.

Stu Higgins, Maine (Jr., F, Troy, Mich.) Scored both of Maine's goals in a 2-1 win over Bentley on Saturday night.

Cason Hohmann (Jr., F, Arlington, Texas) Set a career high with four points (1g,3a) in Saturday's 7-3 win over No. 2 Wisconsin.

Justin Hussar, MC (So., F, Lancaster, N.Y.) Tallied a goal in each game this weekend for Merrimack in the series split with Mercyhurst

Steven Iacobellis, UMass (Fr., F, Port Coquitlam, B.C.) Posting a three-point (2g,1a) night in UMass' come-from-behind 5-2 win over the Spartans on Saturday.

Shane Luke, PC (Jr., F, Dauphin, Man.) Had two goals including the game winner in Providence's 10-4 win over AIC.

Michael Matheson, BC (So., D, Pointe-Claire, Que.) Registered a career-high +7 rating and added his first goal of the season vs. Wisconsin on Friday.

Ross Mauermann, PC (Jr., F, Janesville, Wis.) Led the Friars with four points (1g,3a) in the 10-4 win over AIC on Saturday.

Garrett Noonan, BU (Sr., D, Norfolk, Mass.) Scored a goal and added two assists in Saturday's triumph against the Badgers.

Matt O'Connor, BU (So., G, Toronto, Ont.) Turned in a 40-save performance (.930 save%) to lead BU to a 7-3 victory against No. 2 Wisconsin on Saturday.

Ahti Oksanen, BU (So., D, Kirkkonummi, Finland) Recorded a goal, two assists, four blocked shots and a +2 rating over the weekend.

Braden Pimm, NU (Sr., F, Fort St. John, B.C.) Registered four points (2g,2a) in the series sweep of Holy Cross.

Troy Power, UMass (Jr., F, Camarillo, Calif.) Registered a career-high three-point effort in UMass' 5-2 win over Michigan State on Saturday.

Derick Roy, NU (Fr., G, Lac-Beauport, Que.) Made 26 saves at Holy Cross in his second collegiate start.

Kevin Roy, NU (So, F. Lac-Beauport, Que.) had a three-point weekend with two goals and one assist against Holy Cross.

Robbie Russo, ND (Jr., D, Westmont, Ill.) Totaled a goal and two assists with four blocked shots in sweep of Michigan Tech.

T.J. Tynan, ND (Sr., F, Orland Park, Ill.) Had a goal and two assists in sweep of Michigan Tech. Notched game winner in 3-2 win on Friday night.


CAREER FIRSTS/MILESTONES/WHO'S HOT

Mark Adams, PC (Boxford, Mass.) scored his first career goal versus AIC ON SATURDAY

Robbie Baillargeon, BU (Enfield, Conn.) Scored his first career goal on Saturday VS. WISCONSIN

Brooks Behling, PC (Pittsburgh, Pa.) scored his first career point WITH AN ASSIST VS. AIC

Austin Cangelosi, BC (Estero, Fla.) Scored his first two collegiate goals IN FRIDAY's 9-2 WIN

Kevin Duane, BU (New Canaan, Conn.) Scored his first collegiate goal Friday vs. Rensselaer

Nathan Ferriero, NU (Essex, Mass.) recorded his first career point with an assist on Saturday

Johnny Gaudreau, BC (CARNEYS POINT, N.J.) scored his 100th point FRIDAY VS. WISCONSIN. IN 82 career games, HE HAS totaled 102 POINTS (44G,54A)

Adam Gilmour, BC (Hanover, Mass.) Posted his first collegiate points WITH three assists FRIDAY

Joel Hanley , UMass (Keswick , Ont .) Played in his 100th career game on Friday vs . Michigan State

Notre Dame FIGHTING IRISH OWNS A 11-1-2 RECORD in THE last 14 games

Ray Pigozzi , UMass (Evanston , Ill .) Registered HIS FIRST COLLEGIATE ASSISTS SATURDAY VS. MSU

Braden Pimm, NU (Fort St. John, B.C.) extended HIS point streak to four games (4G,2a)

KEVIN ROY, NU (Lac-Beauport, Que.) EXTENDED HIS POINT STREAK TO FOUR GAMES (5G,4a)

Niko Rufo, PC (Stoneham, Mass.) scored his first career goal versus AIC

MIKE SZMATULA, NU (COMMERCE, MICH.) TALLIED HIS FIRST CAREER GOAL SATURDAY VS. HOLY CROSS AND extended his point streak to four games (1g,7a)

John Stevens, NU (Sea Isle City, N.J.) RECORD HIS FIRST CAREER GOAL SATURDAY VS. HOLY CROSS

STEVEN SUMMERHAYS, ND (ANCHORAGE, ALASKA) With his 4-0-0 start this season, HE now OWNS A 40-24-3 CAREER RECORD and becomes the eighth goaltender in the program's history to win 40 or more games in his career


