AROUND HOCKEY EAST: It was a full slate of Hockey East league contests last weekend ... No. 4 Boston College took three points in league play for the second straight week, going 1-0-1 against No. 10 Boston University. Junior defenseman Ian McCoshen (Faribault, Minn.) turned in a four-point (2g, 2a) outing Friday against BU, including the game-winning strike with just 1:13 remaining in the contest. The next night, Terrier captain Matt Grzelcyk (Charlestown, Mass.) gave BU a 1-0 lead at 11:10 of the second stanza and held that lead until Ryan Fitzgerald (North Reading, Mass.) found the equalizer with 2:05 left in the third period to salvage a 1-1 draw ... UConn and goaltender Rob Nichols (Dallas, Texas) took three points from Maine at Alfond Arena thanks in part to the netminder's career-high 44 saves in a 1-0 win Friday night ... Northeastern extended its winning streak to four games and unbeaten streak to six contests with a pair of wins over with New Hampshire, earning its first victories in league play of 2015-16. The Huskies' Dylan Sikura (Aurora, Ont.) scored three goals for Jim Madigan's squad to lead Northeastern over the Wildcats, while rookie goaltender Ryan Ruck (Coto de Caza, Calif.) collected two wins against, posting a 2.00 GAA and .930 SV% ... No. 11 UMass Lowell continued to get excellent play from senior goaltender Kevin Boyle (Manalapan, N.J.), who tied a River Hawks record with his sixth shutout of the season Saturday night against UMass. Gage Hough (Omaha, Neb.) found the back of the net three times in two wins over Minutemen ... No. 3 Providence moved to 6-1-3 in Hockey East play with a pair of victories at Vermont thanks to Trevor Mingoia's (Montreal, Que.) five-point weekend (3g, 2a). He matched his career high of four points (2g, 2a) in Saturday's contest en route to a weekend that included scoring both game-winning tallies for the Friars ... Notre Dame now boasts the nation's longest unbeaten streak at 10 games (7-0-3) after two commanding victories over Merrimack last weekend. Sophomore Anders Bjork (Mequon, Wis.) racked up six points (2g, 4a) to push his point streak to eight games while rookie blueliner Bobby Nardella (Rosemont, Ill.) helped Spark the Irish offense with a five-point weekend (2g, 3a). Cal Petersen (Waterloo, Iowa) posted 1.56 GAA/.930 SV% numbers to stretch his unbeaten streak to 10 games.
Trevor Mingoia, PC (Sr., D; Montreal, Que.) Matched his career high with four points (2g, 2a) in Saturday's 6-3 win over Vermont en route to a five-point weekend. Mingoia's production included scoring both game-winning tallies for the Friars and extended his point streak to four games (4g, 3a).
Bobby Nardella, ND (Fr., D; Rosemont, Ill.) Helped lead the Irish offense with a five-point weekend (2g, 3a) in a sweep of Merrimack. Nardella finished a teamhigh plus-six after scoring a career high three points (1g, 2a) Friday. Saturday, he again found the back of the net for the game-winning goal on the power-play..
Rob Nichols, UConn (Jr., G; Dallas, Texas) Stopped 82 of 83 shots he faced at Maine last weekend, including a career-high 44 in Friday's 1-0 win. His play helped backstop UConn take three of four points in an undefeated weekend in Orono.
HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS
Ian McCoshen, BC (Jr., D; Faribault, Minn.) Turned in a four-point (2g, 2a) outing Friday against BU, including the game-winning strike.
Matt Grzelcyk, BU (Sr., D; Charlestown, Mass.) Opened the scoring in Saturday's 1-1 draw with No. 4 BC after registering an assist in a 5-3 loss Friday.
Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, BU (Fr., F; Stockholm, Sweden) Netted a goal and chipped in an assist in Friday's 5-3 setback to BC.
Sean Maguire, BU (Sr., G; Powell River, B.C.) Stopped 70 of 75 shots in the home-and-home against the Eagles, posting 2.42/.933 numbers.
Gage Hough, UML (So., F; Omaha, Neb.) Found the back of the net three times in two wins over UMass.
Kevin Boyle, UML (Sr., G; Manalapan, N.J.) Collected two more wins last weekend, posting 0.50/.972 numbers over UMass.
Adam Gaudette, NU (Fr., F; Braintree, Mass.) Notched a goal and dished out three assists in a two-game sweep of UNH to push his point streak to a career high five games.
Ryan Ruck, NU (Fr., G; Coto de Caza, Calif.) Collected two wins against league foe New Hampshire, posting a 2.00 GAA and .930 SV%.
Dylan Sikura, NU (So., F; Aurora, Ont.) Scored three goals for the Huskies to lead Northeastern to a pair of wins over UNH.
Anders Bjork, ND (So., F; Mequon, Wis.) Racked up six points (2g, 4a) in two wins over Merrimack to push his point streak to eight games.
Cal Petersen, ND (So., G; Waterloo, Iowa) Pushed his unbeaten streak to 10 games with two wins over MC, posting 1.56/.930 numbers.
Brian Pinho, PC (So., F; North Andover, Mass.) Had a say in all three Friars' goals Friday night (1g, 2a) and added an assist in Saturday's win to push his point streak to five games. He also won 27 of 38 faceoffs on the weekend.
Brendan Bradley, UVM (Jr., F; Warminster, Pa.) Scored a goal and added an assist in two games against No. 3 Providence.
Mario Puskarich, UVM (Jr., F; Fort Walton Beach, Fla.) Found the back of the net and chipped in an assist while firing seven shots on net in two outings against the Friars.