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Weekend in Review: Pack your bags

April 1, 2013

Lowell is now off to its first Frozen Four in school history behind a 6-1 beatdown of RED HOT Wisconsin and then another punishing 2-0 shutout against UNH.

The previous night UNH beat Denver 5-2 but no one cared and it didn’t matter.

And speaking of games that didn’t matter and no one cared about, Parker Milner once again embarrassed himself in a 5-1 BC loss to Union.

Our Weekly Awards
Player of the Week
Connor Hellebuyck, Lowell (freshman goaltender) — Another weekend against two nationally ranked opponents that people were convinced would give Lowell a game, another half-goal GAA for Hellebuyck, who makes it so that we can’t help but understand all things are possible. He just does everything so correctly that it’s impossible not to believe in this team as deeply as we have ever believed in anything. Wisconsin’s the hottest team in the country? How did that work out? UNH swept Lowell? Didn’t matter even a little. This kid, and the team in front if him, is the reason why.
(Honorable mention: Scott Wilson, Lowell; Chad Ruhwedel, Lowell)

Rookie of the Week
Adam Chapie, Lowell (freshman forward) — Chapie may not have scored a lot of goals this year but it seemed like every one he did put into the back of the net was a big one. His empty netter late against Wisconsin was all well and good, and the result of puck smarts and hard work, but his backbreaker on Saturday was gorgeous and perfect and got Lowell one step closer to its goal.
(Honorable mention: Christian Folin, Lowell; Ryan McGrath, Lowell)

Ham n Egger of the Weak
BC — Two weeks of cringe-worthy, pathetic performances against inferior teams in a row. Parker Milner gave up 11 across 120 minutes, which is a lot to concede in so short a period. Were it not for Jerry York wearing that eyepatch, there would have been no reason whatsoever for this NCAA appearnace to even have mattered.
(Honorable mention: Wisconsin, UNH, all the other teams that didn’t make the Frozen Four)

Noteworthy Hockey East Weekly Awards
Connor Hellebuyck was named Player of the Week, Chad Ruhwedel was named Defensive Player of the Week, Adam Chapie was Rookie of the Week, and Lowell was Team of the Week. Still waiting on Top Performers, because why wouldn’t we be?

Weekend Results (Home team bolded)
Friday
Lowell 6, Wisconsin 1
UNH 5, Denver 2

Saturday
Lowell 2, UNH 0
Union 5, BC 1

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.

Friday
1. _____________
2. _____________
3. _____________

Saturday
1. _____________
2. _____________
3. _____________

How we voted
Here were our picks for the stars this week’s game(s).

Friday
1. Scott Wilson
2. Christian Folin
3. Ryan McGrath

Saturday
1. Connor Hellebuyck
2. Adam Chapie
3. Scott Wilson

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. JBB permalink
    April 1, 2013 11:03 am

    Awesome weekend, go River Hawks! Someone forgot to tell Christian Folin that he was a defenseman and not a forward during the Wisconsin game. He looked like he was loving every minute of it.

  2. April 2, 2013 10:50 am

    I had the same three stars as you for Friday, in the same order. Folin is very impressive on defense. Can’t argue with your picks for Saturday, though I’d put Wilson second.

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