November 18, 2013
HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS
Derek Arnold, UML (Sr., F, Foxboro, Mass.) Notched three goals for the River Hawks in three wins, including a two-goal effort on Thursday at Penn State.
Robbie Baillargeon, BU (Fr., F, Enfield, Conn.) Scored a goal and assisted on the game-winning tally in BU's 4-1 win over Connecticut on Sunday.
Brian Billett, BC (Jr., G, Brunswick, Maine) Stopped 60-of-64 shots (.938 save%) in a three-point weekend against UMass in two games combined.
Doug Carr, UML (Sr., G, Hanover, Mass.) Led the River Hawks to two victories on the week stopping 54 shots (.947 save%) vs. Princeton and Penn State.
Ryan Fitzgerald, BC (Fr., F, North Reading, Mass.) Scored a goal and an assist this weekend against Massachusetts.
Jon Gillies, PC (So., G, South Portland, Maine) In two wins this weekend at Vermont, he stopped 60 of the 62 shots (.968 save%) he faced.
Branden Gracel, UM (Sr., F, Calgary, Alta.) Scored twice and added an assist in the weekend series vs. No. 7 Boston College.
Matt Grzelcyk, BU (So., F, Charlestown, Mass.) Grzelcyk earned a pair of assists in the Terriers' 4-1 victory against UConn on Sunday
Kevin Hayes, BC (Sr., F, Dorchester, Mass.) Scored the game-winning power play goal on Thursday at UMass and assisted on Friday night.
Clayton Jardine, MC (Jr., F, Lacombe, Alta.) Scored the Warriors' first goal Saturday and assisted on the second at Notre Dame.
Tyler Kelleher, UNH (Fr., F, Longmeadow, Mass.) Notched a pair of assists on the week to help UNH to a 3-0-0 record in the three games played.
Mario Lucia, ND (So., F, Plymouth, Minn.) Had a goal and an assist in the weekend series with Merrimack.
Pete Massar, UVM (Sr., F, Williston, Vt.) Registered a team-high nine shots on goal over the weekend vs. No. 5 Providence.
Steven McParland, PC (So., F, Schreiber, Ont.) Notched two assists in Saturday night's 3-0 win at Vermont, including an assist on the game winner.
Brian Morgan, Maine (Fr., F, Windham, N.H.) Scored two goals and added an assist in Maine's 7-0 win over Boston University on Friday night.
Martin Ouellette, Maine (Sr., G, St.-Hippolyte, Que.) Recorded 34 saves as Maine shut out Boston University 7-0 on Friday night.
Nick Roberto, BU (Fr., F, Wakefield, Mass.) Scored the eventual game-winner against UConn.
Nick Saracino, PC (So., F, St. Louis, Mo.) Scored a goal and added an assist for a two-point weekend in Providence's sweep at Vermont.
Peter Schneider, ND (So., F, Vienna, Austria) Recorded the first multiple-goal game of his career with two goals in the 4-0 win over Merrimack (Nov. 15).
Devin Shore, Maine (So., F, Ajax, Ont.) Scored a goal and added an assist in Maine's 7-0 win over BU on Friday night.
Nick Sorkin, UNH (Jr., F, Rockville, Md.) Registered four points (3g,1a) on the week in a span of three games with 13 shots on goal.
Steven Summerhays, ND (Sr., G, Anchorage, Alaska) Stopped 56-of-58 shots (.966 save%) in the series vs. MC, including with a 4-0 shutout Friday.
Rasmus Tirronen, MC (MC, Jr., G, Espoo, Finland) Led the team to a 2-2 draw with 32 saves (.941) vs. Notre Dame Saturday night on the road.
T.J. Tynan, ND (Sr., F, Orland Park, Ill.) Scored a short-handed goal in the 2-2 tie vs. Merrimack with six shots and two blocked shots.
CAREER FIRSTS/MILESTONES/WHO'S HOT
Derek Arnold, UML (FOXBORO, MASS.) had a four-game goal scoring streak snapped Saturda y at Penn State . Arnold scored the game winners in two of the four games
Shawn Bates , MC (Fort Saskatchewan , Alta .) Appeared in 100th career game Friday night at Notre Dame
Adam Chapie, UML (Oxford, Mich.) has EIGHT points (5g,3a) in the last six games
Johnny Gaudreau, BC (Carneys Point, N.J.) Extended his point streak to six games with a goal on Thursday night and an assist on Friday against UMass. He has accounted for seven goals and five assists during that span
Jon Gillies, PC (SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE) posted his school record eighth career shutout on Saturday night at VERMONT IN HIS 45TH CAREER START FOR PC
Josh Monk, PC (Langley, B.C.) registered his first career point with an assist on Friday night AT VERMONT
Colton Saucerman, NU (Colorado Springs, Col.) has five points in his last five games (1G, 4a) and is tied for second in the league in defensemen scoring
Mike Stenerson, VERMONT (Surrey, B.C.) Scored first career goal on Friday night
Mike Szmatula , NU (COMMERCE, MICH.) has at least one point in 10 of Northeastern's 11 games this season (four goals, 12 assists), and leads the nation in rookie scoring (1.45 points per game).
