AROUND HOCKEY EAST: The #19 UMass Lowell River Hawks earned back-to-back road wins with a sweep of #12 Clarkson and St. Lawrence. Goaltender Christoffer Hernberg (Espoo, Finland) stopped 58 of 59 shots on the weekend to pick up a pair of wins and earned his first career shutout in a 27-save performance against the Skating Saints. Kenny Hausinger (Anchorage, Alaska) racked up five points (3g, 2a) on five shots on net to power the River Hawks' offense ... #7 Boston University took a 1-0-1 record against UConn in the first league tilts of the season for the Terriers. In a 2-2 draw Friday night, Bobo Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.) scored two short-handed goals and followed it up with the first hat trick of his career in a 6-3 win the next night. All three of his goals came on the power-play in game two. Alexander Payusov (Montreal, Que.) earned three points against #7 BU, pushing his point streak to five games with two goals and an assist He leads his team with six goals and four power-play strikes ... Maine split a weekend series with Miami that saw the return of Patrick Holway (Cohasset, Mass.) to the Black Bears lineup. In his first game of 2017-18, Holway scored a power-play goal and added two assists in a 6-3 victory on Saturday. He set up the game-winning goal, put four shots on net and finished a plus-two ... New Hampshire pushed its record to 5-0-1 Friday night before suffering its first loss of the season to Colorado College on Saturday. Rookie defenseman Max Gildon (Plano, Texas) scored four goals for the Wildcats, including a hat trick in a 6-3 game one win, and found the back of the net again in a 2-1 loss the following night ... Providence earned a weekend split with Clarkson and St. Lawrence. Kasper Bjorkqvist (Espoo, Finland) scored a hat trick within 13:58 in Providence's 6-5 overtime victory at St. Lawrence Friday night. He has scored four goals in five games, surpassing his goal total from all of last season ... Merrimack took a point from Minnesota Duluth with an overtime win Friday night in Minnesota, paced by a career-high four points (1g, 3a) from Jared Kolquist (Hermantown, Minn.). He added another goal in a game two setback ... Northeastern was swept by #18 Quinnipiac despite a nation-leading five points (3g, 2a) from Dylan Sikura (Aurora, Ont.) ... UMass dropped a pair of games to Ohio State. Niko Hildenbrand (Vacaville, Calif.) scored the lone goal in the two outings for the Minutemen ... Vermont lost twice at Michigan, falling 4-1 and 3-2 despite Stefanos Lekkas (Elburn, Ill.) posting a career-high 41 saves Friday night at Yost Arena ...#13 Boston College dropped two at #3 St. Cloud. The Eagles are 1-3-1 in the midst of a stretch of seven-straight games against ranked opponents to start the season ... Hockey East officials' observer Chuck Napoli was honored by the Boston Bruins on Saturday with a 25-year service award for his commitment to the organization.
Bobo Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.) poured in five goals, all on special teams, as BU went 1-0-1 against UConn. In Friday's 2-2 tie, he scored two short-handed tallies before netting a hat trick, all on the power play, in Saturday's 6-3 win against the Huskies.
Max Gildon (Plano, Texas) scored four goals as the Wildcats split against Colorado College. He scored his first career hat trick in a 6-3 win Friday, and found the back of the net again in a 2-1 loss the following night. The game-winning strike Friday was his second of the year and he currently leads the team with six goals, a total that is tied for first in the NCAA.
Christoffer Hernberg (Espoo, Finland) stopped 58 of 59 shots on the weekend to pick up a pair of wins over Clarkson and St. Lawrence. He stopped 31 shots in a 3-1 win over the #10 Golden Knights and picked up his first career shutout in a 27- save performance the next night against the Skating Saints.
HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS
Alexander Payusov, UConn (So., F; Montreal, Que.) Earned three points against #7 BU, pushing his point streak to five games with two goals and an assist in a 0-1-1 weekend against the Terriers. He leads his team with six goals and four power- play strikes.
Johnny Austin, UConn (Sr., D; St. Louis Park, Minn.) Registered four points in two games (1g, 3a), including his first goal of the season in a 2-2 tie with #7 BU Friday, recording his third and fourth multi-point efforts in six games.
Mitchell Fossier, ME (So., F; Alpharetta, Ga.) Recorded four points (3g, 1a), including two (1g, 1a) on the power-play in a weekend split with Miami.
Eduards Tralmaks, ME (Fr., F; Riga, Latvia) Finished with three points (2g, 1a) in a split with Miami, opening scoring in Saturday's 6-3 win.
Patrick Holway, ME (So., D; Cohasset, Mass.) In his first game back from injury, scored a power-play goal and added two assists in a 6-3 victory over Miami. He set up the game-winning goal, put four shots on net and finished a plus-two.
Jared Kolquist, MC (Sr., D; Hermantown, Minn.) Led Merrimack with five points (2g, 3a) in a pair of games at Minnesota Duluth. His four points on Friday set a new career high.
Kenny Hausinger, UML (So., F; Anchorage, Alaska) Racked up five points (3g, 2a) on five shots on net to power the River Hawks to a pair of road wins at #10 Clarkson and St. Lawrence, including two goals in the 3-1 victory over the 10th-ranked Golden Knights.
Dylan Sikura, NU (Sr., F; Aurora, Ont.) Tied for the national lead with five points (3g, 2a) in two games against #18 Quinnipiac.
Ryan Ruck, NU (Jr., G; Coto de Caza, Calif.) Stopped a career high 43 shots against the Bobcats on Saturday in a 3-2 overtime loss.
Kasper Björkqvist, PC (So., F; Espoo, Finland) Scored a hat trick within 13:58 in Providence's 6-5 overtime victory at St. Lawrence Friday night. He has scored four goals in five games, surpassing his goal total from all of last season.
Craig Puffer, UVM (Jr., F; New Canaan, Conn.) Picked up a pair of assists in a two-game series at Michigan.
Stefanos Lekkas, UVM (So., G; Elburn, Ill.) Posted a career-high 41 saves Friday night at Michigan, coming back with 27 saves in game two.