TEAM NOTES

Boston College: Boston College's 17-goal total through three games is the most for the Eagles since scoring 20 from Dec. 3 to Dec. 30, 2010. BC scored nine and five goals, in that order, over BU before hanging six on Colgate. The Eagles' 17-goal start is the most for the program since the 2002-03 season when York's club opened with 18 goals from Oct. 13 to Oct. 20. BC scored six, four and eight goals, to open the season. With those numbers, BC's offense of 5.67 goals per game is tops in the NCAA. Boston College's four-goal first period is the first for the Eagles' since they netted five in the opening frame against Providence on Feb. 25, 2012. The last time BC scored four goals in any period was in the second period against Vermont on March 9, 2013. Boston College's 49 shots is the most since BC has tacked up 50 against Northeastern on Feb. 21, 2010. The last time Boston College scored nine goals in a game was a 9-3 victory over Northeastern at Matthews Arena on Jan. 19, 2013. The last time the Eagles lit the lamp nine times at home was in a 9-0 victory against Massachusetts on Jan. 31, 2003. Adam Gilmour's first-career points came in the form of a playmaker, finishing with three assists in the win. Senior captain Patrick Brown scored his first goal of the season and first since a 4-1 win over Vermont in the Hockey East Tournament on March 16, 2013. It marks his first-career short-handed goal and BC's first since Bill Arnold netted one in a 4-2 win over Boston University on Nov. 11, 2012. With Brown's short-handed marker, the Eagles have matched last year's total. Michael Matheson was a plus-seven rating in Friday's win, marking the highest career total of any current Eagle. Travis Jeke held the highest mark with a plus-six rating against Northeastern on Jan. 19, 2013.

Boston University: Sophomore Ahti Oksanan had a hand in seven of BU's first nine goals this season, scoring once while adding six assists…BU's first eight goals of the 2013-14 campaign were scored by eight different players and 12 players already have at least one goal through four games…This season, BU will face nine of the 18 other teams who have claimed at least one NCAA title…The Terriers faced two of those opponents this past weekend (Rensselaer, Wisconsin) and will face two more this coming weekend (Michigan, Michigan State)…BU dressed eight freshmen against both RPI and Wisconsin…The Terriers' 7-3 triumph over the Badgers, which was Wisconsin's first visit to BU in 25 years, gave Hockey East two points in the Big Ten/Hockey East Challenge and they'll look for more this weekend with the two games in Michigan…The Terriers have won six of their last seven match-ups against teams who are members of the Big Ten Conference…The Wisconsin win also closed out a four-game homestand, which was the longest stretch of home games to open a season in program history…Saturday's scoring output was the most by a BU team since a 7-4 win at UMass Lowell on Feb. 17, 2012…Seven Terriers had a multi-point night against the Badgers…Sophomore Danny O'Regan (Needham, Mass.) combined for 35 faceoff wins over the weekend.

Maine: Maine defeated Bentley 2-1 in the Alfond Arena opener on Saturday night… Maine got both of its goals from Stu Higgins (Troy, Mich.)…Connor Leen (Chester, N.Y.) made great passes to set up Higgins for each goal…Prior to the game, Higgins had scored four goals in his first 75 games in a Black Bear uniform… The game against Bentley marked the first win for Maine head coach Red Gendron…Maine has killed 13 of 14 opponent power plays this season, including a lengthy five-on-three Saturday night… Maine hosts UMass for the start of a home and home weekend series with the Minutemen next weekend…The teams will play two non-conference games this weekend at Alfond Arena…Maine then travels to UMass the following weekend for a pair of Hockey East games…Maine head coach Red Gendron served as an assistant coach previously at UMass.

Massachusetts: Saturday night's contest marked the first time since Oct. 8, 2009 vs. RPI that a Minuteman squad had scored four or more power-play goals in a game…UMass went 5-for-13 on the power play for the weekend (38.5%) and currently ranks tied for second in the nation in power play percentage (32%) and total power-play goals (8) for the season…The Minutemen's second line of Ray Pigozzi, Steven Iacobellis and Troy Power contributed nine of UMass' 13 points in Saturday's victory over Michigan State…Newcomers had nine points (2g,7a) this weekend for UMass, including first career points for Pigozzi and Brandon Wahlin and sophomore transfer Ben Gallacher's first points as a Minuteman…The group of six newcomers who have seen action thus far this season have accounted for 10 of UMass' 31 points on the year, 32% of the squad's scoring…Senior Branden Gracel scored twice in Friday's win over Michigan State for his third career multigoal game and 15th career multi-point effort … Senior Conor Sheary was named UMass' captain for the 2013-14 season on Friday…Seniors Joel Hanley and Colin Shea both played in their 100th career games, over the weekend…Five of UMass' seniors have now reached the century mark for career games played…UMass opened its 2013-14 home campaign on Friday night in front of 7,078 fans at the Mullins center, the 25th largest home crowed in program history and second largest at home against a non-conference opponent.

