AROUND HOCKEY EAST: New Hampshire Head Coach Dick Umile was honored as the 12th recipient of the Hockey East Founders Medal on Saturday night. Umile is retiring at the end of the current season, his 28th behind the Wildcats bench. He is only the second coach to be recognized by Hockey East, the first being legendary Boston University head coach Jack Parker, who was presented the award in 2014 ... Vermont extended its unbeaten streak to seven games (5-0-2) with a 1-0-1 weekend at New Hampshire. Stefanos Lekkas (Elburn, Ill.) kicked out 66 of 69 shots he saw extend his personal unbeaten run to seven games ... UMass went undefeated in three crucial Hockey East games last week, taking a 2-0-1 record from Merrimack, Boston University and UMass Lowell. Rookie Matt Murray (St. Albert, Alta.) started all three games, posting a 1.63 goals against average and .952 save percentage while stopping 99 shots, including a 30-save shutout against UMass Lowell. It was his third blank sheet of the season, tying the Minutemen's single-season record. It was UMass's first shut out of the River Hawks since 1970 ... In the 66th annual Beanpot semifinals, Northeastern and Boston University emerged over Boston College and Harvard, 3-0 and 3-2, respectively. Huskies' netminder Cayden Primeau (Voorhees, N.J.) pitched the first shutout in the Beanpot since 1988, which is also the last year Northeastern claimed the tournament title. Boston University took a double-overtime victory from Harvard off the stick of freshman Ty Amonte (Norwell, Mass.). Classmate Shane Bowers (Halifax, N.S.) scored two goals in Friday night's 3-3 draw with UMass. He is now tied for the national lead among all freshman with 15 goals and is first among Hockey East rookies with 24 points on the year. He has at least one goal in four of his last five outings ... Boston College earned a 3-2 win over UMass Lowell Friday night, thanks in part to Logan Hutsko (Tampa, Fla.). Hutsko scored the game-tying goal less than two minutes into the third period and found the back of the net with just 6.8 seconds remaining in the extra frame to pick up two points for the Eagles ... Providence dueled Maine to a 3-2 overtime win Saturday, vaulting the Friars into second place in the Army ROTC Hockey East standings.
Matt Murray (St. Albert, Alta.) went 2-0-1 in Hockey East play for UMass last week, posting a 1.63 goals against average and .952 save percentage. The rookie stopped 99 saves over the three outings, including a 30-save shutout against UMass Lowell. It was his third blank sheet of the season, tying the Minutemen's single- season record held by Jonathan Quick and set in 2006-07 and Markus Helanen in 2000-01. It was also UMass's first shut out of the River Hawks since 1970.
LOGAN HUTSKO - BOSTON COLLEGE
John Leonard (Amherst, Mass.) racked up four points on two goals and two assists in a 2-0-1 week for UMass. He had at least a point in each outing, including the game-winning goal in a 5-2 win at Merrimack.
Logan Hutsko (Tampa, Fla.) potted two goals Friday against UMass Lowell, including the game-tying goal and the OT winner with just 6.8 seconds left. He fired 12 shots on goal across two games to help the Eagles retain first place.
Tanner Creel (Arlington Heights, Ill.) won his sixthstraight game by posting a season-high 34 saves to topple #11 Northeastern, the first time UConn has won at Matthews Arena. He kicked out 14 pucks in the third period alone. Creel now has a 6-1-0 record since taking over for the injured Adam Huska.
HOCKEY EAST WEEKLY TOP PERFORMERS
Shane Bowers, BU (Fr., F; Halifax, N.S.) Scored two goals in Friday night's 3-3 draw with UMass. He is now tied for the national lead among all freshman with 15 goals and is first in Hockey East with 24 points on the year. He has at least one goal in four of his last five outings.
Jake Oettinger, BU (So., G; Lakeville, Minn.) Stopped 47 shots, including 10 in overtime, as BU earned a 3-2 win over Harvard in the Beanpot semifinals on Monday. He followed up with 20 saves against UMass in a 3-3 tie, running his unbeaten streak to nine games at 7-0-2.
Spencer Naas, UConn (Sr., F.; Minnetonka, Minn.) Had a goal and two assists to push the Huskies to their sixth straight win, downing #11 NU, 4-2, on Friday for UConn's first-ever win at Matthews Arena. He is currently riding a six-game point streak (3g, 5a).
Chase Pearson, ME (So., F; Alpharetta, Ga.) Pushed his point streak to six games on his seventh goal of the year in a 3-2 OT loss at #9 PC.
Jeremy Swayman, ME (Fr., G; Anchorage, Alaska) Made 39 saves at Providence, his 14th 30-plus save performance on the year.
Christoffer Hernberg, UML (Jr., G; Espoo, Finland) Stopped 57 of 61 shots in two setbacks over the weekend. He made a season-high 35 stops in a 3-2 overtime loss at Boston College.
Adam Gaudette, NU (Jr., F; Braintree, Mass.) Racked up five points (3g, 2a) in two games, including a three-point (1g, 2a) effort in the Beanpot semifinals against #16 Boston College.
Cayden Primeau, NU (Fr., G; Voorhees, N.J.) Went 1-1-0 last week with a 1.53/.957 line in two starts. He had a career-high 37 saves in a 3-0 shut out of Boston College in the Beanpot semifinals, sending Northeastern to the Beanpot title game for the 18th time in program history.
Jeremy Davies, NU (So., D; Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Que.) Dished out three helpers and blocked five shots in two games, including two assists in the Beanpot semifinals.
Ara Nazarian, UNH (Jr., F; Boxford, Mass.) Scored two goals and an assist in a 0-1-1 weekend against Vermont.
Liam Coughlin, UVM (Jr., F; South Boston, Mass.) Posted a team-best three assists in a 1-0-1 weekend at New Hampshire, finishing plus-two.
Alex Esposito, UVM (Fr., F; West Haven, Conn.) Netted a goal and set up the game-winning goal on Friday at New Hampshire.
Stefanos Lekkas, UVM (So., G; Elburn, Ill.) Kicked out 66 of 69 shots he saw to go undefeated at 1-0-1 at New Hampshire. He is now unbeaten in his last seven games.