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February 3, 2014
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WEEKLY RELEASE: WILDCATS SWEEP #14 NOTRE DAME TO MOVE UP STANDINGS
UMass Lowell Keeps Pace With Sweep of Merrimack; #2 BC Blanks #7 PC; BU-UMass Tie
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Photo WARRIOR HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#27 KEVIN GOUMAS, NEW HAMPSHIRE
(Senior Forward; Long Beach, New York)
Goumas was named the #2 Star in each of the Wildcats' wins over Notre Dame this past weekend. He went 1-2-3 in a 4-2 win on Friday and 1-1-2 in Saturday's 5-2 triumph. Warrior
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
#30 THATCHER DEMKO, BOSTON COLLEGE
(Freshman Goaltender; San Diego, Calif.)
Recorded his first career shutout Friday night, 2-0, at #7 Providence, stopping all 30 Friar shots. Pro Ambitions
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Photo HEA CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#29 CONNOR HELLEBUYCK, UMASS LOWELL
(Sophomore Goaltender; Commerce, Mich.)
Won a pair of games against Merrimack, stopping 23 shots in a 4-2 win and following up with a 33-save shutout, 4-0. Hockey East
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Photo HEA CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#29 MATT O'CONNOR, BOSTON UNIVERSITY
(Sophomore Goaltender; Toronto, Ont.)
Made 46 saves in a 3-3 OT tie at UMass on Friday. BU was outshot 38-15 after two periods but O'Connor had the Terriers in the lead at that point, 2-1. Hockey East
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Photo HOCKEY EAST TEAM OF THE WEEK
NEW HAMPSHIRE WILDCATS
The Sons of Dick Umile swept #14 Notre Dame in a set of key conference games at the Whittemore Center, 4-2 and 5-2, to move from sixth place to fourth in the conference standings.  
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Warrior Hockey Player of the Week Kevin Goumas of New Hampshire
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HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS

Johnny Gaudreau, BC (Jr., F, Carneys Point, N.J.) Extended his overall point streak to 21 games with a goal against No. 7 Providence on Friday night, with 20 goals and 23 assists for 43 points during those 21 games. He also continued his season-long conference point streak to 14 games, with 13 goals and 14 assists for 27 points in league play.

Cason Hohmann, BU (Jr., F, Arlington, Texas) Scored a goal and added an assist in BU's 3-3 tie against UMass on Friday night.

Ray Pigozzi, UMass (Fr., F, Evanston, Ill.) With the extra skater on, the freshman scored the game-tying goal with 50.9 seconds left in regulation on a tip-in to help UMass earn a 3-3 tie against Boston University, after erasing a two-goal deficit in the third period.

Chris LeBlanc, MC (Fr., F, Winthrop, Mass.) Scored a goal for the third striaght game on Friday night at UML, and currently leads Merrimack with five goals in Hockey East play.

Evan Campbell, UML (Fr., F, Port Coquitlam, B.C.) Registered two goals in UML's four-point weekend against Merrimack, including a goal in each victory.

Casey DeSmith, UNH (Jr., G, Rochester, N.H.) Posted a 2-0-0 record on the weekend in a sweep over No. 14 Notre Dame. In game one, DeSmith made a season high 38 saves on 40 shots, and in the second game, he made 32 saves on 34 shots to complete the sweep. He finished the weekend with a save percentage of .946 (70 saves, 74 shots faced) against the high-powered Notre Dame offense.

Mario Lucia, ND (So., F, Plymouth, Minn.) Lucia had his hand in three of Notre Dame's four goals in the series at New Hampshire. He scored twice and added an assist for three points in the series.

T.J. Tynan, ND (Sr., F, Orland Park, Ill.) Tynan had a goal and an assist in the series at New Hampshire, and his goal on Saturday gave him 150 points for his Notre Dame career.

Jon Gillies, PC (So., G, South Portland, Maine) The first goaltender since early December to hold the nation's top-ranked offense to two goals, Gillies stopped 28 of the 30 shots he faced on Friday night against Boston College. He posted a 2.04 GAA and .933 save percentage.

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