UMass-Lowell: UMass Lowell dropped both ends of a home-and-home series with Quinnipiac with twin scores of 3-1…Defenseman Jake Suter picked up points in both games, assisting on the team's goals in each game…For the second consecutive weekend, the River Hawks platooned their goaltenders, with sophomore netminder Connor Hellebuyck (0-2-0, 2.57 GAA, .900 sv%) picking up 22 saves Friday and senior Doug Carr (1-1-0, 2.51 GAA, .912 sv%) moving to within five saves of the 2,000 career mark with 25 on Saturday…4 of the River Hawks six new players have appeared in all four of UMass Lowell's games this season with freshman defenseman Michael Kapla (0-2-2) and freshman forward Chris Maniccia (1-1-2) leading the newcomers in scoring.

Merrimack: Merrimack snapped an 0-for-9 skid on the power play with a 3-for-8 showing with the man advantage on Saturday night...Merrimack is 14-3-2 in its last 19 non-conference home games...Saturday night's five-goal output was the first since Jan. 12, 2013, when they put up six goals in a 6-0 win against Maine New Hampshire: UNH went 0-1-1 in a weekend series against against No. 5 Michigan…The Wildcats outshot the Wolverines 35-18 including a 14-2 edge in the third period…Jeff Wyer remained unbeaten at 1-0-1. He stopped 17 shots in Friday's 1-1 overtime tie. He has a 0.96 GAA and a .962 save percentage…Kevin Goumas factored in on all of UNH's goals on the weekend. He had an assist on Nick Sorkin's goal on Friday and potted both goals on Saturday night. Goumas is now just two points shy on becoming the 71st member of UNH Century Club. Trevor van Riemsdyk handed out assists on both of Goumas' goals on Saturday. He ranks in the top 10 nationally in assists (1.25 apg) and defensive scoring (6th- 1.25 ppg)…Jeff Wyer ranks third in the nation in GAA (0.96) and is fourth in save percentage at .962.

Northeastern: Northeastern is 4-0-0 for the first time since the 1993-94 season, and is one of three teams in the nation at 4-0-0…NU is one of five remaining undefeated teams in the nation…The Huskies are averaging 5.00 goals per game, which is tied for third in the nation while their 20 goals scored is tied for the most in the country…NU has scored eight power play goals this season, the second most in the country, and is tied with Massachusetts for second in the nation in power play percentage (32%)…Northeastern has held its opponents to two goals or fewer in each of its four games this season, and is tied for second in the country with a 1.50 goals against average…NU logged 53 shots on goal on Saturday, the second time this season that the Huskies have generated at least 50 shots on goal; they are leading the country with 44.75 shots on goal per game…A win at St. Lawrence on Friday would move the Huskies to 5-0-0 for the first time since the 1988-89 season…Kevin Roy is tied for second in the nation with 2.25 points per game, and tied for second with 1.25 goals per game...Mike Szmatula leads the nation in rookie scoring with 2.00 points per game, and is second in the country with four assists

NOTRE DAME: Notre Dame's 4-0-0 start is the best under head coach Jeff Jackson in his nine seasons at Notre Dame. The 4-0-0 start is the best for the Irish since a 6-0-0 start to open the 1998-99 season...With the two wins over Michigan Tech, Notre Dame now has a 10-game home winning streak that started on Jan. 26 of last season...Vince Hinostroza and Sam Herr each had career-high three-point games (2g, 1a) in the 7-3 win over Michigan Tech...Goaltender Steven Summerhays saw his personal best 147:27 minute scoreless streak snapped in the 3-2 win over the Huskies when they scored at the 2:21 mark of the second period on Friday night. The last time Notre Dame had four or more power-play goals in a game was on Nov. 28, 2008 when the Irish had four in a 4-1 win over Western Michigan…Notre Dame has not trailed in a game this season. The Irish have had the lead for 157:11 of 240 total minutes and have been tied for the other 82:49.

Providence College: The Friars scored 10 goals for the first time since Oct. 12, 2002 (11-0 home win over Iona)...Providence has opened a season with three consecutive wins for the first time since 2003...PC now leads the all-time series against AIC, 11-3-0...Freshman goaltender Nick Ellis recorded his first career win in his first career start...Senior Mark Adams and sophomore Brooks Behling each made their season debuts...Shane Luke set a career high with two goals. Luke has a three-game point streak (2-2-4)...Junior Ross Mauermann set career highs in assists (3) and points (4). Mauermann has a three-game goal scoring streak ...The Friars had a season-high 46 shots on goal in the game…The Friar penalty kill unit has started the season 19-for-19.

Vermont: Vermont had this past weekend off after starting the season at No. 7 North Dakota on Oct. 11-12...Nine of the squad's 10 freshmen saw action during the weekend set in Grand Forks, N.D.…This weekend, the Catamounts travel to Philadelphia to face the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 5 p.m. in the Big Ten/Hockey East Challenge at the Wells Fargo Center, which will host the 2014 NCAA Frozen Four…The schools squared off last year in the inaugural Philadelphia College Hockey Faceoff with Penn State winning 4-2.

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