November 11, 2013
HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS
Noel Acciari, PC (So., F, Johnston, R.I.) Scored the shorthanded, game-winning goal in Providence's 1-0 win over Merrimack on Friday.
Bill Arnold, BC (Sr., F, Needham, Mass.) Totaled six points (3g,3a) on the weekend, including his 100th-career point at Boston University.
Casey DeSmith, UNH (Jr., G, Rochester, N.H.) Stopped 45 shots (.978 save%) in the series sweep over Massachusetts.
Grayson Downing, UNH (Jr., F, Abbotsford, B.C.) Notched four points (3g,1a) in two wins vs. UMass, including his first-career hat trick Saturday.
Ryan Fitzgerald, BC (Fr., F, North Reading, Mass.) Finished the weekend with four points (1g,3a) for the Eagles.
Anthony Florentino, PC (Fr., D, West Roxbury, Mass.) Notched three assists to help the Friars to a weekend sweep of Merrimack.
Jon Gillies, PC (So., G, South Portland, Maine) Went 2-0-0 against Merrimack with 54 saves (.964 save%), including a 23-save shutout Friday.
Kevin Hayes, BC (Sr., F, Dorchester, Mass.) Logged five points (2g,3a) on the weekend for the Eagles.
Brody Hoffman, UVM (So., G, Wilkie, Sask.) Stopped 36 of 38 shots (.947 save%) on Friday at Maine in his season debut for the Catamounts.
Ben Hutton, Maine (So., D, Prescott, Ont.) Scored the game-winning goal late in the third period in Maine's 2-0 win over Vermont on Friday night.
Mark Jankowski, PC (So., F, Dundas, Ont.) Scored two goals in Providence's come-from-behind win against Merrimack on Saturday night.
Stephen Johns, ND (Sr., D, Wampum, Pa.) Had a power play goal and two assists in the weekend split with Minnesota.
Tyler Kelleher, UNH (Fr., F, Longmeadow, Mass.) Earned four points (1g,3a) on the weekend to help UNH complete a series sweep of UMass.
Mario Lucia, ND (Sr., F, Plymouth, Minn.) Had two goals and one assist in Notre Dame's split with No. 1 Minnesota.
Sam Marotta, MC (Sr., G, Bridgewater, Mass.) Made 18 saves on 19 shots (.947 save%) against Providence College on Friday night.
Chris McCarthy, UVM (Sr., F, Collegeville, Pa.) Had the game-winning goal in the third period against Maine on Saturday night.
Martin Ouellette, Maine (Sr., G, St.-Hippolyte, Quebec) Went 1-1-0 on the week with (.929 save%) in the weekend split with Vermont.
Mario Puskarich, UVM (Fr., F, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.) Scored a goal Saturday at Maine and registered a team-high nine shots on goal over the weekend.
Nick Roberto, BU (Fr., F, Wakefield, Mass.) Scored BU's lone goal against BC on Friday at Agganis Arena.
Bryan Rust, Notre Dame (Sr., F, Novi, Mich.) Had two points (1g,1a) on the weekend vs. Minnesota, including a goal in the 4-1 win vs. Minnesota.
Colton Saucerman, NU (So., D, Colorado Springs, Colo.) Had two assists on Saturday in the 4-2 win at UMass Lowell.
Torin Snydeman, NU (So., F, Groton, Mass.) Had a goal and an assist at UMass Lowell for his first multi-point game as a Husky.
Mike Szmatula, NU (Fr., F, Commerce Township, Mich.) Had a goal and an assist on Saturday night at No. 11 UMass Lowell.
CAREER FIRSTS/MILESTONES/WHO'S HOT
Bill Arnold, BC (NEEDHAM, MASS.) scored his 100th career point ON FRIDAY AT BU. HE HAS AMASSED 104 POINTS (46G,58A) in 127 CAREER GAMES AT BC
Matias Cleland, UNH (Longmont, COL.) registered first career ASSIST in Satu rday 's 9-0 win at UMASS
Mike Collins, MC (BOSTON, MASS.) HAS nine points in HIS last five games
Johnny Gaudreau, BC (CARNEYS POINT, N.J.) scored his 50th-career goal.
