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Weekend in Review: That didn’t go so well

November 30, 2009

Like we need to recap Lowell’s weekend for you. Okay fine we’ll do it anyway: Ugly 4-2 loss in Providence, ugly 3-1 loss hosting Maine. Happy?

Maine went on to beat St. Lawrence 10-1 in Portland, Maine the next night while PC lost to Dartmouth in Hanover 4-2 (which only makes the Lowell result look worse for the River Hawks).

Elsewhere UMass pummeled Vermont in Burlington 6-2 before losing to Quinnipiac on the road 4-3 in overtime, for once coming on the receiving end of a blown late lead. Vermont, however, rebounded to beat Northeastern 3-2 on the road.

In the only other Hockey East game this week, UNH handed Merrimack its first home loss in a crazy 5-4 win.

BU had a decent week against two Ivy League opponents as it beat Harvard at the Bright Center 6-5 in OT, but could only manage a draw with Cornell at Madison Square Garden.

Who-cares: BC 6, Clarkson 5 at the Heights. Great!

Our Weekly Awards
Player of the Week
Brian Flynn, Maine (sophomore forward) — Okay so he only got an assist against Lowell, but then he scored 2-3-5 in Maine’s 10-1 win over St. Lawrence and pretty much rendered the Lowell Bump moot. Six-point weekends ain’t bad.
(Honorable mention: Nick Bonino, BU; Casey Wellman, UMass Amherst)

Rookie of the Week
David Pacan, Vermont (freshman forward) — Two goals in two games. You’d be shocked at how poorly freshmen seemed to do this week.
(Honorable mention: Adam Shemansky, Maine; Someone else probably)

Ham n Egger of the Weak
Lowell — Like it was going anywhere else.
(Honorable mention: Vermont; Merrimack)

National Polls

Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 Miami (20) 9-2-5 934 1
2 Denver (14) 9-4-1 923 2
3 North Dakota ( 7) 8-4-2 900 4
4 Quinnipiac ( 7) 12-1-0 799 9
5 Bemidji State ( 2) 11-2-1 784 6
6 Colorado College 10-3-1 766 5
7 Cornell 6-2-1 708 7
8 Mass.-Lowell 8-4-1 647 3
9 Massachusetts* 9-3-0 573 10
10 Yale 5-2-2 497 11
11 Michigan State 9-5-2 441 8
12 Alaska 8-3-3 426 12
12 Minnesota-Duluth 9-4-1 426 14
14 Notre Dame 7-5-4 323 13
15 Boston College* 6-3-2 321 16
16 Wisconsin 8-5-1 308 15
17 Ferris State 9-3-2 265 17
18 Nebraska-Omaha* 7-4-3 146 19
19 Vermont* 5-5-1 83 18
20 St. Cloud State 6-6-2 80 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Michigan 66, RIT 21, Colgate* 20, Union 19, New Hampshire* 9, Northern Michigan 7, Rensselaer 3, Providence* 2, Boston University* 1, Minnesota 1, Princeton* 1

*Denotes 2009-10 Lowell opponent

Hockey East Weekly Awards
Player of the Week:
Rookie of the Week:
Defensive Player of the Week:
Honor Roll:

As always, when these come out, we’ll update them, but we can’t sit around waiting on Hockey East all day.

Weekend Results (Home team bolded)
Tuesday
Providence 4, Lowell 2
UMass Amherst 6, Vermont 2
BU 6, Harvard 5 (OT)

Friday
Maine 3, Lowell 1
Vermont 3, Northeastern 2
BC 6, Clarkson 5
Dartmouth 4, Providence 2

Saturday
Maine 10, St. Lawrence 1
UNH 5, Merrimack 4
Quinnipiac 5, UMass 4 (OT)
BU 3, Cornell 3 (OT) (neutral site)

How we voted
For every home game, UMLHockey.com wants to know who your three stars of the game for the River Hawks are. All this voting is counted up and given as the UMLHockey.com Player of the Year award at the end of the season, so let’s take it super-seriously and just see if we can’t get those vote totals boosted this year, eh?

Click here to vote for Friday’s ugly loss to Maine. Our top-3 (and we struggled with this one) for that game were:

1) Kory Falite
2) Ben Holmstrom
3) Nevin Hamilton

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Alan permalink
    November 30, 2009 9:51 pm

    Not to nitpick, and not that it matters, but the UM-QU score was 5-4.

    • RHHB permalink
      November 30, 2009 9:52 pm

      That’s the definition of nitpicking.

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