Weekend Recap 10/7-10/9

Please prepare yourself for a bunch o’ numbers.

Games/Top Performers

Friday

  • Massachusetts 3 – 3 Northeastern
    • UMass fails to clear the puck one too many times and gives up the tying goal with 2 seconds remaining in regulation as Chris Rawlings stands on his head for the Huskies.
      • Northeastern – Chris Rawlings: 36 Saves, 3 Goals Allowed
      • Northeastern – Justin Daniels: 2 Goals (1 Powerplay), +2 Rating
  • Merrimack 2 – 1 Maine
    • Special teams dominates as Merrimack scores on the powerplay and shorthanded while denying Maine nine times on the powerplay to earn the win.
      • Merrimack – Joe Cannata: 22 Saves, 1 Goal Allowed
      • Merrimack – Jesse Todd: 1 Goal (Shorthanded), +1 Rating
  • Michigan State 2 – 5 Boston College (Ice Breaker Tournament)
    • Boston College’s high octane offense outshoots Michigan State 31-17 in the final two periods as the Eagles cruise to victory.
      • BC – Chris Kreider: 1 Goal (GWG), 1 Assist, +2 Rating
      • BC – Patch Alber: 1 Goal, +3 Rating

Saturday

  • New Hampshire 0 – 5 Boston University
    • New Hampshire outshoots BU early but fails to score on Kieran Millan. Matt DiGirolamo is not as sharp.
      • BU – Kieran Millan: Shutout, 35 Saves
      • BU – Chris Connolly: 2 Assists (1 Powerplay), +1 Rating
  • Boston College 6 – 2 North Dakota (Ice Breaker Tournament)
    • The Eagles trail early in the second after giving up a powerplay goal and a shorty but come back to steamroll the Fighting Sioux.
      • BC – Pat Mullane: 2 Goals, 1 Assist, +3 Rating
      • BC – Johnny Gaudreau: 1 Goal (Powerplay, GWG), 3 Assists, +3 Rating
  • Northeastern 3 – 6 Maine
    • The result is never in doubt as Maine holds leads of 4-0, 5-1, and 6-2 before giving up a garbage time goal to earn the 6-3 win.
      • Maine – Brian Flynn: 1 Goal (Powerplay, GWG), 4 Assists (1 Powerplay), +3 Rating
      • Maine – Spencer Abbott: 2 Goals, 1 Assist, +3 Rating
  • Exhibition New Brunswick 3 – 3 UMass Lowell
    • UMass Lowell plays a game that means nothing. They don’t win.
      • UML – Michael Budd: 2 Assists, +1 Rating
      • UML – Marc Boulanger: 11 Saves, 1 Goal Allowed

Hockey East Awards

  • Player of the Week: Brian Flynn, Maine
  • Rookie of the Week: Johnny Gaudreau, Boston College
  • Defensive Player of the Week: Kieran Millan, Boston University
  • Team of the Week: Boston College Eagles

Hockey East Standings

Rank Team HE Games Played (Record) Points
1 Boston University 1 (1-0-0) 2
  Merrimack 1 (1-0-0) 2
  Maine 2 (1-1-0) 2
4 Massachusetts 1 (0-0-1) 1
  Northeastern 2 (0-1-1) 1
6 Boston College 0 (0-0-0) 0
  UMass Lowell 0 (0-0-0) 0
  Providence 0 (0-0-0) 0
  Vermont 0 (0-0-0) 0
  New Hampshire 1 (0-1-0) 0

Hockey East Teams in the USCHO.com Poll

Ranked: #1 Boston College, #8 Boston University, #13 Merrimack, #15 New Hampshire, #17 Maine

Receiving Votes: Massachusetts (3), Northeastern (2)

-Derek

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