Vince Hinostroza, ND (BARTLETT, ILL.) leads Notre Dame in scoring WITH 12 points (3g,9a). RANKS second among Hockey East rookies IN POINTS
Dan Kolomatis , MC (Basking Ridge, N.J.) HAS Seven points in HIS last six games
Chris LeBlanc, MC (WINTHROP, MASS.) potted first collegiate goal Satu rdaY AT PROVIDENCE
Chris Muscoby, VERMONT (Airdrie, AlTA.) Scored first career goal on Satu rday
Harry Quast, UNH (CHAGRIN FALLS, OHIO) registered HIS FIRST CAREER ASSIST SATURDAY AT UMASS
Kevin Roy, NU (Lac-Beauport, QUE.) has 14 points through nine games this season. It took him 16 games to reach that total last season
Eric Schurhamner, MAINE (St. Paul, Minn.) scored his first career goal on Satu rday VS. Vermont
Brady Shaw, VERMONT (Ottawa , Ont.) Recorded first career goal on Satu rdaY
Kyle Smith, UNH (LUMBERTON, N.J.) recorded his first career goal in Friday 's 4-1 win
Kevin Sneddon, VERMONT Posted 150th win at UVM and 200th win as Div. I head coach
Mike Szmatula , NU (COMMERCE, MICH.) riding a nine game point streak (4G, 11A)
Boston College: Bill Arnold becomes the 75th Eagles in program history to reach the 100-point plateau for his career. He has accounted for 46 goals and 58 assists in 127 games at The Heights. Arnold assisted on Johnny Gaudreau's goal who notched his 100th-career point earlier in the season. The last time Boston College and Army met on Oct. 22, 1994, Jerry York made his debut as Eagles' head coach behind the bench. After a seven-point weekend, including a pair of game-winning goals, Johnny Gaudreau leads the nation in points per game (2.00). He has scored nine goals and nine assists and as many games. Gaudreau's 14- career game winning goals is the most of any active player in college hockey... Sunday's 11-0 win over Army was the Eagles largest margin of victory since beating Boston State on Nov. 23 1976, 18-0. It also marks the most goals for BC since a 15-6 win over Lowell on Jan. 30, 1985 Sunday's shutout marks the first blanking since Oct. 26, 2012, when BC beat UMass Lowell, 1-0. Matthew Gaudreau, brother of Johnny Gaudreau, scored his first-collegiate goal in his BC debut against Army. It marks the first time a brother tandem scored a goal in the same game since Jimmy Hayes (2008-11) and Kevin Hayes each scored a goal in a 5-1 victory at UMass Lowell on Jan. 29, 2011.
Boston University: Amongst Hockey East goaltenders, sophomore Sean Maguire (Powell River, B.C.) ranks second in save percentage (.941) and fourth in goals-against average (2.03)…Senior Matt Ronan (Woburn, Mass.) played in his first-ever BU-BC game on Friday…BU has scored a power-play goal in each of its past three games…Freshman Robbie Baillargeon (Enfield, Conn.) is tied for the team lead amongst forwards in both points (7) and assists (5)…Only four BU players have more than seven career goals at the Division I level…BU will visit Maine on Friday (Nov. 15) and it will mark the first time since Feb. 16, 2008, that the rivals have met with neither team ranked in the USCHO.com Poll…The Black Bears will be the sixth team BU has faced this year that has won at least one NCAA title and the Terriers will face three more (North Dakota, Cornell, Harvard) in the coming weeks.
