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Weekly Release: Puck Drops on 31st Hockey East Season With Three League Games
- High-Scoring Games a Theme as Hockey East kicks off 2014-15 Regular Season -
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Photo WARRIOR HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#8 JONATHAN TURK, VERMONT
(Jr., F; Calgary, Alta.)
Jonathan Turk scored a hat trick and added an assist for a four-point effort in a 6-2 win over No. 16 Northeastern Saturday night. The junior forward posted a plus-4 rating in the victory, and his first tally stood up as the game-winning goal. Warrior
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
#26 BRIAN PINHO, PROVIDENCE
(Fr. F; North Andover, Mass.)
Playing in his first two games as a Friar, Pinho netted a goal in each game over a weekend split on the road against Ohio State. On Saturday night, he scored on a quick wrist shot with just 45 seconds remaining in overtime in a 2-1 win for the Friars, giving Hockey East three points in the Big Ten/Hockey East Challenge. Pro Ambitions
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Photo HEA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#32 RASMUS TIRRONEN, MERRIMACK
(Sr. G; Espoo, Finland)
Senior netminder Rasmus Tirronen shut the door on Holy Cross this past weekend and helped the Merrimack Warriors start the season off with two victories. Logging 119:57 in ice time, Tirronen turned away 49 of the 52 shots he faced (.942 SV%) and owns a 1.50 GAA out of the gate. Hockey East
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Warrior Hockey Player of the Week Jonathan Turk of Vermont
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ARMY ROTC THREE STARS AWARD
At the conclusion of every Hockey East game, the "Army ROTC Three Stars of The Game" are selected by the members of the media. Season leaders in 2014-2015 include:
Name Cl. Pos. School
Evan Campbell So. F UML
Jack Eichel Fr. F BU
Robert Francis Jr. F UML
Mike Paliotta Sr. D UVM
Evan Rodrigues Sr. F BU
Jonathan Turk Jr. F UVM
Army ROTC


HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS

Connor LaCouvee, BU (Fr., G, Qualicum Beach, B.C.) Made 31 saves on 32 shots in his collegiate debut, backstopping BU in their victory against UMass.

Spencer Naas, UConn (Fr., F, Minnetonka, Minnesota) Picked up a goal and an assist in his first two collegiate games against Penn State.

Terrence Wallin, UMass Lowell (Sr., F, Yardley, Pennsylvania) Poured in two goals for the River Hawks in a 7-3 win over St. Thomas.

Hampus Gustafsson, Merrimack (So., F, Ljungby, Sweeden) Finished the weekend at +2 with a team-high two points, including Saturday night's gamewinning goal against Holy Cross.

Trevor Mingoia, Providence (Jr., F, Fairport, New York) Contributed a goal and an assist in a road split against Ohio State, and is tied for the team lead with a +3 mark.

Tom Parisi, Providence (Jr., D, Commack, New York) Notched two points (1G, 1A), blocked four shots, and posted a +2 in a road split against Ohio State.

Mike Paliotta, Vermont (Sr., D, Ft. Westport, Connecticut) Registered a four-point night with a power play goal and three assists against Northeastern on the road.


HOCKEY EAST NEWS FEED

BIG TEN/HOCKEY EAST CHALLENGE: After the first series, the Big Ten holds a 5-4 lead over HEA. UConn tied Penn State before Providence got three points for a road win over Ohio State to put HEA on the board.

BLUE OUT: A crowd of 7,326 fans saw UMass Lowell down Boston College ... It was the second-largest crowd in Tsongas Center history and the 2,365 students was a new record ... Junior Robert Francis and freshman forward Michael Louria scored their first collegiate goals against the Eagles.

FIRST BITE: In addition to Eichel's impressive debut with Boston University, Terrier freshmen A.J. Greer and Nikolas Olsson recorded their first career goals ... In all, six Terriers had multi-point games ... The eight goals were the most by the Terriers in a season opener since 1999-00 (8-3 win vs. Air Force) and most in a Hockey East opener since 9-4 win vs. Northeastern in 1992-93.

POLAR BEARS: Six different players made their Maine Black Bear debut this weekend in Alaska ... Captain Devin Shore extended his consecutive games played stream to 75 games, having never missed a game ... Six of Maine's nine points on the weekend were scored by sophomores.

FRESH MC: Merrimack freshman Brett Seney and Jace Hennig potted their first collegiate goals over the weekend, while fellow rookies Mathieu Tibbet and Marc Biega posted their first collegiate assists.

PC FIRSTS: Brian Pinho and Logan Day scored their first career goals over the weekend against Ohio State.

HUSKIES STICK TOGETHER: UConn rookies Spencer Naas and Johnny Austin, high school teammate in Minnesota, both scored their first collegiate goals over the weekend.

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