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Weekly Release: Naas Helps UConn Down Another Top 15 Team in No. 11 Vermont
No. 2 BU Pulls Out Dramatic Comeback Win Against Maine; Friars Shut Out Wildcats
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Photo WARRIOR HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#9 JACK EICHEL, BOSTON UNIVERSITY
(Fr. F; North Chelmsford, Mass.)
Eichel posted four points (1g, 3a) in No. 2 Boston University's two Hockey East wins over the weekend. The freshman forward assisted on the Terriers' first goal in their 3-2 come-from-behind victory on Friday against Maine, before scoring the game-winner in overtime. He then added two helpers in BU's 5-2 win at UConn on Saturday. Eichel currently leads the nation in points per game (1.90) and plus-minus (+15). Warrior
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
#8 SPENCER NAAS, UCONN
(Fr. F; Minnetonka, Minn.)
Naas helped the UConn Huskies clinch a 2-1 victory over No. 11 Vermont when he tipped home a shot midway through the second period. It marked the third Husky victory over a ranked opponent this year. Naas is currently third on the team with six points (3g, 3a) on the season. Pro Ambitions
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Photo HEA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#35 NICK ELLIS, PROVIDENCE
(So. G; Millersville, Md.)
After the first game of a two-tilt matchup against UNH was postponed, sophomore netminder Nick Ellis stopped all 29 shots faced Saturday to backstop the Friars to a 1-0 road win against the Wildcats. The clean sheet was Ellis's first-career shutout and his first win within Hockey East. Hockey East
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Warrior Hockey Player of the Week Jack Eichel of Boston University
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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
Jack Eichel Fr. F BU
Jon Gillies Jr. G PC
Colin Markison Sr. F UVM
Evan Rodrigues Sr. F BU
Mike Stenerson So. F UVM
Army ROTC


HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS

Chris Calnan, BC (So., F; Norwell, Massachusetts) Scored first power-play and game-winning goals of his career in his first two-goal performance over UMass.

Noah Hanifin, BC (Fr., D; Norwood, Massachusetts) Picked up his first-career three-point game (1g, 2a) Friday in a 4-1 win over UMass.

Ahti Oksanen, BU (Jr., F; Kirkkonummi, Finland) Netted three goals and added an assist in two Terrier wins, including the first two-goal game of his tenure in game at UConn.

Michael Louria, UML (Fr., F; Wexford, Pennsylvania) Registered two points (1g, 1a), including the game-winning goal, Thursday at Notre Dame.

Kevin Boyle, UML (Jr., G; Manalapan, New Jersey) Went undefeated at Notre Dame, stopping 47 of 50 shots to finish with a 1.44 GAA and .940 SV%.

Jared Kolquist, MC (Fr., D; Hermantown, Minnesota) Notched first two collegiate goals, including a game-winning goal, Friday at Northeastern.

Dalen Hedges, NU (So., F; Ottawa, Ontario) Recorded three points (1g, 2a) in a weekend split with Merrimack. Scored the game-winning goal Saturday and won 22 of 33 faceoffs on the weekend (66%).

Chad Katunar, ND (So., G; Victoria, British Columbia) Stopped 64 of 69 shots in two games, making a career-high 32 saves in both contests.

Trevor Mingoia, PC (Jr., F; Fairport, New York) Clinched a 1-0 victory at UNH Saturday with the lone goal for the Friars.

Brady Shaw, UVM (Fr., F; Federal Way, Washington) Posted three points in two road games, including his first-career game, finishing with and a plus-two rating.

Alexx Privitera, UVM (Jr., D; Old Tappan, New Jersey) Had a goal and an assist, including the eventual game-winner in an 11-1 victory over UMass.


HOCKEY EAST NEWS FEED

TOP EAGLE: With a 5-3 victory at UMass Friday, Boston College head coach Jerry York clinched victory number 502 behind the Eagles bench, making him the winningest coach in Boston College history.

SNEDDON SUCCESS: Vermont head coach Kevin Sneddon recorded the 225th victory of his NCAA Division I career and the 175th of his tenure with the Catamounts with an 11-1 victory at UMass Saturday.

BIG TEN/HOCKEY EAST CHALLENGE: The final two games of the Big Ten/Hockey East Challenge take place this weekend on Hockey East campuses when Minnesota visits Northeastern and Boston College. The Big Ten currently holds a 22-20 lead.

FIRSTS/MILESTONES: Merrimack freshman Jared Kolquist notched his first two collegiate goals, including a power-play tally and the game-winner Friday ... Vermont rookies Anthony Petruzzelli and Mitch Ferguson each scored the first markers of their Catamount careers Saturday, while teammate Rob Darrar's three assists were the first points of his career.

OUT OF THE FRIAR PAN: Providence is currently riding a streak of 22 consecutive successful penalty kills, dating back to Nov. 7 at Merrimack.

HEALTHY STU: Senior forward Stu Higgins became the first Black Bear to appear in 100 games Saturday at Boston College.

RAPID TURNAROUND: Merrimack matched its win total from the 2013-14 season with its eighth win in 13 games Friday at Northeastern. Boston University, with its fifth and sixth league wins last week, surpassed its league total of five from last season.

OLD RIVALS: BU and Harvard will clash for the 150th time in the programs' history Tuesday. The Terriers and Crimson represent two of the final three one-loss teams remaining in the NCAA.

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