Maine: Maine split a weekend series with Vermont… Maine goalie Martin Ouellette (St.-Hippolyte, Que.) shut out Vermont 2-0 for his first shutout of the season…For Ouellette, it was his fourth career shutout…Maine's win on Friday night gave the Black Bears a 4-0-0 mark at home, the first time that Maine has won its first four home games since the 2006–07 season...Vermont entered the weekend having killed off 20 straight opponent power play, but Maine scored a pair of power play goals in its 2-0 win on Friday...Maine has been whistled for 16 penalties for 32 minutes in its four conference games, while its opponents have taken 29 penalties for 69 minutes…Ben Hutton (Prescott, Ont.) led all blueliners in scoring last year with four goals and 11 assists for 15 points…This season, he is among Maine's overall scoring leaders again from the blueline…Mark Anthoine (Lewiston, Maine) scored his team-leading fifth goal on Saturday, one more than he finished with all of last year. Anthoine has also matched his points total from last season already….Fourteen of Maine's 23 goals this season have been scored by either freshmen or sophomores…Martin Ouellette ranks fifth in the nation in minutes played this season.
Massachusetts: Freshman Steven Iacobellis scored his fourth of the season (third on the power play) on Friday at New Hampshire. Iacobellis is currently tied for the team lead in goals and power-play goals…Redshirt junior Troy Power registered an assist on Friday vs. the Wildcats, his team-best eighth point of the season. Power is now just one point shy of matching his previous single season best of nine points (achieved in 31 games as a sophomore in 2011-12)…UMass logged its 14th power-play goal of the season this weekend and is currently tied with Denver for first in the nation…The Minutemen are fourth in the nation in power play percentage (28.6%)…Senior Adam Phillips played in his 100th career game on Saturday night vs. UNH. Phillips is the sixth member of UMass' senior class to reach the century mark in games played, joining Conor Sheary (114), Michael Pereira (111), Branden Gracel (110), Joel Hanley (107) and Colin Shea (106).
UMass-Lowell: Northeastern stopped UMass Lowell's four-game winning streak with a 4-2 victory…The River Hawks scored both of its goals on the power play as the special teams continue to come on strong following a slow start to the season; after languishing in single digits early in the year, UMass Lowell is now 9-for-48 with the man-advantage and fourth in the conference at 18.8%…With all three players picking up points against the Huskies, Joe Pendenza (4-2-6), Scott Wilson (1-5-6) and Adam Chapie (4-2-6) moved into a three-way tie for the team's points lead with 6; Pendenza, Chapie and Ryan McGrath (4-1-5) lead the team with 4 goals apiece...The River Hawks will hit the road for three straight games this week, playing at Princeton on Tuesday before traveling to Penn State for Thursday and Friday match-ups; the team is next at home November 22-23 with a two-game set with Notre Dame.
Merrimack: Merrimack has allowed the opposition to score the game's first goal six times in eight tries this season. The only time the Warriors have lit the lamp first were last Friday against Bentley, and Saturday at Providence College... For the second time in three games, Merrimack saw six different skaters finish with exactly one point in a game, as the Warriors continued their trend of balanced scoring in 2013-14...An indicator of Merrimack's balanced offense I the fact that 16 different skaters have tallied at least one point in 2013-14, with its leading goal scorer (3) just one ahead of the next three (2), and its leading point scorers separated by just one. Five different players have at least three points, and two boast at least seven...The loss for Merrimack was the first when leading after two periods since Dec. 30, 2012, to Union. Merrimack was 43-2-4 previously, with the only losses being the aforementioned Union setback, and Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament in 2010.
New Hampshire: UNH earned its first conference wins with a home-and-home series sweep of UMass last weekend…The Wildcats earned a 4-1 win at home on Friday and shutout the Minutemen Saturday with a 9-0 win…The last time UNH scored nine goals in a game was in a 9-1 win over Alabama-Huntsville on Nov. 26, 2011…Saturday's game was the first time the Wildcats had scored a shorthanded, power play and regular strength goal since Nov. 30 against UML…Grayson Downing notched his second-career hat trick on Saturday at UMass…Casey DeSmith registered 45 saves on 46 shots faced in the two game span for a .978 save percentage…Sophomore goalie Jamie Regan made his collegiate debut in the 9-0 win as he and DeSmith combined for UNH's first shutout since shutting out UMass on March 2, 2013…UNH defensemen tallied 10 points in the two games with four goals and six assists…Kevin Goumas and Trevor van Riemsdyk each have nine points through the first nine games.
