January 26, 2015
HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS
Ryan Fitzgerald, BC (So., F; North Reading, Massachusetts) Recorded a hat trick, including two power-play goals and the game-winning goal, in 3-2 win over UConn.
Evan Rodrigues, BU (Sr., F; Etobicoke, Ontario) Helped lead BU to a sweep of UVM, notching a goal and an assis tin each game for four points, including Friday's game-winner.
Jack Eichel, BU (Fr., F; North Chelmsford, Massachusetts) Scored the overtime winner Saturday and picked up a an empty net goal Friday in two wins over Vermont.
Nolan Vesey, Maine (Fr., F; North Reading, Massachusetts) Registered four points (2g, 2a) in weekend sweep over border rival UNH.
Matt Morris, Maine (So., G; Ridgewood, New Jersey) Picked up a 40-save shutout in a 4-0 victory at UNH Saturday night, denying four power plays.
Brandon Montour, UMass (Fr., D; Ohsweken, Ontario) Had a goal and two assists in a three-point weekend for UMass over No. 14 Merrimack.
Hampus Gustafsson, MC (So., F; Ljungby, Sweden) Led the Warriors offense with four points (2g, 2a) in three games against UMass and Boston College.
Dalen Hedges, NU (So., F; Ottawa, Ontario) Scored three goals in a two-game sweep of Notre Dame and won 15 of 28 faceoffs against the Irish.
Derick Roy, NU (So., G; Lac Beauport, Quebec) Made 23 saves Friday to backstop the Huskies to a 3-2 win against Notre Dame.
Jake Walman, PC (Fr., D; Toronto, Ontario) Scored his first career collegiate goal and added two assist for three points in two wins over No. 5 UML.
Jon Gillies, PC (Jr., G; South Portland, Maine) Claimed two wins over UMass Lowell, stopping 46 shots for 2.00/.920 numbers.
Mike Paliotta, UVM (Sr., D; Westport, Connecticut) Registered a goal and an assist on 11 shots in two games against No. 3 Boston University.
Mike Santaguida, UVM (So., G; Mississauga, Ontario) Kicked out 36 of the 38 shots he saw in two appearances against BU.
HOCKEY EAST NEWS FEED
GAME POSTPONED: Tuesday's (Jan. 27) game between Merrimack and UConn has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game will now be played Tuesday, Feb. 10. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
ONE LINER: Maine saw the line of Nolan Vesey, Devin Shore and Steven Swavely score 14 points (7g, 7a) in a twogame sweep of New Hampshire.
YOUNG GUNS: UMass used 18 points from underclassmen to upend No. 14 Merrimack and capture three of a possible four points on the weekend. Seven of the Minutemen's eight goals came from either freshmen or sophomores in the undefeated weekend. With those 18 points, UMass moves into third place nationally in scoring by underclassmen with 138.
HUSKIES ROLLING: Northeastern is currently unbeaten in 10 of its last 11 games, including a 4-0-2 stretch at home during that time. It's the longest unbeaten streak at Matthews Arena for the Huskies since 2008-09.
FRIAR SWEEP: Providence swept UMass Lowell for the first time since the 2005-06 season. In those two victories, PC goaltender Jon Gillies collected his 50th career win, just third netminder in Providence history to reach that milestone.
EICHEL CLUTCH: Jack Eichel scored his third overtime goal of the season Saturday, tying him for the lead among all active NCAA players in career overtime tallies.