Ali Thomas, ND (NEW YORK, N.Y.) scored his first career goal in just his second career game in the 4-0 win over Merrimack ON FRIDAY
VERMONT Penalty Kill Perfect 19-for-19 at home this season
Boston College: Kevin Hayes scored his third power play goal of the season and 11th of his career on Thursday night. He has tallied 11 power play goals in his career, making up nearly half his total career of 23. Hayes has scored a goal in three straight games now, marking a career high. Previously, he scored backto- back goals on three occasions. Rookie Ryan Fitzgerald continues to dominate in his early goings at Boston College. The Boston Bruins draft pick has scored at least one point in his last six contests. Fitzgerald has accounted for four goals and four assists in his last six outings. After Sunday, Fitzgerald is tied as the ninthhighest scorer amongst all freshmen. Johnny Gaudreau scored a goal in his last five games, netting his fifth on Thursday night at the Mullins Center. It marked his longest-career goal-scoring streak as an Eagle. Gaudreau remains the country's leading point scorer for the second-straight week as the third-year forward is averaging 1.82 points per game. Despite scoring just four goals combined this weekend, the Eagles' offense is still leading the country. Boston College has set the precedent with 4.45 goals per game.
Boston University: Eight of the Terriers' last 10 goals have been scored during the second period…The Terriers are outscoring their opponents 17-7 in the middle period thus far this season but have tallied just nine goals in the first and third periods combined…BU's 7-0 loss at Maine on Friday was its most lopsided defeat since an 8-1 contest at Providence on Feb. 17, 1995…Following that result, BU reeled off 10 straight wins en route to the fourth NCAA title in program history…Sophomore Danny O'Regan (Needham, Mass.) opened the scoring in Sunday's victory against UConn with his team-leading fourth goal of the season…Sophomore Matt O'Connor (Toronto, Ont.) nearly posted his first collegiate shutout on Sunday, but settled for a 28-save performance in the 4-1 win…Sunday also marked the return of Joe Pereira to Agganis Arena, as the former BU captain is in his first season as an assistant coach at UConn.
Maine: Maine defeated Boston University 7-0 on Friday night. It was the most lopsided win for the Black Bears since defeating St. Lawrence 10-1 on Nov. 28, 2009. It is the first time that Maine has scored seven goals on the Terriers since defeating them 8-4 on Jan. 23, 2004…The shutout was the second in three games for the Black Bears…Maine had five different players tally both a goal and an assist on Friday night…Freshman Brian Morgan recorded his first multi-goal game as he finished with two goals and an assist for three points…Defenseman Ben Hutton (Prescott, Ont.) scored Maine's third goal short-handed, while the Black Bears were killing a five-on-three Boston University power play. Hutton has four goals on the season with three coming on the power play and one short-handed…Maine has scored at least one power play goal in seven straight games…Martin Ouellette (St.-Hippolyte, Que.) has an impressive 1.39 GAA and a .953 save percentage in Hockey East conference play this season…Four of Maine's top five scorers on the season are either freshmen or sophomores…Rookie Cam Brown (Natick, Mass.) leads the way with nine points, while classmate Blaine Byron (Manotick, Ont.) has eight points.
Massachusetts: UMass became the first team to take a Hockey East point from Boston College this past weekend, earning a 2-2 tie in come-from-behind fashion on Friday at Conte Forum…The Minutemen are now 1-0-1 in their last two trips to Conte Forum after snapping a previous streak of 13 straight losses…Senior Branden Gracel has scored in two straight games and currently leads the Minutemen with five goals on the season…On Friday at Boston College, he logged his second multi-point game of the season and 16th of his career with a goal and an assist. Gracel's tally to send Friday's game to overtime was his third power-play goal of the year, the team's 15th of the season to tie the squad for second in the nation in power-play goals…Senior Conor Sheary had a multi-point night, as well, with two assists on Friday against the Eagles, his first multi-point game of the season and 14th of his career…Senior Joel Hanley chipped in his team-best eighth assist of the year to rank tied for 10th in Hockey East…Hanley is tied for second in Hockey East in power play points (7) and tied for fourth in defenseman scoring (8 pts).
UMass-Lowell: Playing three games in four nights this week,, all on the road, UMass Lowell went a perfect 3-0, upping their road record to 6-1…After being held scoreless for the team's first seven games, Derek Arnold embarked on a four game goal scoring (5 goals) streak, picking up a pair of game-winners in that span; the streak was snapped at Penn State on Friday…The River Hawks continue to exploit the luxury of having two All-Star goaltenders; playing in the stretch of four games over seven nights, UMass Lowell alternated Connor Hellebuyck and Doug Carr, with Hellebuyck picking up a loss to Northeastern last Saturday and a win Penn State on Thursday and Carr picking up a pair of wins, Tuesday at Princeton and Friday at Penn State…In the first game of a two-game set, Penn State stopped a streak of six straight games in which the River Hawks had scored on the power play; after starting the season 1-25 with the man advantage, Lowell had been on a tear, going 10-27 (37%) before the streak was halted on Thursday…Adam Chapie leads the team with 6 goals and 9 points in 12 games played.
