Weekend in review: You had two pairs of gloves the whole time?
Well Lowell didn’t come out with our hoped-for sweep of the Colorado-based opponents it played this weekend, but we will, grudgingly, settle for the split. Losing 5-1 at Denver was a bit of a shock, but the 3-1 win the next night at Colorado College was a nice enough bounce-back.
One team that enjoyed a bit of a better weekend was Boston College. It first came back from a sizable deficit to win 5-4 in OT out at Amherst (more on that in a minute) and then shut out/got revenge against Northeastern 3-0 at the Heights on yet another banner-raising night.
Providence, meanwhile, took just one point out of Miami of Ohio in a weekend series, drawing 1-all on Friday and losing 4-3, also in overtime, on Saturday. Maine wasn’t even that lucky, and it played at home, dropping games 5-0 and 5-1 in Orono to St. Lawrence. Meanwhile, Merrimack also got swept, by both Alaska schools, 3-2 by host Fairbanks and then 6-3 the next night against Anchorage. Ouch.
The only other game, and it was an ugly one, was a 4-1 UNH pounding of BU in Durham.
Our Weekly Awards
Player of the Week
Doug Carr, Lowell (sophomore goalie) — We’re not sure what, exactly, possessed Norm Bazin not to start Carr on Friday night, but it pretty well — some would say predictably — blew up in his face. Fortunately, no such misstep was made on Saturday, and Carr was once again stellar, as you expect. No surprise that CC’s coach called him the best goalie in the East, and maybe the entire country. We can assure you, there’s no maybe about it.
(Honorable mention: Josh Holmstrom, Lowell; Johnny Gaudreau, BC)
Rookie of the Week
Ryan McGrath (freshman forward) — Highlight reel breakaway goals like the one the kid busted out in Colorado Springs on Saturday are a pretty nice way to open your college account, wouldn’t you agree?
(Honorable mention: AJ White, Lowell; Greg Amlong, Lowell)
Ham n Egger of the Weak
Amherst — Really tough decision this week between Amherst, Maine (one goal for, 10 against, at home) and BU’s Sean Maguire, who gave up four goals in just more than 32 minutes, but in the end, how could we not choose the Minutemen? They were up 3-0. On home ice. In the third period. And lost in overtime. It’s days like this we’re so happy there’s no loser point in Hockey East. Don “Toot” Cahoon, gone but not forgotten.
(Honorable mention: Maine; Sean Maguire, BU)
Noteworthy Hockey East Weekly Awards
Doug Carr was Co-Defensive Player of the Week and Josh Holmstrom was a Top Performer.
Weekend Results (Home team bolded)
Denver 5, Lowell 1
BC 5, Amherst 4 (OT)
St. Lawrence 5, Maine 0
Providence 1, Miami of Ohio 1 (OT)
Alaska 3, Merrimack 2
Lowell 3, Colorado College 1
BC 3, Northeastern 0
UNH 4, BU 1
St. Lawrence 5, Maine 1
Miami of Ohio 4, Providence 3
Alaska Anchorage 6, Merrimack 3
Your Three Stars
For every game this season, home and , we want to know YOUR Three Stars. Please leave a comment below and we’ll be sure to tally everything up at the end of the year.
How we voted
Here were our picks for the stars this week’s game(s).
1. Josh Holmstrom
2. Chad Ruhwedel
3. Zack Kamrass
1. Doug Carr
2. Joe Pendenza
3. Ryan McGrath