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Weekend in Review: What’s this? We didn’t order this

October 5, 2010

Hockey’s back, and we’re pretty excited.

Lowell’s preseason tuneup went as well as we could have hoped. The River Hawks dominated Saint Francis Xavier, winning a fairly mundane contest 3-0. The X-Men, coming off an unexpected 3-3 draw against UNH, lived up to their CIS label with 15 penalties for 54 minutes and a roster full of talentless nobodies.

BU and BC dropped atom bombs on the University of Toronto, winning 9-3 and 8-0, respectively. Maine also pasted Acadia 5-1 on Saturday.

Not so much for most of the rest of Hockey East.

On Saturday UMass managed to give away the game in true Amherstian fashion, allowing New Brunswick two goals in the span of 25 seconds in the third period to force overtime. The Varsity Reds completed the comeback a 1:47 in.  Meanwhile, Northeastern fell to “powerhouse” Acadia 3-2.  On Sunday New Brunswick made it a clean sweep for their Hockey East road trip, beating Vermont 3-2. Go V Reds.

Our Weekly Awards
Player of the Week
Charlie Coyle, BU (freshman forward) — You might call this an impressive debut. A hattie and a helper in his first game in a Terriers sweater is probably enough to get the fanboys cutting out little hearts from red and pink construction paper.
(Honorable mention: Riley Wetmore, Lowell; Steve Whitney, BC)

Rookie of the Week
Derek Arnold, Lowell (freshman forward) — It’ll be nice to watch this award week to week, because Stephane Da Costa is no longer eligible to win it.
(Honorable mention: Chad Ruhwedel, Lowell; Finally not Stephane Da Costa, Merrimack)

Ham n Egger of the Weak
— Obviously. It’s easy enough to say games like this don’t matter, and that’s certainly true. But blowing a two-goal lead inside of six minutes to go to a terrible Canadian team is embarrassing and indicative of big-time problems.
(Dishonorable mention: Matt DiGirolamo, UNH; Northeastern; Vermont)

Noteworthy Hockey East Weekly Awards

Weekend Results (Home team bolded)
New Brunswick 4, Amherst 3 (OT)
Acadia 3, Northeastern 2
Saint Francis Xavier 3, UNH 3 (OT)
BU 9, Toronto 3

Lowell 3, St. Francis Xavier 0
Maine 5, Acadia 1
New Brunswick 3, Vermont 2
BC 8, Toronto 0

How we voted
For every home game, 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 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?

1) Riley Wetmore
2) Derek Arnold
3) David Vallorani

One Comment leave one →
  1. heavydrexler permalink
    October 5, 2010 4:44 am

    Ugh, Ham n’ Egger should go to Jeff Teglia. Dainton played well only to have his W removed by a freshman who allowed three goals on ten shots and looked completely out of his element.

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