AROUND HOCKEY EAST: Providence extended its seven-game win streak, last weekend with a pair of victories over Maine, climbing up to fifth in the Hockey East standings in the process. All seven victories have come against league opponents. Friday saw junior defenseman Jake Walman (Toronto, Ont.) net a power-play marker with just 1:53 remaining to secure a 3-2 win for the Friars, while senior blueliner Anthony Florentino (West Roxbury, Mass.) potted a hat trick the next night to power his team to a 5-3 win. Sophomore Erik Foley (Mansfield, Mass.) picked up four points on the weekend, including two goals and two assists, one of them setting up Friday's decisive tally ... UMass Lowell snapped its four-game skid with wins over Northeastern, 6-4, and New Hampshire, 8-2. Rookie defenseman Mattias Goransson (Slottsborn, Sweden) racked up five points across the two games, including a career-high three points (1g, 2a) Saturday against the Wildcats. River Hawks junior forward Jake Kamrass (Atlanta, Ga.) scored three goals across the weekend and finished with a plus-five rating ... The Northeastern Huskies split a Tuesday-Friday series ahead of tonight's Beanpot semifinals. Tuesday saw the Huskies in a wild, back-and-forth affair at Massachusetts, ultimately walking away with a 6-5 victory. In Friday's 6-4 setback to UMass Lowell, sophomore Adam Gaudette (Braintree, Mass.) netted two power-play markers ... Boston College skated in a one-game series with New Hampshire, taking a 6-4 win. After getting out to a 5-2 lead thanks in park to a goal and an assist from sophomore Colin White (Hanover, Mass.) and senior Austin Cangelosi (Estero, Fla.). The Wildcats game storming back, as senior Tyler Kelleher (Longmeadow, Mass.), juniors Cameron Marks (North Vancouver, B.C.) and Michael McNicholas (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) as well as freshman Patrick Grasso (Ankeny, Iowa), each had two points for UNH in the attempted comeback ... Notre Dame took three of four points from Vermont in South Bend last weekend, going 1-0-1 against the Catamounts after a 4-4 tie and taking a 4-1 win. Andrew Ogleive (Fullerton, Calif.) and Bo Brauer (Edina, Minn.) staked the Irish to a 2-0 lead in the first before Brian Bowen (Littleton, Mass.) got Vermont on the board late in the second frame. A frantic third period saw three goals from Vermont, including two unassisted markers, in the first 7:43 and two late, stalemate-saving strikes from Notre Dame in the final 3:10 of regulation. Cal Petersen (Waterloo, Iowa) made 43 saves in the tie, including six in overtime for the Irish. Notre Dame then used four unanswered goals from four separate goal scorers and 31 more saves from Petersen on Saturday to take a 4-1 victory over the Catamounts ... Boston University downed Massachusetts, 3-1, on Friday. Rookie forward Clayton Keller (Swansea, Ill.) had a hand in all three goals, scoring a team-high 13th tally and chipping in two assists to power the Terriers and extend his point streak to 14 games. The streak matches that of Jack Eichel in 2014-15, the longest such streak by a Boston University skater since 1995-96 ... UConn and Merrimack, separated by just three points in the league standings, skated to a pair of 2-2 stalemates in a homeand- home series on the weekend. Friday, Merrimack jumped out to a two-goal lead off the sicks of Hampus Gustafsson (Ljunby, Sweden) and Jared Kolquist (Hermantown, Minn.). Brett Seney (London, Ont.) and Sami Tavernier (Morzine, France) both assisted on both of the tallies. After a David Drake (Naperville, Ill.) goal got UConn within one, Joseph Masonius (Spring Lake, N.J.) tied the game with just 32 seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime and the draw. The next day, Evan Richardson (Nanaimo, B.C.) and Spencer Naas (Minnetonka, Minn.) put UConn out in front by a two-goal margin before Merrimack came back to force the extra frame, again with just 30 seconds left in the third period. Ludvig Larsson (Malmo, Sweden) scored twice for the Warriors, at 10:59 and 19:30 of the third, to push the game into the bonus stanza, while Jace Hennig (Port Moody, B.C.) chipped in with a helper on each strike.