Merrimack: Merrimack picked up its first point in league play this season Saturday night...The Warriors are still searching for their first victory on the road (0-4-1) and against a non-Atlantic Hockey school...Saturday night's overtime contest was Merrimack's first since a March 8, 2013, overtime victory at home against Massachusetts (4-3)...Previously this season, the Warriors had been 1- 4-0 when trailing after two periods; the lone win came against Army on Oct. 26, when Merrimack erased a 2-1 deficit in the third and eventually won, 4-2...Junior Rasmus Tirronen ranks 19th nationally in goals-against average (2.05) and 22nd in save percentage (.926)...Merrimack's offense ranks 56th nationally (1.80) but its defense ranks 16th (2.40)...Merrimack is the second-most penalized team in Hockey East, averaging 15.6 penalty minutes per game
New Hampshire: The University of New Hampshire secured a 3-0-0 record on the week while gaining four points in Hockey East with a series sweep over Northeastern. The Wildcats have won each of the last five games played and have outscored opponents 24-4 in the stretch. The last time the 'Cats won five straight was in the 2008-09 season. Netminder Casey DeSmith had a shutout streak of 199:15 spanning four games. Prior to Saturday's scoreless first period, the Wildcats had a streak of 14 consecutive regular periods in which at least one goal was scored. Blueliner Trevor van Riemsdyk currently holds a five-game point streak (2g,5a). Matt Willows (1g,3a), Nick Sorkin (4g,1a) and Kevin Goumas (2g,5a) have each scored in the last four games...Jeff Silengo has two goals and one assist over the last three games.
Northeastern: NU's freshman class has 11 goals and 34 assists this season, which is third in the nation behind Boston College and Minnesota for most points for a rookie class…Mike Szmatula's nine-game point streak was snapped on Friday night; it was the longest active streak in the nation…Northeastern was shutout for the first time this season on Friday, and the first time since the 2012-13 season finale against Boston University.
NOTRE DAME: Notre Dame's 2-2 tie with Merrimack was the first tie game played at the Compton Family Ice Arena (3rd season) and the first home tie for the Irish since Jan. 29, 2011 versus Miami (2-2)…Senior goaltender Steven Summerhays recorded his third shutout of the season and the ninth of his career in the 4-0 win over Merrimack. He also assisted on a goal, the fourth assist of his career to tie him for Notre Dame's assist record for a goaltender with Bob McNamara (1979-83). Summerhays' three shutouts ties him for first in Hockey East and in the country this season…Notre Dame's penalty killers were 6-for-6 versus Merrimack and scored a short-handed goal (T.J. Tynan). For the year, the Irish lead Hockey East and the nation in penalty killing with a 93.0% success rate (53-of-57)…When Notre Dame scores the first goal of the game, the Irish are 7-0-1…Defenseman Kevin Lind led Notre Dame with seven blocked shots versus Merrimack and the Irish had 33 blocks in the two-game series.
Providence College: Providence posted a weekend sweep at Vermont for the first time in program history (five tries) to run its winning streak to five games…In his 45th start as a Friar, sophomore Jon Gillies became Providence's all-time leader in career shutouts with eight, surpassing the seven career shutouts Tyler Sims had (2004-08)…Following a two-goal effort in game one of the series, junior forward Ross Mauermann notched a goal and an assist on Saturday for his sixth multi-point game of the season. Mauermann has at least a point in nine of Providence's 11 games…There was a ceremonial puck drop preceding the game between Team IMPACT players Kevin Rich (Providence College) and Jack Lyman (Vermont)…Derek Army skated in his 121st consecutive game of his Friar career on Saturday night (he has played every game since arriving on campus)…Steven McParland notched two assists on Saturday night to move his season total to six, a single season career-high mark…Providence is one of five teams with just one loss, joining Quinnipiac, Minnesota, St. Cloud State and Yale…On Saturday night, Noel Acciari scored the shorthanded game-winning goal for the second time in the three games (also did so at Merrimack on Nov. 8)…The game winner was the second of Acciari's career, while it was his third shorthanded tally.
Vermont: Friday night marked the first time this season that Vermont has trailed entering the third period...UVM's penalty kill is ranked sixth in the country at 88.7 percent for the season…The Catamounts are a perfect 19-for-19 on the kill in four home games at Gutterson Fieldhouse…Vermont is 33-for-36 in shorthanded situations during Hockey East play, a 91.7 percent success rate which ranks second in the league…The Cats have allowed just two 5-on-4 power play goals since Oct. 12, the second game of the season at North Dakota…Mike Stenerson scored his first career goal on Friday night in the third period vs. No. 5 Providence to tie the game 2-2…15 different players have at least one goals this year, and 20 of the 22 skaters to see action have recorded a point…Beginning next Sunday vs. UMass Amherst (4 p.m.), the Catamounts begin a season-long nine-game homestand which runs until Jan. 4, 2014…UVM will host Military Appreciation Day on Sunday against Massachusetts…The team will wear special camouflage jerseys that will be auctioned off to benefit Vermont Veterans Affairs.