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Weekend in review: Well that was something else

October 12, 2010

Although we handle it well, it really is exhausting being right all the time. We were giving away the straight talk when we warned Lowell fans that this season was going to be long and excruciatingly painful. And considering that Lowell was given a standing eight count 11 minutes into the game Friday night, we’ll just add this to the list of things on our We Told Ya So list and be done with it.

Vermont managed to salvage a tie on Saturday night to avoid the sweep by visiting Denver. We can only assume the Pioneers will never travel to a Hockey East school again after what was assuredly an F-bomb laced welcome to Burlington by the cretins in the student section.

Maine followed up their evisceration of Lowell with a head-shaking 3-3 tie to UConn. Oh yes, that makes us feel much better.

Meanwhile, Amherst got swept by Minnesota, which surprised absolutely nobody, and Boston University took the Ice Breaker title with wins over Wisconsin and Notre Dame. In the other out-of-conference game, Merrimack skated to a 4-4 tie with Niagara of all teams, and Stephane Da Costa only had a goal and an assist.

Northeastern decided to throw their hat into the No Playoffs Race by losing both Hockey East games they played this weekend, including a hilarious 3-2 lost to perennial cellar dweller Providence and getting edged by BC.

And finally New Hampshire earned a split with Miami, each team earning a 6-3 win.

Our Weekly Awards
Player of the Week
Tanner House, Maine (senior forward) — House tallied three goals on the weekend, including two in a game we’re not sure even happened on Friday night. One thing we do know: House is a bad dude.
(Honorable mention: David Warsofsky, BU; John Muse, BC)

Rookie of the Week
Charlie Coyle, BU (freshman forward) — The 6-2, 207-pound freshman notched a goal and an assist in BU’s 4-3 win over Wisconsin. It appears he’ll be getting this as often Stephane Da Costa did last year.
(Honorable mention: Sahir Gill, BU; Doug Carr, Lowell; Just Kidding, LOL)

Ham n Egger of the Weak
Northeastern — Lowell had a bad weekend, but at least it didn’t drop a pair of games, eh? We don’t begrudge anyone who gets their face rearranged by Boston College. That’s an expectation. However, coming out and losing 3-2 to Providence (and the second NU goal was in garbage time with the extra skater) is inexcusable. We can hear it now: It was Beaudry. It was Alex Beaudry.
(Dishonorable mention: Lowell; Maury Edwards, Lowell)

Noteworthy Hockey East Weekly Awards
Scott Campbell snuck onto the Top Performers somehow.

Weekend Results (Home team bolded)
Friday
Maine 8, Lowell 2
Providence 3, Northeastern 2
Denver 5, Vermont 3
Minnesota 5, Amherst 3
Miami 6, New Hampshire 3
Boston University 4, Wisconsin 3

Saturday
Boston College 2, Northeastern 0
UConn 3, Maine 3 (ot)
Denver 1, Vermont 1 (ot)
New Hampshire 6, Miami 3
Merrimack 4, Niagara 4 (ot)
Minnesota 5, Amherst 4

Sunday
Boston University 5, Notre Dame 4

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?

There was no home game, so we didn’t vote!

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