Erik Foley (Mansfield, Mass.) picked up four points on the weekend, including two goals and two assists, one of them setting up Friday's decisive tally. His offensive outburst powered the Friars to their sixth and seventh consecutive wins, each of those coming in Hockey East league play.
Mattias Goransson (Slottsborn, Sweden) racked up five points across two games last weekend, including a career- high three points (1g, 2a) Saturday against New Hampshire. His one goal and four assists helped the River Hawks snap a four-game losing streak entering the final month of the regular season.
Anthony Florentino (West Roxbury, Mass.) played just one of this team's two outings last weekend, but made his presence known, as he potted a hat trick Saturday night to push his Friars past the Maine Black Bears in a 5-3 victory. He is the first defenseman in Hockey East to record a hat trick since his teammate Jake Walman accomplished the feat on October 30, 2015.
HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS
JD Dudek, BC (So., F; Auburn, N.H.) Opened the scoring for Eagles on Friday night, netting his 11th goal of the season. The sophomore forward also added an assist for a two-point night.
Luke McInnis, BC (Fr., D; Hingham, Mass.) Found the back of the net just 34 seconds into the third frame with what proved to be the game winner for the Eagles. It was the defenseman's second goal of the season and first game-winning goal of his career.
Clayton Keller, BU (Fr., F; Swansea, Ill.) Had a hand in all three goals (1g, 2a) to lead BU to a 3-1 victory over UMass on Friday
Dante Fabbro, BU (Fr., D; New Westminster, B.C.) Tallied a goal and an assist on Friday in the Terriers' 3-1 home win against UMass
Jake Kamrass, UML (Jr., F.; Atlanta, Ga.) Notched three goals on the weekend, including two tallies in the 8-2 win vs. UNH on Saturday.
Michael Kapla, UML (Sr., D; Eau Claire, Wis.) Racked up five assists for UMass Lowell over the weekend, including three assists Friday at Northeastern.
Ludvig Larsson, MC (So., F; Malmo, Sweden) Scored two third-period goals to help Merrimack rally from a 2-0 deficit at UConn on Saturday afternoon. It was the first multi-goal game of the Larsson's collegiate career and gave the Warriors a 2-2 tie.
Brett Seney, MC (Jr., F; London, Ont.) Led Merrimack with a plus-two rating and six shots on goal while finishing with two assists. His two assists came in Friday's 2-2 stalemate and accounted for his team-leading seventh multi-point game this season.
Sami Tavernier, MC (Fr., F; Morzine, France) Dished out a pair of assists in Friday's 2-2 tie against UConn, recording the first multi-point game of his career.
Collin Delia, MC (Jr., G; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) Finished with a 1.87 goals-against average and a .935 save percentage last week in two 2-2 draws.
Adam Gaudette, NU (So., F; Braintree, Mass.) Scored two power-play goals against UMass Lowell on Friday night.
Matt Filipe, NU (Fr., F; Lynnfield, Mass.) Recorded his first collegiate multi-goal game with a pair of strikes against UMass Lowell.
Andrew Oglevie, ND (So., F, Fullerton, Calif.) Tallied a goal in each game over the weekend against Vermont.
Cal Petersen, ND (Jr., G, Waterloo, Iowa) Backstopped the Fighting Irish to a 1-0-1 record against Vermont. In Friday night's 4-4 game, he made 43 saves and then stopped 31 of the 32 shots he faced Saturday to lead Notre Dame to a 4-1 victory.
Brian Bowen, UVM (So., F; Littleton, Mass.) Scored his fifth goal in the last seven games and registered 16 shots on goal in the weekend series with Notre Dame, including a career-high 10 shots on net Friday night.