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Weekly Release: Five-Point Outings Capture Swavely, Acciari Player of the Week Honors
Kravchenko Helps Power UMass Past No. 14 Merrimack; O'Connor Backstops the Terriers over UVM
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Photo WARRIOR HOCKEY CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#11 STEVEN SWAVELY, MAINE
(Jr. F; Reading, Penn.)
Maine swept New Hampshire over the weekend thanks in part to three goals and two assists in the two-game series from Swavely. One of his assists Friday night came on what proved to be the game-winning goal for the Black Bears. Warrior
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Photo WARRIOR HOCKEY CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#24 NOEL ACCIARI, PROVIDENCE
(Jr. F; Johnston, R.I.)
Acciari contributed to the Friars' weekend sweep of No. 5 UMass Lowell by tallying two goals and three assists for a team-high five points. He tied a career-high Friday with three points (1g, 2a) in the 7-3 win. Acciari followed that up Saturday by scoring the game-winning goal and adding an assist in Providence's 4-1 triumph. Warrior
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Photo PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
#24 DENNIS KRAVCHENKO, MASSACHUSETTS
(Fr. F; Laguna Niguel, Calif.)
Kravchenko registered two goals, one assist, and four blocked shots in UMass' three-point weekend against No. 14 Merrimack. Saturday night, he buried the game-winning goal and earned first star honors in a 4-1 win for the Minutemen. Pro Ambitions
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Photo HEA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#29 MATT O'CONNOR, BOSTON UNIVERSITY
(Jr. G; Toronto, Ont.)
O'Connor earns Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season after backstopping No. 3 Boston University to a weekend sweep on the road at No. 12 Vermont. The Terrier netminder denied 63 of the 66 shots he faced for a .955 save percentage and a 1.50 goals against average. Hockey East
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Warrior Hockey Co-Players of the Week Steven Swavely and Noel Acciari
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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
Kevin Boyle Jr. G UML
Jack Eichel Fr. F BU
Jon Gillies Jr. G PC
Evan Rodrigues Sr. F BU
Clay Witt Sr. G NU
Army ROTC


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.

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