Northeastern: Northeastern snapped a three-game losing streak on Saturday night at UMass Lowell, halting the River Hawks four-game winning streak in the process … In the last two seasons, the Huskies are 5-3-0 against teams that reached the Frozen Four in the previous season … NU's freshman class has 11 goals and 33 assists this season, which is the most points for any rookie class in the nation … 19 different skaters have recorded a point this season for the Huskies, the highest total through nine games since the 2006-07 season.
NOTRE DAME: Notre Dame's 4-1 win over No. 1 Minnesota on Friday night marked the 13th time in the program's history that the Irish have beaten a top-ranked team…the previous time was on Oct. 23, 2010 when Notre Dame defeated Boston College, 2-1, at the Joyce Center…Sophomore left wing Mario Lucia equaled a career high with two goals and one assist in the 5-4 loss to Minnesota, a team coached by his father, Don Lucia, a 1981 Notre Dame grad…After going 0-for- 12 on the power play at Vermont the previous weekend, the Irish were 3-for-8 with the man advantage against the Gophers…Senior goaltender Steven Summerhays had a season-high 31 saves in the 4-1 win over Minnesota, including 17 in a scoreless first period…Sophomore left wing Sam Herr recorded his second consecutive game-winning goal in the win over Minnesota and scored his third goal in a two-game span…Notre Dame plays its first home Hockey East series this coming weekend, Nov. 15-16, versus Merrimack…The Irish have faced the Warriors six times in the past and are 3-3-0. The last meeting came on March 26, 2011, in the NCAA Northeast Regional in Manchester, N.H., with the Irish taking a 4-3 overtime win.
Providence College: Providence posted a weekend sweep of Merrimack and is now carries the second best winning percentage in the country (7-1-1; .833)…Noel Acciari scored his second career shorthanded goal and his first career game-winning goal in Friday night's 1-0 win. It was Providence's first 1-0 win since Feb. 13, 2013 when PC posted a 1-0 win at New Hampshire...Over the weekend, Derek Army played his 119th consecutive game for the Friars, while Steven Shamanski played in his 101st game in a row...Sophomore Jon Gillies' posted his Providence College record-tying seventh career shutout on Friday night in just his 42nd career game. Gillies tied Tyler Sims' career shutout record, who did so from 2004-08 with his seventh shutout coming in his 94th career game... The Friars are unbeaten at home this season (6-0-1)...The Friars now have a 5-2-1 record against Merrimack under Head Coach Nate Leaman...Providence is 9-0-1 all-time when Mark Jankowski scores a goal.
Vermont: Vermont earned a split of a weekend series at Maine, winning 4-3 on Saturday after losing 2-0 on Friday…The Catamounts are 3-1-1 in their last five games against the Black Bears and are 9-7-2 all-time at Alfond Arena…Three freshmen tallied goals in the second period on Saturday, which included the first collegiate goals for Chris Muscoby and Brady Shaw…14 different players have scored UVM's 18 goals this season, and 20 of the team's 22 skaters who have seen action have recorded at least one point…Friday snapped a streak of 41 straight games that a freshman goalie had started for UVM as sophomore Brody Hoffman made 36 saves in his season debut…Rookie Mike Santaguida made 31 saves for the win on Saturday and has now made at least 30 saves in four of his six starts…The Catamounts had a streak of 24 consecutive penalty kills snapped in the third period on Friday after a 5-on-3 goal…UVM went 9-10 while a man down on Saturday and now ranks 12th in the country on the penalty kill at 87-percent for the season.