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Weekend in review: Limping into break

December 16, 2008

Only one Hockey East game on the schedule this weekend, that being the Lowell/BU game, obviously, and we all know how that turned out.

Earlier in the week, Providence beat Brown 4-3. Wait that can’t be right. The number next to “Providence” is bigger than the number next to its opponent. No, this is all wrong. All wrong. Providence doesn’t beat anyone. The Friars only lose. But then why would the Hockey East website say this? Guess it’s been wrong before but it’s been almost a week and this still hasn’t been corrected. Okay, so for now we’ll just chalk this up to user error and leave it at that, because there’s no way Providence actually beat anyone. That’s just crazy talk.

On Thursday, UNH thundered past Holy Cross 9-4. The following night, Maine won the first leg of its two-game home sweep against Union, 3-1, and won the on Saturday 5-1. Also on Friday, UMass Amherst continued its difficult slog through a tough out-of-conference schedule with a 4-0 win over might AIC.

Vermont fell to St. Lawrence on the road 4-3 on Sunday, which is quite funny.

Our Weekly Awards
Player of the Week
Mike Sislo, UNH (sophomore forward) — Sure, why not? Six points is six points whether it’s against Holy Cross or.. we dunno, some good team. Can’t argue with a Texas hat trick and two assists.
(Honorable mention: Matt Taormina, Providence; Maury Edwards, Lowell)

Rookie of the Week
Scott Darling, Maine (freshman goalie) — Wow, two 22-save nights. Maine’s extra-tough non-conference foes are really giving him a lot of trouble lately.
(Honorable mention: David Vallorani, Lowell; Matt Berglund, Providence)

Ham n Eggers of the Weak
UNH’s fourth line — How, in a game in which your team scores nine goals, does everyone on a line finish at -1? It takes a special kind of non-effort to get that accomplished. Great work to you, Phil DeSimone and Alan and Paul Thompson.
(Dishonorable mention: Brian Foster, UNH)

Permanent Tomato Cans:
Providence College (3-10-1, 1-0 this weekend)

National poll

Team (FPV) Record Points Last Poll
1 Notre Dame (41) 14-3-2 981 1
2 Miami ( 6) 12-3-3 921 3
3 Boston University* 11-4-1 867 4
4 Minnesota ( 1) 8-3-5 854 2
5 Denver 13-5-1 804 6
6 Northeastern* 11-3-2 755 5
7 Boston College* 9-5-2 675 7
8 Princeton ( 2) 10-2-0 666 8
9 Colorado College 10-6-4 585 9
10 Cornell 7-1-2 559 10
11 Air Force 14-2-0 479 12
12 Michigan 11-7-0 439 13
13 Vermont* 9-4-2 426 11
14 Wisconsin 9-7-2 263 16
15 New Hampshire* 8-6-3 257 15
16 Nebraska-Omaha 11-4-3 175 19
17 Minnesota State 8-7-3 168 14
18 Alaska 8-4-4 104 20
18 North Dakota 9-8-1 104 NR
20 Dartmouth 6-4-0 103 18
Others Receiving Votes: Minnesota-Duluth* 87, Maine* 62, Ohio State 61, St. Cloud State 59, Bemidji State 11, Massachusetts* 11, Alaska-Anchorage 10, Yale 7, Mass.-Lowell 4, Niagara 2, Quinnipiac* 1

*Indicates 08-09 Lowell opponent

Hockey East Weekly Awards
Player of the Week: Mike Sislo, UNH
Rookie of the Week: Scott Darling, Maine
Defensive Player of the Week: Matt Taormina, Providence
Honor roll: Matt Bergland, Providence; Zach Cohen, BU; Paul Dainton*, UMass Amherst; Maury Edwards, Lowell; Matt Irwin, UMass Amherst; Kevin Kapstad, UNH; Blake Kessel, UNH; Gustav Nyquist, Maine; Joe Pereira, BU; David Vallorani, Lowell

Weekend results (home team bolded)
Tuesday
Providence 4, Brown 3

Thursday
UNH 9, Holy Cross 4

Friday
BU 3, Lowell 2
Maine 3, Union 1
UMass Amherst 4, AIC 0

Saturday
Maine 5, Union 1
St. Lawrence 4
, Vermont 3

How we voted
There wasn’t a home game this week, so we didn’t vote.

One Comment leave one →
  1. joen05 permalink
    December 16, 2008 6:56 am

    I don’t know if you were one of the UML fans that made it out to BU last week, but you guys were loud… we didn’t appreciate that. Good job :-P

    Lowell has been good this year. Last week’s game could have gone either way. Both games between UML and BU have been fun this year. But I can say that because BU won…

    You’ve got a great blog going on here, keep it up, and swing on by my blog if you get a chance. Perhaps we can exchange some linkage..

    -Joe

    Let’s Go Terriers

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